1. Turn it into a habit to sign up for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know each time a product has dropped to some price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.
2. If you like a web-based store, sign up for their email distribution list. You will probably receive some coupons and information about deals in your mailbox. Check these emails regularly to remain up to date with great deals and promotional offers. Most online stores often offer free delivery or discounts on certain products.
3. When shopping online, choose the best shipping policy. Often times companies offer expedited shipping. However, many times getting the product one day earlier can cost you as much as twice the normal shipping price. Therefore, if you can wait on the product to arrive using normal shipping instead of expedited shipping, choose standard shipping to save money.
4. Search for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores also have some promotional offers happening. If you do not find any details about current offers on the site in the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their coupon codes on message boards or couponning blogs.
5. Although it might appear tedious, be sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase in a website. These documents have valuable info on what you can and cannot do when you have a problem with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly to ensure that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to come back items.