1. Be cautious where you submit your credit card information. When you are shopping online, always employ secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to protect your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS rather than the standard HTTP. There can also be a locked icon, either in your address or status bar, according to which browser you use.
3. Do not spend too much money on shipping. Shipping charges can really add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free delivery once you spend a certain amount, or use a coupon code that lets you get free freight. Instead of paying your cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.
4. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will tell you when a product has dropped to a price you like. And when you've recently purchased at full price, you can request a price adjustment to meet the brand new deal.
5. Search for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores usually have some promotional offers going on. If you do not find any information about current offers on the site of the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their online coupons on message boards or couponning blogs.