1. In case a company features a newsletter, sign-up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, special deals and discount codes to people on the mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only join a company's newsletter if you really like their goods and would use a coupon code.
2. Be cautious where you submit your credit card information. If you are shopping online, always employ secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to guard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS as opposed to the standard HTTP. There will also be a locked icon, in a choice of your address or status bar, according to which browser you use.
3. After you have found the items you would like, check to see if there are any coupons offered. There are many websites that offer coupons. These coupons can be a certain percent off, a certain dollar amount off or free freight. Many times several coupons are available. If this is the case, choose one that will save you as much as possible.
4. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a reduction or some type of deal whenever you sign up for their newsletter. Determine if there is a deal associated with registering for the newsletter at any store you would like to shop at.
5. In case you are shopping online, never give out your Social Security number. There is not any website that needs this number for you to make a purchase. If you are being asked for your Social Security number during checkout, perhaps you are on a scam website. Leave this site and find one which has a better reputation.