1. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know when a product has dropped to a price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
2. If you feel that you will be making a lot of online purchases down the road, consider applying for a separate bank card to use only for these transactions. It is simpler to track all transactions when they are the only items listed with this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry about your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
3. Sign-up for any identity theft protection your credit card company offers, particularly if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe you can protect your details, it's never one hundred percent guaranteed. Take full advantage of automatic ID protection and know you will have back-up, should the worst occur.
4. In case you are shopping online, never give out your Social Security number. There is not any website that requires this number for you to buy something. If you are being asked for your Social Security number during checkout, perhaps you are on a scam website. Leave this site and discover one which has a better reputation.
5. Should you shop frequently at a certain website or online store, it might be worth it to enroll in their email updates which often have special deals and sales. This can lead to savings to suit your needs as you may get yourself a discount on the item or perhaps free shipping, which can add up to bigger savings if you purchase from the site often.