1. 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 if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
2. While shopping online, be sure the site you are on starts with "https". The "S" means that the site is secure, which entails that one could safely enter your personal information without having to worry about identity theft. If a site does not have the "S" in it, you might like to avoid using it.
3. When a company features a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, deals and discount codes to people on their own 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 sign up for a company's newsletter if you really like their products and services and would use a coupon code.
4. When you shop online, it's best to check around to find the best price. Shopping online makes it very easy to get the best price for virtually any items. While shopping around, make certain you only glance at the prices from places where you'd feel comfortable buying from. Even if a value is great, it won't matter if you don't want to order from that place.
5. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases in the future, consider applying for a separate charge card to use only for these transactions. It is much easier to track all transactions when they are the only items listed on 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.