1. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL and it should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an updated copy of anti-virus running on your computer also. This will make certain you have a safe online shopping experience.
2. Learn more about the payment methods provided by the online store you are interested in. Most stores supply you with the option to pay with a charge card or with PayPal. A credit card is a safe option only if the store has a secure server. If you do not see any details about safety, it is recommended to go through a different store.
3. Be careful where you submit your charge card information. When you find yourself shopping online, only use secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to guard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS instead of the standard HTTP. There may also be a locked icon, either in your address or status bar, according to which browser you use.
4. Sign up for your chosen online stores' newsletters. Often online stores sends out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save cash, you could possibly score some terrific deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
5. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know 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.