1. Sign-up for any identity fraud 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.
2. Try to find coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores also have some promotional offers happening. If you do not find any information about current offers on the site in the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their online coupons on message boards or couponning blogs.
3. When shopping online, choose the best shipping policy. Often companies offer expedited shipping. However, often getting the product one day earlier can cost you as much as twice the normal shipping price. Therefore, if you can wait on the product to arrive using normal shipping instead of expedited shipping, choose standard shipping to save money.
5. When shopping for a particular item, check several different online retailers. Many times with a bit of searching, you can save as much as 25 percent. Look at many different websites to make sure you are getting the best bargain. When figuring each website's price, be sure you include shipping costs into your calculations.