1. When shopping for a specific item, check several different internet retailers. Many times with a bit of searching, you save as much as 25 percent. Look at a variety of websites to make sure you are getting the best offer. When figuring each website's price, make sure you include shipping costs into your calculations.
2. Search for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores also have some promotional offers happening. If you do not find any information regarding current offers on the site of the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their discount codes on discussion boards or couponning blogs.
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 are able to protect your information, 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. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the web. If you opt for the first sale you see, there exists a chance you may miss out on a better deal someplace else.
5. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a reduction or some kind of deal when you sign up for their newsletter. Find out if there is a deal associated with registering for the newsletter at any store you want to shop at.