1. Make sure to read all the information about any product you are considering purchasing. Just looking at a picture online can be deceiving sometimes. It can make a product look bigger or smaller than. Make sure to look at the description so that you know exactly what you really are purchasing.
2. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting as soon as Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many internet retailers have moved their sales days up by a couple of days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
3. If you are looking for the best coupons, consider signing up for the newsletters of the stores that you love the most. Often stores give their best coupons and discounts to those that have signed up the first time. And they'll continue to provide great deals to those that have shown big fascination with the brand, so the signup can result in some phenomenal savings.
4. If you are going to be doing some shopping online, make sure you be aware of the liability for each and every credit card you use online. Many credit cards have automatic fraud prevention built in while others offer it for any minimal fee. You do not want to get stuck with purchases made on your own card if the number is stolen.
5. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. It goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know whenever a product has dropped to some price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, it is possible to ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.