1. When getting things shipped to your home that you bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of merchandise. You have a right to receive items according to the terms stated once you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Consult with the BBB for exact specifics and obtain what's visiting you fairly!
2. Sign up for your favorite online stores' newsletters. Many times online stores sends out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save money, you could possibly score some great deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
3. When shopping for a specific item, check several different online retailers. Many times with a little searching, you can save as much as 25 percent. Look at a variety of websites to ensure that you are getting the best offer. When figuring each website's price, ensure you include shipping costs into your calculations.
4. 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 online stores have moved their sales days up by a few days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
5. When you are shopping online, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the site URL and it also should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an up-to-date copy of anti-virus running on your computer as well. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.