1. When you are shopping online, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be seeking trouble. Some people have had their credit card and private information stolen from shopping on lower than reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.
2. After you have found the items you desire, check to see if there are any coupons offered. There are many websites that offer coupons. These coupons can be a certain percent off, a certain dollar amount off or free freight. Many times several coupons are available. If this is the case, choose the one which will save you as much as possible.
3. Before shopping from a store that is a new comer to you, find out what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do a web-based search and learn what others think of the business. It is best to do this so you may not find out the difficult way and lose your money.
4. If a website is not secure, do not make a purchase. Simply look up at the website address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" rather than an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your credit card information. However, if there is no "s" within the address, proceed to a different site to be on the safe side.
5. If you are going to be shopping on the web, make sure that you get it done from a computer connection you understand is secure, like the one that you have in the home. Hackers search for WI-Fi connections in public places when they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.