1. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a discount or some type of deal when you sign up for their newsletter. Determine whether there is a deal associated with signing up for the newsletter at any store you want to shop at.
2. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Remember this when you are deciding on a site to purchase from. Should you don't feel at ease providing the company with your bank card information, try to find another site. Try to find a site that offers a good page when you're adding your bank card information.
3. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Most of the big retailers often have promotions running which are not advertised on their own home page. Performing a quick hunt for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
4. If a website is not secure, do not make a purchase. Simply check out at the website address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" as opposed to an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your charge card information. However, if there is no "s" in the address, start working on a different site to be in the safe side.
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" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Always have an up-to-date copy of anti-virus running on your computer also. This will make certain you have a safe online shopping experience.