1. When you are shopping online, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL plus it 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 as well. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
2. Prior to making a purchase, make a price comparison on several websites. Try to find special coupons and offers on these websites to ensure that you are getting the best bargain possible. Also look into what it will cost for that shipping on your own items and if there are free freight options accessible to you.
3. When a company features a newsletter, sign-up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and coupon codes to people on the mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only subscribe to a company's newsletter should you really like their products and services and would use a promotion code.
4. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the bank card statement comes in the mail. If you notice any charges that you did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.
5. If a website is not secure, do not buy something. Simply check out at the web address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" instead of an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your bank card information. However, if there is no "s" inside the address, start working on a different site to be around the safe side.