1. Transform it into a habit to sign up 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 prefer. And if you've recently purchased at full price, it is possible to ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
2. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Take this into account when you are deciding on a site to look from. In the event you don't feel relaxed providing the company with your credit card information, try to find another site. Try to find a website that offers a secure page when you're adding your credit card information.
3. In case a company features a newsletter, register. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and discount codes to people on their own 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 sign up for a company's newsletter should you really like their products and would use a coupon code.
4. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually accomplish this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the web. If you choose the first sale you see, there is a chance you will miss out on a better deal elsewhere.
5. Sign-up for any id theft protection your credit card company offers, especially if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe it is possible to protect your data, it's never one hundred percent guaranteed. Take full advantage of automatic ID protection and know you will have back-up, should the worst occur.