1. When a company features a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and coupon codes to people on their 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 goods and would use a discount code.
2. Be cautious which sites you patronize. It is difficult to learn which are on the up or higher and that are not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not make sense or the design seems off, go to a different site. Additionally, if a lot of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.
3. If a website is not secure, do not buy something. Simply check out 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 bank card information. However, if there is no "s" within the address, start working on a different site to be in the safe side.
4. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Many of the big retailers often have promotions running that 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.
5. When shopping for a particular item, check several different online retailers. Many times with a little searching, you save as much as 25 percent. Look at a variety of websites to successfully are getting the best offer. When figuring each website's price, make sure you include shipping costs in your calculations.