1. If you shop frequently at a certain website or online store, it may be worth it to enroll in their email updates which normally have special offers and sales. This can translate into savings to suit your needs as you may obtain a discount around the item as well as free shipping, which could add up to bigger savings if you buy from the site often.
2. Many online shopping sites offer discounts if you use a "discount code". These codes are easily found online simply by entering the words "coupon code" along with the manufacturer or name of the website you will be buying from. They could offer a percentage off or free shipping just by entering inside a simple code which can be easily found by investing a few minutes looking for it.
3. If a website is not secure, do not make a purchase. Simply search for 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.
4. When you're shopping online you have to be sure that you know who you're buying from. If you're buying with an online auction site, only buy from people that have positive feedback. On other sites look to see should they be a reputable company by looking for reviews to them online.