1. Sign-up for any identity theft protection your credit card company offers, especially if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe you can protect your information, 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.
2. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Most of the big retailers often have promotions running that are not advertised on their home page. Performing a quick look for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
3. Turn it into a habit to register for price alerts. It goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know each time a product has dropped to a price you prefer. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
4. If you frequently shop online, make certain your antimalware is always top-notch and up-to-date. Major shopping sites are usually targeted by hackers and other shady types who attempt to steal your personal identification or get into your accounts. Heed any warnings your security software offers you about sites and report suspicious activity to the webmaster of the shopping site.
5. Do not spend too much funds on shipping. Shipping charges can really add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free freight once you spend a certain amount, or possess a coupon code that lets you get free delivery. Instead of paying your hard earned cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.