1. Many online shopping sites offer discounts if you use a "coupon 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 might offer a percentage off or free shipping by simply entering inside a simple code which can be easily found by investing a few minutes searching for it.
2. Look for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores always have some promotional offers taking place. If you do not find any information about current offers on the site of the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their coupon codes on discussion boards or couponning blogs.
3. Be wary for any emails you receive, even if they appear to be coming from a retailer you trust. Never click on a link that directs you to a web site other than the main one you shopped on. If you do, you may become vulnerable to a scam. Rather than simply clicking an email hyperlink, just go up to your browser and enter the web site you want to go to. It really is much safer that way.
4. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted a purchase detailing anything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a duplicate of this or save a copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Make sure to save any emails regarding your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
5. Before shopping from a store that is a new comer to you, find out what the store's reputation is much like. You can usually do a web-based search and learn what others think of the business. It is best to do that so you may not find out the hard way and lose your money.