1. Do not spend too much cash on shipping. Shipping charges can really add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free freight once you spend a certain amount, or have a coupon code that lets you get free shipping. Instead of paying your cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.
2. Turn 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 each time a product has dropped to a price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to fulfill the new deal.
3. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a price reduction or some kind of deal once you sign up for their newsletter. Determine whether there is a deal associated with signing up for the newsletter at any store you need to shop at.
4. Many online shopping sites offer discounts if you use a "promotion code". These codes are often found online by entering the words "coupon code" along with the manufacturer or name of the website you will be buying from. They may offer a percentage off or free shipping by simply entering within a simple code which can be easily found by investing a few minutes trying to find it.
5. Although it may seem tedious, be sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase in a website. These documents have valuable information about what you can and cannot do when you have an issue with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly in order that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to come back items.