1. Before shopping from a store that is a new comer to you, learn what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do an internet search and learn what others think of the business. It is best to do that so you do not find out the hard way and lose your money.
2. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. It goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know when a product has dropped to a price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
3. When a company features a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, deals and discount codes to people on their own 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 sign up for a company's newsletter should you really like their goods and would use a discount code.
4. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting around Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many internet retailers have moved their sales days up by a few days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
5. Be extra careful when you search for shopping deals on social media. Although it's a great way to get announcements regarding sales and coupon-codes, social media marketing accounts can be simply impersonated or perhaps out-right hacked. Get your info on the social networks, then proceed directly to the key site in the store mentioned to wheel and deal.