1. If you are going to get doing some shopping online, make sure you understand the liability for every credit card you make use of online. Many credit cards have automatic fraud prevention integrated while others offer it to get a minimal fee. You do not would like to get stuck with purchases made on your card if the number is stolen.
2. Make it a habit to sign up for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know whenever a product has dropped to your price you prefer. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.
3. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Many of the big retailers often have promotions running that are not advertised on their own home page. Doing a quick look for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
4. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a discount or some form of deal once you sign up for their newsletter. Find out if there is a deal associated with signing up for the newsletter at any store you want to shop at.
5. In case you have questions while shopping, look for a live chat function around the online store. Many big brands (and even some boutique stores) now have this functionality. You can chat immediately with a customer support representative to fix any issues or answer any questions before buying. That can provide you with a lot of reassurance.