1. Once you enjoy the comfort of frequent shopping online, it's essential to keep changing the passwords you use for every account. Every few weeks approximately, make up a whole new password for your bank and also the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for that strongest passwords.
2. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting around Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many online 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.
3. Get familiar with the shipping facts of an online retailer. Their shipping policy should be outlined in a separate section to explain the average time you should get your items, geographic restrictions, shipping choices, possible shipping insurance, and what their handling and shipping fees are. Use all of this information to decide if these costs and options fit well for you, your budget, as well as your area before you place an order.
4. Sign up for your favorite online stores' newsletters. Often online stores will be sending out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to spend less, you might be able to score some great deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.