2. Be cautious where you submit your credit card information. When you are shopping online, always use secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to guard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS rather than the standard HTTP. There will also be a locked icon, in both your address or status bar, based on which browser you use.
3. When a company includes a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and discount codes to people on their 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 subscribe to a company's newsletter if you really like their products and services and would use a discount code.
4. Before you make a purchase, compare prices on several websites. Look for special coupons and offers on these websites to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Also look into exactly what it will cost for your shipping on your own items and in case there are free delivery options open to you.
5. Should you shop frequently at a certain website or online store, it could be worth it to sign up for their email updates which often have promotions and sales. This can translate into savings to suit your needs as you may get a discount around the item or even free shipping, which can add up to bigger savings if you purchase from the site often.