1. Turn it into a habit to sign up for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know each time a product has dropped to some price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to fulfill the new deal.
2. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a discount or some type of deal whenever you sign up for their newsletter. Find out if there is a deal associated with registering for the newsletter at any store you want to shop at.
3. When shopping online, choose the best shipping policy. Often companies offer expedited shipping. However, often getting the product one day earlier can cost you as much as twice the normal shipping price. Therefore, if you can wait on the product to arrive using normal shipping instead of expedited shipping, choose standard shipping to save money.
4. Discover more about the payment methods available from the online store you are interested in. Most stores provide you with the option to pay with a charge card or with PayPal. A credit card is a safe option only when the store includes a secure server. If you do not see any details about safety, it is best to go through an alternative store.
5. Before shopping from a store that is unfamiliar with you, learn what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do an online search and find out what others think of the business. It is best to do that so you do not find out the tough way and lose your cash.