1. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL plus it should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an up-to-date copy of anti-virus running on your computer too. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
2. Check out coupon sites. Anything you want to buy may have coupons or discount codes. Before you purchase something, make certain you have the ability to take a few seconds and do a quick search. You may even want to bookmark some coupon sites to have ready when you buy.
3. When you are online shopping, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be requesting trouble. Some people have had their credit card and personal information stolen from shopping on under reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.
4. Before buying a product online, find out more about shipping. If you do not find any information about shipping costs, contact the seller to find out if there are additional charges for shipping. If there are several shipping options, choose an affordable and reliable option to make sure you receive your product quickly.
5. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting as early as 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.