1. If you are going to be doing some online shopping, make sure you be aware of the liability for each credit card you utilize online. Many credit cards have automatic fraud prevention built in while others offer it for a minimal fee. You do not need to get stuck with purchases made on your own card when the number is stolen.
2. Before making a purchase, compare costs on several websites. Look for special coupons and offers on these websites to ensure that you are getting the best deal possible. Also look into exactly what it will cost for your shipping on the items and if there are free delivery options open to you.
3. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or larger than normal. Some shopping sites will advertise if an item runs true to size. If the site doesn't list anything about sizing, glance at the reviews. In most cases, if the item is running larger or smaller, the reviewers will let you know.
4. Be familiar with the dangers of shopping online with your mobile device. Although it's convenient for a number of reasons, it does put your personal information at an elevated risk for eavesdropping. Public wi-fi and abbreviated URLs are much easier to get around than conventional computing from home, so save your shopping fix for the safest conditions.
5. Sign up for your favorite online stores' newsletters. Many times online stores will be sending out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save money, you might be able to score some good deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.