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" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Usually 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. If a company features a newsletter, sign-up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, deals and discount codes to people on their own 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 join a company's newsletter should you really like their products and services and would use a promotion code.
3. A reputable online seller needs to have a history that is recorded with the Better Business Bureau. Check with the BBB prior to deciding to part with your hard earned money to find out if there have been any major or continual complaints lodged against them. You don't want to be spending your money using a company that fails to provide.
5. Try to find coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores usually have some promotional offers taking place. If you do not find any details about current offers on the site from the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their discount codes on discussion boards or couponning blogs.