Stick to Sites and Stores You Trust
Know the Regular Prices of Things in Advance
Register Early at Your Favorite Shopping PlacesGo ahead and sign up online at any stores you may be shopping on Cyber Monday. This will save you time later when you're trying to get the deal before it's sold out. While you're doing this, login and check your information at stores you are already registered for. An expired credit card or old address can really slow down the checkout process.
A note about passwords: Used to be I had one password for all my accounts. Who can remember so many different ones, right? As more and more of us have learned, (duh) if a hacker or scammer figures out that password, they’ve got access to ALL our accounts, cards, etc. Even if the company is completely honest, they themselves could become hacked and that would compromise your email and any other accounts with the same password. While it’s important to have different passwords for all accounts and profiles, it’s especially true when shopping this Cyber Monday. If you must register an account before buying online, make sure the password is unique. If you shop online often, keep a chart with your shopping passwords. If it’s a once a year thing, just make a new account or new password each year.