While looking for the best online deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, check out these tips for safe and efficient browsing:
- Watch for scams and fake offers. Scammers love to use popular sales like these to try and take advantage of people looking to find a good deal.
- Build a list early and even consider adding items to your online ‘cart’ in advance. Sale items often go fast, and some online outlets will automatically adjust the price for an item later on even if it’s already in your cart.
- Use internet browsers’ built-in coupon finding tools. Many internet browsers, like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, can automatically find and apply any active coupon codes.
- Shop on legitimate websites. Check the URL in the search bar and verify it starts with HTTPS – the S stands for ‘secure’ and ensures that traffic to and from the site is encrypted and protected.