1. Use a price-comparison website
Before shopping online or in-store, visit a site like PriceGrabber. Type in what you’re looking for, and it’ll tell you if what you’re about to pay is the best price you can get.
Pro tip: Unless the company is paying for shipping, be sure to factor shipping into the “best” price you find.
Once you’ve determined the best deal, don’t go straight to the retailer! Instead …