Many local and national retailers are offering unbeatable deals online for this Cyber Monday, but make sure to keep your information safe by using a secure connection for shopping.

Also, use a credit card instead of a debit card to make purchases for added protection against losing money if your account is hacked.

Before you buy, read the fine print and make sure you understand the company’s return policy by looking for things like re-stocking fees.

And remember, shipping isn’t free if there’s a minimum you have to buy to qualify for it.

Instead, see if the business offers free shipping for getting on their e-mail list.

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