Before a shopping blitz tour, research online to save with insider info

Research local prices for items that interest you so that you’ll be able to spot a good deal when you see one. Also, if you’re planning to visit a notable shop during your vacation, especially one with a brisk mail-order business, check the company’s Web site before you arrive. There may be online coupons that you can print out and present when you shop or there may be Web-only offers or ads for upcoming sales.