ROANOKE, Va. -

Cyber Monday is considered the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Before you shop deals, shop smart.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while shopping online:

1). Do not pay for shipping. If an online store does not offer free shipping, shop another site.

2). Use coupons codes. Visit retailmenot.com for a full list of coupons codes. You can use these codes on top of items already on sale.

3). Shop early. Some sites only offer deals during a certain time period, especially electronics.

4). Only use trustworthy websites. Look for "https" in the web address.

Remember WDBJ7.com. offers "Cyber Week" deals. Here you'll find a list of deals from local businesses.