Drunk Shopping. It's a Thing

posted by LaDona Harvey - 

Apparently, it's pretty common, especially among Gen X-ers. And it's costing us.

I had no idea. And now, I HAVE the idea...and that's bad. 

OK, I am no more likely to do that today than I was any other day, so I feel pretty safe, but the numbers are astounding. 

According to Finder.com, Americans spent about $448 per person in drunk purchases in 2017 - which is almost twice what we did the year before. That adds up...to an estimated $30.43 billion in the last year. And that's a lot of cabbage. 

Our drunk-spending is most likely to be...food. OK, I get that. But that is followed by shoes. Shoes? Yeah. And you know how pretty glitter is when you are tipsy...

Believe it or not, men spend almost twice as much as women when drunk-shopping. That surprised me. 

Retailers are noticing, offering more sales after 9 pm. Heck, there are even drunk-shopping websites!

And the Guardian did an article on drunk-shopping regrets. It's pretty fabulous. Apparently, the Brits are as bad about it as we are. 

So if you get a strange shipment from Amazon, and you are wondering why you have a giant swan pool float, when you don't even have a pool...check the time...you may find you bought it under the influence. 

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