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Drunk Americans Spend Nearly $40B a Year

  • It should come as no surprise to learn people often do irrational things when they’re drunk. But overspending while shopping?
  • A study released Wednesday reveals Americans spent nearly $40 billion while drunk shopping in 2018. Of that figure, 52 percent was spend on food; 43.22 percent was spent on shoes and clothing; and 43.22 percent was spent on cigarettes. Other items people bought while under the influence include cars, vacations and even a peacock.
  • The data, released by and Pureprofile, was gleaned from a survey of 2,100 adults.
  • What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve purchased while drunk? Are there any other unusual things you do when you’re drinking?

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