Let’s face it, a lot of us spend money on things we really don’t need, and those impulse buys certainly take a bite out of our wallets.
A new SlickDeals survey finds:
- In the last year, the average American has made 12 impulse purchases a month, at a cost of $276.
- That translates to $3,312 annually, or $198,720 over the course of their lifetime.
- That’s an increase of 51% over last April, where folks on average spent $183 per month.
- Among the top impulse purchases:
- Food/groceries (48%)
- Household items (42%)
- Clothing (40%)
- Coffee (33%)
- Toys (29%)
- Takeout (28%)
- But even though that money adds up, folks don’t necessarily feel guilty about their purchases.
- In fact, 62% actually say they feel happy after an impulse purchase.
- Not surprising, the Internet is responsible for a lot of those impulse purchases.
- Two-thirds of people say they make most of their impulse buys in bed using their smartphones.
- And now that things are getting back to normal, that doesn’t mean the online shopping will end.
- Two thirds of Americans say they plan to continue shopping online post-pandemic.
Source: Yahoo Finance