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Americans spent almost $40 billion - yes, billion - on drunk shopping last year

Posted On: Mar 20, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Americans spent almost $40 billion - yes, billion - on drunk shopping last year

In the last year, Americans spent nearly $40 billion while drunk .
That's billion with a B.
A shocking amount of that went to food .
People also bought shoes and cigarettes.
Finder.com and Pureprofile found this information by surveying 2,100 adults in February.
Here's a number: In 2018, Americans spent $39.4 billion while drunk. As in billion with a B.
Finder.com and Pureprofile found this information by surveying 2,100 adults in February. And Americans - or at least the ones polled - tend to shop after consuming alcohol, apparently. Here's how it shakes out.
Most of that money was spent on food; 52% of respondents said they spent their drunken dollars on takeout and drunk snacking.
But it's not just a late-night slice of pizza or an order of fries. People surveyed owned up to buying shoes and clothing and cigarettes while under the influence.

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