Over the past few months, have you found yourself dropping big bucks on stuff you NEVER thought about buying before? You’re not alone.
According to a new survey, even with the economic situation where it is, Americans are making MORE impulse buys during the pandemic than we were before.
In January, the average person was spending $155-a-month on impulse buys. In April, that jumped up to $183.
And there are two main reasons. One . . . we’re stocking up on stuff that’s hard to get or that we want to grab while it’s on sale. And two . . . online shopping is one of the big ways we’re coping and improving our mood.
The top five most common impulse buys are all pandemic must-haves: Cleaning supplies . . . hand sanitizer . . . toilet paper . . . hand soap . . . and canned food.
But the survey also found 21% of people have bought themselves a, quote, “treat” they’ve had their eye on for a while . . . 17% have grabbed a video game console . . . and 17% have bought shoes.
Right now the only impulse buys I have made are a little toy or two for the kids, maybe some chocolate for my wife and a pack of baseball cards for me.