Sipping and clicking is a boon for the economy. Like, to the tune of $30 billion.
A new survey by Finder, which exists to help people make better financial decisions, shows that after just a couple of innocent drinks, all hell can break loose online. The number of people who purchase items online after getting a little buzzed? 68 million. And those are just the ones who admitted to drunk shopping. That number translates to about $447 per person spent — double the numbers from the previous year.
Here are some other statistics:
According to Finder, nearly 61 percent of shoppers say they spend the most on food when they’re tipsy—duh— followed by shoes and clothes (25.09 percent) and gambling (24.91 percent).
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And while the survey finds that Millennials are most likely to shop while drunk, Gen Xers spend the most money on their drunk purchases, averaging $738.87 per purchase — more than triple the amount that millennials spent.
The study also finds something pretty interesting, seeing as how women are plagued with the stereotype of being shopaholics:
Surprisingly, men spend almost double that of women when under the influence, averaging a total $564.51 per spend, compared to women, who spend an average $282.65. Compounding this, men are also more likely to buy while boozed up, with 48.19 percent of men who drink regularly admitting to a drunken shop, compared with the 41.36 percent of women who do so.
And it’s absolutely not surprising that single people spend more while under the influence than married people: 55.78 percent vs. 43.63 percent. However, those married folk are likely to spend twice as much on “spontaneous drunk purchases” than their divorced counterparts: $327.62 vs. $147.71.
Hey, at least most of this stuff is probably returnable, right?