Admit it. We all do it. If we didn't, stores wouldn't place the candy at the checkout.
I did it just this past week with my son. Out to get some stuff, go to check out and boom, two Resse Cups added (impulsed) to the list.
According to a new survey, the average American makes 156 impulse purchases a year. And over the course of our life, we'll spend 324 THOUSAND DOLLARS on stuff we weren't planning to buy.
Here are the top five impulse buys we make . . .
1. Food and groceries, 71% of us do it. And 3 out of 4 Americans say they've bought candy at the register before. That means 25% of us HAVEN'T? (???)
2. Clothing, 53%.
3. Household items, 33%.
4. Takeout food and delivery, 29%.
5. Shoes, 28%.