- About 1 in 3 Americans have made a spontaneous purchase while drinking.
- How much do Americans spend after a few cocktails? $206.
- The most common purchases were on shoes and clothes or gambling.
For many, Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to kick off summer with a barbecue and a beer (or two). But with that comes the risk of shopping under the influence.
Overall, about 1 in 3 Americans have made a spontaneous purchase while drinking, according to a recent report by Australia-based personal finance site Finder.com.
Almost half, or 46 percent, of all Americans who drink
There is nothing like that credit card bill to add even more sting to a holiday hangover, said Ivy
"Since I live in Las Vegas, shopping and drinking go hand in hand," she said. "I've learned not to take my credit cards when I go out."
The most common purchases were on shoes and clothes or gambling followed by cigarettes, Finder said. The site polled 2,000 adults in January.