Alcohol, otherwise known as liquid courage, can make us do a lot of things we wouldn’t normally do. And a recent survey has shown that a portion of Canadians have collectively blown $2.15 billion of their hard earned cash while they were intoxicated.
According to Finder.com’s 2019 Drunk Shopping Report, nearly one in three Canadians (31 per cent) have admitted to shopping drunk.
For those who’ve been guilty of some drunk spending, over half (56 per cent) said they spent their money on food. Other popular purchases were more alcohol (51 per cent), shoes and clothes (30 per cent), cigarettes (29 per cent) and gambling (28 per cent).
But survey numbers reveal that Canadian men are more likely to partake in alcohol induced spending to women. Men spend an average of $256 in their lifetime while drinking. Women on the other hand, only spend about $188.
More drunk men buy tech products (19 per cent) in comparison to women (8 per cent). Men were also more likely than women to buy cigarettes, late night snacks or gamble. But clothing and accessories were more popular choices for drunk women (38 per cent) as opposed to drunk men (25 per cent).
When it comes to a regional analysis of this behaviour, data shows that Saskatchewan is leading the country with 44 per cent of residents making purchase under the influence. Manitoba (19 per cent) in addition to Newfoundland and Labrador (22 per cent) had the lowest percentage of residents drunk spending.