Alcohol Phone

St. Patrick's Day is Sunday but many will probably start the party early.

Good news for retailers.

That's because in addition to a bar tab, over a quarter of American adults admit to spontaneous drunk purchases according to a study by, a website that that helps consumers comparison shop.

The annual survey of about 2,000 participants revealed that American adults spent $39.4 billion on drunk purchases in the past 12 months, up from last year's $30.43 billion.

Men led the way for drunk shopping by spending an average of $870 compared to women who spent only $511.

The top three drunk purchases? Food, shoes and clothing and cigarettes.

See the full report here.

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