It’s that time of year, the Olympics of shopping: the holiday season. It’s also the time when stores save up their best tricks to attract shoppers, persuading them to spend more freely with surprise sales, “rush” deals, and other enticing offers—from those carefully timed video game releases to the abundance of holiday party food samplers and pricey perfume sets.
How is the average shopper supposed to push back to help save their budget during the season of generous serving sizes and gifts? To identify what’s going on in stores and online when we buy, Stacker compiled a list of 10 key ways shoppers overspend based on store behaviors and human psychology. These items come from trusted sources like CNBC and Northwestern Mutual.
Read on to learn tactics stores often use during the holiday season to keep you shopping for longer than expected and ways to avoid overspending on impulse shopping.
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