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10 Things You Should Never Mix With Alcohol


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Online Shopping
Tempted to buy a pair of Gary Busey mugs at 4 .a.m.? Delete your credit card number from your favorite websites to slow down 'drunk shopping.' studio-fi/iStock/Thinkstock
Tempted to buy a pair of Gary Busey mugs at 4 .a.m.? Delete your credit card number from your favorite websites to slow down 'drunk shopping.' studio-fi/iStock/Thinkstock

The next item on our list may not be hazardous to your health, but it could have a negative impact on your bank account. Yes, we're talking about drunk shopping. Just as smartphones have brought drinking and dialing within a finger's reach, online meccas like Amazon, Etsy and eBay make it easy to indulge in online shopping sprees from the comfort of home .... right after you've indulged in a few glasses of your favorite adult beverage.

Drunken shoppers may remember their purchases only when they find the confirmation emails the next morning, or when mysterious packages arrive on the doorstep a few days later. Shoppers report purchasing everything from CDs and Gary Busey mugs, to IKEA furniture and musical instruments during their alcohol-fueled binges [sources: Dowling, The Guardian, McGlynn]. In one extreme case, a man bought a $10,000 motorcycle tour of New Zealand [source: Clifford].

If you find yourself tempted to shop online when you drink, take steps when you're sober to make it more difficult. Delete your credit card information from your favorite sites, and stash the cards in a separate room (away from your laptop) so it's not so easy to get them out when the impulse strikes [source: Torrieri]. We all know that drunk people are pretty lazy.


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