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English citations of splurchase

Noun: "a spur-of-the-moment purchase"[edit]

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  • 1991Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders, Penguin Books (1991), →ISBN, page 94:
    The 60,000,000 American women who go into supermarkets every week are getting 'help' in their purchases and 'splurchases' from psychologists and psychiatrists hired by the food merchandisers.
  • 1998 — Leslie L. Cooper, Low-Fat Living Cookbook: 250 Easy, Great-Tasting Recipes, Rodale Press (1998), →ISBN, page 48:
    That means we spend more than an hour and a half each week on "splurchases" — or unplanned splurge purchases — say food industry analysts.
  • 2007 — "The slacker's guide to eating well", The Ecologist, 10 September 2007:
    Stem the 'splurchases' - staggering 60 per cent of a weekly supermarket shop is now brought on impulse.
  • 2009Lee Eisenberg, Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What, Free Press (2009), →ISBN, page 248:
    And there is consensus that impulsive buying is on the rise, thanks to e-commerce and TV home-shopping, neither of which requires us to change out of our sweatpants and leave the house to make a splurchase.