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How Target Gets You To Spend More Money Than You Planned To

Raise your hand if you've ever walked into your local Target searching for toothpaste or shampoo and walked out over an hour later with a cart full of holiday decor, embroidered shower curtains, and a decorative cake stand. And you don't even bake. If something like this has ever happened to you, know you're not alone. It's a very real phenomenon referred to as the "Target Effect," and everyone from People to Urban Dictionary has written about it. 

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    How Target Gets You To Spend More Money Than You Planned To

    How Target Gets You To Spend More Money Than You Planned To

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