I love social experiments. Recently, I came across an article on Bankrate.com that talked about how retailers trick us into spending more money using several different tactics. I wanted to check it out, so I conducted my own social experiment. I enlisted the help of my twin teenage daughters. Their instructions were to shop like the average consumer, falling for the traps retailers set. I, on the other hand, could only shop from the clearance racks.
The budget: $200 per team
The rules: Select four stores. Whoever left with the most swag won the experiment.