Not to say there aren’t temptations online, but shopping online (if done with discipline) can help you avoid some of those in-store temptations. Like the latest Cosmo issue…and a pack of gum…and maybe a candy bar for the road…and a coke to wash it down with.
The check-out line isn’t the only trap. If you shop online it’s easier to stay focused and buy exactly what you “came” for. A scarf for Aunt Mitty? Done. A subscription to TV Guide for Uncle Frank? Easy. You’ll even save a little money on gas.