(CNN) -- We may sit down and make a holiday budget, full of determination to stick to our priorities, but if those good intentions go down the drain, it might not be all your fault.
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As holiday shopping revs into full gear, here's a look at some of the tricks companies play to get you to buy more:
Research shows shoppers tend to purchase more premium products in stores with warm scents, like vanilla and cinnamon.
Research suggests music and background noise may influence shopping habits. A study out of Beijing found shoppers in stores with fast-paced music were more likely to make impulse purchases.
Products placed together like a set seem to make shoppers more willing to impulsively buy the items in the display, even if they don't need them.
Beware: these tricks aren't limited to brick and mortar stores. Online retailers using technology to track your spending habits so they can tailor their advertising with items curated specifically for you.