Category: Cherry Picking

4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ General The Stock Market Shopping Strategist’s War Plan On Price Gouging


Walked into CVS, with just $25.00 in my wallet!

Bought $63.48 worth, for $12.25, getting back $8.75 from Ibotta and got $3.00 Extrabucks back! Total .50 cents!

Getting $8.75 back from the Ibotta Rebates App!

My 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ General Stock Market Shopping Strategist War Plan

1) Cherry pick the “store’s loss leaders” (on sale) the products/food you need to buy. Grab a few, to keep in your mini stockpile. Have enough on hand to last until the next low price sales cycle. Repeat each week, replenishing your food pantry and household supplies closet. Keep in mind of any expiration dates! It’s not a bargain, if it’s gone bad.

I do not shelf wipe out the shelves. I limit myself to 4 or less of each product/purchase, otherwise stated in the store’s ad…Limit 3 per customer and so on…

2) Stack a Manufacturer’s Coupon WITH Store Coupon, for deeper discounts, follow the requirements on the coupons, to get the deep discounts.

3) If you have % off or $6 off $30 store discounts, as a loyalty card member, you can stack with coupons! Some stores do NOT allow a % off, to be used on sale priced purchases. Check the Store’s Coupon Policy, on their website. Yes, it’s all perfectly legal!

4) Submit to Ibotta, Checkout 51 the rebate apps, for any eligible rebates from your purchases. They have surprise .25 cents rebate on any item, on certain store’s receipts!

What did I buy for .50 cents at CVS?

An 8 ounce bag of pistachios

6 Nabisco Snacks To Go Tubs Of Mini Oreos & Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cheetos $1.69, Store Coupon $1.50 off, .19 cents!

Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo & Conditioner

1 Box 100 Count Lipton Tea Bags

1 King Sized Oreo Milka Candy ( A treat)

Health care products ($30.00 Worth!)

All of that costing me only .50 cents!

I almost caused my mother to go into cardiac arrest, when she found out I’m paying just .50 cents!

Would you believe, my mother is now letting me do my Stock Market Shopping Strategist 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ General Shopping War Plans? She wants the goodies! Laughing! 😂

In all fairness, I left out the Maryland State sales taxes, as some states do not do sales taxes.

There you have it…The best bargains are unadvertised sales and clearance sales. Deep discounts with coupons, money back store discount coupons and any eligible rebates from Ibotta or Checkout 51…You’ve won the war on  being price gouged at the stores!

It’s all legal! Buy at low (FREE) prices, hold (don’t buy) at high prices. Happy Stock Market Shopping!

Brenda Lee, The Stock Market Shopping Strategist 🛒


Wait A Cherry Picking Minute!

The fine art of cherry picking, is scanning store’s sales advertisements, finding the gems of a real sale, amongst regular priced merchandise in the store’s sales advertisements, determining if what you need, is at it’s lowest price point.

Yes, stores add regular priced merchandise amongst sale priced merchandise, in their store advertisements! It’s another gimmick stores use to get you to buy, buy!

When the stores get you to buy, buy…Say bye, bye to your hard earned money!

You have to be aware of the obscene markups stores charge on their merchandise. You have to take your power back, get educated and outsmart the stores at their games!

Recently, I did a cost analysis of making my own filled cupcakes, at .21 cents each VS a grocery store’s bakery cupcake, at $3.50 each. That’s a 1,700% profit the grocery store is making off you, when you buy an innocent looking filled cupcake!

By cherry picking from several store’s advertisements, selecting their loss leaders that you wish to buy, you’re in control of what you wish to spend, cutting into the store’s obscene markups!

I know of no one wanting the stores to charge them 1,700%+ on any merchandise, that they buy. Remember, you have to pay any state sales taxes if applicable, on those huge markups, that the store charges you!

Obscene store markups and paying more state sales taxes, is why it is impossible to live the American Dream.

I’m pretty sure, it’s the cause of over 50% of the Americans, being unable to afford groceries, they’re going hungry.

We cannot control our rent/mortgage, but we can control the store’s buy, buy tactics, to get us to pay those obscene markup prices.

As you can see from my shopping list, I’m cherry picking, matching lowest prices with coupons, getting a few things FREE!

I’ve mastered the fine art of cherry picking, paying very little in the process, with a mini stockpile to last me a few weeks.

Paying “retail” is what the stores hope you do, because they have those obscene 1,000%+ markups! They are fleecing you and getting away with it!

Brenda Lee, The Stock Market Shopping Strategist