Welcome to KC Strategic Shopping (“KCSS”), a unique program that helps you combat rising grocery costs through its innovative 10-Point Shopping Program. This program emphasizes Price Matching over any other savings strategy by creating a Master Price Match Grocery List for you. Price Matching allows you to get all of the best competing grocery store sales at just one store, which not only maximizes your savings (saving you an average of 30% on your price match groceries), it saves you time. It takes the average KCSS Member just 10 minutes to personalize their Price Match Grocery List. It truly is as easy as Click, Shop and Save.
To find out more about the Price Match Grocery List, click on the red “Price Match Grocery List” tab or view the Video Tutorials. The Video Tutorials walk you through what price matching is, how to make your KCSS Price Match Grocery List, and how to price match with your list at Walmart. To view, click the “Video Tutorials” tab at the top of this page. To see an example of how a KCSS Price Match Grocery List appears after you have made your choices, click here. And to find out more about the KCSS Member Tutorial 10-Point Shopping Program click the “Member Tutorial” tabs below.
This website is both member and non-member based. To sign up and begin saving now or to learn more about the Membership benefits, click the red “Member Information” tab in the left-hand column.
Shop Smart. Save Big.
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Point 1: Price Matching
Welcome to Price Matching 101. KCSS emphasizes Price Matching over any other form of savings. It will yield a big savings return for you, on average about 30% on your price match items. Moreover, because KCSS makes the grocery list for you, there is very little additional work you need to do aside from your regular grocery shopping. The following addresses all of the information you need to successfully price match so you can start saving big.
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Point 2: Coupons
If you are new to coupons it can feel a little overwhelming, but this tutorial allows you to choose how much you want to incorporate coupons into your Strategic Shopping. After this tutorial you should feel comfortable and confident using coupons.
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Point 3: Price Book
The Price Book is a great Strategic Shopper’s tool for educating yourself on sale’s prices and store’s sale cycles. This tutorial will explain what a Price Book is and its benefits. It will then walk you through the steps to create your own.
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Point 4: Budget
Budget can have a negative connotation because we associate it with deprivation and constraint. In actuality, a budget is the exact opposite. A budget, when worked properly, gives you control of your money. A budget is you taking a proactive role in telling your money where to go, rather than a reactive role of seeing where it went at the end of the month. This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a monthly grocery budget. It then breaks down the process even further into a weekly budget, which gives you greater control and restraint over your spending.
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Point 5: Pay With Cash
Even very simple changes in habit, such as using cash instead of plastic, can have a considerable impact on your saving’s potential. Find out how a step as simple as using cash can save you money.
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Point 6: Make A List
A list is a necessary tool in the Strategic Shopper’s savings arsenal. It is the Strategic Shopper’s “deliberate and calculated plan” for price matching. This point should be relatively easy to accomplish considering that KCSS creates the Price Match Grocery List for you. This tutorial will explain the other reasons, in addition to Price Matching, why a list is so critical.
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Point 7: Shop Once A Week
This tutorial explains that when you have a deliberate and organized plan for shopping, it is fairly easy to limit your grocery shopping to just once a week. It also explains how shopping more than once a week increases your risk of impulse buying.
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Point 8: Keep A Grocery Diary
A Grocery Diary is "real-time" tracking of your spending. It is an extremely successful tool for keeping your spending in-check so you do not exceed your weekly grocery budget. This tutorial takes you through the "why" and the "how" behind a Grocery Diary.
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Point 9: Know The Store’s Policies
Store policies are the rules that shoppers have to abide by. A Strategic Shopper cannot have a “deliberate and conscientious plan” for shopping without knowing these rules. This tutorial explains how ignorance of the policies can not only lead to loss of savings, but lost time and frustration. Conversely, knowing the policies lets you carry out your Strategic Plan with ease so you can save time and money.
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Point 10: Understand Marketing Techniques
Ever hear the phrase beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Marketing Techniques are the wolf and grocery store promotions can be the sheep’s clothing. Strategic Shoppers understand that anything a store puts out, ie. sale’s circular, coupons, special promotions, etc. are ALL marketing techniques. KCSS provides you the tools to understand these marketing techniques and use them to your advantage so you shop smart and save big.