With threats that gas prices will go up, that means grocery prices will go up too. Here are a few tips and hacks to save some money.

The biggest way to save money, believe it or not, according to cashcowcouple.com, is to get to know the manager and ask about a couple of the biggest deals in the store. Join their frequent shopper club, if they have one, and have a plan going into the store. A good list can save you a lot of money.

Also on their website, they recommend getting a points or rewards credit card and dedicate it to just groceries. Pay it off right away and earn points for flying or vacations or money. It's a great way to get something for spending money you would have spent anyway.

cashcowcouple also say an app like Drop, helps you receive rewards for shopping at specific retailers like Walmart, Costco, H.E.B, Trader Joes, Safeway, Whole Foods, and more. There are rewards and cash back, which help you to save money.

Here's what you do:

  • Download the Drop app and create a free account.
  • Securely link your credit or debit cards.
  • Go grocery shopping and use your linked card at checkout.
  • Automatically receive rewards for using your linked card.
  • Redeem your rewards for gift cards to your favorite companies.

Business Insider says, have a go-to recipe that goes over well, make a lot of it, then freeze it into single-serve containers for the next day's lunch or hurry up dinners that require a little prep time. Then you aren't wasting food, or buying something last minute.

If you're looking for affordable, delicious recipes, try Leanne Brown's free book, "Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day."

Finally, couponing, how can you save the most with coupons. Premeditatedleftovers says to know what the store’s policies are regarding taking coupons. Some stores might have a strict coupon policy, because everyone is couponing. Many people don’t know about such as ad matching and special double coupon sales days, learn who and when those days are..

They also say to learn How to Stack Coupons, select stores will allow you to use both a manufacturer’s coupon you have clipped and a store coupon on the same item.