Prices for regular unleaded gas as of July 7:


Airport Mobil $3.399 Depot Corner $3.399

Edgartown Mobil $3.459

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.359

Jim’s $3.439

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.359

Tisbury Shell $3.359

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $3.139


Menemsha Texaco $3.329

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.615

Grocery Basket

On July 7 we shopped for:

Banana Boat Sport 15 suntan lotion (8 oz.)

Zatarain’s red rice and beans (8oz.)

Quaker instant grits (12 oz.)

Birds Eye frozen vegetables (9-oz.)

Tabasco sauce (2 oz.)

Pillsbury crescent rolls (8 oz.)

Eggo waffles (12.3 oz.)

Jones frozen sausage links (12 oz.)

Red delicious apples

Herbal Essence shampoo (12 oz.)


The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$32.00 at Reliable,

$34.42 at Stop & Shop,

$34.30 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$30.87 at Cronig’s with the card.

*Stop & Shop had waffles on sale with their free frequent shopper card; sales run from Friday to Thursday. Cronig’s gives a 10 per cent discount to Our Island Club cardholders, which charges an annual fee. These prices represent a snapshot in time only; on any date prices may vary.