Prices for regular unleaded gas as of Mar. 18:


Airport Mobil $2.699 Depot Corner 2.599

Edgartown Mobil 2.659

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s 2.629

Jim’s 2.659

Vineyard Haven

Citgo 2.629

Tisbury Shell 2.659

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive 2.539

10 per cent discount on Sundays


Menemsha Texaco 2.399

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) 1.892

Grocery Basket

On Mar. 18 we shopped for:

Loin lamb chops

Poland Spring water (12 12-ounce bottles)

Boar’s Head honey maple turkey

Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise (30-ounce jar)

Healthy Request tomato soup (10¾-ounce can)

Cluster tomatoes

Red potatoes

Prince thin spaghetti (1-pound box)

Newman’s Own pasta sauce (24-ounce jar)

Stouffer’s macaroni and cheese (20-ounce box)

Ocean Spray cranberry juice (64-ounce bottle)

Hefty quart-size freezer bags (box of 18)

Tropicana orange juice (half-gallon)

Cracker Barrel cheese (10-ounce bar)

Cream of Wheat (28-ounce box)

Red delicious apples

Grade A eggs in one-dozen carton


The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$63.82 at Reliable,

$66.65 at Stop & Shop,

$72.04 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$64.84 at Cronig’s with the card.

*Stop & Shop had spaghetti, orange juice, macaroni and cheese, and turkey 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. Cronig’s had cranberry juice and mayonnaise on sale.

These prices represent a snapshot in time only; on any date prices may vary.