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The Journal covers Big Sandy, Hawkins, Holly Lake, Harmony, Winona and surrounding areas. Call 903-636-4351 to place your ad or email: bshjournalads@aol.com

For Online Advertising rates & packages – Click Here!

2015 Print Ad Rate is $9.38 per column x inch. Distribution is 1,200 weekly.

The following Special rates are available:

Print Ad Size:
Full Page (10.5 x 21 inches) …$840, plus $75 for color
1/2 Page (10.5 x 10.5 inches)… $420, plus $50 for color
1/4 Page (5.25 x 10.5 inches)…$210, plus $40 for color
3×5 (5.25 x 5 inches)…$105, plus $25 for color
2×5 (3.5 x 5 inches)…$70, plus $20 for color
2×3 (3.5 x 3 inches)…$42, plus $15 for color
2×2 (Business Card Size)…$28, plus $12 for color

Run of paper (ROP) ads mean they will be placed as they fit within in the content of the newspaper. Special placement may be available for an additional fee.

Yearly Plan: ROP Discount Packages:
Gold (52 weeks) – 50% off
Silver (21 weeks) – 30% off
Bronze (12 weeks) – 20% off
* Payment due at time of purchase.

Business Directory: $50/month
2×2 (Business Card Size)
Buy 12 weeks get 13th free, plus a spotlight article during your first run

Let’s Eat Directory $40/month
2×2 (Business Card Size)
Placement next to weekly Recipee and Gorging George, some of our most popular features

Insert Your Flyer $65/1,000
We can print your flyer for $.05 each (B/W) or $.29 each (Color)

Special Sections & Signature Pages
Each year The Journal publishes special sections and supplements that celebrate our community. Often the publications are keepsake items for most readers. Click here for a list of special sections planned for 2014-2015.

Personal Advertising:

Announcements (Engagement, Wedding, Birth, Obituary, What’s Happening)
50 words or less, no photo …FREE
1 up to 200 words with photo… $40
2 up to 350 words with photo…  $60
3 up to 500 words with Photo…  $80

Classified Line (25 words or less) $14
Classified Display (1cx2i boxed) $20
*additional space is $7 per column x inch boxed

Subscribers get 4 free classified ads per year up to 1×3 in size each.

Ad Deadline is Friday 5pm. Ad layout is included at no additional charge.

We also publish My Hometown Mailer, a monthly ad magazine that promotes shopping locally. It is mailed to every mailbox in the 75755 and 75765 zip codes (just over 6500 mailboxes). Rates for that publication are below: