How to calculate the cost of your Classified ad:

  1. Count the number of words in the ad (numerical phrases such as the price of something or a telephone number count as 1 word)
  2. If you’re classified ad is 30 words or less skip to step 5.
  3. If you’re classified ad is over 30 words then continue to step 4.
  4. Take the basic cost of a News Star classified ($5 for 30 words or less); count the number of words over 30 words and multiply that amount by 10 cents; add the two amounts together to come up with the cost of running your ad 1 time in the News Star.  (Example: Your classified ad is 35 words long. You take the basic charge of $5 and add 50 cents (5 words over 30 multiplied by 10 cents per word) and the cost of your ad is $5.50.)
  5. Take the cost of your ad and multiply it by the number of weeks you want to run the ad to come up with the total cost of your ad. (Example: $5 per week X 3 weeks = $15.)