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Place a classified ad

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     Or call 540/374-5001 to speak to someone.

Use the 'Place an ad' form to have a classified ad run in The Free Lance-Star. Classified ads that are scheduled to run on appear shortly after midnight each day. Deadlines for placing ads for print are listed below:

  • See deadlines below
  • All advertisements must be prepaid without preapproved credit accounts.
    We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, checks and money orders.
  • Correction Policy: We cannot be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Read your ad carefully the first time it is published. Call (540) 374-5001 and leave a message 24 hours/7 days a week to report errors immediately

Deadlines are applicable to the time in which you confirm your ad placement with a Free Lance–Star Classifieds representative.

For ads appearing online:


Confirm before:

Friday 4 PM
Monday 4 PM
Tuesday 4 PM
Wednesday 4 PM
Thursday 4 PM

Classified Advertising rates for consecutive insertions:

In-Column Line Ads:

  • $2.74/line first insertion.
  • $2.46/line subsequent insertions.
  • $2.00/line long-term frequency insertions. (12 day/month min.)
  • $3.16/line Saturday or Sunday, first insertion.
  • $2.84/line subsequent Saturday or Sunday insertions.
  • 3-line minimum ad size.
  • $10.00 minimum ad charge. Prepayment required.
  • 10 lines per inch. Average 5 words per line.
  • Help Wanted & Recruitment rates:
    Daily rate: $3.30/line of type; Sat. or Sun.: $3.80/line of type.
  • Star Weekly Rates*: $1.90/line; $2.45/line Help Wanted/Recruitment
  • Total number of lines may differ slightly between on-line and newspaper.
    Online Ads:
  • To have your ad appear online there is an additional charge of 20%.

  • is the premier LOCAL recruitment online tool serving Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas.
  • The Free Lance–Star is a proud partner in, extending your recruitment reach
    from approximately 50,000 to over 1,000,000 prospective employees every day.
    Your ad cost will include a listing on for 30 days. Pricing: Starting at $75.00 per 30 days.

Current Specials

Merchandise for sale under $30,000

  • (Private Advertisers Only)
  • "Ask for the 3-day or 7-day special"
  • 3 lines/3 days = $25.00 *
  • 3 lines/7 days = $40.00 *
  • Contact us for additional line specials.
  • Ads can be cancelled early:
  • Flat charge, no refunds will be given for early cancellation.
  • Minimum charge for 3-day ad = $25.00
  • Minimum charge for 7-day ad = $40.00

* Special price includes Star Weekly and Internet fees

FREE ads for items UNDER $50

  • Private advertisers only.
  • 1 item per ad. Each ad is 3 lines
    and runs for 1 day on Wednesday.
  • Limit of 4 ads per household per month.
  • The item for sale cannot exceed $50. The price of the item must be included in the ad.
  • 4 like items may be advertised FREE. Exceeding the limit will result in a paid advertisement.
  • Items in this category are merchandise in and around your home (No animals, plants, firewood, yard sales. All ads are subject to approval by Free Lance–Star management.
  • ** These ads will no longer appear online **

  • Deadline is 3 full working days before publication.
  • Quotes include on-line rate unless notified.
  • Daily line rate is $3.21
  • Saturday and Sunday line rate is $3.70
  • Internet rate is an additional 20% per line.

    Photo ads

    Call for information on including a PHOTO in your classified ad!

    Click here to place your ad.
         Or call 540/374-5001 to speak to someone.

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