Villager Classified Ads

"We're Talking Results"

Ask anyone who has ever tried them. They'll tell you that the Villager's classified ads are THE neighborhood marketplace for the exchange of local goods and services. The cost is low, the readership high, and the home-delivered market coverage complete. You'll be amazed at what happens when your ad reaches more than 140,000 readers.

To place a classified ad, follow these simple steps:

1) Compose your ad.

2) Choose the category under which you'd like your ad to run.

Classified Categories

  • 100 Special Events (seasonal)
  • 101 For Sale
  • 102 Antiques/Appraisals, Collectibles, Art
  • 103 Garage/Moving/Estate
  • 104 Boutiques/Craft Sales
  • 105 Crafters Wanted
  • 106 Autos/Boats/Cycles
  • 107 Real Estate/Land
  • 108 Real Estate Wanted
  • 109 Wanted To Buy
  • 110 Consignments
  • 111 Holiday Boutiques
  • 112 Holiday Gifts
  • 113 Holiday Services
  • 201 Home Improvement
  • 202 Home Service
  • 203 Commercial Service
  • 204 Housecleaning
  • 205 Commercial Cleaning
  • 301 Lawn, Landscape & Snow
  • 401 Accounting & Taxes
  • 402 Legal Service
  • 403 Insurance
  • 404 Office/Administrative
  • 405 Marketing/Media
  • 406 Web/Graphic Design
  • 407 Computer/Internet
  • 408 Photography/Video
  • 409 Photo Editing
  • 410 Professional Service
  • 411 Special Service
  • 412 Personal Service
  • 413 Housesitting
  • 414 Pet Care/Services
  • 415 Beauty Services/Products
  • 416 Salon/Spa
  • 417 Health & Fitness
  • 418 Massage Therapy
  • 419 Spirituality
  • 420 Astrology
  • 421 Sewing/Tailoring, Embroidery
  • 422 Upholstery
  • 423 Catering/Chef
  • 424 Entertainment/Music
  • 501 Music Instruction/Vocal
  • 502 Piano Tuning/Repair
  • 503 Instruction
  • 504 School Openings
  • 505 Summer Programs
  • 601 Child Care Wanted
  • 602 Child Care
  • 603 Home/Health Care Wanted
  • 604 Health Care Provider
  • 700 Resumes
  • 701 Help Wanted
  • 702 Situations Wanted
  • 703 Business Opportunity
  • 704 Volunteers/Host Families
  • 705 Family Resources
  • 706 Social Networking
  • 707 College Counseling
  • 801 For Rent-Residential
  • 802 For Rent-Commercial
  • 803 Roommates Wanted
  • 804 Wanted to Rent
  • 805 Garage/Storage
  • 901 Announcements
  • 902 Vacation/Travel
  • 903 Personals
  • 904 Lost & Found
  • 905 Free! Free! Free!
  • 906 Rides Wanted
  • 907 Other:

3) Decide in which issues you'd like to advertise and email or deliver your ad to our offices along with your phone number and payment. We do not accept classified ads over the telephone.

4) Wait for an email from us to discuss composition, pricing and run dates.

2018 Calendar See it here.

Pricing

Classified ads are $1.20 per word, with a minimum of 10 words for $12. Payment is in advance by cash, check or credit card. A 5% discount for prepayment of 7-12 issues and a 10% discount for prepayment of 13-26 issues is available.

Dates

For a complete listing of publication dates, download our media kit.

Classified ad contact information:

Villager Communications, Inc.
757 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116-2296

Phone: 651-699-1462
Email: wantads@myvillager.com

Composition Ideas

Classifieds are composed as straight-line word ads without the benefit of special fonts, bold characters, underlining, etc. The following hints will help you get the best return on your advertising dollar:

In most cases, the first two words of your ad are printed in upper-case letters. Therefore, putting company's name, types of service, main item(s) for sale, neighborhood or address of rental/for-sale properties first is a good way to catch the eye, i.e.:

LEE'S LANDSCAPING. Spring
cleanup, garden planting, mulching
and trimming. 651-111-2222.

SPRING CLEANUP, garden planting,
mulching and trimming by Lee's Landscaping,
651-111-2222.

Or you can highlight this information by having it centered on the first line. This option is charged as 5 words.

.............*LEE'S LANDSCAPING*
Spring cleanup, garden planting, mulching
and trimming. 651-111-2222.

Remember to include information regarding experience, professional licenses or memberships:

LEE'S LANDSCAPING. Spring cleanup,
garden planting, mulching and trimming.
15 years' experience, member Ramsey
County Green Thumb Society. Licensed
and insured. 651-111-2222.

In the case of rental or for-sale property, descriptions of desirable features, exclusions and lease rates are important:

20XX LOON AVE. 2-bedroom upper duplex
in desirable Merriam Park. Natural woodwork,
hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen,
large deck, fenced yard. No smoking/pets.
$800/month. 651-111-2222.

Quick contact links

Send a press release:
news@myvillager.com

Send a letter to the editor:
letters@myvillager.com

Send a display ad:
displayads@myvillager.com

Send a classified ad:
wantads@myvillager.com

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