Local businesses YardSaleFrog.com and The Murfreesboro Post are joining forces to offer an affordable option for advertising yard sales in Rutherford County.
Since July 1, users can get an online and in-print "superior" ad for $10.
"This was a great idea at an opportune time," said Lee Anne Carmack, owner of Yardsalefrog.com. "Both businesses are committed to our local community and this partnership was a way we could reach the traditional, newspaper readers and the online, Smartphone, GPS users."
Travis Swann, sales and marketing manager for The Murfreesboro Post, added "It's about maximizing our local resources for the overall benefit of our readers."
Currently, costs for a traditional, newspaper yard sale ad range from $24 and $60.
The price goes up based on the amount of print space an ad occupies. For your $10, you get a "superior" ad that includes a one-inch by one-inch print ad that contains the sale's title, location, time and date in addition to an online posting that contains all the print information as well as unlimited item listing, turn-by-turn directions, a map marker – which indicates the exact location of your sale on a local map – and the sale will be included on the route planner. The route planner allows users to create the shortest route between as many sales as the user selects.
"We will be running several how-to articles in The Post detailing how easy the on-line posting format is and we will also have a special introductory rate for a limited time," Swann said, adding all yard sales must be posted by Tuesday for inclusion in the Thursday edition of The Post.
"For long-time yard salers, like me, this is an awesome deal," Carmack added. "It's actually cheaper than four neon posters and three sharpies and it reduces the amount of litter on our streets by eliminating the need for telephone pole advertising."
Users can post sales from either website by clicking on the yard sales tab or the yardsalefrog.com link on the Murfreesboro Post website or by going directly to yardsalefrog.com and selecting the "superior" ad.
Hop on line and check it out, www.murfreesboropost.com/yardsales and www.yardsalefrog.com.