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Anybody know approximately it costs to place an obituary in a newspaper?

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Asked by maecntpntz219 at 10:02 PM on Sep. 16, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • I think it can be pretty pricey but I also think it varies pretty significantly depending on the paper. My dad's was a few hundred bucks but that was several years ago

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:13 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • The funeral home took care of it with my dad but I remember it was expensive and we only ran it a day.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:17 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • Our local papers make it almost impossible to figure out! I would expect several hundred dollars, though.

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:40 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • Really!? That's insane.

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 10:41 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • here's the prices from my paper:

    $130 for first 15 column inches

    $13.35 for each additional column inch

    First photo free on 2-photo layouts

    $10 for second photo in small photo layouts, or for one large photo.

    $5 for an enhancer graphic

    $10 for funeral home logo


    Answer by feralxat at 10:48 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • Wow, the papers in my area run obits for free.

    Answer by idareyou at 10:48 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • "Wow, the papers in my area run obits for free."

    A lot of papers found they were great profit centers. Especially as traditional advertising dried up.

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:55 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • We paid approximately $600 for the obit we ran, but it was a few paragraphs and included a picture and frame.

    Prices vary a ton. A very basic obituary shouldn't be TOO bad.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:16 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • I have no idea, but just for the record, that sucks rocks if it's a couple hundred dollars! As if you don't have enough to pay for, now you get hit with that, too?

    Answer by Ballad at 11:35 PM on Sep. 16, 2013

  • Our paper runs Death Notices for free but a written obit can start at 100.00 up. Depending on how long it is and if a pic is involved.

    Answer by KTElite at 12:24 AM on Sep. 17, 2013

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