Classifieds FAQ

What are your office hours?
Illini Media offices are open 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During summer our offices will be closed on Fridays.

Which classification should I choose?
The nature of classifieds is that the ads are organized by type, so please choose a classification that best suits your ad. If you need help, call an Ad-visor at 337-8337.

When U of I is on break, what are my options for classified ads?
We remain open during U of I campus breaks, when we publish Buzz classifieds in print and Daily Illini classifieds online only. We do close for official campus holidays. Call our office for changes in deadlines that occur around holidays.

Can I run legal notices?
The Daily Illini cannot run legal notices.

What do I do if I found a mistake in my ad?
Immediately call our office at 217-337-8337.

What are your deadlines for placing a classified ad?
Any new ads or changes to existing classified ads should be submitted one business day in advance by the deadline. Classified word/line ad deadline is 2 p.m. Classified display ad deadline is 11 a.m.

How do I pay if I place my ad by phone or via email?
If you need to pay in advance for your ad, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. You can also send check or money order by mail, but your payment would need to arrive before the ad would run.

What credit cards do you accept?
Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

How can I make changes to my ad?
You may email or call 217-337-8337. Please keep deadlines in mind. Changes after deadline each day will be made on the next available day.

What are the rates?
Classified line ads are 38¢ per word per day when paid in advance, or 45¢ per word per day when billed. Not all advertisers can be billed.
Classified display ads are charged based on column inches, with rates starting at $16.40 per column inch. Contracts are available.
Free items, lost items and found items are run at no charge.

What is an Action Ad?
An Action Ad is a special rate good for services, merchandise and transportation classifications. Cost is $10 for 10 words for 5 days or $20 for 20 words for 5 days. Prepaid only.

Can I have a photo in my ad?
Yes, that is really smart especially when selling an item. Send your jpeg along with your ad to $1/day additional charge applies.

An ad seems like a scam. What do I do?
Just be a smart consumer when responding to classifieds. We recommend you do not send money by mail or wire to anyone advertising in classifieds. Do not give personal identity or financial information. If you have had an experience with a fraudulent ad in our paper, please call us at 217-337-8337.

How do I place an entry in your calendar section?
While this isn't something our classified department does, we do get a lot of questions about it. If you would like to submit an item that may appear in any of our print or online calendars of events, visit the Daily Illini calendar to submit online; fax to 217-337-8303; call 217-531-1456 to leave a message; or send by mail to Daily Illini Calendar, 512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820.