Ad Checklists & Sample Ads

Ad Checklists & Sample Ads

Click on category below for tips and sample ads.

Garage Sales

Checklist for Writing Your Ad
  • Address & directions
  • Dates – include days of week and calendar days
  • Time
  • Description of sale and items for for sale

You’re allowed 100 words – include plenty of description of your items which will give more people a reason to come to your sale.

Sample Ad

WINSTED – 1000 15th St., two miles south of Winsted. Thurs., 3-7 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. – noon. Dishes, bedding, baby swing, quilt frame, Christmas items, refrigerator, stove, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, luggage, bags, purse, junior/miss, men’s clothing, lots of peg board, patio furniture, and numerous items too many to mention.

Sure Sell Ad

Checklist for Writing Your Ad
  • Item
  • Description
  • Asking price
  • Phone number or contact info

40 words allowed – use them to describe details. Include a price – you’ll get more serious calls when buyers have a better idea what to expect.

Sample Ad

SWINGSET COMBO – Weathered, arbor style with treated lumber. 2 swings, 1 and 2 person glider with extra dolphin swing with fence seperating walk way of fort on top. 6 1/2’ wide, 21’ long, and 4×4 posts. $150. Call (320) 555-0000.

Personal Event Ad

Checklist for Writing Your Ad
  • Event name/description
  • Date and time
  • Location
  • Any other pertinent information

Typical examples are open houses for graduation, retirement, anniversary, etc.; wedding reception, bridal shower.

Sample Ad

Please join us to celebrate (name)’s 100th birthday Sunday, Sept. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at (City-name) City Hall. No gifts please.

Personal Card of Thanks


100 words allowed to thank anyone you wish; often used after death of a loved one, hospitalization, benefit event, etc.

Sample Ad

We deeply appreciate all of the kind expressions of sympathy in our time of sorrow. Thank you to everyone who sent cards and flowers, gave memorials, brought food, or attended the wake and funeral of (name). We are also thankful for the special care given by the workers at (place), (name) for his visits and comforting words. Thanks to (name) Funeral Home and (name) for their assistance with the arrangements, and the (organization) workers for taking care of lunch. – Sincerely, name and family.

Personal in Memoriam

Sample Ad

In loving memory of (Name) (Name)
Jan. 1, 1900 – Dec. 31, 2000
(text, verse, message, etc.)

Please note: we will help organize your ad into the standard format for good readability, spelling, etc. for you to get the best results!
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