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Classified Deadlines

  • Ads placed by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday will publish on the next applicable publication date depending on the package and category you select. Ads placed after 3 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, will be published in Tuesday's newspaper. Merchandise and Automotive ads will publish on the following Thursday in the newspaper.

Obituaries / In Loving Memory

  • When submitting an Obituary, please include: your full name, mailing address and telephone number. Please provide the text, photo and publication date you would like the obituary to run. Notices placed by 2 p.m. Monday through Friday will publish on the next applicable publication date. Notices received after 2 p.m. on Friday or submitted Saturday or Sunday, will be published in Tuesday's newspaper. Photos can be emailed to obitphoto@bakersfield.com. Questions, call (661) 395-7302.

Policy

  • Refund Policy: Ads placed through this website are nonrefundable for any reason.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Classified FAQ

  • What credit cards do you accept?

    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

  • Do you charge for photos?

    Yes, $5 for photos.

  • Can I get a refund?

    All ads placed are nonrefundable.

  • How late can I call to place an ad?

    A regular Classified ad, can be taken up to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for next day publication.

  • How do I place an ad for Items under $100?

    Items under $100 need to be placed using Self-Serve, click on Items $100 or Less on the Place Your Ad page.

  • How do I change my ad?

    Call 322-7355 to change your ad for print or online during regular business hours.

  • How do I stop my ad from running?

    Call 322-7355 to change your ad for print or online during regular business hours.

  • Can I restart my ad?

    Yes, call 322-7355 to change your ad for print or online during regular business hours.

Applause FAQ

  • How do I place an Applause announcement?

    Call 322-7355 or email classified@bakersfield.com to place your announcement.

  • What credit cards do you accept?

    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

  • What is the Applause deadline?

    The deadline is Monday at Noon prior to the Friday publication date.

  • When do Applause ads appear?

    Applause is a special feature that runs in Friday's Bakersfield Californian.

  • Can I email in my photo and announcement?

    Yes, you can email it to classified@bakersfield.com, be sure to include a phone number in the email.

  • How much does it cost to appear in Applause?

    Prices start at $85. Most announcements include a photo and up to 50 words. Prices are subject to change. Call 322-7355 for further pricing.

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