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Advertising with Shootin' the Breeze

Advertising is a significant investment made in the future of any business, so it's important for your advertising dollars to make sense.

At Shootin' the Breeze, our goal is to provide advertisers with maximum exposure of their products and services at a reasonable price.

We are achieving this goal in a variety of ways:

* With one paid ad your product or service receives broad coverage throughout southwestern Alberta

* There is no charge to design your ad 

* Colour rates are affordable for every size of ad in Shootin' the Breeze

* Discounts are offered for term bookings of 4, 8, 12, 26 or 52 weeks

* All Shootin' the Breeze ads appear both in our print and online editions 

* The expanded online edition of the weekly paper draws readers to the website creating increased visibility for all advertisers 

* Print copies of Shootin' the Breeze are strategically placed in high traffic areas such as grocery stores, restaurants, drugstores, professional offices,  gas stations, libraries and other retail locations – the paper is read by locals and tourists alike

* Online ads include interactive links allowing readers to go to your website or send you an e-mail inquiry with the click of a mouse

* We want you to succeed, and are available to help you create an advertising campaign that best suits your needs and budget

* We offer online only advertising options, an online business directory, an event calendar, and online coupons for a variety of means to reach our readers

 * Specials are offered on a regular basis


Click the "Advertising" link in the menu to the left for advertising options and details.


Advertising deadline is 4 p.m. on the Thursday prior to publication.

When there is a Monday holiday, the deadline is moved up to 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to publication.

Prices do not include GST/HST.

Payment is due at the time an ad is booked and can be made by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard.

Bookings of 26 weeks may be paid in three instalments (at booking, and in two month intervals), and bookings of 52 weeks may be paid in four instalments (at booking, and in three month intervals). Payment for instalments is made by post-dated cheques or pre-authorized credit card charges due at the point of booking.


Sales representative:

Jessica Jensen can be reached at 403-627-6934 or 403-904-2227 or by email to jessica@shootinthebreeze.ca

You can also visit our office at 697 Main Street in Pincher Creek.


Display Advertising and Pricing

Display ads are boxed ads containing text and graphics.

Shootin' the Breeze offers several different options for display advertising:

· Print and online versions of Shootin’ the Breeze

· Online business directory

· Online homepage and blog advertising

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Reasons to advertise with Shootin' the Breeze

Shootin’ the Breeze is a free print and online publication distributed every Wednesday throughout the southwestern corner of Alberta.

Shootin' the Breeze is a publication with a focus on positive stories about people, places and events in the coverage area. We are always pleased to have reader contributions as we believe that our readers know best what they would like to see within our pages.

Shootin' the Breeze can be found in the following communities:

Pincher Creek

Crowsnest Pass – Bellevue, Hillcrest, Frank, Blairmore and Coleman

MD of Pincher Creek – Cowley, Lundbreck, Beaver Mines, Twin Butte

Waterton Lakes National Park

Castle Mountain 


2,000 print copies are distributed each week.

The goal of our publication is to promote goodwill within and between our communities by sharing community events and positive stories.

The paper is available free in over 170 locations and online.

Based on 2013 information from AWNA and advertising rate sheets, our publication is the one showing positive growth. When you compare apples to apples, our cost per square inch of advertising is also the most affordable.

We are 100% locally owned, operated and staffed and even do our printing on site. We are strong members of our community.

Our publication offers widespread distribution through one ad placement, and the quality of our product is something we're proud of!

Feel free to contact our office at 403-904-2227 during our business hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

You can also email shannon@shootinthebreeze.ca or drop in for a visit at 697 Main Street in Pincher Creek.


Online Directory Advertising

The Shootin’ the Breeze online business directory is a great way to promote your business of any kind!

Free Basic Listings • Business name, street address, phone number and one category listing

Deluxe Listings - $75 per year • Business name, colour graphic or logo, text slogan, two lines of teaser text and detailed text business description • Phone number, toll-free number and fax number • Street and mailing addresses with Google map locator and direction function • Interactive links for email and website addresses • Up to five category listings

Deluxe Option Package - $50 for set up • We will create a custom description that can include photos and detailed information • There is a charge to update this information based on time required. The minimum charge is $10.

For $125 we can create a directory listing that will function as a mini website for your business. To learn more, call our office at 403-904-2227 and ask to speak with one of our sales representatives.

Online Event Calendar

There are an amazing amount of things going on within the distribution area of Shootin’ the Breeze!

Events advertised in Shootin’ the Breeze receive a complimentary listing on the "Mark Your Calendar" page and on the online regional event calendar.

Listings are free for non-profit organizations, schools, churches and service groups.

Mark Your Calendar listings include only the title of the event, date, place and time.

Online calendar events include the event title, a brief description, date and time, contact information, and interactive e-mail and website links if provided.

Listing deadline is 4 p.m. on the Thursday prior to publication.

To list your event call Brenda at 403-904-2227 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Visit our office at 697 Main Street in Pincher Creek.

Email brenda@shootinthebreeze.ca