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Affordable Advertising in San Diego

Are you looking for affordable advertising in San Diego?   San Diego Deals and Steals provides advertising options to a limited amount of family friendly businesses each month – our readers are mostly moms in the San Diego area – perfect for your San Diego based Family Friendly business!

Family friendly for profit businesses are welcome to share their sales, promotions, and other opportunities with our network by purchasing advertising.   We do not provide free advertising.   Posting your sale in our comments section, our facebook page, or tagging us in twitter will be flagged for spamming if you are not already part of our business network.

Family Friendly non profit businesses can contact us for reduced rates to advertise events/sales that have a cost.   We are happy to post (when time allows) family friendly non profit FREE EVENTS at no cost.

If you would like to purchase advertising space with San Diego Deals and Steals, please see the outline of rates below.

*PR Representatives please note – I have NO need for ‘editorial content’ unless it is a FREE event by a non-profit.  If you contact me looking for coverage for a company you are representing (and presumably being paid by to do so) please note San Diego Deals and Steals is NOT a free listing, I have had far too many folks offer me ‘free editorial content’ – like dozens a day, on a slow day….. unsolicited.  Feel free to send us a project proposal and your budget or ask my rates for a specific pitch.  PR pitches with no mention of payment will no longer be answered, I simply don’t have the time.*

Click here to request a media kit if you are interested in more information.

*UPDATE*   ALL SIDEBAR & BANNER ADS ARE SOLD OUT and are being phased out.   Please consider sponsored posts or email me with your company’s campaign proposal.

Sponsored Posts  

1) “Write your own commercial” If you have a family friendly business and would like to share a promotion or sale with our readers we are happy to consider sharing a sponsored post.   Sponsored posts are written by the business and may include a link to your site.    It will be shared on our blog, in our newsletter, on facebook, and twitter – ONCE.   Fee is   $200 – you may include up to three properly sized photo for no additional cost.   Please contact us if you are interested in this option.   Please submit your post prior to payment for approval – a post MUST meet the needs/desires of our readers therefore not every submission will be approved to post.   We approve no more than one “Write your own commercial” per week.

2) Sponsored post written by San Diego Deals and Steals.   In this case San Diego Deals and Steals will share a more personal editorial article about your family friendly business.  We provide no more than 3 sponsored posts per month.   Fee $400

LOCAL EVENT COVERAGE ~ Do you need media coverage for your family friendly event in San Diego (or neighboring Counties)?   We can advertise that as well!   We are happy to share family friendly events with our audience.   Please contact us about various opportunities and pricing.

GIVEAWAYS – this is a GREAT way to promote your business!

  • San Diego Deals and Steals will host a giveaway of an item or service for a family friendly business as a sponsored post (see pricing above) – there is no additional charge to add a giveaway, but San Diego Deals and Steals does not host giveaways without being part of a sponsored post. – Post is written by the sponsor or by San Diego Deals and Steals – this depends on the level of sponsorship and time. Post should be 300+ words and may include up to three photos.   Giveaway will run 7 days.   Giveaway will be posted on our website, sent out in our E-newsletter, shared on facebook, tweeted, as well as pinned on Pinterest.   Giveaway will be shared again one time on facebook and twice on twitter.   Shipping or distribution of the winning item is the responsibility of the sponsor.   Please agree to ship the item within 2 weeks.
  • Businesses are welcome to contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities to share their promotional giveaway on their site.   Please contact us if you are interested in advertising your giveaway to our audience.  In most cases, our readers LOVE to hear about other giveaway but we simply cannot share every giveaway that is sent our way.  Should you want San Diego Deals and Steal to simply share that your company is hosting a giveaway this would fall under a “Sponsored Post” Option one.  If you would like us to share your businesses giveaway posting through facebook and twitter we have lower cost options for that as well. Please contact us for details. 


Giveaway opportunities are subject to time and approval.   Approved giveaways will include one relevant link to a website as well as a facebook link if desired at no additional charge.


* I am not interested in ongoing advertising for services trades at this time.   We do still choose to work with a couple current advertisers this way but going forward this is not an option I am open to.   Among other things, trades make taxes more complicated.   Thank you for understanding.

If you have any questions, please click here and fill out the contact form.

San Diego Deals and Steals
Attn:  Kate H.
PO Box 388
San Marcos CA 92079


*Please note – advertising with us does NOT mean we will not discuss or allow advertising with a business you consider a competitor.*

*Special Note to Photographers*   if you are interested in being showcased in 2016 please email us!   Please note we have many offers to network with photographers and we simply do not need 20 photo sessions a year for our family.   In the past we have exchanged advertising for a photo sitting as well as printing rights to the images.   I am happy to discuss showcasing your photography business – please send us a link to your portfolio.   We will consider children’s birthday photos and one family session per year.

Brands and Companies that have chosen to advertise and partner with San Diego Deals and Steals………….



Coca Cola

Knott’s Berry Farm

Honest Tea

Whole Foods Market

San Diego Zoo


Grocery Outlet



Sharp Healthcare





AK Martial Arts & Fitness

Sugar Plum Kids



and hopefully YOU!