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Ad copy Classified rates Display rates
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Ad copy

All advertising copy sent via U.S.P.S. should be typewritten, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Emailed text will be printed as received. The ad department cannot accept responsibility for handwritten or hand-printed copy. Deadline: six weeks preceding the first of the month of issue.

Ad placement

Acceptance of ads is on a space-available basis. All advertising materials and copy are subject to approval or rejection by the publisher. Advertisers may be required to submit samples of merchandise for sale.

Ad placement will be determined by the managing editor. All ads will be printed in upper- and lowercase, with introductory phrase (first line only) in boldface. Capitals and italics will be used only in specific conventions such as trade names or foreign words.


Please include name, address, daytime phone and membership number for member rates. Checks payable to Mensa must accompany classified advertising copy. American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard are also accepted; please include name, billing address and expiration, or call (817) 607-0060 ext. 5545.

Classified rates

  • Member — $1.50 per word, $15 minimum
  • Nonmember — $2.25 per word, $22.50 minimum

Phone numbers, Web addresses and email addresses are considered one word. Hyphenated words are counted separately (i.e., life-mate is counted as two words). For more information, email Bulletin Classifieds or call (817) 607-0060 ext. 5545.

Contact information

Communications regarding classified advertising in the Mensa Bulletin (except for responses to Classified box ads) are to be addressed to:

Mensa Bulletin Classifieds
American Mensa, Ltd.
1229 Corporate Drive W
Arlington TX 76006-6103

Responses to assigned box numbers should be sent to: Mensa Bulletin, 1229 Corporate Drive W, Arlington TX 76006-6103.

Display rates

Three sizes, with approximate word count:

  • One inch, 30 words, $100
  • Two inch, 60 words, $180
  • Three inch, 85 words, $250

All display classifieds dimensions include a standard 2-point border in black and white only. For more information, email Bulletin Classifieds or call (817) 607-0060 ext. 5545.

Personals, Situations Wanted and box numbers

Advertisers for Personals, Situations Wanted and box numbers must be Mensa members in good standing. Other classifications are available to non-Mensans, as are display advertisements; rates will be supplied upon request.

Box numbers: Advertisers are urged to indicate their general locale when a box number is used.

Some abbreviations used: M–Married, Male, or Mensan (in last position); F–Female; S–Single; D–Divorced; C–Christian; A–Atheist/Agnostic; J–Jewish; B–Black; W–White; O–Oriental; I–Amerind; G–Gay; Y–Young; N–Non-Mensan. Examples, MFCM–Married Female Christian Mensan; SMM–Single Male Mensan. Jungian personality types take one letter from each pair: Introverted/Extroverted; iNtuitive/Sensory; Thinking/Feeling; Perceiving/ Judging (e.g., ISTJ).