Classifieds FAQs

The Stars and Stripes Classifieds website is a self-service advertising solution that allows you to create and place ads that reach thousands of potential buyers in just a few minutes.

Please contact us with any question you don't see answered below.

General Questions

How do I get started?

Log in to place an ad. Select a category and package and start creating your listing today.

What is my account status?

  • Government / Military ID Cardholder - Stripes Classifieds are FREE to use for Military ID holders for private-party ads. Please use your APO/FPO address when you select this status. Note that a member of our support team may contact you to verify that you are indeed an ID cardholder. ID cardholders wishing to create a pet, offer jobs or sale or rent real estate are required to create a business account.


  • Business Customer / Non-ID Cardholder - If you are a business and/or not a military ID holder and wish to advertise on Stripes Classifieds, please select this type of account.


  • Home-Based Business - Please contact us for more information.


  • Contracted Rates - Please contact us for more information.

Creating and Managing Ads

How do I create an ad?

Login and select place an ad. Write a compelling, interesting ad, upload some tasteful photos to showcase what you're advertising and, if you picked a paid listing or are a business / non-ID holder, complete the payment process. Then review your listing and select complete order.

Pets, Jobs Offered and Real Estate for rent or for sale:

Please contact us to get started.

Will my ad print in the newspaper?

This is an online service, your advertisment will not appear in any print publications.

How much does an online ad cost?

While most ads are FREE and are available at no charge for ID cardholders, Stripes Classifieds offers some great ways to get people to view and respond to your ad. You can feature your listing or get it highlighted so it stands out, and more! View our price list to learn more about our current offers and features.

In what languages can I place my ad?

Only listings in English will be accepted.


What are my payment options?

Stars and Stripes accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club and JCB. We do not accept cash or PayPal.

Managing Your Account

Where can I find my account information?

Login and select My Account in the menu bar found at the top of the page.

How do I update my account information?

Login and select My Account in the menu bar found at the top of the page and select modify your account.

Privacy and Security

Will you share my personal information with third parties?

No. Your personal information is not shared with third parties or displayed to other users for online ads. When submitting print ads, you will be given the option to include contact information. Note that Stars and Stripes reserves the right to contact you about any ad you place in order to confirm a listing.

I think an email response to my listing is fraudulent, what do I do?

While we take a lot of precautions, SPAM happens. Please stay aware of emails that offer to pay you more than you ask or make odd shipping requests. Do not respond to any email you suspect is fraudulent, and be sure to mark it as SPAM.

Important Note on Online Security

Watch out for spam and scam artists. Please use discretion in posting or responding to a classified ad and concluding the sale of your listing. Stars and Stripes works hard to keep spam and scammers out of the Stripes Classifieds system, yet they can be crafty and sometimes get through. We need you to do your part. Use the Classified's email to communicate. Be aware of ads or email responses that appear fraudulent and alert us immediately. Look for misspellings, lengthy excuses why the person can't meet you in person and if they want to pay with unusual methods or pay you more than you're asking. If you think an email response to your ad is fraudulent, do not respond. Please mark the email as SPAM. If you have a question, please contact us.

Note: Stars and Stripes is not liable for the contractual relationship between sellers and buyers of merchandise or services advertised online or in print.