Funeral Home Obituary vs. Newspaper Obituary Update – November 27, 2019

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Needed to update an earlier post as I noticed that what I thought was a lower price is only true for some Legacy obituaries – here’s my original comment – Funeral Home Obituary vs. Newspaper Obituary – November 20, 2019 with the text struck through and the added text bolded after I noticed last night some expired obituaries were being charged at the $79.99 rate while others were being charged the $38.00 rate. I included an example of the higher rate and a lower rate below.

If you haven’t paid for an obit lately, newspaper obits have skyrocketed in price. It’s one reason funeral home obits are often longer. The downside to funeral home obits is they frequently disappear fast, anywhere from a few weeks, a couple of months, 1 – 2 years. A few stay up permanently, but those are the exception and not the rule. Some funeral homes or Legacy allow you to permanently sponsor an obit. It used to be Some still are $79.99 with a reduced cost for 24 hour access or 1 year access. It is now down to only $38.00 for permanent sponsorship and $2.95 for 24 access. See my note below about the newspaper archive websites as they often include permanent access as long as you have a paid subscription.

The reason I thought the price had been lowered to $38.00 was all the archived obits I came across were $38.00. Last night I was looking for Robert’s obit when I saw it was $79.99.

For example, here’s one from last night’s search:

Restore Obituary & Guest Book

Keep the Obituary and Guest Book online for one of these time periods:

$ 79.99
$ 29.99
$ 2.95

compared to a friend’s husband, also from last night’s search:

Keep the Obituary and Guest Book online for one of these time periods:

$ 38.00
$ 2.95

 

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1 Response to Funeral Home Obituary vs. Newspaper Obituary Update – November 27, 2019

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