GunShows-USA is not a promoter, please contact promoters for show information. Promoter contact info is located with each ad and listing as well as on promoter pages (see link on each state page.

   

Descriptions, Pricing, & Show Listing Submission Form


“A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.”

– Henry Ford


NEW! – ROTATING BANNER SPACES
See details below the Banner Extraordinaire

1200 pixels wide by 175 pixels high 


Please read descriptions before submitting show listings

If your listings are not submitted as described, you will be prompted to resubmit them as described

GunShows-USA is a site for advertising gun, knife, militaria, prepper, and antique weapons shows

We offer business advertising as well, but it must be directly related to the gun show industry, and it must be based and operated from inside the U.S.A.

GunShows-USA – Made in America

Show listing submission form is located below the descriptions & pricing


PROMOTERS 

We do not charge by the month to list your shows, we list shows on a show-to-show basis. 

  • Rotating banner Spaces which appear at the top of the home and state pages, before all other listings, are not a show-to-show basis. These spaces are strictly monthly, semi-annually, or annually – see details under the SPECIALTY BANNER SPACES header.

FREE LISTINGS:


  • Please be sure to submit your FREE listings AS DESCRIBED below
  • Please be sure your information and dates are correct prior to submitting your lists.
  • Please be sure to send complete show listing when updating and making changes to your free listings to ensure timely updates on this site.
  • It is the promoter’s duty to keep us informed of all changes and cancellations.

See EXAMPLES below 

We do not accept flyers and photos for free listing submissions.

Please submit free listings as the example below shows: Social Media links, google map links, and phone links not included with this free offer.

Days of set up and show need to be abbreviated… Fri  Sat  Sun 

Free listings are generic publications. They need only to include the basic show information.
Sales & Promotion Hypes will not be included with free listings.

Sales & Promotion Hypes include but are not limited to:

Any thing referring to food and beverage, raffles, and door prizes.

Please keep free listings generic.

Please refrain from submitting multiple show listings with multiple submission forms.
Add all show listings into one submission form.
Please refer to examples below (there are 2 examples).

Each free listing needs to be typed in one full row.

Those accessing the site via phone and tablets do not see the exact layout properly.

Example 1
For multiple show listings at different venues on different dates:

Mar 3-4 KS, Topeka. Venue, Venue Address. Tables: Cost. Set up: Days times. Show hours: Days times. Adm: prices. Contact: Promoter or Company Name, Email Phone Website

Apr 5-6 KS, Overland Park. Venue, Venue Address. Tables: Cost. Set up: Days times. Show hours: Days times. Adm: prices. Contact: Promoter or Company Name, Email Phone Website

May 7-8 KS, Wichita. Venue, Venue Address. Tables: Cost. Set up: Days times. Show hours: Days times. Adm: prices. Contact: Promoter or Company Name, Email Phone Website

Example 2
For multiple dates at one venue:

Mar 1-2 KSTopeka. Venue, Venue Address. Tables: Cost. Set up: Days times. Show hours: Days times. Adm: prices. Contact: Promoter or Company Name, Email Phone Website

Other dates:
Apr 3-4
May 5-6

If you want to include the quantity of tables then just add the number before the word ‘Tables’ (i.e. 125 Tables: $50 ea.)

**HIGHLIGHTED LISTINGS:

For those wishing to have their “Free” listings more noticeable, we offer highlighted listings for $15 per listing.

Highlighted listings are not images; if you want highlighted listings, simply submit your show information and we will do the rest.

Those who purchase highlighted listings for all of their show listings will receive a complimentary side listing on their state page as well, includes links (must have more than 6 shows and all must be highlighted).

We do not generate coupons for Free and highlighted listings.

Highlighted Listings do not include images or logos.

Highlighted listings are in the same format of the free listings but with color and vertical bar separations.

See EXAMPLE below: See FREE Listing format for exact specifications.

Date, STATE, City | Venue and address | Table count and cost | Set up dates and times | Show days and times | Admission prices | Contact information: Promoter or Company Name | Email | Phone | Website

BANNER LISTINGS:


All banner listings are on a “Per Show” basis and include all show information that the promoter wants (the more the information, the smaller the text will become to make room) and imagery (many prefer just to add their logo). Should you choose to make your own, please save them as either a jpeg, png, gif format – all other formats will be discarded. Please use exact dimensions as noted with each example below.


Details for making personalized banners need to be included in requests, if there are images to add, please include them.

  • Our submission form does not allow attachments
    • please use your email for attachments (include show listing, contact information, and links).
    • When typing in the venue’s address, please include the city, state, and zip, otherwise the Google Maps Application will choose a random map that most often leads to an address in another state. Venue map links are only offered with paid advertising.
  • Images can be in jpeg, png, or gif format.
  • Logos are better with transparent backgrounds (these are png format).
  • Not all images are usable, if there are issues, you will be notified of the issues and what needs to be done to rectify them.

The examples below are banners with show information typed above the banner ad, We do not highlight the show information that is with banner ads.

Small banner – 500 pixels wide x 90 pixels high – $55.00 per show listing – All of the show listing information above the ad included, free of charge, in 12 point font. ($25.00 per adjacent state). Whether you choose to make your own or have us do it, the costs are the same. We do not highlight the show information that is with banner ads.

Large banner – 900 pixels wide by 180 pixels high – $110.00 per show listing – All of the show listing information included above the ad, free of charge, in 12 point font. ($55.00 per adjacent state). Whether you choose to make your own or have us do it, the costs are the same. We do not highlight the show information that is with banner ads.

Banner Extraordinaire – 500 pixels wide by 320 pixels high – $150.00 per show listing – All show listing information included above the ad, free of charge, in super-size font. ($75 per adjacent state). Whether you choose to make your own or have us do it, the costs are the same. We do not highlight the show information that is with banner ads.

Those who purchase banners for all of their show listings will receive a complimentary side listing on their state page as well, includes links.

If you have a logo you would like to submit, please email it to us so we can add it to your banners/promoter page – FREE OF CHARGE

  • Don’t have a logo? Raschelle is a professional Graphic Designer and will happily design one for you. The cost is a one time fee of $50. Your logo will be professional and usable in other ways for advertising should you choose to. Just make sure you have it copyrighted.

GunShows-USA does not work with third-party marketing teams. No exceptions.

  • Promoters, we fully respect that you are busy; however, we require direct contact from those who are responsible for paying for advertising on our site.
  • Because of the time delay it causes from going through multiple channels to get one thing accomplished, your listing may not get published. Please, take the time to contact us directly. Avoid delays and miscommunications.

ADJACENT STATE LISTINGS


We offer the promoter the opportunity to add his or her show banners to adjacent state pages.

The cost is per adjacent state and depends on the size of the banner. Each cost is noted with the banner examples above.

This offer is for banner listings only and does not include the Rotating Banner designed for the top of the state pages rotating banner space.


All images show smaller than actual size on mobile devices and smaller monitors and screens.

Please consider the following:

  1. Mistakes are inevitable, orders do get overlooked, and orders do get backlogged during the holiday seasons. 
  2. Corrections are made with sincerity and humbleness, along with compensations for qualifying listings.
  3. Please be sure your information and dates are correct prior to submitting your lists. 
  4. For future listings, please submit before the Thanksgiving Holiday to ensure good timing of your show listings on this site.
    • (We accept all show listing submissions, all of the time. The holidays are the busiest days for uploading to the site which is why early submission is encouraged but not demanded). 

SPECIALTY BANNER SPACES 

ROTATING SHOW BANNER ADS 1200 pixels long by 175 pixels high


Announce all of your shows on your state page or our Home page with this banner.

HOME PAGE ROTATING SHOW BANNER SPACE:

Rotating banner placement (1200 px by 175 px) – $150 per month

Limited Spaces Available
This promotion is subject to change

See Special Offers – not all discounts apply

STATE PAGE ROTATING SHOW BANNER SPACE:

Above the show listings – $100.00 per month, 1200 pixels wide by 175 pixels high.

Limited Spaces Available
This promotion is subject to change

See Special Offers – not all discounts apply

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • The Rotating Show Banner ad space is available on state pages and our Home page
  • We offer it on a monthly basis, semi-annual agreement, or a full year commitment.
  • Semi-annual & annual agreements are on a contract basis, thus, first month payment is the minimum requirement to get started
  • Monthly basis, fist two months payment is the required minimum to get started.
  • An annual agreement includes a complimentary side listing and a complimentary Individualized Promoter page with basic promoter information, site and email links, logo, and show listings.
  • This promotion does not include the usual free listing above the banner – all of  that information, will be added to the individualized promoter page.
  • Place on 3 or more pages and receive a 20% discount, see SPECIAL OFFERS: discounts for more details
  • Those already locked in to an annual agreement will not be affected by any price changes until agreement has come full term.

GunShows-USA does not purchase or  sell weapons, ammunition, or armor.

All charges, listing spaces, and regulations are subject to change at any given moment and without notice.

Those with outstanding bills will be sent friendly reminders to make payment.

Monthly subscriptions should be paid on a timely manner.

Payment arrangements can be scheduled.


ANIMATION OR STATIC?


Animations are entertaining and that is what multitudes of viewers like to see.  A static advertisement can get the message across just as easily as an animated advertisement, but animations are just plain fun to watch.  Whether you choose a static ad or an animated ad is totally up to you, but remember, it is the viewer who you are trying to reach.

With attractive and/or entertaining advertisements promoters generally get a better viewer statistic.  Animation does take time (and effort) to design and set in motion, but the cost is worth it if that animation generates more viewers and brings more people to your shows.

*Animation is $50 per advertisement regardless of the size of the ad because, as mentioned before, they take time and effort to design and set in motion. Rotating show banners are considered animated, and will be designed using the basic banner sizes – Small, Large, and Extraordinaire.
The state page rotating banner is not considered a basic show banner. 

Animated Example

All offers and prices are subject to change 


BUSINESSES 

Advertise your business on a monthly, bi-annual, or annual basis.

There is a monthly fee for this option.


When requesting advertising space via email, please include your phone number in your email so we can get in touch with you. 

Want to advertise your business with us?  We offer top-of-the-line ad spaces for all promoters, vendors, and weapons-related businesses who wish to get their businesses noticed. We have advertisement spaces on every page of the site. The header spaces are site-wide, that is they appear on every page of the site – the site consists of over 200 pages and is continually growing.

COSTS

As of April 1, 2018 costs are thus (all clients, current & new, are subject to the changes):

LARGE Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 250 pixels high – $250.00 per month ($3,000.00 per year) See Special Offers for other options.

SMALL Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 90 pixels high – $100.00 per month ($1,200.00 per year) See Special Offers for other options.

Month-to-month requires a minimum of two months, no contract required – Special Pricing and Offers are not available – Prorating is available on first month.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Header ad spaces are reserved for business advertising only, no shows will be listed in these areas. 
  • All businesses located in our header must be gun, knife, militaria, antique weapon, ammunition, prepper, conceal/carry, or armor related. 
    • Promoters and Vendors are businesses and therefore welcomed to take advantage of this offer for advertising their organization.

LARGE Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 250 pixels high
There will be 5 more large header advertising spaces in the near future.

SMALL Header spaces – 350 pixels wide by 90 pixels high
Small header spaces are being considered for a resize with new dimensions, the changes will be for the betterment of the advertisement’s viewing and accessibility; those with agreements for these spaces will be notified when the changes have been decided, cost will not be affected at this time.

You have the option to design your own or have us do it, prices will be the same regardless.

Should you choose to make your own, please save them as either a gif, jpeg or png format – all other formats will be discarded.
Please use the exact dimensions noted above for the size of advertisement you choose.

The far right (Left-hand side) large header ad space is reserved for our logo. 


SPECIAL OFFERS


FULL YEAR CONTRACT:

This option offers two free months (12 months for the price of 10) if paid in full in advance for business advertising and/or rotating banner spaces.

SIX-MONTH CONTRACT:

This option offers one free month (6 months for the price of 5) if paid in full in advance for business advertising and/or rotating banner spaces.

*DISCOUNT:

Promoters who purchase 10 or more show listing banner advertisements per year, and do not wish to purchase an Individualized Promoter Page, will receive a 10% discount on their banner purchases.

*Discounted prices on business advertising in our Header, which appears site-wide, do not apply

A special 20% discount off their first month bill is offered to those who agree to utilizing our rotating banner ad spaces on 3 or more state pages, or 2 or more state pages and our Home page for 3 or more consecutive months. This includes those who enter into a semi-annual or annual contract.

  • Prorating is available, discount still applies.

**Special offers and discount prices do not apply to  fees for Individualized Promoter Pages, complimentary or otherwise.

Those already locked in to a semi-annual or annual agreement will not be affected by price changes until agreement has come full term.

NOTE:

  • All clients ordering banners must provide a working and well-monitored email for billing and correspondence purposes.
  • Banners must be paid for in-advance of publication.
    A PayPal invoice will be sent to those who order banners, this invoice must be paid for prior to the making or publishing of any banners.
  • Banners can be linked to one URL only.
  • We do not publish fliers, posters, or any images not meeting the size and show information requirements.
    However, PDF formatted fliers and posters CAN be linked to banners.
  • To add google or other browser maps please add google map link to your show listing submission information.
    This is only offered with paid advertising.
  • Tracking links can be added to banners, you must provide the links when submitting the listing information.
    GunShows-USA does not provide tracking links.

Please consider the following:

  1. Mistakes are inevitable, orders do get overlooked, and orders do get backlogged during the holiday seasons. 
  2. Corrections are made with sincerity and humbleness, along with compensations for qualifying listings.
  3. Please be sure your information and dates are correct prior to submitting your lists. 
  4. For future listings, please submit before the Thanksgiving Holiday to ensure good timing of your show listings on this site. 

COUPON INFORMATION

Banners with coupon links, please be advised we are redesigning the coupons which we provide (they will include the promoter’s logo along) until they have been finalized, we will continue to use the same coupons per promoter as usual; if you prefer to have your banners link to a coupon page in Your Website, please include the link with your show listing submission.

We do not generate coupons for Free or Highlighted listings.

NEW – INDIVIDUALIZED PROMOTER PAGES 

This option is perfect for those who do not have their own website

Description and Pricing for Individualized Promoter Pages:  

Only offered as annual promotion

  • Regulations apply – purchaser must agree to, and keep the page, for 12 full months
  • GunShows-USA will be responsible for upkeep
  • Purchaser will be responsible for keeping GunShows-USA up to date for proper maintenance and updating of their page. 
  • Those already locked in to an annual agreement will not be affected by price changes, if any, until agreement has come full term.

For $300.00 (per year) you will get a personalized page with all of your show listings, embedded maps of your venues, optional coupon for your shows, free logo design for those who have none or logo placement for those with their own logo, links to your social media outlets, and your website and email linked. All of your show listings on GunShows-USA will link to your page.

  • This option must be paid in full prior to page build – special circumstances will be considered for monthly payments on an individual basis
  • The page will be aptly named and specially linked for faster indexing in web browsers.

You do not have to purchase banners for your listings to qualify for this promotion.

Promoters and vendors are listed per state, that is, per state they serve. The link to the Promoters & Vendors page is located in the Left  (or for some of us, we call it the Right-Hand) column of every state page.

Billing will be via PayPal invoicing until further notice so if you choose this promotion, please be sure to include a well-maintained email address to the person responsible for paying the bills. All billing is from Kurburski Web Development, LLC – the parent company of GunShows-USA.

Other special Offers and discounts do not apply with this promotion. 


BILLING & PAYMENTS


All billing will be via PayPal invoicing unless we have your card information on file.

Please be sure to include a well-maintained email address to the person RESPONSIBLE  for paying the bills

All PayPal invoicing and credit/debit card payments are made to Kurburski Web Development, LLC, parent company of GunShows-USA, both are owned by Earl Kurburski.

You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay the PayPal invoice billing.

You can opt to pay with a check, money order, or cashier’s check; however, this process slows down the making and/or uploading of your show banners or highlighted listings.

All banner purchases are included in this form of billing.

Basic Banner advertising is on a per -show-listing basis, we do not charge by the month to list your shows, as other listing sites do, you are free to list your show as a free listing or a paid listing.
1200 x 175 pixel Rotating banners are not considered in this category as they are banner spaces at the top of state and home pages which are a monthly or annual cost, as are the business ad spaces in our header.


REFUNDS & CREDIT


Cancelled listings are either marked as cancelled or removed altogether. Postponements of shows, after they have been published, are considered cancellations.

  • We do not make it a policy to refund for paid-for listings and pages after they have been made and published.
  • We do make free changes to paid-for listings when the venue is moved within 50 miles of the original venue (for the same date).
  • Credits are possible, and may be given on a circumstance basis.
    • Some criteria for credits on published paid-listing cancellations include
      • extreme weather that destroyed the venue after the venue had been booked and paid for
      • venue has been shut down due to hazards developing after the venue had been booked and paid for
      • venue has been revoked due to paranoid venue owners who have decided that guns convince their wielders to kill.   

We reserve the right to decided if the circumstance given falls into one of the criteria above before approving a credit.

We may only give credit for one paid listing of a cancelled venue; that is, if the venue has cancelled on the promoter indefinitely and there were multiple show dates that the promoter paid to have listed, we reserve the right to give the promoter one credited paid listing for their new venue.

Promoters, when cancelling a show, please be specific should you believe your cancellation falls under one of the above stated criteria.

If you are cancelling your ad space or page to be effective at the end of the billing date paid for, please do so before the next billing statement is due.


CONTACT INFORMATION & SHOW SUBMISSION FORM


CONTACT INFORMATION:


Earl Kurburski – Owner/Web Designer
Raschelle Sowell – Manager, Graphic/Web Designer


GunShows-USA
Kurburski Web Development, LLC


Earl Kurburski
411 Forest Drive
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653


Call: 870-701-3334

Please note this is not an office phone. This is the personal # for Earl Kurburski. Raschelle is reachable by Email only.

Email: gunshows@gmail.com

GunShows-USA is  Website for listing shows only

GunShows-USA is not a promoter and does not put on shows, rent venues/tables, or buy/sell arms or ammunition. 

For vending information, please contact the promoters.

Always verify the show dates with the promoters before traveling long distances for shows.

SUBMISSION FORM
Please include the name of the persons or organization promoting the shows - optional but preferred
Please provide an Email so we may correspond with you.
optional
Date State, City. Venue & Address. Table Count & Cost. Set up days & time. Show hours & Admission prices. Contact information. PLEASE SUBMIT FREE LISTINGS AS DESCRIBED, FLYERS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
If you are purchasing banners, please state how many, size of banner, and include your email address for invoicing. You will be required to pay for your order prior to orders being filled. All billing will be done via PayPal invoicing, make sure you provide a working, well maintained email. If you do not intend to purchase banners, do not check the "purchase banners" check box. This email does not allow attachments, if you have images you want on your banners, please send them via your email.
This is for adding your promoter or vendor business information to its corresponding state Promotes & Vendors pages. VENDORS, please include a short summary of your products. PROMOTERS & VENDORS: It is imperative to include the states in which you operate.

The submission form is not a requirement for submitting your listings, it is there for convenience. If you do not hear back from us with 36 hours of submitting your show via this submission form, please email us from a different location (i.e. your email) gunshows@gmail.com