2019 Late Bird Special

Purchase 9 or more ads in the 2019 calendar year and receive 35% OFF each ad insertion!

Now is the perfect time to reserve your space for 2019! Call 563-324-0049 or email sales@rcreader.com to see what options we have for you.

2019 Late Bird Special

Savings include our 9x frequency discount (15% off), plus an extra 20% off for reserving space in our remaining 2019 issues. Our biggest savings yet!

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Seasonal Guides Special


Purchase ads of any size in all four of our seasonal guides and receive 20% OFF each ad insertion!

Now is the perfect time to reserve your space for 2019! Call 563-324-0049 or email sales@rcreader.com to see what options we have for you.

Seasonal Guides Special

Savings include our 4x frequency discount (5% off), plus an extra 15% off for reserving space in our 2019 seasonal guides, on stands all year long.

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Find out more about our seasonal guides here.

2019 Spring + Summer Dining Guide

The Spring + Summer Quad Cities’ Dining Guide is approaching, and with it comes a great opportunity to get your business in the hands of over 50,000 hungry readers!


Inside, you’ll find complimentary listings of every restaurant in the QC area, with highlighted listings for all advertisers in both the print and online editions. 15,000 copies are picked up inside the May 2 Reader issue, with 7,000 additional copies re-distributed over the next 6 months at 400 locations.


700+ Listings | 50k Readers | 22,000 Issues


Advertise in the area’s most comprehensive dining resource and stand out to a targeted audience with time for entertainment, disposable income, and a hunger for information about stellar dining opportunities!




Space reservation by Apr. 17  Published May 2


Reserve your space today!
Contact us today at sales@rcreader.com or 563-324-0049.

NOTE: The cover position is a paid position. Inquire with your rep about availability.

Your restaurant listing is complimentary in print and online at QuadCitiesDiningGuide.com.
All display advertisers receive a free highlighted listing!


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Reader Web Advertising

The same great content in the print edition of the River Cities’ Reader is posted regularly on RCReader.com and in our weekly E-Blast, sent to approximately 3,000 subscribers every Friday. Your business can capture the attention of this dedicated web audience with two great advertising options.


3 Ad Sizes to Choose From at RCReader.com

Leaderboard: 728 x 90 px
Medium Rectangle: 300 x 250 px
Half Page: 300 x 600 px
  • Weekly: $150 per week
  • 1 Month: $500 per month
  • Only 3 advertiser positions per size per week

River Cities’ Reader Weekly E-Blast

E-Blast Banner: 600 x 150 px
  • Weekly: $75 per week
  • 1 Month: $200 per month
  • 3 Months: $150 per month
  • 6 Months: $100 per month

The Reader sends E-Blasts to approximately 3,000 recipients every Friday, which highlight the latest in Quad Cities’ news, art, theatre, music, movies, and more. Currently there are advertising opportunities for 3 web banners within each E-Blast. Click here for an archive of our most recent mailings.


Reserve your space today: 
(563) 324-0049 | sales@rcreader.com

2019 Spring Guide

The Reader‘s Seasonal Guides are the keys to the culture in the Quad Cities.

Your brand, message, and advertising reaches over 45,000 readers adjacent to over 1,300 events, all in a single issue. From live music and theater to museums and health classes, sports and lectures to art exhibits and festivals – the Seasonal Guides have it all in one easy to read, organized, three-month compendium.


Our next edition: The 2019 Spring Guide

On stands March 7 – June 5, 2019
Browse the 2018 Winter Guide, on stands now.


Want to make the most of your advertising? Try our Seasonal Guides Special and save up to 20% on your advertising in all four seasonal guides!

The Spring Guide includes a special resource just for families, too: the KWQC Family Fun Guide, which showcases all the great things kids and families can do in the Quad Cities throughout the season!





Maximize your reach with three months of advertising in a single comprehensive issue.

17,500 copies will be picked up at over 300 locations throughout the Quad Cities. An additional 4,500 overrun copies will be picked up throughout the rest of the season via re-distribution. Total press run = 22,000!

Reserve space by Feb. 27 – Published Mar. 7

Reserve your space today: 
(563) 324-0049 | sales@rcreader.com