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You Accept Offline Payments?
Offline Payment Methods Do You Accept?
Processing Fees the Same if Paid Offline?
Some Processing Fees Ineligible For Offline Payment?
Do Offline Payments Work?
is Responsible For Paying the Correct Amount?
Tax is Due, Where
Can I Find the Applicable Sales Tax Rate?
Can I Pay Offline?
I Submit Ad Content Offline?
We may accept -
but we do not promise to accept - offline payments. See below for additional
When offline payments
are accepted, they may be made by check or money order only. We do not accept credit card payments
or cash payments offline.
Processing fees may
be at least 50% higher when paid offline (as applicable). Tax and other charge(s) may
also be added.
Due to the
potentially long delay in processing, we cannot accept offline payments
for renewal requests. Other items may also be ineligible for offline
payment (e.g. Sponsorship gift notifications)
To pay processing
fees offline [e.g. for the MCS Directory, 'Sales & Specials',
Classified Ads (not banner ads!)], the advertiser must complete an offline payment request
form, providing all required data. As applicable, if we are accepting
offline payments, the advertiser may
receive an e-mail within 90 days containing a submission number (which
may be valid for only 10 days). You may then print, complete, and mail
the applicable offline payment submission form on
our site (in .pdf format) and mail it along with your payment. After mailing the payment, the advertiser
should submit ad content using the standard ad content submission form
for the type of ad requested (use the
submission number indicated above as an order number). [Note: See question below for applicable links to the
offline payment request form, online payment submission forms, and content
submission forms, as well as information regarding offline payment
procedures for banner ads.] Note that if all steps
are not completed properly, in a timely fashion, and according to
our instructions we may not consider your request or we may process
but not schedule your ad. If so, you may pay a processing fee even
though your ad does not appear on the site. Note that those who submit incomplete / inappropriate requests may be banned from future advertising on this
site. [Note: For offline payment information for Sponsorships, click
here. For MCS Marketplace options, also refer to
The advertiser is solely responsible for paying
the correct amount. Note that if an incorrect amount is submitted, we
may not consider your ad request or we may process but not schedule your
ad. If so, you may pay a processing fee even though your ad does not
appear on the site. Note that those who pay incorrect amounts with their
submissions may be banned from future advertising on this site.
Should sales tax be due, please use the sales tax
rate stated on bfsnet.com (click
After you have read
all items herein (including all linked pages referred to above and all
items below), you may
here to submit the online payment request form [for MCS Directory,
'Sales & Specials', and Classified Ads (not banner ads!)]. If you receive
a submission number back from us, complete the applicable offline
payment submission form (.pdf format) for the type of ad you requested and submit
it with your payment. [Note:
For offline payment submission form for the MCS Directory, click
here. For offline payment submission form for 'Sales & Specials', click
here. For offline payment submission form for Classified Ads, click
here.] Then, complete the applicable ad content
submission form within 48 hours of mailing your payment. [Note:
For ad content submission form for the MCS Directory, click
here. For ad content submission form for 'Sales & Specials', click
here. For ad content submission form for Classified Ads, click
here.] Notice: For banner ads, rather than submit the offline
payment request form, complete the banner ads interest form (click
here). If we provide you with a submission number, you may click
here for the offline payment submission form (.pdf format). Submit this form
along with your payment and graphic in the required format / size on
CD-ROM (unless we are providing your graphic).
Sorry, no. Although we may accept offline
payments, ad content must be submitted online. [Note: This may not
apply to banner ads.]
Note the following
important information regarding offline payments:
Offline payments in U.S. currency drawn on U.S. banks (or other
applicable U.S. financial institutions) only.
No third party checks.
Checks must be pre-printed with name, address and phone number.
No post-dated checks.
Checks must be written for exact amount (not more or less).
We may wait until check clears before proceeding with processing.
You must submit a separate offline payment request for each ad. Do not
submit more than one offline payment request per week, up to the maximum
number of allowed ads.
Do not submit duplicate offline payment requests! If you do not hear
back from us within 90 days regarding your offline payment request, you
may try again. If you do not hear back from us a second time (after
waiting an additional 90 days), do not submit any more offline payment
requests for at least 6 more months.
Do not submit offline payments without following the required procedure.
If you do, we may not consider your submission or we may process
but not schedule your ad. If so, you may pay a processing fee even
though your ad does not appear on the site. Note that those who do not follow required procedures regarding offline
payments may be banned from future advertising on this site.
If you submit a payment without a submission number (or if you include
an invalid or expired number or a number already used), we may not
consider your ad request or we may process but not schedule your ad. If
so, you may pay a processing fee even though your ad does not appear on
Do not correspond with us regarding your offline payment. Any such
correspondence may be ignored.
Do not request correspondence from us regarding your offline
You must use our offline payment form when submitting an offline
Offline payment forms must be printed on clean white paper (size
8.5" x 11"), completed in black or dark blue ink, printed (no
handwriting), and must be legible. Do not print in small text. Do not
submit dirty / stained / torn items. Do not fold excessively, tape,
staple, paperclip, etc. your offline payment form. Illegible forms or forms not
submitted according to instructions may be subject to auto rejection.
Do not modify any offline payment forms. Do not add additional
information to offline payment forms. If you do, you agree that we may
simply ignore modifications/additional information.
A separate online payment form and submission number is required for
each ad. Do not combine payments in a single mailing.
Checks not paid when first presented may be subject to a minimum $50
We must receive both your offline payment and your ad content submission
within 1 week of each other. If not, we may not consider your ad request
or we may process but not schedule your ad. If so, you may pay a
processing fee even though your ad does not appear on the site. Note
that those who do not follow required procedures (including the timely
submission of ad content) may be banned from future advertising on this
site. [Note: This does not apply to banner ads. Content provided for
banner ads must be received at the same time the offline payment
Do not include credit card numbers, social security numbers, driver's
license numbers, or other sensitive information with your offline
Mail payments by standard postal mail only. Use a plain envelope only
(regular sized, no boxes, no other materials). Do not request a signature.
[Note, however, that it is acceptable to use a large envelope or
small box with appropriate packaging when submitting banner ad content
We do not acknowledge correspondence. We do not provide receipts.
We do not promise to consider all offline payment requests.
We do not guarantee that offline payment requests will be honored.
We are not responsible for lost / misdirected / etc. mail.
No changes allowed once request has been submitted. [Note: For banner
ads, no changes once payment has been submitted.]
Even if processing fees are paid, we do not guarantee that any ad whatsoever will appear on the site, how
long any ad may appear, or that the appearance of any ad will be
Do not re-use submission numbers.
We cannot assist you with offline payments.
We do not accept offline credit card payments. If you want to pay by
credit card, consider paying online (as applicable).
It may take a long time to process offline payments.
We may limit the number of offline payments allowed in any given day /
period / section / etc. or in total. Note
that if we receive a large number of offline payment requests in any given
period (as determined by us), we may ignore them individually or in total.
We may give preference to offline payment requests regarding ads in various
section(s) of our choosing.
We may reject any offline payment request(s) for any reason whatsoever.
We do not promise to consider any / all offline payment requests.
Those who submit excess requests regarding offline payments may be banned from future advertising on this site.
We may discard payments / requests if not fully paid at time of receipt or if information
is missing or unclear or if all material is not received together.
Any items that do not meet our guidelines may be automatically rejected.
Note that if items are rejected, we may discard your payment. Also note that those who
submit offline payments not in
accordance with our instructions may be banned from future advertising on
If we pre-process your item and it does not move forward to processing,
we may discard your payment.
If we discard your payment for any reason, you agree that we do not need
to notify you. [Note: Our policy is to tear up or shred or mark void discarded
payments, but we make no guarantee regarding the actual condition of any
payment upon our discarding of it.]
Do not submit additional items with your payment. You agree that any
additional item(s) sent become our property that we may use / transfer /
dispose of / etc. any item(s) as we deem convenient / necessary /
helpful / etc., with no recourse. [Note: Media containing banner ad
content (e.g. CD's) also become our property that we may use / transfer
/ dispose of / etc. as we deem convenient / necessary / helpful / etc.,
with no recourse by you.] You also agree that we do not need to notify you
regarding the receipt of or disposition of any item(s).
Offline payments are subject to our terms. Remember that by submitting your
offline payment request (or by submitting an offline payment or by submitting ad content, etc.) you agree to our terms.
We may discontinue / limit / change / etc. our policies regarding
offline payments at
any time without notice.
conditions apply. Above is not
make no guarantees regarding any item herein. By using this site you
indicate agreement to all terms. For terms information, see
"Important Notice" above and click