Basin BBQ Blowout!

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce will be throwing a gigantic BBQ blowout October 19-20! Each team of entrants will be competing for title of Best BBQ in the Permian Basin. For more information on attending or joining in the competition please call (432)332-9111.

Attendees have the opportunity to buy into a raffle for a custom made BBQ cooker mounted on a trailer, valued at over $10,000! What an addition such a prize would make to any family cookout or work bash!

Proceeds go to keeping commerce dues low, as well as to government works programs in the Basin! Help your local government give back to you! And eat some delicious meat in the process!

For more information go to The Our Thrifty Nickel from Odessa and Midland Texas.


Canned Food Drive

We’ve partnered up with the West Texas Food Bank to ensure as many families in our community as possible have a delicious and delightful holiday and a steady flow of food year round.

For every can you bring by our office at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa, TX, we will give you $1 off your advertisement with us. We’re limiting the discount to $2 off per person per week, but there’s no limit to generosity.

Please help us create change in our community. We all know times are rough, the holidays have a way of magnifying our woes. No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Come, give someone the gift of sustenance.

Supported by your free home town Thrifty Nickel and American Classified newspaper.


Four Easy Ways to Advertise

Thinking about selling your truck? Your antique jewelry? Some exercise equipment you never got around to using? A dinette set?  Place an ad with us!

Scoot on over to our website at to place an ad at your leisure, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  And because we love you and appreciate your business, we offer you a second week free!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 5 PM, Tuesday at 6 PM and Friday at 4 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432)333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432)580-7777

If you’re out on the town running errands already, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for mail-in ads as well!

All non-internet ways you can place ads glean you a free week also! Two paid weeks, the third week free!

We look forward to seeing or hearing from you, but most of all we look forward to bringing business to you!

The Thrifty Nickel