Why would you want to advertise your business during the Super Bowl? Besides getting your name in front of the world's largest audience, it could be for a nice tax deduction.

You could subtract $5 million from your taxable income this year for each 30 second ad you run. And another million roughly to have the ad produced.

For Super Bowl 50 it's $5 million for a 30 second ad. You might say there's been some inflation as you look at the list of all the years prices.

The commercials have become more of an interest to a lot of viewers than the actual game. Parties are created around them.

Creativity with the commercials really began with the Apple ads in Super Bowl XVII. In recent years, Budweiser has been both the king of beers and the king of creative Super Bowl ads.

Take a look at the pricing for commercials over the years:

1967 – $40,000
1968 – $54,000
1969 – $67,500
1970 – $78,200
1971 – $72,000
1972 – $86,000
1973 – $103,500
1974 – $107,000
1975 – $110,000
1976 – $125,000
1977 – $162,000
1978 – $185,000
1979 – $222,000
1980 – $275,000
1981 – $324,300
1982 – $345,000
1983 – 400,000
1984 – $450,000
1985 – $500,000
1986 – $550,000
1987 – $575,000
1988 – $600,000
1989 – $675,000
1990 – $700,000
1991 – $800,000
1992 – $800,000
1993 – $850,000
1994 – $900,000
1995 – $1,000,000
1996 – $1,100,000
1997 – $1,200,000
1998 – $1,300,000
1999 – $1,600,000
2000 – $2,100,000
2001 – $2,050,000
2002 – $1,900,000
2003 – $2,100,000
2004 – $2,250,000
2005 – $2,400,000
2006 – $2,500,000
2007 – $2,600,000
2008 – $2,700,000
2009 – $3,000,000
2010 – $2,800,000
2011 – $3,000,000
2012 – $3,500,000
2013 – $3,800,000
2014 – $4,000,000
2015 – $4,500,000
2016 – $5,000,000

Here's a trip down memory lane with some classic TV commercials:

 

 

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