One email I receive over and over again asks me how to get coupons print. With browser updates and computer application upgrades, this can be an issue. I know some of you can not print SmartSource coupons easily and others are not sure what your errors might mean.
I’ve listed out some of the most common printing issues and some steps you can take to correct them — or at least understand what they mean.
I have downloaded the Target software and it keeps telling me to do it again and again — or my Target coupons just won’t print. Well, obviously if you have downloaded it once, you certainly don’t need to do it again. Target actually knows that there are some issues and is trying to correct it. The “best” solution for now is to just try another browser. So, if you currently use Firefox, try opening up a window in Chrome or Internet Explorer to give it a shot.
Here is a tip — If you are unsure if you can print from Target or not, click on a coupon you don’t necessarily need or want. That way, if it doesn’t print out, you do not “waste a print.” The reason is that even if you don’t get it to print, your IP address registers and you can have used up a valuable print and have nothing to show for it.
I can’t print anything that is a Smart Source coupon. This is a common problem and often times the fix is simply due to the version of Java that is installed on your computer. Simply complete an update and this can help.
When I try to print Smart Source coupons, I get the message “Sorry. Your Default Printer Is Not Supported.” Follow these simple steps to print these coupons (just change them back to the original settings when you are done printing).
- Go to Control Panel.
- Select Printers.
- Right click your printer.
- Select properties and then Advanced.
- Select the “Print Directly to Printer” option.
- Click apply.
It should now print for you. As mentioned above, make sure to change the settings back when you are done printing. If you still are unable to print, review Smart Source Help resources (go to their page and scroll down to GET HELP).
I have tried printing and it won’t work – no matter what. There are a few things you can try:
- You might try to change your browser to Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari (depending upon which one you are currently using).
- Your firewall may also be blocking the print. You might try to disable it and then print to see if that isn’t your issue.
- Make sure the default printers is not set to pdf format.
- Make sure the settings for browser add-ons are actually turned on. These sometimes include settings which allow plugins such as coupon printers to work.
- Run a test page from another application, such as Word, to make sure your printer is properly connected.
- Always test your print with a coupon you don’t necessarily want or need so that you do not waste a print on something you may want.
I’ve never printed the coupon before, but it says I already did – can I still get one? That depends. If the coupon starts with http://bricks………. you can. When the page loads (but before you tell it to print), scroll down to the bottom of the screen and hit the HELP link. You can request the coupon be mailed to you instead.
I can’t print the coupons (or even view them) from my mobile device. Why? At this time, coupons.com is the only service which will allow printing coupons via mobile devices such as phones and tablets. You also must make sure your printer allows for this type of networking. Many do not, but HP and many Brother printers will work this way. There are a few EPSON models which will also work. To learn more, read our post about How To Print Coupons from Wireless Devices.
I can’t get any coupons to print, can’t I just ask someone to mail them to me? Unfortunately, you can not. Coupons.com, SmartSource and RedPlum only offer coupons via print. There is not any way to request that they be mailed to you.
Do you have any other questions/issues printing your coupons? Or, have you found a solution to your own problems when it comes to printing coupons? Please share them with us because someone else might be facing your same issue and you can help them too!