Another question was recently left regarding problems printing internet coupons. I know this is sometimes and issue for many, so I thought I’d just address this again to try to help anyone who might have any questions. Here was the comment:
“The website says it’s sending coupons I’ve selected to my printer, and although I’ve downloaded the printer manager, nothing comes out of my printer, and it never actually gets sent to my printer…
This is one issue that many run into when trying to print coupons. Here are some common issues when printing coupons, and some steps you can take to fix them.
I am using Windows 8 and it will not print for me. If you upgraded to Windows 8 recently and have tried to print a coupon, you might have noticed that you…well….can’t. This is an issue across all browsers whether you are using Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox, while in Metro Mode. The reason is that the coupon printer uses an Active X Control which was disabled by Microsoft in Windows 8 Metro Mode.
Don’t worry, there is a work around for you! You simply need to visit coupons.com from a browser opened in Windows 8 Classic Mode. To change modes, you need to navigate back to the desktop by clicking on the desktop tile and then launch the browser of your choosing, like normal and proceed to www.coupons.com. It might be good to just use this practice before visiting Penny Pinchin’ Mom, to ensure you are in the correct mode in case you see a coupon pop up which you want to print!
This issue should be resolved for everyone, but instances might still pop up.
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.
One question I get along with this is how to know if a coupon is a store coupon or a manufacturer’s coupon on Target’s website….before you print it. Check out this article here for more information on how you can do just that.
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 am using Firefox (or Safari) rather than Internet Explorer, so I can’t get some of the coupons with the word “brick” in the address to print for me (won’t print or says I printed when I have never printed before). Let me show you what a brick address looks like:
If someone has provided you with a link similar to the one above and you can not get the coupon to print, you will need to try to locate the original coupon source, which could be from the website, an email or even a banner on website. The reason you need to print from the original source is that there is coding within the coupon which changes based upon the browser you are using.
In addition, these links are unique each time they are clicked. As I have shared before, you are limited to 2 prints per coupon. Therefore, if you attempt to print and get the error message stating you already printed the coupon, that would by why. The only way you can print the coupon is to have access to the original source (mentioned above).
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.
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!