Tips for Printing Coupons

freeprintableinternetcoupons Tips for Printing CouponsFirst to save money on ink, I suggest setting your print settings to fast print, draft quality or something similar worded. I usually print mine in black & white to conserve my color ink. Internet printables are acceptable in color or black & white. If you want to change your default print settings (windows), Go to “Control Panel“, click “Printers“, then right click your printer and choose “Printing Preferences.” Here you can change the quality to fast draft or quick printing.  Your printer may have different wording depending on the model/brand. This will change your default settings.

Are you having problems printing internet coupons or installing the coupon printer for coupons.com? Your first step would be to contact coupons.com and check out their FAQ.

I sometimes have problems too so I will try a different browser. If I’m using Firefox, I will try Internet Explorer and vice versa. Clear your cookies and your cache. Lastly, if everything else fail, run a virus and spyware check to make sure you don’t have anything else going on with your computer.

Here’s a few tips to help you print these coupons:

1. Do you have permission to download programs on your computer? Are you using software to block the installation? If you are at work or a public computer, you may not have permission to download programs. You will have to try to print at home if this is the case. If you have a software blocker, just allow the coupon printer to download and follow the instructions.

2. Check your internet settings. You may get that little pop up box asking permission to download because your browser security settings are high. Say yes, coupons.com is a trusted program.

3. What operating system are you using? What browser? Coupon printing is currently supported on Windows Operating Systems Vista, XP, and 2000 when used with Internet Explorer 6+, FireFox 1+ Netscape 8+, and most MSN and AOL browsers. Sometimes I find I can’t print in Firefox. I cut and paste the url of the coupon in Internet Explorer and it will print. Try switching browsers. Sometimes this works.

4.  Program is installed but coupons still won’t print. Make sure you have a default printer set. It can not be a fax, file printer, or PDF maker. It has to be a real printer. Make sure “Keep Printed” option is not check. (Control Panel>Printers>Right Click Default Printer>Choose Properties>Advanced tab).

5. Tried printing and it tells me coupon print limit reached. Sometimes you have already printed the coupon the maximum number of times allowed. Or if you are on a network or public computer, someone else has printed it.

Hopefully, these tips will help. If all this still fails, go back to the site where the coupon is at and request a coupon by mail or ask a friend to print the coupon for you.

If you have any other tips, let me know in the comments.

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comments { 21 Comments }
  • kat - February 04, 2009 @ 11:46 am 1
    Sigh… Someday, coupon printing might be available for Linux systems. Someday.

    (Seriously, I don’t understand why they have to make you install a toolbar or whatever. They could just give you a PDF. Argh.)

    • Erica - March 31, 2010 @ 11:50 am 1.1
      I know I’m replying to a year old comment, but I wanted to say this just in case any other Linux users pop on. Download and run Windows in a virtual machine. I still had my XP disc from my first computer, so I installed it on Virtual Box (there is also VMWare and a few others). It runs while you’re still in linux so you don’t have to dual boot and allocate space to Windows. You still need to have the actual Windows program though, but it’s great if you just want to pop on it and print some coupons.
  • Lana - February 04, 2009 @ 4:34 pm 2
    Thanks SO much! I just found your site, and I love it! I have been so frusrated with the fact that a lot of coupons just “print” without any prompts, so most of the time I’ve been printing them in color and in best quality. It’s been driving me nuts. I didn’t know I could go change my printer default settings. Thanks for the tip. I’m not “up” on all these computer things, can you tell?
  • Michelle - February 06, 2009 @ 9:47 pm 3
    THANK YOU!! I have been wondering how to change the default print settings. You ROCK Brianna!!! Love your blog! Thanks again!

    Michelles last blog post..I love to read, and I want to teach my kids to do the same.

  • Manisha - March 01, 2009 @ 5:22 pm 4
    Hi I m still not able to print the printable coupons of Johnson baby products. Can someone help me achieve this? or can someone mail me the coupons?

    Thanks a lot…

    • Robin - March 07, 2010 @ 3:11 pm 4.1
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  • Christie - March 02, 2009 @ 9:20 am 5
    I’ve been able to print coupons on the Meijer website in black/white but when it comes to Coupons.com and the other sites they always print in color. Why is that happening when my preferences are set and saved? Any ideas? Oh and I get an error when I try to print from Smartsource.com.
  • michelle - June 05, 2009 @ 8:20 am 6
    YOU ARE AWESOME! I could never figure out how to get the coupons that printed automatically to be black and white. My husband will love you ;)
  • michelle - June 05, 2009 @ 8:24 am 7
    I posted a link to this article on my site. Thank you!!!!
  • Sandra (Bargains4wahms) - July 02, 2009 @ 2:15 pm 8
    Thanks Briana!

    I never knew to change the setting for printing coupons! Now if you could tell me/us how to change from color to B&W for printing I’d be very grateful!

    I will be posting your link for my readers to read this. This is VERY helpful. I’d do a trackback or whatever it’s called, but don’t know how, so I’ll just post your link.

  • Michelle R - July 23, 2009 @ 7:10 pm 9
    I have a question . Do you know if coupon.com will send you them in a bulk if you ask ? I have a big family size and its hard to find anyone
    that we know that has another printer to print more for us. My sister and I share what we have , and by that time there isn’t much to bring home from shopping.

    Also are we allowed to ask anyone on here to mail them to us ? I would like to get certain ones if No one wants’ them.

    • Linda - September 18, 2009 @ 12:48 am 9.1
      Yes,, i’D BE HAPPY TO DO SOME COUPON TRADING; THERE ARE MANY I HAVE NO NEED FOR; just let me know. Linda
  • dale - September 03, 2009 @ 7:55 am 10
    What a wonderful cite. I just found it this morning and I can’t get off! What a great service you’re providing, especially for first time couponers like me. Thanks so much.
  • Jennifer - September 03, 2009 @ 2:29 pm 11
    I know this post is a little old, but I need some help. I am very new to couponing and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to get the coupons to print in black & white. I have gone to the control panel and changed the settings, but they are still printing in color. Any ideas? I feel like I am going to end up spending more money on ink than I am saving :(
  • Robin - March 07, 2010 @ 3:19 pm 12
    Hope I wish free coupons any and free samples, free get any

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  • Michelle - March 15, 2010 @ 3:22 pm 13
    Does anyone know if the stores accept black/white coupons printed from coupons.com? On the coupon it says not to accept them without a dot-scan barcode below the expiration date. This code does not print in black/white.
  • Robin - March 31, 2010 @ 12:40 pm 14
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    • Frances - February 17, 2011 @ 4:42 pm 14.1
      FYI – our local Wal-Mart will only accept coupons in color – UGH!!!
  • Skaggs - May 19, 2011 @ 11:22 pm 15
    Frances, they just changed their coupon policy, and it says that they will accept coupons that are in b&w!!!!
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  • PENNY - June 06, 2011 @ 11:32 am 16
    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY ONLINE COPIES WILL EACH STORE TAKE LIKE WALMART AND WALGREENS,CVS BECAUSE I HAVE PRINTED LIKE 30 COPIES FROM EACH OF MY COMPUTERS JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL ACCEPT THEM . I CANT FIND A STORE TO LET ME HAVE THE INSERTS IN PAPER SO I CANT GET AT LEAST 50 COUPONS A WEEK OR MORE
  • julie - August 09, 2011 @ 11:44 pm 17
    Can anyone understand a word Robin is saying? It’s painful to read her comments & I’m wondering if ‘she’s’ SPAM

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