Friday, July 24, 2009

Coupon Printing Help

Have you ever tried to print a coupon online and you get that message saying that you have to install the coupon printer? You say, okie doke, click install, then try and print the coupon again only to have it bump you back to the install page again? So annoying. I read about a tip for this on HCW yesterday and it worked for me! I'm not sure if it works in all browsers or just Internet Explorer. When you're at the Print Coupon page (not the "install coupon printer" page), change the "vg" in the URL to "wi", hit enter and then print. :)

So for example, here's the address to the Bic Triumph coupon I used this trick on:

http:// bricks.coupons.com /Start.asp?tqnm=qgulbcd23263742&bt=vg&o=57067&c=TR&p=nSbsjD3w

(I put a couple spaces in there after the // and .com so it wouldn't turn into a link, if you copy and paste the link into a browser, be sure to take them out)

So what I did was change the "vg" to "wi" as so:

http:// bricks.coupons.com /Start.asp?tqnm=qgulbcd23263742&bt=wi&o=57067&c=TR&p=nSbsjD3w

...and now it prints!

8 comments:

centralillinoisian said...

Very clever, thanks for sharing. This does happen to me alot!

Chicagolandia said...

Thank you for this! I don't know how many times that has happened to me!

kc said...

Thanks so much for posting this, I can't try it yet, because I can't remember which ones aren't working for me. However, I will jump back over and try this trick next time I encounter this!!!

frugalsuz said...

You're welcome! This happens to me just frequently enough that it ticks me off, but just infrequently enough that I never remember the "fix" for it. I figured if I blogged it, I could always refer back to it too.

Carie said...

Thanks for the great info...I blogged about your post with a link back to you.

frugalsuz said...

Carie,
Cool, thanks!

CheapbyChoice said...

You have just made me do the "happy dance" I have been trying for 3 days to get a smartsource coupon for Hunts tomato sauce to print. I had tried at home and work. You had the magic!!!!!!!!! THANKS for sharing!!!

frugalsuz said...

CheapbyChoice,
lol, I'm glad I was able to contribute to your happy dance! :)