Why Can’t I Print These Coupons?!
Are you beyond frustrated with your computer and printer when it comes to couponing? We have all been there! Time after time, when you click on a coupon from our Coupon Database to print and NOTHING! In this article, we will share some helpful tips to get technology to FINALLY work for you and tips to using our major printable sites!
First Things First… Why Print Coupons?
- Convenience ~ print the coupons you need right from home or work
- Cost Savings ~ printing one page is cheaper than buying a paper or paying for a clipping service
- Limited Availability ~ some manufacturer coupons are only available online
- The Obvious ~ I want to save money on groceries!
Make sure your computer is in communication with your printer. Seems super easy, but we recommend that you print a test page in Microsoft Word before trying to print a coupon as most coupons have a print limit per browser or account. Most wireless printers are compatible with coupon websites. Test yours to be sure.
Note: Your computer or laptop may require you to install a coupon printing program for the first time. You will need to accept the terms of service to proceed with printing.
To be able to print the most coupons available, be sure that you have one or more internet browsers installed on your computer. There is Safari (for Apple users), Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and others to choose from. You can access the Coupon Database from any of the browsers mentioned for the deals that are posted on How to Shop For Free.
Some browsers are easier to use than others when printing coupons so we suggest that you choose the browser you are most comfortable with and stick with it. Disable any Ad-Blockers in your Browser settings prior to printing. Restart the computer once disabled.
You say, ok I have that, now what?
Majority of our printable coupons come from Coupons.com, Lozo, SmartSource, Kellogg’s Family Rewards, or 90 Manufacturer Sites. In the coupon database, you will see the name of the site where you will be printing your printable coupon. Some sites require you to create an account to access the coupon. You can create one and save the password for future use.
Remember, most sites will ask for a verification of some sort to make sure you are not a robot. Do not be alarmed!
Now to PRINT! Follow the steps in the graphics below to print from these major sites. Each is hyperlinked:
Still having trouble? Try these to Troubleshoot:
- Print another test document from Microsoft Word.
- Try printing from another browser if your coupon doesn’t print.
- Restart the browser.
- Re-install the coupon-printing software, and make sure the add-on for the coupon software is enabled in your browser settings under “Tools” then “Manage Add-Ons” for most browsers.
- Last but not least, clear your browser’s history (cache and cookies), then Restart the browser.
For more troubleshooting tips, visit the Help Pages on the couponing sites above.
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