Coupons FAQ’s

coupons!

Where to get printable coupons?
Often companies will offer coupons directly from their website.  I sign up for various product newsletters as they often alert me when coupons are available!

Here are my favorite printable sites:
Coupons.com 
Smartsource
Redplum
Healthy Seasons
Pillsbury
BTFE
Eat Better America 
Everday Eating 
Very Best Baking 
Unilever
Home Solutions
Organic Valley
Delicious Living
Mambo Sprouts

Do I need to install the coupon printer?
If that prompt comes up then typically the answer is Yes–but you need only do it once.  Occasionally when a bricks coupon is no longer available–the install the coupon printer message may come up but even if you re-install you will not be able to print the coupon as it is no longer available.  More often I am noticing that this screen does not occur as often.  Now they are giving a message screen that “no more prints available” or “the print limit for this campaign has been reached”. 

I can’t get the coupon to print! 
Try printing from a different browser.  If you use IE try printing in Firefox or vice versa.  Often this will do the trick.  
 

How many times can I print each coupon?
Most coupons use the Bricks technology which allows you to print each coupon twice per computer.  You will have to hit your browser’s back button to take you to the initial printing screen to be able to print the coupon a second time.  Every once in a while a coupon can be printed more than twice but it is not the norm.  There are the occasional coupons that are in a .jpg format.  These coupons can be printed many times.  Coupons often reset –so when that happens you will be able to print an additional 2 copies.  Copying or scanning IP coupons and using them is FRAUD.  If people choose to use coupons inappropriately–stores may choose to stop accepting IP’s…so please use them correctly.
 

How to determine coupon type?
A manufacturer coupon has a bar code that begins with the number 5 or the number 9. Coupons that begin with the number 9 will not automatically double at the register.  You will need to ask the cashier to manually double these coupons.
A Publix coupon will have a LU number and typically does not have a bar code (some Publix coupon will scan but they are identified as a Publix Q)
Competitor coupons may vary.  Some may have a bar code but a true store coupon will not begin with a number 5 or 9. Some coupons may have a store name on the coupon but actually be a manufacturer coupon. If you look carefully you will be able to tell the difference.

Where do I get coupons?/What are those coupons you are referring to?
Blinkie = Coupon that you find on shelves in the SmartSource machine-usually has a blinking light
Hangtag = coupon that is hanging from a tag around a bottle or jar.
Peelie = Coupon found on the package of a product that can be peeled.
Tearpad  = these are coupons that are on a tearpad usually located on a display or shelf near the item.
WT = Wine Tag-Coupon found around the neck of a wine bottle.
Booklet Coupons = coupons found in booklets.
Magazine Coupons = coupons reported in specific magazines
Insert Coupons = coupons that come in your local newspaper:
     SS = SmartSource. Coupon insert that comes in your local paper.
     RP = Redplum. Coupon insert that comes in your local paper.
     P&G = Proctor and Gamble another insert that comes in your local paper.

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