Printing Coupons with Mac

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 8:12 am
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If you, like many couponers, have experienced trouble printing coupons using a Mac operating system then you are in luck. I’ve also encountered several problems printing coupons from a Mac computer and these are the tricks that have worked for me.

Try a Different Internet Browser

Some coupons are browser specific. That is, the coupon may not print with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, but it might print just fine with Firefox or Safari. If you are using a Mac, then you’re best bet is to stick to Firefox and Safari. This is an easy problem solution since it is quick, easy, and free to download a different internet browser. If printing with a different internet browser doesn’t do the trick then…

Try Altering the URL to Suite Your Browser

Thanks to a fellow blogger, I learned how to solve my coupon printing dilemmas by simply altering a couple of letters of the web page URL. In summary of the original blog about this coupon printing technique, this is what you will want to do:

Take this link for example:

http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=qfhsaei61276871&bt=vi&o=57042&c=PU&p=smDpIRXJ

If you are using Internet Explorer, the coupon should print fine because when using Internet Explorer, you’ll want the red underlined letters to read either “vi” or “wi.” If you are using Firefox, you will want to change the red underlined letters in the URL to read either “vg” or “wg.” If you are using Safari on your Mac, you will want to change those letters to “xs.”

These tricks have always worked for me, but unfortunately there is no one answer for all Mac coupon printing problems. If you’ve found another solution for printing coupons using a Mac operating system that you think could help other couponers, please feel free to share in the comment section!

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