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Problems printing Bricks coupons? This may fix your problem!

alanisrox69 6,082 October 31, 2008 at 12:06 AM
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So, everyone uses different browsers, from IE to FireFox to Safari.

Sometimes people paste Coupons.com/Bricks links that they recieved in FireFox, which do not work in Internet Explorer or vice versa. You get the "Please wait..." or "Please Install The Coupon Printer" even if you already did.

This trick will allow you to simply change 2 characters in the URL to make a FireFox link work in Internet Explorer and vice versa

Here's how easy it is, the following is a FireFox link:
hxxp://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=ri3peuo59687503&bt=wg&o=53740&ci=1&c=GM&p=TyQrvJAY

note the "wg" in the URL. This link gives the repeating Please Install The Coupon Printer in Internet Explorer.

To make that link an Internet Explorer link we simply change "wg" to "wi" OR "vi" (in this case, both variations work, other coupons it may be wi or vi, trial and error):
hxxp://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=ri3peuo59687503&bt=wi&o=53740&ci=1&c=GM&p=TyQrvJAY
or
hxxp://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=ri3peuo59687503&bt=vi&o=53740&ci=1&c=GM&p=TyQrvJAY

UPDATE: If you want to print Bricks coupons on a MAC with Safari, replace the "wg", "wi", or "vi" to "xs". You can also do the reverse, take a Safari link "xs" to IE "wi" or "vi" or to FireFox "wg".

You do the opposite if you want to print an Internet Explorer link in FireFox!

-Derek-

PS. I changed http to hxxp so you guys can see the full URL without the forum code making it a clickable link.

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#151
Quote from Springfield View Post :
First off, under your settings -> printers -> selected printer (right click) -> preferences . Make sure the check box is not ticked for advanced settings. Or you may have a drop down menu for advanced printing, make it disabled. Otherwise, you'll get white pages and they count as if you printed them.

So, that might be why your being told you've printed already.
Actually, I have a personal printer right in front of me and I can see that nothing prints. The printer remains in the sleep mode. So, I know that blank pages are not an issue. Could you think of anything else? BTW, I could only see an advanced tab when I open the printer preferences and that has some font & toner settings.

Thanks again!
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#152
Maybe remove the software and then re-install it.

An anti-virus tool will signal that as ad-ware and it can remove it. Or, go to the add/remove programs in the control panel and remove the "coupon printer for windows". Then, when you go to print, that will ask for a re-install.

The system isn't even attempting to print. But, it's weird that you can print coupons.com coupons. Since, that is Bricks software.

My advise, test on coupons that you don't care about.

Printables here
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#153
Quote from Springfield View Post :
Maybe remove the software and then re-install it.

An anti-virus tool will signal that as ad-ware and it can remove it. Or, go to the add/remove programs in the control panel and remove the "coupon printer for windows". Then, when you go to print, that will ask for a re-install.

The system isn't even attempting to print. But, it's weird that you can print coupons.com coupons. Since, that is Bricks software.

My advise, test on coupons that you don't care about.

Printables here
I just tried what you enlisted(I have tried the uninstall/install before without any positive result) but it continues to give me the same "Sorry! You have already printed
this coupon the number of times allowed." message. This when I tried to print something that I have never even heard of, let alone print. So, this is definitely something going wrong in the Software itself that it gives me the same mesg for any & all couponsMad

Thanks again for sticking with me on thisSmilie
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#154
Quote from Cloning_Deals View Post :
I just tried what you enlisted(I have tried the uninstall/install before without any positive result) but it continues to give me the same "Sorry! You have already printed
this coupon the number of times allowed." message. This when I tried to print something that I have never even heard of, let alone print. So, this is definitely something going wrong in the Software itself that it gives me the same mesg for any & all couponsMad

Thanks again for sticking with me on thisSmilie
Time to contact CS (customer service). I'm sure there's a link somewhere to contact bricks. I know there's links on some coupons that they'll send them to you if you can't print.

I've tried contacting SmartSource for issues with their software that I have. So, I figure there should be a contact us link for Bricks. Explain the steps that you've taken. I'm sure you'll get a cookie cutter response of this is what your supposed to do. Let them know that doesn't work....
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#155
Quote from Springfield View Post :
Time to contact CS (customer service). I'm sure there's a link somewhere to contact bricks. I know there's links on some coupons that they'll send them to you if you can't print.

I've tried contacting SmartSource for issues with their software that I have. So, I figure there should be a contact us link for Bricks. Explain the steps that you've taken. I'm sure you'll get a cookie cutter response of this is what your supposed to do. Let them know that doesn't work....
You're not sharing your IP address with someone else that may be printing Q's?
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#156
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You're not sharing your IP address with someone else that may be printing Q's?
No. But, I've never heard of an IP address getting in the way of coupons anyway.

The smartsource coupons print with the icon or the UPC only. It's really annoying.

Others have the same problem. But, no solution has been found.

I have been meaning to do a complete reinstall of everything. This may force me to do it. Just to see if I can get things working again.
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#157
For those of you that get the smartsource coupons that print just an icon or UPC.

I found that under my preferences for the printer setting. There was a drop down menu for advanced printing. It was set to "enabled", I switched to "disabled" and viola, I can print smartsource coupons just fine.

The confusing part, Bricks coupons aren't supposed to print with advanced enabled. So, this could be a different setting...

Each printer set-up can be different. But, go through and re-check your settings...
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#158
Thank so much to everyone especially OP for this very helpful advice. I have used it more than once and it really has helped me. hug I wonder why it hasn't become a sticky, I see throughout this thread people asking for it to be one, it really is helpful advice that until bricks.coupons.com fixes their problem we will continue to need it.
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#159
Quote from a_netly View Post :
Can someone plz give me some advice? I have a new computer using IE8, and when trying to print coupons it tells me that it supports 7, not 8. Is there a way around this??
Has anyone found a solution to this? DH installed IE8 on his laptop even though I told him not to do it. Now he can't print anything.
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#160
How can I do this when I am at work and can NOT install the coupon printer? I selected my coupons and it went to the install the printer screen.. There was not a "wg" in the address.

I am using IE6 (work...) and can not install the printer since I am not an admin for the computer.
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#161
I'm new, and I cant read all these pages, but what is "bricks" and is this all a way to be able to print more than the max (usually 2) of the same coupon from a site? Thanks!
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#162
It seems that Bricks has once again adjusted the Mac software. It's having issues on 10.3 with a HP. For some stupid reason, there's no option screen to turn off any advanced settings. (One of the reasons I won't get an HP again.) Even though, I made no changes and now, they once again, don't print.

Quote from sremos View Post :
I'm new, and I cant read all these pages, but what is "bricks" and is this all a way to be able to print more than the max (usually 2) of the same coupon from a site? Thanks!
Bricks is the company that produced/runs most of the coupon software out there. Another major on-line coupon printer is SmartSource.

To get more coupons, you need to use a different computer. There are a few different methods "Bricks" uses to protect their coupons.

Sometimes there are coupons that will only print once, or some may even print 5 times, like the I can't believe it's not butter q.

You can't swap HD's, nor use multiple OS's on your system to print more.
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#163
Quote from Alan. View Post :
How can I do this when I am at work and can NOT install the coupon printer? I selected my coupons and it went to the install the printer screen.. There was not a "wg" in the address.

I am using IE6 (work...) and can not install the printer since I am not an admin for the computer.
Software needs to be installed in order to print. So, you would have to talk to the computer administrator about it. But, it might be best not to install anything at work. Since, most places don't allow such activities. A coupon isn't worth losing a job.
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#164
Quote from Springfield View Post :
It seems that Bricks has once again adjusted the Mac software. It's having issues on 10.3 with a HP. For some stupid reason, there's no option screen to turn off any advanced settings. (One of the reasons I won't get an HP again.) Even though, I made no changes and now, they once again, don't print.


SNIP
Oh my gosh...this has been driving me crazy. All of a sudden I could not print bricks on my MAC beginning last month. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing. I have a 10.4 and a HP. Do you think hooking up another printer would do the trick. It's killing me.Frown
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#165
Quote from lotsaluv4deals View Post :
Oh my gosh...this has been driving me crazy. All of a sudden I could not print bricks on my MAC beginning last month. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing. I have a 10.4 and a HP. Do you think hooking up another printer would do the trick. It's killing me.Frown
I am not sure if a different printer would do the trick. I had a Canon on it for a while in the past before this issue and there was no way I could change the settings. But, I'm thinking the Canon's issue was that it wasn't designed/updated for OS X. Now, the HP, it's just annoying.

I haven't tried to do anything with it for a while. I think the last thing I printed was the BOGO Sobe and then it was done.
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