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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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#16
This has helped me tremendously!!! If you use a mac with Safari replace the "wg" or "wi" with "xs". I have been able to print off many coupons unavailable to me before.
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Quote from Losmom05 View Post :
This has helped me tremendously!!! If you use a mac with Safari replace the "wg" or "wi" with "xs". I have been able to print off many coupons unavailable to me before.
I just came to update the thread since I installed Safari to see which 'code' it gave.

Updated the first post with Safari information.

-Derek-
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Quote from moongazebo View Post :
i can get the coupon installer installed....but then nothing ever happens. Makes me cringe at how muchmoney I'm giving away because I can't print these....help please!

I am in the same boat. I have both a PC and a Mac. The PC won't print the coupons.com because I'm still using windows 98 or something like that. Says it won't support my operating system. The Mac won't print because I'm using a browser that is too new, apparently. I get the "printing coupons" icon, but nothing ever comes out. I even went back in and changed some kind of settings in my operating system YIKES! because the help button told me to, but it still didn't work. I hate to admit it, but one of the reasons I bought the Mac was because I didn't want to upgrade to windows vista on my PC and I wanted to be able to print coupons. Sadly, that investment hasn't paid off at all.
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#19
If you have a computer that came with Windows 98 it will in no way support Vista. I doubt it would even support XP. Yikes!

As for Mac, are you using Safari?

Did you try FireFox on your Mac?
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html

-Derek-
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#20
I'm using a Mac and this worked like a charm. I just went back and printed a bunch of Qs that I had always gotten "please wait..." pages on. Thanks!!!
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#21
On a bricks coupon, if you cancel after printing the coupon (to save ink), are you able to print another coupon?
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Quote from pansyrhonda View Post :
On a bricks coupon, if you cancel after printing the coupon (to save ink), are you able to print another coupon?

I have only done that once or twice but I have never been able to go back later and print the second coupon...others may know a way around it ..I just know from my own experience. I'm not sure if that's what you meant but I hope it helps
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#23
Just use a virtual machine and you can print unlimited coupons. Virtual PC by Microsoft and vmware server are both free. Not sure if either support USB printers, but I know VMware workstation 6.x works great. laugh out loud
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I was hoping a Mod/Admin could sticky this thread. It seems to have been very useful via all the Reps and PMs I've gotten about it.

Thanks.

-Derek-
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Quote from pansyrhonda View Post :
On a bricks coupon, if you cancel after printing the coupon (to save ink), are you able to print another coupon?
I do it all the time. I double backclick as soon as the 1st print starts, make sure the coupon is at the top of the page and cancel as soon as the coupon part has printed. I'm so cheap that I even flip the sheet of paper and print the 2nd coupon on the bottom of the same sheet, canceling as soon as the second coupon has printed. Big Grin
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Thank you.
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#27
Bummer.

I was so hoping this was going to solve my bricks coupon printing problems, with the endless loop of install messages. Frown
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#28
Thanks so much! I wish I'd known about this a few weeks ago. I lost out on a BOGO Coke 12 pack b/c the coupon printer wasn't working.
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Quote from jgordon21 View Post :
Thanks so much! I wish I'd known about this a few weeks ago. I lost out on a BOGO Coke 12 pack b/c the coupon printer wasn't working.
Did anyone get that to print?

Honestly I think that was a prize from MCR and they are ONE TIME USE links (well, you can print twice if you hit back)....so even if you cash out for a BOGO coupon on MCR, then copy and paste the link after printing it to another computer, it won't work.

-Derek-
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#30
I installed both Virtual PC and VMware workstation, but got the error message of "Coupon printing is not permitted in a virtual environment." Can you share how you make it work? Thanks.

Quote from yngdiego View Post :
Just use a virtual machine and you can print unlimited coupons. Virtual PC by Microsoft and vmware server are both free. Not sure if either support USB printers, but I know VMware workstation 6.x works great. laugh out loud
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