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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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#31
Yeah I agree with poster above...
I think the virtual machine 'trick' would be for 'smartsource' coupons.Confused


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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#32
Worked for me! Thank you so much!
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Quote from rainallday View Post :
Yeah I agree with poster above...
I think the virtual machine 'trick' would be for 'smartsource' coupons.Confused
PM me for the details. I found an old message with the registry key that needs to be edited. I don't want to make the information public as they may make their software smarter. Note that you likely need VMware Workstation 6.0 or later and a USB printer, as you need the USB printer connected to the VM. I don't think any MS virtualization products support USB devices.
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#34
Thank you!!!
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#35
Okay, so the info posted about changing the characters when I had my old computer. However, I just got a new computer (Vista is the Software on it) and when i tried to download the coupon software it tells me that i have to be connected to the internet first. Well, i don't understand that because I obviously am connected. I sent coupons.com a message asking for help and all they said was that they thought I was using a computer with a printer platform or something like that and to try to do it with their stand alone version. I did try that and still can't print and feel like it's hopeless. Does anyone have a solution on this weird message im getting to be connected to the internet first? I beg for any help............ Thanks soooooooooooooo much!!!
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Quote from SavingSweet View Post :
Okay, so the info posted about changing the characters when I had my old computer. However, I just got a new computer (Vista is the Software on it) and when i tried to download the coupon software it tells me that i have to be connected to the internet first. Well, i don't understand that because I obviously am connected. I sent coupons.com a message asking for help and all they said was that they thought I was using a computer with a printer platform or something like that and to try to do it with their stand alone version. I did try that and still can't print and feel like it's hopeless. Does anyone have a solution on this weird message im getting to be connected to the internet first? I beg for any help............ Thanks soooooooooooooo much!!!
How is that computer connected to the internet? Wireless or wired?
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#37
Voila! Thanks!
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#38
Quote from GTA View Post :
I just downloaded Safari and just to know, i can print SS coupons. I started the Free Zantac and it worked!! Thank goodness. No coupon printer download needed.
Where do you get the Safari to download it?Embarrassment
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Quote from BLUEICE53 View Post :
Where do you get the Safari to download it?Embarrassment
www.apple.com/safari/
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#40
Now if I could just figure out how to print more than two coupons before I am maxed out.. Everything would be gravy.. nod
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#41
Been printing coupons for months now but never figured this out! Thank so much! Repped
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#42
Still not working for me? Maybe I'm not doing it right.
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#43
Quote from Tigger0670 View Post :
Still not working for me? Maybe I'm not doing it right.
Check your internet settings and firewall. You want to make sure your computer is set to allow cookies, javascript, and ActiveX controls. If your firewall is blocking any of these things, that could be a problem.

-Derek-
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Quote from alanisrox69 View Post :
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-
Just saw a referral to this thread from another. Evidently the Mods didn't sticky it. In case anyone would like to sticky this, and doesn't know how, here you go - Go up to thread tools towards the upper right of the OP. Click on that, and a drop-down menu will appear. Click on stick the thread to the top. That's it. Next time you open the coupons thread, it will be shown there with the other stickys. HTH

OP - I just created a wiki and posted this there. Hope you don't mind.
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#45
Quote from alanisrox69 View Post :
You have to install their coupon printer to print coupons, on a MAC or PC.

This trick just allows users to 'change' the browser the link is calling for, since some people copy/paste links from FireFox or vice versa.

-Derek-
won't let me rep you again, but thanks so much for this thread
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