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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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#46
I knew I could find out the answer here!
Thanks, off to try it out.
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Quote from BigDfromWA View Post :
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.
Glad you did Big Grin
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#48
Has anyone in this thread figured out how to get around the bricks printing issue that ends with you NOT printing, but showing a screen that asks for your zip code?
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#49
I have Safari and Firefox on my mac and I am still having trouble with printing Brick's coupons even after the suggestions in the wiki. On Safari, the message says, "invalid or missing parameter." On Firefox, it keeps telling me to install the printer, which I have clicked on several times to no avail. Any suggestions?
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I have Safari and Firefox on my mac and I am still having trouble with printing Brick's coupons even after the suggestions in the wiki. On Safari, the message says, "invalid or missing parameter." On Firefox, it keeps telling me to install the printer, which I have clicked on several times to no avail. Any suggestions?
Get a PC. LMAO

I'm kidding...sorry, I hope you get it working soon. Smilie
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Quote from schrakat View Post :
Has anyone in this thread figured out how to get around the bricks printing issue that ends with you NOT printing, but showing a screen that asks for your zip code?
Never heard of THAT issue.....maybe you need to add the web address to your trusted sites or something...I dont know..Embarrassment

Quote from Smin View Post :
I have Safari and Firefox on my mac and I am still having trouble with printing Brick's coupons even after the suggestions in the wiki. On Safari, the message says, "invalid or missing parameter." On Firefox, it keeps telling me to install the printer, which I have clicked on several times to no avail. Any suggestions?
Quote from jmegirl View Post :
Get a PC. LMAO

I'm kidding...sorry, I hope you get it working soon. Smilie
What she said ^^^ , cause I don't know JACK about macs.....Smilie
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Quote from jmegirl View Post :
Get a PC. LMAO

I'm kidding...sorry, I hope you get it working soon. Smilie
I have a PC too and having the exact same problems. Still unable to figure it out.
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Quote from schrakat View Post :
Has anyone in this thread figured out how to get around the bricks printing issue that ends with you NOT printing, but showing a screen that asks for your zip code?
i have the same problem. Never used to have that screen, but ever since it started pooping up, no more coupons....Confused anybody???
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Quote from Smin View Post :
I have Safari and Firefox on my mac and I am still having trouble with printing Brick's coupons even after the suggestions in the wiki. On Safari, the message says, "invalid or missing parameter." On Firefox, it keeps telling me to install the printer, which I have clicked on several times to no avail. Any suggestions?
Bricks is not supported using Firefox on a Mac. I use Safari and could never print bricks Qs until I read this thread. Now, as long as I put xs in the link it works for me.
OS X 10.5.6, Safari v3.2.1
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I have spent the last 2 days trying to get my parents windows xp laptop to print coupons from bricks.coupons.com and coupons.com. I have tried virtually every suggestion I have found here and on other sites, and it has not made any difference. Their computer virtually has no other problems, and printing from some other coupon sites like smartsource works flawlessly.

I went so far as to uninstall windows xp service pack 3 in order to go back to internet explorer 6 today, and still no joy. Must I totally reinstall their OS?

I have tried every browser there is basically, IE 6, 7, 8 beta, firefox, netscape, safari, it makes no difference for me. It's the same result everytime with a bricks or coupons.com coupon, with bricks it goes to the funky looking page with a zip code box...when I enter a zip code an animation appears but it never starts to print anything. With coupons.com, it keeps telling me to install the coupon printer program which I have a million times (as well as uninstalling, then clearing cookies, cache, temp files etc).

I am not an expert, but would consider myself average at solving these types of problems. I can not begin to list all the things I have tried. Including 3 different printers....I don't think it's a printer issue. I have tried virtually all the security setting combos in the various browsers. This has to be one of the most annoying and difficult troubleshooting tasks I have ever come across.

Just wondering if by some chance anyone else has some more ideas. Considering my parents use their laptop about half the time just for printing coupons, Id really like to find a solution, without reinstalling the operating system, but Ill do it if I have to.
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#56
Antivirus/antispam software? Firewall? Odd browser plug-ins?

I recently had a problem with SD suddenly looking completely wrong (no graphics at all) and it turned out to be because of a recent update to Adblock Plus (FF plug-in).
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#57
Well, mainly fooling around with internet explorer, though I tried all the other browsers too, I basically removed all the addons except the coupons inc printer active x control. Did not make a difference.

I also did extensive spyware, registry error, and virus scans.

I could write a book on all the different things I tried. None of it had any effect. I can see I am not alone, as a poll on another forum shows 68 percent of people can not get it to work on their systems. But I thought I would make more progress if I devoted two days to it.
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#58
I have had the exact same problem. Up till a month ago or so, I was able to print anything! When the whole zip code thing started popping up, I can't print coupons.com or any bricks. As soon as I put my zip code in, push print, my computer shuts down. I have vista. I have never had firefox and it always worked. For the past couple weeks have been messing with downloading firefox 2.0 and 3.0 and still no help, I also tried changing the wg, wi, vi, xs, etc. Still no help.....PLEASE I NEED SOME ASSISTANCE. It is driving me crazy! Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you whoever you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#59
You guys with the zip code issue, have any of you photocopied Bricks coupons and used multiples of them?

Also, savings123, you PMed me and I tried to reply but it said your private message mailbox was full.

-Derek-
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#60
it says my pm box is full, i just opened an account, so not sure why it is 100% full?
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