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Problems printing Bricks coupons? This may fix your problem!

alanisrox69 6,082 October 31, 2008 at 01:06 AM
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Last Edited by alanisrox69 November 3, 2008 at 06:43 PM
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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#121
Quote from lindy0111 View Post :
Hi all.... I've just recently started having a problem with Bricks on my Vista laptop (previously it would print Bricks). After clicking 'print coupon', it shows the printing page (dots from computer icon to printer). Then without printing it goes to the "Next/Thank You" page. If I try again, it does the same thing, then on the third try it tells me I have printed my limit. Argh!!! I have no problem on the XP desktop.
Go into the Control Panel, then Printers, and make sure the printer you want to use has a 'checkmark' next to it, if it does not, right click your printer and select "Set as Default".

-Derek-
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#122
Somebody please tell me how to overide this..
I have to uncheck the " keep printed document" box ( right click the printer >> property >> advance tab ). it always goes back to "checked" by defult. How do I manually over ride this? I seen it around on this site but can not find it now.
Something about internet option folder something ?????????????
Who want to be a hero?
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#123
Quote from alanisrox69 View Post :
Go into the Control Panel, then Printers, and make sure the printer you want to use has a 'checkmark' next to it, if it does not, right click your printer and select "Set as Default".

-Derek-
Thanks very much for the tip, but I'd already checked that... any other ideas?
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#124
Thank you SO much! I finally got fed up with not being able to print Bricks q's so I did a search and found this post. Thank you so much, I am on a mac and this totally fixed my problem.l
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#125
Quote from roxxy View Post :
Thank you SO much! I finally got fed up with not being able to print Bricks q's so I did a search and found this post. Thank you so much, I am on a mac and this totally fixed my problem.l
Where did you find the solution to the Mac problem with Safari?

1. I checked the URL and the "xs" is already there. I didn't need to replace it.

2. I installed their coupon printer successfully.

Now...when I print, it looks like something is happening on the screen. There is a cheesy animated graphic showing a computer connecting to a printer. But then nothing happens! Did I miss some crucial step to get this to work?
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#126
Quote from Swiski View Post :
Where did you find the solution to the Mac problem with Safari?

1. I checked the URL and the "xs" is already there. I didn't need to replace it.

2. I installed their coupon printer successfully.

Now...when I print, it looks like something is happening on the screen. There is a cheesy animated graphic showing a computer connecting to a printer. But then nothing happens! Did I miss some crucial step to get this to work?
In the wiki. If you have the "cheesy graphic", it should work at that point. Mine just said loading or something forever until I found this fix.
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#127
Quote from roxxy View Post :
In the wiki. If you have the "cheesy graphic", it should work at that point. Mine just said loading or something forever until I found this fix.
What did you do to fix your problem?
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#128
Quote from Swiski View Post :
What did you do to fix your problem?
Oops, not the wiki, the first original post.

This is exactly what I did (use Safari, not Firefox):
On a MAC with Safari, replace the "wg", "wi", or "vi" to "xs".
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#129
Help, I can not get coupons to print. It just keeps saying printing, printing,printing and it isn't printing a thing. SO frustrating.
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#130
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??
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#131
Hi there,
I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm having a heck of a time even trying to download the coupon printing software on my mac. Everytime I try to download it says installation failed. Perhaps someone can help me? Thank you.
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#132
Quote from keishuu View Post :
Hi there,
I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm having a heck of a time even trying to download the coupon printing software on my mac. Everytime I try to download it says installation failed. Perhaps someone can help me? Thank you.
Have you tried using Firefox and Safari?
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#133
Quote from keishuu View Post :
Hi there,
I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm having a heck of a time even trying to download the coupon printing software on my mac. Everytime I try to download it says installation failed. Perhaps someone can help me? Thank you.
How new is your Mac? I just bought one with the Snow Leopard operating system, and I noticed some applications do not work yet because the system is so new.

But if that's not the problem, then all you need to do is open up either Safari or Firefox browser (like the last person posted), go to the Bricks coupon page that you want, and then change the two letters in the URL code in the address bar. The instructions are posted in the very first page of this thread.
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#134
Is there a thread dealing with SmartSource coupons? I followed all help issues on their site and still just get, just a printed icon (in FF & IE)...
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#135
Quote from Springfield View Post :
Is there a thread dealing with SmartSource coupons? I followed all help issues on their site and still just get, just a printed icon (in FF & IE)...
I have the EXACT same problem. Anyone???
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