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Aug 10 2011
7 years ago
12:31 PM MDT

Coupon Printing Issues? Here a Few Tips…

Aug 10, 2011 @ 12:31 PM MDT
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I love my MacBook and don’t know what I’d do without it! 🙂 Like some of you Apple lovers, however, I’ve had trouble when it comes to printing coupons. I did a little digging on this subject and found the information below to be helpful. Note: Much of this stuff also applies to you PC users!

In general, a lot of today’s printing problems are connected to browser and coupon application updates in which added security measures have been taken. If you have any doubts about being able to print, try printing a coupon you don’t want. Since your IP address is attached to every coupon that you try to print, don’t do any testing using your favorite coupons!


Sometimes, by simply changing to a different browser, you can successfully print. If you’re a Mac user, stick with Firefox or Safari for coupon printing. Avoid using Internet Explorer because not all of the coupon applications support this browser. If you are unable to print coupons using Safari 5.1, switch to Firefox 5.0.1!


A common printing issue for SmartSource coupons relates to the version of Java on your computer. Java is required in order to print SS coupons; make sure that you have the most current Java version installed.

If you can’t print SS coupons in Firefox, open Internet Explorer and then open the SmartSource page.  See if you can print in this browser or another browser of your choosing.

If the error message about your default printer not being supported pops up when you attempt to print a SS coupon, go to your Printer setting and open the Advanced tab. Select the option “Print Directly to Printer.” This setting should allow you to print. You can always restore to your original settings after your coupons have printed.


Target acknowledges printing issues associated with its Coupon Print Activator software. Coupon Print Activator is a small plugin that works with PCs, Macs, and most operating systems and browsers. You must download and install this plugin in order to print Target coupons. If you have downloaded and installed this program but continue to get repeat messages to download, open another browser and try printing from this browser.

Mac users: If you can’t print Target coupons on Safari, go to Safari, Preferences, Advanced tab. Check the box that says “Show Develop menu in menu bar” and close this window. Now open the Target Coupons page. Then look at the menu bar of Safari & click on Develop, User Agent, and Safari 4.0.5-Mac. The Target page will reload, and you should now be able to print your coupons.

…And if you have any other tips, please share in the comment section as I think we need all the help we can get on this issue! 🙂

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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.