Couponing 101

Back to Basics: Where Did the Printable Coupon Go??

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You go to a link I gave you to print out a great coupon. But when you get there, it’s gone! What happened?? I thought I would go over how to make sure you find the correct coupon through the links I give and how to know when they are gone.

Why Isn’t the Coupon there when I go to print it?

Printable coupons can get tricky! They are tricky because each manufacturer has a “limit” on how many can print. Sometimes only 1,000 will print and sometimes 100,000. We just have no idea what each coupon’s limit is. So we have to think smart and print while it is still available.

I go through each link I post to make sure the coupon is STILL there when I post it. However, once I post it- it really is fair game.

If you see a coupon that you really want, print it right then! High-Value coupons, or Rare coupons go extremely fast- usually in an hour or so. So, don’t procrastinate printing your coupons. If you find that you don’t end up using the coupon like you originally thought- use the back side of the paper to print a different coupon. That way you have the coupon- and don’t waste paper if you choose to not use it.

How to Know that the Coupon is Really Gone:

If the coupon has already reached its printing limit, you will see a message like “There are No More Prints Left for This Campaign.” Sometimes, you may even see a message telling you that you have already printed the coupon. That message really throws people off because they haven’t printed the coupon already. Just know that this message can sometimes mean they are just out of prints. Links:

If I link you to a coupon on, there are a few tricks to make sure you find the coupon.

1- I will always leave my zipcode field blank on the site. So when you go to get a coupon I mentioned, make sure your zipcode field is empty too! You can enter in your own zipcode to find extra coupons available in your own area. This is usually the reason why you cannot find a coupon that I listed!

2- Almost always, you can print two copies of each coupon. On the site, after you print the first copies you may have a hard time finding the coupons again to print a second copy. They actually go to the end of the coupon list! As silly as that is! So, if you first found the coupon on page 3- you will want to go to the very last, or second to last page to find it again-when printing the 2nd time.

Hope that helps you guys out a bit!!

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  1. I have had one store refuse to take a coupon because it was printed on the back of an old coupon so be careful!

  2. Sometimes, if you sort the coupons by category (food, for example), the coupon will go to the back of that category.

  3. HELP!! My coupons have recently quit printing. I have tried everything that has been recommended but it still isnt working. I have been able to print some smart source coupons but not anything from red plum,, or, any other suggestions would be great. 🙁 Thanks

  4. Melissa-I meant to turn your piece of paper upside down and flip it so the new coupon prints where the old coupon wouldn't be. Make sense? Then there wont be any coupon on the back.Ellen-It might be a security setting that updated on your computer. Im not much help!

  5. Every time I try to print a coupon it won’t let me do it on my computer at work.


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