Monday, March 25, 2013

Readers Question - Printing Coupons from a SmartPhone

Readers Question - How do I print coupons from my SmartPhone?

Kimberly posed this question on Coupon STL's Facebook page.  I can't answer her,  since I don't have a printer that is compatible with my iPhone - but I would sure like one.

Who can help Kimberly and I out with the answer?

"If you have a wireless printer that is compatible with smartphones, you can print from your phone, but not coupons. I've tried everything, it doesn't work for me. . If someone knows of a way, I would love to hear it.

I've downloaded app to print, and it prints great if I'm printing documents, web page, etc..but when i go to print a coupon, something blocks it."

7 comments:

  1. I would think it would not work. The sites that have coupons require a program to be downloaded and installed.

    Java will not install on a smartphone, leaves SS printables out and coupons.com installer wont install on a phone either.

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    1. Have you seen the Coupons.com Apps. They have one for Android and iphone.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coupons.ciapp&hl=en

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupons.com/id338380654?mt=8

      "With the Coupons.com app, you can access printable coupons, coupons that can be saved to your grocery store loyalty card, and local coupons. Printable coupons can be redeemed at the store just like the ones you find in the Sunday newspaper. To redeem coupons saved to your store loyalty card, just swipe your card and your savings are automatically applied at checkout. Find coupons for local businesses to save on goods and services while supporting your community."


      No loyalty cards at our grocery stores, but it sure sounds to me like you could print from the phone.

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  2. I've got an Android and the coupons.com app and still can't print from my phone. I get the error message 'device does not support printing from this program'. I've tried several work-arounds with no luck. I just don't think you can print coupons from a smart phone.

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    1. I just read the reviews on the Apps - Everyone dislikes the Adroid app and it looks like you need at HP printer for the iphone app.

      Here is the contact page for Coupons.com. If you've tried to use this app and can't, you should write them and complain.

      http://www.couponsinc.com/corporate/ContactUs.aspx

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  3. I haven't tired this because I don't have an hp printer with eprint, so if anyone has tired this let me know. With the andriod app you can send the coupons you want to print to an email address. The eprint system works off an email address when you are not at home and in wireless range. So I was wondering if you could send the coupons to the email address of your printer. Like I said I have no idea if this would work, but if it would it get me to buy an hp printer since I have 2 smartphones and 2 tablets in my home.

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    1. I've been reading the comments on the Adroid and iPhone app. It sounds like at this time no one can get coupons to print from their Androd device.

      I hope coupons.com will continue to work on this app. I too might buy a new printer if I knew I could print form the phones, but at this time, I'm putting off a printer purchase.

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  4. I can print from my android to my HP but coupons.com sends a link through email (how wireless printer work) so, since your printer can't click a link, it just prints the email page with a link, not the coupons. I would love to see coupons.com find a way to print coupons from smartphones

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