Print Limit, Begone: My Secret to Printing 4 of the Same Manufacturer Coupon

I was constantly seeing posts that begin with “ISO.” At first I thought this was a new product, until a kind couponer explained it meant “in search of.” Thus began my quest for coupons. My problem: by the time I received the coupons I was in search of, the right sale was over and the coupons would expire before the next sale cycle! Frustrated and krazy for great deals, I was determined to find more coupons and fast. That’s when I found online printable coupons!

I fell in love at once! I had wonderful coupons at my disposal, fresh off the printer. The ink hadn’t even dried before I began clipping, but my bliss was short-lived when it became apparent that I could only print TWO coupons. Now, some may say “Be happy with two!” But every hardcore couponer knows that when there is a super deal out there, maximizing your quantity is a MUST!

The exciting part: One day I discovered how I could get past this limit of 2.

This particular deal was on Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. The store was running a 2/$3.00 sale and I needed 8 cans. The printable coupon was $0.75/2, and seeing as my store doubles coupons, I would get $1.50/2, making each can $0.75! The store was also running a special where, if you bought 10 qualifying items, you would get an additional $0.50 off EACH item. This made each can $0.25! I had a similar coupon for Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, so I had no problem reaching my 10 items, but I needed TWO more coupons for those Crescent Rolls!

While looking through the Target coupons I had just printed, I saw something that made my adrenaline flow like the day I met my fiance! I think I would have passed out if I hadn’t been sitting down. Mixed in with the Target coupons were manufacturer coupons…the same $0.75/2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls that I had just printed TWO of. I quickly hit the print button, and now there were THREE!

But the Diva of Deals in me had to take it to the next level. I went back into the Target q-bank and pushed print again. My heart was racing as I went to the printer…could this be true? Was it possible that I had found a way to print FOUR of the same coupons? Lo and behold, it printed! I did it! I clipped those coupons and raced out the door to my deal destination!

Thinking this was a glitch, I tried this same strategy on January 1st. To my delight, I was again able to print two like coupons from my online site, and two of the same manufacturer coupons from the Target site, making a total of four like manufacturer printable coupons. This time it was four $1.00/2 Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios.

I have seen recent posts asking how you can tell a manufacturer coupon from a Target coupon before printing them. To my knowledge, there is no way. You just have to “clip” and print, and see what you get. Thank goodness for KCL! The KCL printable coupon database tells you whether the target.com coupons are manufacturer or not.  If it’s a target store coupon, the database states, ‘target coupon.’  All other coupons on the database are manufacturer coupons unless otherwise noted.

I have seen some couponers upset that Target sneaks in manufacturer coupons. This motivated me to share my secret! I want everyone to know that printing these coupons does not go against your limit of two from other sites. Happy couponing!

This has been a guest post by Robin from Stoughton, MA
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33 thoughts on “Print Limit, Begone: My Secret to Printing 4 of the Same Manufacturer Coupon”

I don’t see any of them tracking the IP address that I’m assigned by my ISP. Rather, I see them tracking individual machines; I have several computers and I can print 2 coupons from each computer to the same printer, but no more than that.

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Thanks for sharing this post, it has been VERY helpful!

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I think this information is great. Yes I do understand how frustrating it can be when coupons are gone however if you have more than one computer that is awesome for you. i wish I had more than one but I don’t so I am happy with what I can get. But if I had more than one computer YES I would print 2 from every one on grocery coupons. Every household is different and maybe some people need more than 2 coupons.

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They do not track based on IP address but based on specifics of your machine. Last year I figured out a way to print unlimited coupons from online sources based on this little tidbit of information (because they all work the same way – catalinas, bricks, etc). The reason the person above was able to print 4 of the same Q is because Target uses Catalina’s engine while Coupons dot com uses their bricks engine – same coupon but different methods. That’s why some sites show you already printed something and others don’t – it depends on the engine used.

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How do you print unlimited coupons?

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This isn’t fair for others. Sorry, but there is a reason there is a 2 time limit. So everyone can have a fair share.

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Life’s not fair – it’s about hard work. I miss out on Qs all of the time because I didn’t get there fast enough. You chalk it up and move on. Perhaps you need to get to the popular Qs fast enough to get one or two? This entitlement attitude among people in general is getting old – just because it’s there doesn’t mean you’re entitled to a piece. Your statement equates to your employer doing a performance bonus program and you get one in one quarter but are disqualified in the next because you already got one and they need to be fair to others (regardless if the others worked as hard as you did or not) – so they spread it around to be “fair”. Now how fair is that?

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I only have 1 computer, so I share your pain, BUT it’s no different from getting to the store after everyone else and finding an empty shelf. You win some, you lose some. Would be nice to be able to get a rain check though, wouldn’t it? LOL!

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Thanks for sharing. I love the author her tone was happy and made me become even more excited to coupon :)

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I’m happy that we have 3 computers in out home, so I can print up to 6 of the same Q;s. 2 from each computer…yeeesss!!

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Interesting!
I always get around the TWO limit by using multiple computers. I’m glad my husband is a big computer guy & has 5 computers… lol 😉

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which is why alot of times when someone with only one computer dont get to print a single one because everyone else takes advantage of it!! smmh

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but it is also first come first serve

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Then maybe you should get to the coupon in a timely manner instead of expecting it to still be available days later – especially if you KNOW it will be a popular coupon.

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Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound like I print out 12 of every coupon. The most I’ve ever printed of the same coupon is 4. And the same thing happens to me all the time and what can you do but say “oh well, I’ll learn to be quicker from now on.”

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Love it I’m going to try this tomorrow!!!!

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I can always tell which are manu vs Target because they have a little copyright sign in the text on the manu coupons.

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I get excited too, but the adjectives in this post are over kill, really getting a really good coupon is the same rush as when you met you fiance? Great post but a little distracting with the over kill of literary elements.

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Really?! Sounds like you have too much free time to critique the post. Come to my house and I’ll put you to work.

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It’s called “humour”!

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What this article is trying to explain– is that some of the coupons in Target’s coupon bank, are not actual Target coupons, but manufacturer’s coupons instead. I have noticed I just print all of them off, just in case. You never know until you print the coupon whether it’ll actually be a Target coupon.

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In my printer settings on the computer, I check the “print preview” button. It allows me to see what I am printing before I hit the print button. It also helps me know if there is any advertisement printing after the coupon, and I know to hit stop when the coupon is finished.

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On the target site right click on the picture of the item the coupon is for and then click on properties. Next look at the address line. If it is a target coupon it will say target, if it is a manu it will say manu.

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I never knew that – thank you!

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Well, I’m curious about this post. I knew that some coupons from the Target site were “TARGET WEB” coupons while others were “MANUFACTURER” coupons. However…. I just visited the site to check out their coupons (I haven’t printed from that site in months) and several of the coupons show that I’ve already reached the print limit… JUST LIKE THE OTHER SITES DO. So I still don’t understand how you get past the two coupon limit with a single computer. Some coupons are “rolling coupons” and you are able to print more than twice in a cycle so I think this may be what happened to the couponer in the article.

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YAY thanks!

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I did not quite understand! When I print from Target website itsalways says Target Web Coupon! So hot some of them can be manufacturer???

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I have printed cereal coupons from target thinking they were target coupons but when they came off the printer they stated manufacter and did not state target anywhere on them. So these Q’s can be used at others stores besides target.

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hmm…thats one way, I guess. You might be able to do the same with the CVS site, too.

Oh, and tell if it mfr or Target?
Manufacturer coupons on Target’s site use the wording “when you buy”. Target Store coupons usually use “with purchase of” or nothing at all.

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tried at Walmart….they knew firsthand, told me to go to Target or other store. these coupons are not acceptable.

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As long as it is a manufacturer coupon and does not explicitly say “redeemable ONLY at…” then Walmart’s coupon policy should allow for it to be used. What exactly did the coupon you tried to use say?

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Not only that Walmart accepts competitor coupons, as long as they follow the Coupon Policy guidelines. That’s why it’s always handy to have your policies in your coupon binder.

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I work at a Walmart and you have to stand your ground no matter what the cashier says. Ask for a CSM or if that fails a Manager. They have to do it id it says manufacturer reguardless who put it out. They will be paid. And if it is a Target deal they have to match it and knock the $ amount off. It is still in there couponing policy.

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