Why do coupon websites make me download a program to print coupons?

Coupons.com, RedPlum.com and SmartSource.com are three leading providers of online printable coupons. They all require you to download a special coupon printing software before you can print their coupons. Why do they do this when it seems like a hurdle for an average user?

According to Coupons.com:

"This safe software enables your computer to build and print coupons that will be accepted at stores."

RedPlum.com has a similar reason:

"The coupon printer helps RedPlum and the manufacturer manage the overall distribution and security of coupons and offers in circulation."

SmartSource.com provides the most detailed answer:

"The Coupon Printer allows for high-quality coupons that will scan at the retail store register. It also controls the number of coupons that can be printed in order to prevent fraud and protect the manufacturer."

In general, the use of coupon printing software is needed for accurate printing, quantity limits, and fraud protection. It is a small annoyance the first time you print coupons but remember you're receiving free coupons that can save you money on each grocery trip.

• Published: October 20, 2010
More coupon articles »

Popular Coupons

Kellogg's Printable Coupons

You have to create a free account to print the coupons and they require the Coupons.com coupon printer to be installed on your computer.

$1 off a purchase over $4
Printable Coupon

Grocery Coupons
Requires Coupons.com printing software to be installed on your computer.

Arm & Hammer
Printable coupons for Arm & Hammer products
Requires registration to print the coupons.

Amazon Grocery Coupons
Coupons are for online orders of select grocery products.

Organic Valley
Grocery Coupons

Orbitz Coupon and Promotion Codes
Great list of active codes from Orbitz.

Grocery Coupons
Requires Coupons.com software for printing.

$1 off V8 Fusion
Printable CouponCoupon requires email address and printing program to be installed.

About Us
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

Grocery Coupons
Printable Coupons
Retail Coupons
Coupon Categories

Store Directory

Grocery Lists
Weekly Ads
Cooking Conversion Chart
Metric Conversion Calculators
Coin Counting Worksheet

Coupon Articles

Affiliate Disclosure: Throughout the website, we provide visitors with opportunities to save money using coupons and online deals. In some cases, we receive monetary compensation for these offers. This includes when coupons are printed on this website or when a visitor clicks through to another coupon site and prints coupons. Read more »

© 2013 - PrintableGroceryCoupons.net