I have saved a stack of paper that has about a 1/3 of the paper cut off from printing a coupon. I use them for shopping lists and for printing more coupons.
Here are a couple tips for when you print coupons.
Tips for saving paper
- You can print your 1st coupon then before you hitting the back button on your browser, flip the paper so it will print on the other side and other end of the paper. You’ll want to do it on the other side because sometimes there’re ads that print after the coupon. You may want to experiment a bit with this before trying it with a coupon that you really want. It’s easy to put the paper in the wrong way and end up with both coupons on the same side. Not that I’ve ever done this ;)
- Cut the paper into the size you need and manually feed them into the printer. I have an envelope feed on my printer so I’ve had success feeding the trimmed paper through there. This works as long as the coupon prints on the top. So you may want to print the 1st one on a whole piece of paper and then used a trimmed paper for the second print.
- When you print from coupons.com, smartsource.com, couponnetwork.com or redplum.com, try to print in groups of 3 so that you use up the entire sheet of paper.
- And of course recycle what you can’t salvage
Tips for saving ink
- Cancel the print after the coupon prints and before the ad prints.
- Set your printer to default to black and white. I use a Brother Printer Laser Printer to print my coupons and haven’t had problems with using the coupons.
In the future when I post about a coupon that I’ve printed (I don’t print all the coupons that I post about), I’ll mention where it prints on the page and whether an ad prints too. If it’s a coupon I haven’t printed and you print it, it would be wonderful if you left a comment and let the rest of us know about coupon placement and ads.