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Share the deals & questions 6/19

Posted June 19, 2014

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Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it!

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it!




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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 19, 2014

    Hurry! Swag Code Alert until 7:30 pm Thursday for 3 SB!
    The code is: SixTwentyFive

  • cents2save Jun 19, 2014

    Paper for inkjet printing is different from copier paper and laser paper. Some cheaper papers will soak up the ink so that edges are 'fuzzy'. Inkjet papers have a different surface or coating so images are sharper. We learned this when testing various printers before buying. The type of paper affects image quality.

  • hazelscoupons Jun 19, 2014

    AMYSDC - if you're using an inkjet printer have you tried aligning you print heads?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 19, 2014

    Thanks for the reminder on the Sonic shakes, Raesmom! Just posted it so nobody misses it. Wish we had a Sonic near where I live!

    amysdc - It could be that even on the high resolution for your printer, your ink jet is still not printing a bar code that can be scanned by the HT scanner. Since the new GS-1 bar codes came on the market, there are so many problems with printable coupons.

    Have you tried having the cashier scan the coupon with the hand scanner (not the flat one attached to the conveyor belt)? They seem to be more sensitive and sometime coupons that will not scan at the register scanner will scan with the hand wand. I also suggest printing them in black and white. You are just wasting color ink, which is more expensive on most ink jet printers. I print from a b&w laser printer and rarely have issues with printable coupons. Every once in a while one won't scan and HT usually just manually enters it. LF is not as willing to do that anymore, unfortunately.

  • immortalityinmotion Jun 19, 2014

    Has anyone in the area heard anything about a possible super doubles event starting on the 25th at HT? I've heard some people talking about it on Wednesday but haven't heard anything since :3

  • raesmom1612 Jun 19, 2014

    dont forget half priced shakes at Sonic today all day. just picked up a starwberry banana flavored and its sooooooo good :)

  • amysdc Jun 19, 2014

    fyi... I always print in color and I changed the resolution from normal to best "knowing" this would fix the problem, but it didn't. :(

  • amysdc Jun 19, 2014

    Anyone have advice for me? None of my printable coupons have been working at HT in quite some time. They used to and then the stopped scanning. For a while I just figured it was a problem with the registers but the past couple weeks I have had used many printed coupons and NONE scanned, so I'm started to assume there is something wrong on my end. The employees have been very gracious over riding them but I'm starting to feel bad. I printed a Cartwheel bar code today and used it at Target and that scanned, no problem. I don't have a good enough memory to recall if they worked at other stores. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!