Bought My New Printer (80% Under Budget!) #PrintableCoupons

by Laura on April 19, 2013

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Thanks for my new printer mom!  

For a dozen years now I have had the same printer- I think I paid $25 for it at some point to be able to print tax returns and sheet music.

I made the mistake so many of us do- I bought a cheap printer that DRINKS ink.  Even with refilling the cartridges I found myself replacing the cartridge too often to be economical.

And even worse…. I found myself NOT printing coupons because I was worried about the expense.

So I decided it was time for a new printer.  I knew I wanted one that was more ink efficient, printed faster and with a bigger tray capacity.  I decided I would spend no more than $100 no matter how fancy something looked.

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One of my fellow bloggers had recommended the Brother HL2240  and after some research I agreed that printer or one in that family would be perfect for what I need.  She promised me that although the ink is more expensive than my current printer it would use it much more efficiently- making long term savings for me.

At that point the waiting game usually begins- watching prices, researching shipping options and trying to find coupons.

Except I took advantage of this great deal at Office Max a few months ago.  So I had earned $50.77 in store credit.  Plus I had returned three of those old ink cartridges to Office Max to be refilled and those each earned me $2 in credit.  So altogether I had $56.77 in store credit to be used toward my printer.

So I went the Office Max website and look- it’s on sale for $69.99 (down from $119 which is ridiculous).

So with my store credit my printer was only $13.22 out of my pocket!  And it came with a starter cartridge so for right now I don’t even need to buy ink.

The moral of the story is be sure to check out the Max Perks Program!  I save a ton of money each year on ink and paper for printing those coupons!

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Beth April 19, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I love the Max Perks Program, recently I used my Max Perks to buy my step son a gaming station for free! Wish I had some more right now to get a printer like yours.

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Judy April 19, 2013 at 11:36 am

Do you know how to print bricks coupons from a MAC without using a ton of ink? I haven’t figured that out yet. And my printer setting is set to “fast printing”. It’s only with the coupons that it will print like that. My documents and even photos will print in fast mode.

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