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Cost of printing a coupon

post #1 of 16
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Has anyone seen any statistics on the cost of printing one coupon? You'd need to add up the cost of your ink cartridges, your printer, and your paper. I'm guessing it is more than you'd think. Have you ever seen any statistics on that?
post #2 of 16
Honestly, I've wondered if it was worth it.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by melsb View Post

Honestly, I've wondered if it was worth it.

I have started only printing the high-value ones. Smaller ones (say $.25 off or so) isn't worth it IMHO.
post #4 of 16
I also only print higher-value ones and black and white only. Colored ink can be pricey.

As for paper I got a super deal here through Staples at least a couple years ago that I am still using!
post #5 of 16
I only print the high value ones too, and I've never seen anything about the costs on it would be interesting though
post #6 of 16
I use cheaper paper and print in one of the quicker but not as perfect settings so I use less ink. I get a good deal on ink and paper at staples with the rewards I get from them from buying paper and ink and recycling my ink. I only print the coupons I KNOW I will use AND I cancel the printing once I notice it is just an ad going to print. I also print as many coupons as I can on one sheet. I think as long as you're smart about it that it is worth it.
post #7 of 16
I have wondered the same thing. I usually print on the back of paper from work that I was going to toss/recycle anyway. And I rarely print anything less than 50 cents (which will double to a dollar). I won't even clip a digital coupon less than a $1 since those don't double even though they don't cost a thing!
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by 1st-timemommy View Post

I use cheaper paper and print in one of the quicker but not as perfect settings so I use less ink. I get a good deal on ink and paper at staples with the rewards I get from them from buying paper and ink and recycling my ink. I only print the coupons I KNOW I will use AND I cancel the printing once I notice it is just an ad going to print. I also print as many coupons as I can on one sheet. I think as long as you're smart about it that it is worth it.

I find I can get 3 coupons per page....
post #9 of 16
The price per coupon you print is going to depend on what type of ink cartridge your printer takes, how much that ink costs, how many pages that ink cartridge can print, how many coupons you print per page, and how much your paper costs. (Of course this assumes you already own a printer for other reasons and not just to print coupons.)

Here is an example with my HP printer and HP paper:

Cost of black ink cartridge = $34.99
Maximum page yield = 750 pages
Cost of ink per page = 34.99 / 750 = 4.7 cents

Cost of 500 sheets of HP Color Inkjet Paper on Amazon = $6.72
Cost per sheet = 6.72 / 500 = 1.4 cents

Cost per page for ink + paper = 4.7 cents + 1.4 cents = 6.1 cents
Number of coupons per page = 3
Cost per coupon = 6.1 / 3 = 2.0 cents
post #10 of 16
I print an average of $20 worth coupons a week so I think it is worth it for me.
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