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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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brother mono laser printer

Printable coupons are great until they use up all your ink. The number one question I get with printable coupons is “How do you save on ink?”  Well it may seem a little weird, but my answer is… you need to get a new printer!  Switching to a black and white mono laser printer, like the Brother HL-2240  will save you a ton over the cost of inkjets!

The Brother HL 2240 is my favorite printer (I personally own 2) and I recommended it without any hesitation for the last 5 years.  Right now it’s on sale at Staples for $59.98.  You’ll also get free shipping.

Why will this save money?
It comes with a toner cartridge that prints 500-700 sheets!  No worries when you do go though all that toner, because there is a compatible Brother high-yield toner cartridge (2,600 yield) for $14.98 on Amazon. If that’s still not enough pages for you, here’s a way to extend your laser toner cartridge life.

Since we can get printer paper for free all the time, you are now only paying for the ink and at $15 per 2000 sheets that is basically a cost of $0.007 per coupon!

Now that’s a lot of printable coupons, and much cheaper than buying several cartridges of ink for your inkjet printer at $25 or more with an average of 170 pages.

Are Coupons okay in Black & White?

Yes!  They don’t need to ever be in color.  You’ll also find with a laser printer that they are now printed much more precisely and you never have problems with them scanning in the store.

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    • wendyc33

      I really want one, but do you have to be a member of staples? We dont have a staples near me. How do i get that price?

      • Stephanie

        It says FREE SHIPPING.

        • wendyc33

          Free shipping to nearest staples store. I went to the website. I can Read.

          • wendyc33

            Or for rewards members, but i am not a reward member and do not have one close by.

            • Carra

              I’m not a rewards member and it offered me free shipping. I think they give you free shipping if your total is over a certain amount regardless. Try to place a mock order and see.

            • Sara of the Midlands


              It is free shipping regardless if you are a member, but you can sign up to become a Staples Reward member online. I think it is worth it just to get credit for returning the cartridges!


      • Melisa

        Shipping to your home/business is always free at Staples when the order is $45.00 or more. No special sign ups or membership required. Makes for a great price.

        • wendyc33

          Thank you so much. after i read this I went back and you were right, and i purchased one. Yeah!! Been wanting one of these for awhile.

    • wendyc33

      Never mind just read shipped to local store. The closest store to me is an hour away. bummer

      • Darla

        If you go through ebates to make your purchase, they have a coupon code listed to get free shipping on any $45+ order.

    • Cindy

      I am a believer! Jenny is right about no longer having issues with your coupons scanning at the register!

    • Lana

      I got this printer from Amazon about a year ago and paid for it with Swagbucks giftcards. Free for me. We love it. Also when the print quality starts to lessen we take out the cartridge and gently shake it side to side and everything is good to go for weeks again. I have never been questioned about my B&W coupons and most of my coupons scan now.

    • Ruthie Altman Dreher

      I found the wireless version, HL-2270DW (refurbished) for $69.99. It was $89.99 and had a $20 off instant coupon. AND free shipping at Staples!

      • MommaBear

        Was the $20 off instant coupon a reward coupon that you had earned or was it a Staples coupon that is available to everyone?

        • Ruthie Altman Dreher

          It was a Staples coupon available to everyone (instant savings). Must have been for last week only, but it looks like the refurbished 2240 is available for $49.99 and a new one for $59.98.

    • Ruthie Altman Dreher

      Where can I get free paper? Thanks!

    • Emily Amberson

      My 2240 has stopped working. :-( The toner was low and I replaced it with one I had from work (they got a new printer and gave me the cartridge) and now it won’t work. I tried resetting it and everything. Does anyone have any troubleshooting tips? I love love love this printer and I’m trying to avoid buying another cartridge before I know for sure that’s what it needs!

      • Nicole

        Hey, I read something on youtube comments about turning the power button off, holding down the go button and turning it back on, then mashing the go button a certain amount of times. Try searching youtube about resetting the cartridge,then read the comments below them. I was having some trouble after I bought a refill to put in my existing cartridge. If I can find what I followed, I will copy it to you. Also, I had to reinstall the drives after I did it because it clears out everything from its memory.

        • C~~

          Also, you can find great Repair Tips for just about any printer on this website – Fix Your Own Printer (dot) com. We use this site to troubleshoot all our printers at work. hth.

    • Varn9899

      seems like a great deal, wish I had known about it BEFORE I had spent my $80.25 in Staples REWARDS for this month

    • Great deal thanks..staples membership is free..and upromise is 10% back too..free shipping link there if you arenot a member…

    • Britta

      I love my Brother. If you want a good printer and can afford to buy it now, do it. Whether you are printing documents for work, school, or just coupons, it is an awesome printer. Ink jets are a waste of money if you use it for these reasons. If I want color print pictures, I use Shutterfly. It is cheaper in the long run.

    • dealzgurl

      Sounds great! I’ve been looking for a laser printer. My question is about the drums? I’ve read that some Brother printers have expensive drums that need to be replaced relatively quickly. Has anyone with this printer had that experience?

      • Darla

        I have 4 of these printers and most need drums replaced about every 2 years. Instead of replacing the drums, I order new printers when they are on sale. It’s less expensive this way.

    • Diane

      I have this printer as well it is great. We just buy the toner online and my husband refills it himself for around 10-11. It is a dry black powder. However, it might be worth it to have another cartridge and I have plenty of money in my Amazon account because of Swagbucks.

    • Bee

      Anyone know what a similar printer with WiFi is? What would be a good price for that feature? Thanks.

      • Nicole Higgins

        I just ordered the 2270DW it was $109 at office max and I had max perks from Janurary’s free paper to cover most of it. :)

        • Tara

          I have the 2270DW with WiFi and it is GREAT! I have had it for over two years and am only on my second cartridge.

    • uthorns1976

      Get the 2240D (duplex) for a little bit more.

    • rostoswr

      Great deal…Never would have thought of this or the cost savings. We went to our local staples and picked up one today and we have started using it already. So far we are loving it. Thanks for posting this!

    • rostoswr

      Great deal…Never would have thought of this or the cost savings. We went to our local staples and picked up one today and we have started using it already. So far we are loving it. Thanks for posting this!

    • cab

      its a great deal but you do have to buy a usb cable to go with the printer.

    • Kim

      Dang…I missed out on this deal! Please post if you catch on sale again. :( Thanks!!

    • jl

      thank you so much for the post on the toner!! great price!!