As we quickly approach the Dec. 31st deadline to order a $40 TV converter box coupon, last-minute coupon requests are quickly depleting the subsidy program funds. Consumers who wait too long to request government coupons to subsidize converter boxes for the digital television transition in February may end up not getting one. We’ve known about this for almost a year now. You snooze, you lose.
However, there’s still hope for you lucky procrastinators. Congress may pass additional funds in early January for the coupons before they completely run out. There are currently 1.5 million requests per week for these coupons, so get in line now before it’s too late.