A recent email from a TVConversionhelp viewer asked:
My TV converter box coupons expired on June 10, 2008 while I was on vacation and I didnt realize that they had expired what can I do?
Unfortunately, it appears from this news article at Consumer Reports(http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2008/04/dtv-converter-c.html) that the government is unwilling to budge on extending the 90 days given to consumers for using the coupons. If you don’t feel like clicking on the link, here’s a highlight from the article, “Coupons expire 90 days after issue, and if you haven’t used them by then, you’re out of luck. You can’t request a replacement.”
Your best bet though is to contact the government Coupon Program through the following ways:
Call the Coupon Program 24-hour hotline 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009).
Deaf or hard of hearing callers may dial 1-877-530-2634 (English/TTY) or 1-866-495-1161 (Spanish/TTY). TTY Service is available from 9 AM – 9 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
Good luck and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. You can always voice your opinion about DTV and the converter box coupon program on our forum. Forum Link: TV Converter Box Coupon Questions