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    Unhappy $80. mistake!

    Duh . . . I accidentally let my TV converter box coupons expire. I put them away in a safe place when I first got them, thinking I need to wait until February to get the boxes, and didn't look at the expiration date. Well, now I know that you can get the boxes any time, pulled out my coupons and they were expired! I called the 800 number and they cannot be replaced nor the date extended for any reason.
    I am so mad at myself . . .

    Just wanted to keep anyone else from making the same mistake.

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    What a bummer! And that is sad that they won't replace them. Is there any way you can get completely new ones? Maybe someone who doesn't need them could order them for you? I dunno. Good luck!

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    I saved 100% by buying nothing. Best sale of the year.

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    Thanks, Russ, but they only allow you two per household. I can't order any more.

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    what!?!?!? that's

    If you want PM me your home address, I'll get them and mail them to you.
    I saved 100% by buying nothing. Best sale of the year.

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    Mine expired before they were available in the stores here, I had my mil order some sent to her house.
    Challenges



    EF $3975.00



    debt:
    medical bill $890/$6000

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    That's such a bummer! We already bought ours, but I realized the cards were about to expire and got the boxes just two days before they did. I don't see why the cards expire at all.


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    ~I anticipated a huge demand for the coupons and a limited supply so I ordered mine as soon as they were available. I had no idea they expired until I pulled them out to use them. Oopps! Luckily my mom had an extra one that was still valid. Ask your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and Freecycle if they have a coupon to spare.~

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    That stinks!!

    I'm glad we picked ours up when we did! Whew!
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    we got our boxes a few days after we got our coupons. a guy called john matarese has a little segment on our channel 2 called dont waste your money and a few times hes said to use the coupons as soon as u get them. last nite he did a story on the billy mays awsome augger and how this one couple did the bogo free thing and it was like $19.95 for the first one and then they got hit with the hidden fees for shipping hand processing for the second one. all of that cost around $149. luckily they will be getting thier money back.

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    I don't understand why they are being so stingy when giving out the discount cards. I'm already having problems with reception with the two boxes I bought and now they are over 30 days old so I can't exchange them or return them. Nor can I get 2 more cards at this address. They don't even have all the converter boxes available to choose from.
    Everything was working fine and then I began losing reception of almost all the channels at around the same time each night after 11 PM. No idea what is going on but it ticks me off!

    I just read also that Canada doesn't have to make the switch to digital tv until 2011! Why the rush here?

    What happens if I did buy a digital tv and I begin to have problems with reception on that after 30 days, too?

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    HandyMom ~ If I understand correctly, come February when things go digital, your problems with reception will be gone and everything will be much better then. Hang in there!

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    Is this something that you have to have or will most tvs get you by???

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfriend View Post
    HandyMom ~ If I understand correctly, come February when things go digital, your problems with reception will be gone and everything will be much better then. Hang in there!
    Where did you hear this? Will they amplify the signal some more of regular broastcast channels after Feb 2009?

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