$40 coupon for digital conversion

STAFF WRITERJuly 30, 2009 

There are just a few days left to request the government-issued $40 coupons toward the purchase of a digital-television converter box.

The boxes are required for TVs that still use an analog signal, or bunny ears, to interpret the new digital TV signals now being used by stations nationwide.

Each household can request two $40 coupons, and you can do so until Friday at dtv2009.gov.

Many retailers are selling the converters. If you are looking to redeem a coupon this week, try CVS. The converter boxes are $40, which makes them free after you use your coupon. You will need a CVS card to get the discounted price, but the program is free to join.

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