According to the NTIA, the DTV Coupon program is out of $$$. This means that everyone who continues to order coupons will be placed on a waiting list.
From the DTV2009.gov official transition website:
The TV Converter Box Coupon Program has reached its funding ceiling. However, coupon requests from eligible households will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis as funds become available from expiring coupons. You will not receive coupons until funds becomes available. If you would like to apply for a coupon today and are eligible, you will be placed on a waiting list.
As one of my co-workers pointed out, our Federal Government enjoys printing money at the drop of the hat. Is it really that hard to print more coupons?
Maybe they’re afraid that the DTV Coupon Market will become saturated with coupons, thus lowering the value of converter box coupons, and driving up prices of the converter boxes!