When the ability to apply for the coupons were advertised. My family ordered them. When they arrived at not only my household, but my Father's and Brother's , too, They were put away for safe keeping. I went to pull them out to go get my boxes and shocked to see they had expired. The system should allow for reactivation. Why is it fair to those that acted early and in good faith to be placed at the end of the line and go without televison, even the local news for months? May the DTV.Gov. should just pay for cable for us. With the bad economy, home television is all many can afford, and now that is being regulated and that privledge is government regulated!