Service Helps Millions of People Affected by FCC-Mandated Switchover Find Unused Coupons
WHAT: Retrevo®, a matchmaking service for people and electronics, has created a free, online national exchange where people can donate and find the government subsidized coupons used to purchase converter boxes for the digital TV (DTV) switchover. In addition, Retrevo is working with Meals on Wheels and More in Austin, Texas to help some of the individuals who will be most affected by the transition find DTV converter box coupons.
The DTV switchover was scheduled for February 17, 2009, but has now been extended to June 12, 2009 as a result of the Feb 4th Congressional vote.
WHEN: Available immediately
HOW: Anyone with an extra coupon that they’re willing to put in the mail or have someone pick up, provides Retrevo with their email address and zip code and Retrevo will hook them up with someone who needs the coupon.
For people who need a coupon, they simply submit their email address and zip code and Retrevo will try and connect them with someone who has an extra coupon.
Retrevo will make the initial introduction, matching people in the same vicinity, if picking up the coupon is an option.
WHO: Retrevo (www.retrevo.com) is the first matchmaker for people and electronics that makes shopping and using electronics simple and fun.
Meals on Wheels and More is the strongest voice of the home-delivered meal community, both in Texas and nationwide, in advocating for homebound people. To obtain more information about Meals on Wheels and more, please visit www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org.