Originally Posted by scottman
If you are worried about them running out, you can order one now and hold out for your second until later. I have no idea when they will run out, if they ever will. Check the official site for more info. Keep in mind the cards usually expire in less than 3 months after you request them.
Originally Posted by Ken H
The question was already answered. See the 2nd post.
I think this was in reference to the "or until supplies are exhausted." portion of the response.
The NTIA keeps track of the coupons (obviously) and gives a weekly update on where things are at.
See the statistics here
Look like 5.28 million coupons left of the Initial Funding and 4.51 million coupons left from the Contingent Funding (as of 11/11/08).
Assuming the rate of requests last week (149,231) continues you would have 65 days
before they run out of coupons (so maybe sometime in January?)
(5280000+4500000)total coupons / 149231coupons per day = 65 days
Of course this assumes a constant rate of request (based on last weeks requests) which may change, and does not include the fact that they are running a 51.1% redemption rate. I believe the money from these unused coupons can be used to re-issue coupons but I am not sure about that.
Anyways... my SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess) is..... January 16 for no particular reason
(but it is a Friday and I like Fridays!) I think we need to start a pool going to see who can guess the day the coupons run out!.