Did you know that in 413 days your old television will stop working? Next year the analog television signals across the US will be turned off for good. If you have cable you'll be fine, but if you receive TV via an antenna you'll need to buy a set-top converter box to receive the newer digital signal. These converter boxes are expected to cost between $50 and $70.
To offset that cost the government is handing out $40 coupons, you can ask for two coupons per household. The number of coupons is limited, so put your name in now!
Here's the coupon site: https://www.dtv2009.gov/
See this CNN article for more information about the topic.