My faithful reader Courtney just told me that she is able to get coupons from her television using TIVO!
“I’m writing because our TIVO has started giving us pop-ups for coupons during commercials! We just got our first TIVO-related coupon in the mail yesterday, up to $4.50 off of any Coffee Mate product!
The commercial comes on, then there’s a pop-up at the bottom of the screen that says something like “press the thumbs up button on your remote to get a special deal on this product.” TIVO knows where we live (frightening, I know) so if I hit the “thumbs up” it knows to send me the coupon.
I think it’s pretty exciting because it’s the lazy man’s version of coupon cutting, and this particular coupon is a really great deal on a product that we use religiously. I’m not sure if this is just a TIVO thing of if non-TIVO brand DVR’s do it too.”
I don’t have TIVO, but I am VERY EXCITED about this concept. I already believe my DirecTV DVR saves me money, and I expect that if TIVO sees some success with its new coupon offering, DirecTV and Dish Network will follow with their own coupon campaigns.
I love the idea of being able to get coupons from your living room with minimal effort. I also like that they are high-value coupons!
What are your thoughts on this? Have any of you taken advantage of the TIVO coupons?