Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; An official carries an end zone pylon with the Super Bowl XLVIII logo before the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Time Warner gives customers $5 dollar gift card for Super Bowl blackout

So you’ve spent a few hundred dollars on food at the grocery store. Another $50 dollars at a big box store like Wal-Mart or Target, making sure you have all the supplies you need for your Super Bowl party.

You invite your friends, your family, your neighbors to the shindig. You’re sitting down on your couch watching the big game, enjoying life and then boom – your television feed carrying the Super Bowl goes out. That’s what happened to thousands upon thousands (it’s been said to be much more) of fans this past Sunday as Time Warner Cable lost its Fox feed for more than an hour.

Of course, fans didn’t miss much of a game, but it really put a damper on party festivities.

But no worries – Time Warner Cable is offering to get back in the good graces of those who dealt with the Super Bowl blackout by offering a $5 dollar gift card in exchange.

Wait – what? A $5 dollar gift card?

On Monday, the company announced it would give all Los Angeles-area analog customers a $5 gift card. Digital TV customers will get a credit for the cost of an OnDemand movie once purchased.

Yikes.

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