Is there a way to get these countdowns into email?

Sadly there is no way to include a countdown in an email at the present moment.

However we do have some amazing products in the pipeline where this feature might be included. Might I suggest you go ahead and purchase Countdown Monkey so that you can get all the benefits of the existing features while you wait for the new and exciting products - and you can be sure that as an existing customer, you will be among the first to hear about them!