UTPA, Blockbuster partner in 2nd annual "Book for a Buck"
Posted: 01/07/2002
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For the second year, coupon books on sale at 24 Rio Grande Valley Blockbuster Video stores will benefit students at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Marisela Leal, alumni and annual giving assistant, helped support student scholarships by loading up on Blockbuster's Book for a Buck coupon books. The coupon books are on sale now for $1 each in the 24 Valley Blockbuster stores.
"The campaign was so successful and rewarding last year that we were thrilled to support the University in this manner once again," said Bob Dill, president of Tejano Entertainment LTD, the franchise owner for Blockbuster Video in the Valley.

Proceeds from the 10,000 coupon books, which cost $1, will be donated to the University. And, as in last year's campaign, Blockbuster has agreed to match proceeds received from the sale.

"Blockbuster is proud to partner with another great community leader, The University of Texas-Pan American," said Dill. "For years, Blockbuster has strived to give back to the communities we serve. There is no better way than helping students get an education."

Last year's campaign raised $20,000 in scholarships for UTPA students.

The books feature coupons for free movie rentals, discounts at restaurants and local businesses, a complimentary fitness center pass and more.