Blockbuster and UTPA partner for third annual "Book for a Buck"
By Chelse Benham, Radio/Television Production Supervi
Posted: 03/07/2003
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The University of Texas-Pan American and Blockbuster have partnered again for the third annual "Book for a Buck" coupon book sale.

The coupon books – featuring free movie rentals, discounts at restaurants and local businesses, a complimentary fitness center pass and much more – can be purchased at 24 Rio Grande Valley Blockbuster video stores.

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Book for a Buck coupon books on sale at 24 Valley Blockbuster video stores.

"This is a great partnership. Proceeds will go a long way to helping students get a college education and bring business to the community. It’s a win-win situation," 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 sell for a $1 each – will go towards student scholarships. Blockbuster has agreed to match proceeds received from the sale. The campaign is expected to raise $20,000 for UTPA scholarships.

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 956/381-2500.