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Stripes to sell ‘limited edition’ Selena cups

April 3, 2018 GMT

BROWNSVILLE — Mark your calendars.

Beginning Saturday April 7, Stripes Stores will release two new “limited-edition” Selena Commemorative Collectible Cups.

The cups will be sold at Stripes stores in Texas and Louisiana starting at 9 a.m. According to a Stripes news release, customers and Selena fans may begin to line up at Stripes store to buy their cups at 8 a.m., prior to the 9 a.m. release time.

There will be a limit of four cups per customer, and cups are priced at $2.99 each. They will be available while supplies last.

Officials said like last year, portions of the cup sales will benefit the Selena Foundation.

Stripes has been working with Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, to create the two new designs that feature the Tejano superstar.

“I am excited to work with Stripes again on these beautiful commemorative cups of my sister featuring Selena’s image,” Suzette Quintanilla said.

The Tejano superstar was shot and killed in March 1995 by her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc.boutiques.

“We are honored to work once again with Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, on the design and release of the 2018 Selena Commemorative Collectible Cups. Our customers are some of the most loyal Selena fans in the world and these cups are a unique way to show our support and love for Selena, said Greg Kirian, director of Marketing for Stripes.

In March, H-E-B grocery stores sold a limited edition bag of the Queen of Tejano. Those bags sold out in just a matter of hours.

As part of that partnership, H-E-B was to donate $25,000 to The Selena Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to community and educational initiatives.

lmartinez@brownsvilleherald.com