Flag Day 'Roo Run' in Charleston

Kangaroo Express offers free drinks all summer to the finders of 13 mugs

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Pantry's Kangaroo Express hid 13 of its refillable "Roo Cups" around Charleston, S.C., on Flag Day, June 14, for the "Roo Run" in honor of the American flag's 13 stripes representing the original 13 colonies.

Participants were asked to follow @KrooExpress on Twitter for clues to the free cup locations.

The limited-edition mugs have been selling quickly in stores and are expected to sell out by next week, the retailer said. The popular refillable mug, priced at $6.99, is good for free fountain and frozen drinks until September 5.

"Whether [image-nocss] you find a mug or purchase one, Kangaroo Express hopes customers will donate a portion of their drink savings to its Salute Our Troops campaign," the company said.

Salute Our Troops is on a mission to raise $1 million between Memorial Day and Labor Day. A fully restored 1952 Willys CJ-3 Jeep is traveling the Southeast to help raise awareness and donations for military charitable organizations and shine a spotlight of appreciation as communities honor military heroes who have served in the Armed Forces or have positively impacted the lives of those who serve our country.

All funds raised will directly support the efforts of the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and state-based nonprofits that support the National Guard.

Headquartered in Cary, N.C., The Pantry is the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country. As of May 9, 2011, it operated 1,659 stores in 13 states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express, its primary operating banner.

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