July 10, 2009, - 4:44 pm

Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven: Saturday is Free Slurpee Day

By Debbie Schlussel
As longtime readers know, 7-Eleven is one of my favorite retailers. It’s quick, convenient, and constantly helping out American entrepreneurs to introduce cool, new products. (Read two of my previous tributes to 7-Eleven here and here.) Plus, who doesn’t love a Slurpee?
Tomorrow is 7-Eleven’s 82nd Birthday (yes, the company always celebrates its b-day on 7/11). And in honor of that, it’s FREE SLURPEES FOR EVERYONE!!!! In this hot summer weather, it hits the spot. And you can treat your whole family–a fantastic free treat in a tough economy.

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If it’s July 11 or 7/11, then Slurpee drinks must be on the house at 7-Eleven stores. That’s because this Saturday is 7-Eleven Day, and the day the world’s first convenience retailer celebrates its birthday. This year promises to be the biggest ever, with 7-Eleven planning to give away close to 5 million free 7.11-ounce Slurpee drinks to celebrate its 82nd birthday at more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.
The retailer has added something new to its annual tradition of giving away cups of its iconic frozen drink – live music. As an extra birthday bonus, this year’s colorful “Happy Birthday!” cups feature a Slurpee Nation rewards code worth 2 rewards points, enough to enter the 7-Eleven Day instant win game online at www.slurpee.com. Upon entering, all players will receive a code to buy reduced-price Live Nation concert tickets for some of the hottest acts on tour this summer.
Cup codes can be entered at www.slurpee.com or texted to 33992. The 7-Eleven Day instant win game runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CDT) for a chance to win one of 711 $50 Live Nation Concert Cash prizes, redeemable for concert tickets sold at www.livenation.com. Everyone entering the 7-Eleven Day instant win game at the Slurpee website will receive a code and website link to purchase $7.11 lawn tickets for concerts at select Live Nation venues across the country (some additional fees apply).
The concert ticket codes are valid for the discounted ticket prices through Sunday, July 12, at 10 p.m. (CDT). The $7.11 tickets are good toward select general admission lawn seats at Live Nation-owned and operated venues while supplies last.

Get your free Slurpee, tomorrow. And happy 82nd, 7-Eleven.

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7 Responses

Debbie, alas and alack, there’s no 7-Eleven close to my hometown here in CT. The closest one is in Fairfield, CT. Though it’s a half hour away, it’s too far by my at times crazed mother’s standards.
But let me extend birthday greetings to 7-Eleven anyway!

NEPatriot on July 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Well since there is no size limit on the slurpees, I’m gonna get the biggest one they have tommorrow!!

Squirrel3D on July 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm

As Bill O’Reily says “Who’s looking out for you?” It’s Debbie Schlussel. Thanks for the tip.

californiascreaming on July 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm

My SECOND book, HIT the SN link, which is a lot cheaper than the first book because it’s *sans* the Amazon.com tie-in will only be available @ THOSE prices for another couple of weeks–WHY???
Over the Fourth of July weekend i found out my blood sugar level was 323–TRANSLATION–i AM one of those Obama-ites sans health coverage that will DIE so that all the Exxon/Mobil’ers bottom line exceeds MY years on this sorry ass planet…SO WHAR??!!!

EminemsRevenge on July 10, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Debbie, about 10 years ago I lived near a 7-11 and once in a while went in for a slurpee, but i can’t remember going in one since the Clinton administration. For one thing, I have this odd fear of being shot in a convenience store robbery. I rarely go into gas stations either unless the pump card reader is screwed up. But I’m not crazy and if we were dating I’d stop to get you a diet coke Slurpee (among other things)on my way over.

Anonymous1 on July 12, 2009 at 1:07 am

Good tip.
I fail to see how it’s the oil companies fault that anyone gets diabetes. It’s usually family history, or just careless over eating and bad habits that bring it on. Maybe more physical activity and less sitting behind a computer screen would help.
I share the sentiment of getting robbed for a stop for a free slurpee. That’s why you have to have a back up plan. A cpl and a compact Glock 27.

samurai on July 12, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Our local 7-11 ran out of the cups, posted signs on their doors at 5 PM when my wife and kids missed out. Thanks 7-11.

BB on July 13, 2009 at 6:16 am

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