Look at the date. If it says it’s July 11, 2016, you can get a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven today. [More]
In February, Coca-Cola made a big announcement that Diet Coke lovers had maybe, possibly been waiting a long time for — that the top-selling low-cal cola would now be available in frozen form as something called Diet Coke Frost. But after only a few weeks of having trouble getting the stuff to freeze properly, 7-Eleven has pulled the plug on its exclusive, cherry-flavored version of Frost. [More]
Yesterday’s Free Slurpee Day celebrations weren’t all sweetness and light. A dispute between a customer and 7-Eleven employee at a Vancouver, WA, store ended with a pile of cold, slushy sugar on the employee’s head and the police being called. Here’s hoping that next year’s July 11 can come and go without such incidents. [via KPTV]
Prepare yourself for a bigger brain freeze than in days gone by, people: Not only is it 7/11, the day when 7-Eleven doles out free small Slurpees, but the frozen drinks are 68.7%* larger this year at 12 ounces. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you my trick for easing brain freeze, if you’re lucky. [More]
UPDATE: As the day has gone on (and it creeps closer and closer to the 7 p.m. deadline in each successive time zone), we’re hearing gripes from the Slurpee-hungry public who showed up at their local 7-Eleven only to be greeted by the bad news that enough of the headache-inducing delight had been given out for the day.
Thanks to President Obama’s off-the-cuff comment
that he’d like to hold a “Slurpee Summit” with Republican leaders,
the 7-Eleven drink is suddenly up there with the McRib and Double
Down as a cool guilty pleasure for discerning fast-foodies. What
about you? Are you craving Wicked Apple, Kratos Fury, Invincible
Orange, or one of 7-Eleven’s other mashups of sugar, water and
slushed ice? Slide on in and tell the world.
Free 7.11oz Slurpees can be had by one and all at 7-11 on Sunday, July 11th. Yes, that’s on 7/11. Schedule a doctor’s appointment now for the inevitable brain freeze!
Tomorrow, 6,000 participating 7-Eleven stores will be giving away free tiny Slurpees. [7-Eleven] (Thanks to Henry!)