7-Eleven convenience stores are famous for their Slurpees, and once a year they offer customers to enjoy a Slurpee free of charge. 7-Eleven Day, during which customers can enjoy a free Slurpee, is July 11.
It makes sense that this is the date of Free Slurpee Day, since July 11 is 7-11, the name of the convenience store chain. On Free Slurpee Day, which is celebrated at all 7-Eleven locations across the country, each customer is entitled to one free 8-oz Slurpee. NationalToday.com reports that in order to redeem the free Slurpee offer, you have to visit your local 7-Eleven between 7 AM and 11 PM.
The offer is only available once a year while supplies last; since the Slurpee is a popular 7-Eleven item, anticipate long lines and plan ahead to get there early in the day if you want to be sure you’ll get to enjoy a free Slurpee before they run out.
To find a 7-Eleven store near you, you can use 7-Eleven’s locator feature, found here.
In anticipation of July 11, here’s what you should know about Free Slurpee Day and 7-Eleven:
The First 7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day Was in 2002
According to NationalToday.com, 7-Eleven launched its Free Slurpee Day on July 11, 2002 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Slurpee.
7-Eleven began selling the Slurpee in 1966 (though Omar Knedlik created the ICEE, which later became the Slurpee, in the 1950s). The name “Slurpee” was chosen because it sounds like the noise someone makes when slurping up the slushie beverage through a straw.
7-Eleven.com highlights a few of the chain’s newest Slurpee flavors: Brisk Iced Tea Blackberry Smash, Piñata Colada, “Bloop Razzle” Blue Rasberry, Cherry, and “Peelin’ Out” Banana.
7-Eleven Locations Across the Country Have Stayed Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic persists in the US, many businesses have had to close their doors. Since 7-Eleven is a convenience store, the chain was deemed essential and able to stay open with social distance and increased sanitation precautions in place.
In a statement, 7-Eleven assured customers that they were taking appropriate safety measures in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus within their stores. Those protocol changes included prepackaging fresh baked goods and condiments and removing the self-serve option for fresh food, enhancing hygiene standards, and closing some locations from midnight until 5 AM in order to properly sanitize.
— 7-ELEVEn (@7eleven) May 12, 2020
As an alternative to shopping in-store, 7-Eleven offers customers a delivery service through their 7NOW app. In light of coronavirus, there is an option to have “contactless” delivery. According to 7-Eleven’s official Twitter page, you can even order Slurpees through the app and have them delivered straight to your door. 7-Eleven’s press release confirmed this, stating “Whether you are looking for grocery staples like milk and bread, over-the-counter medicine, or a range of craveable food and beverage options like pizza and Slurpee drinks – the 7NOW delivery app can help.”
You can click here to download the 7-Eleven 7NOW app and start ordering food, snacks, beverages, and more.