Today is 7/11 and all 7-Eleven’s in southern California are giving out free Slurpees to everyone today! You want one?
From 7-Eleven’s Website:
7-Eleven Toasts 84 Years of Convenience with 5 Million Free Slurpee Drinks
Dallas (July 7, 2011) — They have become summer traditions — fireworks on the Fourth, Major League … and Little League … baseball games, hot dog-eating contests and free Slurpee® drinks at7-Eleven®stores on July 11, or7-ElevenDay.
7-Eleven, Inc., the company that invented convenience retailing 84 years ago in Dallas, Texas, invites customers to celebrate its birthday this coming Monday with a free 7.11-ounce frozen Slurpee drink. Participating7-Elevenstores across the U.S. and Canada will serve up 5 million free 7.11-ounce Slurpee frozen carbonated beverages this day while supplies last.
“Slurpee-brations” and7-Elevenbirthday parties will be held at select stores with music, entertainment, prizes and food sampling, and Slurpee-mobiles will provide free samples at select7-Elevenstores across the country.
“7-ElevenDay and giving away free Slurpee beverages is our way of thanking customers for their patronage throughout the year and showing appreciation for their support,” said Jesus Delgado-Jenkins,7-Eleven’ssenior vice president of merchandising, marketing and logistics.
“Five million is the most Slurpee drinks we’ve ever given away in a day; just two years ago, we handed out 3 million,” he added. “7-ElevenDay is synonymous with free Slurpee day, because of how popular the Slurpee giveaway has become. We’ve been serving free Slurpees on July 11 since our 75th birthday in 2002, and it continues to be a hit with customers. People start asking about it in the Spring. Even without the 5 million free Slurpee drinks, July is the biggest month of the year for Slurpee sales. What better drink for the hottest month of the year.”
July 11 marks the day that the world’s No. 1 convenience retailer observes its birthday and other company milestones.7-Eleven, the world’s first convenience store, began its run in 1927 when a Southland Ice Company employee started selling bread, milk and eggs on an ice dock in a Dallas suburb. Since that inauspicious start, “convenience” has become big business. The small ice company has grown into a major international retailing chain with 8,6007-Elevenstores in North America and approximately 41,500 stores worldwide.