"7-Eleven Day," or "7-11," is today, and that means one thing—free Slurpees for everyone!
The convenience store chain is celebrating its birthday as it does every year, by giving away one free 7.11-ounce Slurpee to each customer who asks, anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
This year marks the 85th anniversary of the company and the 45th anniversary of the creation of the Slurpee itself.
“This year we expect to give away 7 million Slurpee drinks, more than ever before, beating last year’s offer by 2 million," said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven president and CEO, in a media release on the company's Web site.
The company has also created downloadable birthday attire—tiny bowties, hair bows and party hats—for folks who want to dress for the occasion.
If you've got your heart set on a free icy drink, don't wait too long to stop by; the offer is good only as long as supplies last.
Not sure you'll be near the Carmichael store today, but craving that free Slurpee? Relax. There's an app for that.
The "timeRAZOR" app, known for providing users with hyperlocal event info, will also direct users to the nearest 7-11 store participating in the free Slurpee giveaway Wednesday. What's more, the app will even give you real-time info on drivetime and traffic conditions.
Click here for more information and to download the timeRAZOR app - and enjoy your free Slurpee!