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psychic friend
07-11-2008, 10:36 AM
just sayin

leo01g
07-11-2008, 10:37 AM
today?

marooko
07-11-2008, 10:37 AM
yesterday.

leo01g
07-11-2008, 10:37 AM
oh well duh its 7/11 today

amyzzz
07-11-2008, 10:41 AM
Thanks for the thread.

chairmenmeow47
07-11-2008, 10:42 AM
dude, this is going to like my friend gordon's day. bomb.

and nice sig, amy :p

paulb
07-11-2008, 10:44 AM
is this any time during the day? and in Canada too i hope.

canexplain
07-11-2008, 10:46 AM
it might be a little hit or miss though, we have tried that for maybe three years and it only worked once .... good luck and dont get brain freeze ...x****

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 10:50 AM
The difference would be in corporate owned stores and franchises...

canexplain
07-11-2008, 10:52 AM
The difference would be in corporate owned stores and franchises...

or lame employees ... hey sf, how are the fires going your way? x****

chairmenmeow47
07-11-2008, 10:53 AM
this is also all contingent on the slurpee machines working. we went in for hulk slurpees and the machines didn't work :(

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 10:58 AM
or lame employees ... hey sf, how are the fires going your way? x**** We had one in Fairview yesterday I saw it while I was on my way to La Playa for margaritas...they did a good job of putting it out before it spread to widely or getting to close to homes. I'm actually surprised at how low on the hillside it was...other than that not bad at all...and today is absolutely gorgeous in ptown!!!

marooko
07-11-2008, 11:02 AM
havent had a slurpee in years. need to go get one. not a slushie, a Slurpee!!!

bakersfield
07-11-2008, 11:05 AM
We are all over this.
Hope the dumbshits at my 7-11 know about it!

jigsaw
07-11-2008, 11:11 AM
nice

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 11:31 AM
http://www.7-eleven.com/NewsRoom/HotDogItsNationalSlurpDay/tabid/260/Default.aspx




Hot Dog!

It’s National Slurp-Day7-Eleven® Celebrates Friday, July 11, with Free Slurpee® Drinks, National Hot Dog Month with Big Bite® Meal Deal
First Frozen Monster Beverage Not Sold in a Can
DALLAS, (July 2, 2008) – It’s that time of year when the sun is hot and the Slurpee® drinks are free-zing – emphasis on the FREE part. July 11, aka 7/11, is the day that 7-Eleven, Inc., the world’s premier convenience retailer, celebrates its birthday and says “thank you” to its customers with free Slurpee drinks at participating stores. This year’s 7-Eleven® Day marks the company’s 81st birthday. Customers can pour their favorite Slurpee flavor in colorful, 7.11-ounce “Birthday” cups throughout the day, while cup supplies last.

7-Eleven is the home of the Big Bite® Oscar-Mayer all-beef hot dog and the number-one retailer of grilled hot dogs. And to celebrate National Hot Dog Month in July, participating 7-Eleven stores are offering a quarter-pound Big Bite hot dog and Big Gulp® drink for just $1.99 throughout the entire month, a real value at a time when consumers’ incomes may be stretched dog-gone thin.

But there’s more… New for July is the first ever Monster Energy Slurpee drink, called Black Ice. Black Ice is a black-colored energy Slurpee drink packed with a full load of Monster’s potent energy blend. This is the first frozen Monster beverage and the first variety not sold in a can.

“In appreciation of our loyal customer base, we started giving away Slurpee drinks on our 75th birthday in 2002,” said Jay Wilkins, 7-Eleven brand manager for Slurpee and Big Gulp® fountain drinks. “Customers thanked us, and we’ve been doing it ever since. Now July 11, or 7-Eleven Day, has become Customer Appreciation Day or try-your-favorite-Slurpee-on-us day.”

Viral marketing through the newly redesigned www.slurpee.com web site with its Slurpee Nation social network along with Slurpee street teams in select cities and store events across the U.S. play a big part in spreading the “7-Eleven Birthday/Customer Appreciation/Free Slurpee” message.

Every day is Slurpee Day in Kennewick, Wash., recently crowned the new Slurpee capital of the world, but on Free Slurpee Day, 7-Eleven Franchisee Don Marriotto expects his store to be swamped. “Even though we will be giving away free Slurpee drinks on 7-Eleven Day, July 11 also will be our biggest Slurpee sales day of the year,” he said. “We will have customers lined up outside waiting to get in the store and to the Slurpee machine to create their favorite frozen concoction.”

Marriotto’s number-one Slurpee-selling store offers 12 different flavors of the popular beverage, and he expects to have the local ABC-TV affiliate broadcasting from their store that birthday morning.

On the subject of celebrating birthdays, here are some favorite 7-Eleven milestones:

• Slurpee – 1967, 41 years. 7-Eleven actually began selling frozen carbonated drinks two years before coming up with the Slurpee moniker, named for the straw’s slurping sound.

• Big Bite – 1988, 20 years. Although 7-Eleven has been selling grilled hot dogs since the early 1970s, the Big Bite name was coined 20 years ago when Oscar Mayer created an exclusive spice formulation for the winning wiener.

• Big Gulp, Super Big Gulp, Double Gulp fountain drinks – 1976, 1983 and 1988; 32, 25 and 20 years, respectively. 7-Eleven was the first to introduce self-service soda fountains to Americans, which mirrored the success of its hot coffee in to-go cups.

• To-Go Coffee – 1964, 44 years. Coffee was 7-Eleven's first venture into the world of self-service beverages. It must have been a good idea. Today, most convenience retailers and quick-service restaurants offer some type of self-service beverages.

• Franchised Stores – 1964, 44 years. The same year 7-Eleven introduced hot to-go coffee on the East Coast, they looked to expand the 7-Eleven convenience chain to the West Coast with its first franchised, or owner-operated stores. California, the first state offering 7-Eleven franchises to individual entrepreneurs, today boasts more 7-Eleven stores than any other state. The company now offers franchising across the country, by making company-owned stores available to store managers, and negotiating with operators of other branded stores to bring them into the 7-Eleven retail family.

Convenience retailing began simply enough in 1927 when a Southland Ice Company employee started selling milk, eggs and bread from his ice dock in Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas. Since that inauspicious start, “convenience” has become a big business. The small ice company has grown into a major international retailing chain with more than 7,500 7-Eleven stores in the United States and more than 34,300 stores worldwide.

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 11:38 AM
i'm always giving out free slurpees

Blinken
07-11-2008, 11:41 AM
LOL God damn it salah.

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 11:47 AM
i'm always giving out free slurpeesWhat a generous slut!!!

shakermaker113
07-11-2008, 11:47 AM
it also happens to be national blueberry muffin day. hooray!

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 11:51 AM
What a generous slut!!!

=D

i'm doing God's work

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 11:51 AM
LOL. Salah...

Young blood
07-11-2008, 11:54 AM
SUGA FREE RED BULLZ SLURPEEZ

amyzzz
07-11-2008, 11:59 AM
score!

chairmenmeow47
07-11-2008, 12:00 PM
SUGA FREE RED BULLZ SLURPEEZ

i picture you saying this with a giant grill in your mouth and at least 40 pounds of jewelry. holla young blood, holla.

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 12:05 PM
I only have 20 lbs of bling, so I fail :(

Young blood
07-11-2008, 12:07 PM
holla!

full on idle
07-11-2008, 12:51 PM
Every year you remind me of this, Dani, and every year I am grateful. I'm going to get one RIGHT now.

ps J~ I got your invitation!

marooko
07-11-2008, 01:00 PM
i'm always giving out free slurpees

do you have a blueberry muffin?

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 01:09 PM
i could...

Mr. Dylanja
07-11-2008, 01:16 PM
AWESOMENESS!! Thank you Dani!

full on idle
07-11-2008, 01:33 PM
We just went to 7-11 and we have been denied a free slurpee. We were denied a free slurpee. The injustice.

Mr. Dylanja
07-11-2008, 01:35 PM
What?!? That's just immoral, the nerve of those fuckers!

psychic friend
07-11-2008, 01:50 PM
What A-holes. Even the corporate site talks about free slurpee day..

http://www.7-eleven.com/NewsRoom/tabid/155/Default.aspx

fatbastard
07-11-2008, 01:54 PM
I hope they don't lock the doors on me.

full on idle
07-11-2008, 01:55 PM
What A-holes. Even the corporate site talks about free slurpee day..

http://www.7-eleven.com/NewsRoom/tabid/155/Default.aspx


DALLAS, (July 2, 2008) – It’s that time of year when the sun is hot and the Slurpee® drinks are free-zing – emphasis on the FREE part. July 11, aka 7/11, is the day that 7-Eleven, Inc., the world’s premier convenience retailer, celebrates its birthday and says “thank you” to its customers with free Slurpee drinks at participating stores. This year’s 7-Eleven® Day marks the company’s 81st birthday. Customers can pour their favorite Slurpee flavor in colorful, 7.11-ounce “Birthday” cups throughout the day, while cup supplies last.

So basically the one on this block hates fun, smiles and America.

Young blood
07-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Every year you remind me of this, Dani, and every year I am grateful. I'm going to get one RIGHT now.

ps J~ I got your invitation!

Yeah!!!!

Its a crazy weekend, OSL is that weekend.

paulb
07-11-2008, 02:52 PM
I just went downtown and got a free slurpee from 711! woo...twas good.... fill up on some cream soda slurpee, drank that, then had one more before I hit the road.

amyzzz
07-11-2008, 02:54 PM
What's this I hear of cream soda slurpees? Do we have that in the US? (I don't like regular slurpees)

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 02:55 PM
maple syrup slurpees

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 02:56 PM
How can you not like the blue vs red slurpees? I mean, besides the risk of getting shot for having the wrong color showin' to the street in L.A., it is all G double O D good!

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 02:58 PM
the coke slurpee is not the best one, but its necessary for the base of the slurpee concoction, I mean, I never just get one flavor...who does that??

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 03:00 PM
the coke slurpee is not the best one, but its necessary for the base of the slurpee concoction, I mean, I never just get one flavor...who does that??

Straight-laced pussies, that's who.

marooko
07-11-2008, 03:01 PM
purists.

paulb
07-11-2008, 03:03 PM
What's this I hear of cream soda slurpees? Do we have that in the US? (I don't like regular slurpees)

there is like 8 slurpee flavours.... what kind do u have?

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 03:04 PM
theres soo many different flavors, its hard to keep up, plus I have a slurpee on average maybe once every six months, their super sugary sweetness gives me headache :(

amyzzz
07-11-2008, 03:05 PM
I dunno, that's why I'm asking...
My husband gets slurpees at the movie theatre sometimes (blue-flavored whatever that is).

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 03:06 PM
purists.

Sorry man, but if you're drinking a concoction of a sugary substance that is following the footsteps of the beloved ICEE, it isn't pure and so the purist theory is not applicable.

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 03:06 PM
its like blue cherry isnt it?

boarderwoozel3
07-11-2008, 03:07 PM
I don't have a 7-eleven near me :(

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 03:07 PM
I don't have a 7-eleven near me :(

this breaks muh heart

amyzzz
07-11-2008, 03:08 PM
oh shit, maybe I am thinking icee's. FAIL.

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 03:10 PM
oh shit, maybe I am thinking icee's. FAIL.

Normally, the ICEE reigns king @ the movies, so that's probably what you're referring to. But there isn't much a difference except the price--which can cause both a heart attack and the onset of diabetes 2 in its own right.

Heresy
07-11-2008, 03:13 PM
How can you not like the blue vs red slurpees? I mean, besides the risk of getting shot for having the wrong color showin' to the street in L.A., it is all G double O D good!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i201/SexyAlexass/bloods_crips_hangin.jpg

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 03:14 PM
theres soo many different flavors, its hard to keep up, plus I have a slurpee on average maybe once every six months, their super sugary sweetness gives me headache :(OG Cherry with a watermelon jolly rancher tossed in is ohhh so yummy!!!

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 03:17 PM
OG Cherry with a watermelon jolly rancher tossed in is ohhh so yummy!!!

with a coca cola base of course

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 03:20 PM
SF rocks with the whole rancher idea...but you've forgotten one essential ingredient and that's your favorite Vodka! I prefer a drier version like Chopin or Effen, but Grey Goose and Belvedere will suffice.

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 03:22 PM
I think it's quite possible that we're the coolest people. ever.

boarderwoozel3
07-11-2008, 03:23 PM
SF rocks with the whole rancher idea...but you've forgotten one essential ingredient and that's your favorite Vodka! I prefer a drier version like Chopin or Effen, but Grey Goose and Belvedere will suffice.

HAHA! This is a total high school flashback!

bakersfield
07-11-2008, 03:25 PM
We went before noon & the grouchy SOB behind the counter said with a scowel.....
NO SLURPEE FREE,
FREE CUP ALL GONE,
YOU PAY

I just said OK & paid the asshole for 4 slurpees.

paulb
07-11-2008, 03:25 PM
lameo...

jigsaw
07-11-2008, 03:26 PM
slurpee >>>>>>> iceee


blue and red mix with mountain do (if they have). sorry, but i don't like cola.

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 03:27 PM
HAHA! This is a total high school flashback!

Wait, this was supposed to end after high school? I got the memo a decade too late lol.

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 03:27 PM
the mountain dew is the exact substitute for the non cola peeps!

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 03:28 PM
SF rocks with the whole rancher idea...but you've forgotten one essential ingredient and that's your favorite Vodka! I prefer a drier version like Chopin or Effen, but Grey Goose and Belvedere will suffice.Ohhhh Shittt!!!


HAHA! This is a total high school flashback!You too!!!

jigsaw
07-11-2008, 03:29 PM
SUPER BIG GULP SLURPEE FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

sbessiso
07-11-2008, 03:32 PM
I wasnt one of the cool kiids that was drunk at school, I just smoked before, during (there were soo many spots) and after

and the occasional acid trip at Miami Beach Senior High was pretty neato

paulb
07-11-2008, 03:33 PM
Coral Springs Elementary mother fucker! grade 4, 96... yeah bitchez.

boarderwoozel3
07-11-2008, 03:34 PM
Wait, this was supposed to end after high school? I got the memo a decade too late lol.

Not really, I just haven't had too may slurpees in the past 4 years.

chairmenmeow47
07-11-2008, 03:36 PM
i actually prefer icees to slurpees. i think it's because i remember the cups being cuter. preferably half cherry and half blue rasberry :thu

Hopeless Semantic
07-11-2008, 03:40 PM
i actually prefer icees to slurpees. i think it's because i remember the cups being cuter. preferably half cherry and half blue rasberry :thu

Ivy...seriously? Menace II Society, Tombstone, and an ICEE afficionado...its like someone stole my script lol...-bows down to the Chairman.

canexplain
07-11-2008, 03:41 PM
yea i guess they gave the answer earlier about indendent vs whatever but ya, told ya so ... some places do it, and some dont .... grrrrr .....x****

slurpee
07-11-2008, 03:54 PM
It is my day. Celebrate me.

chairmenmeow47
07-11-2008, 03:55 PM
bows down to the Chairman.

some quotations from my little red book would please the premier as well, thanks :thu

:p

shakermaker113
07-11-2008, 04:07 PM
I've only ever had a 7-11 slurpee once. and that's because they called it a squishy.

woogie846
07-11-2008, 04:07 PM
Running up to 7-11 really quickly sounds tempting...

psychic friend
07-11-2008, 05:08 PM
4 of us just went over to the closest 7/11 and got free slurpees.

I got blue raspberry 1/2 and then cherry 1/2 on top. and then a squirt of coke on top of the cherry. It was delish.

canexplain
07-11-2008, 05:22 PM
4 of us just went over to the closest 7/11 and got free slurpees.

I got blue raspberry 1/2 and then cherry 1/2 on top. and then a squirt of coke on top of the cherry. It was delish.

thats because everyone lvs dani, but not us common peeps :) x****

NicoDread
07-11-2008, 05:36 PM
I got 1/2 watermelon and 1/2 green apple.

iv3rdawG
07-11-2008, 05:42 PM
This free Slurpee is making my headache feel a lot better. :)

Thanks for the tip, Dani.

tyles
07-11-2008, 06:39 PM
4 of us just went over to the closest 7/11 and got free slurpees.

I got blue raspberry 1/2 and then cherry 1/2 on top. and then a squirt of coke on top of the cherry. It was delish.

Damn, if only I had known, I wouldn't have spent all morning inside. Damn, damn, damn, and oh, yes, DAMN.

PineapplePete
07-11-2008, 09:04 PM
those cups were teh gay. me and my friends just stood next to the machine for like half an hour and kept refilling them till the clerk kicked us out.

apostle2
07-12-2008, 12:26 AM
My roommates and I just drove to eight 7/11's in the valley. Four obliged us, four did not. We should've remember about this before 11 pm.

ghettojournalist
07-12-2008, 02:46 AM
my friend and I went to the nearest 7-11, but the cashier said they weren't participating. thankfully, he didn't charge me for my donut when i bought an alcoholic beverage instead.

suprefan
07-12-2008, 03:45 AM
I didnt go to 7- 11 to get one... Always next year

SoulDischarge
07-10-2010, 10:27 PM
It's fucking hot. I'm hitting every 7-11 in town tomorrow.

OnlyNonStranger
07-10-2010, 11:04 PM
It's only like the small 8oz cups right?

JustSteve
07-10-2010, 11:07 PM
7.11 ounces, of course.

rage patton
07-10-2010, 11:13 PM
I don't care how small they are, Im with Patrick. I am getting some free Slurpees tomorrow.

OnlyNonStranger
07-10-2010, 11:14 PM
Yeah well at least in Canada they have actual flavors at 7/11. Everyone I've been to in the States has like Coke and some fruit flavor. Fucking lame.

digitaldragon03
07-10-2010, 11:20 PM
Fuck Slurpees. What ever happened to Icee? They had some good flavors.

http://blog.cleveland.com/goodtimestracker/2009/03/large_ICEE.JPG

Look at that, its a fucking polar bear with shades, snowboarding on a chunk of ice, drinking an Icee. Im 15 degrees cooler just looking at that cup.

wscmx13
07-10-2010, 11:22 PM
there are three 7/11 stores in one street down here.I'll be sure to hit up all 3

heart cooks brain
07-10-2010, 11:46 PM
On State St, in Chi-town, there's an intersection with 4 courners (English english), and out of 4 corners, there are 2 7-11's. A homeless lady offered me a bj for a hot chocolate there one night when it was cold

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-11-2010, 12:01 AM
Fuck Slurpees. What ever happened to Icee? They had some good flavors.

http://blog.cleveland.com/goodtimestracker/2009/03/large_ICEE.JPG

Look at that, its a fucking polar bear with shades, snowboarding on a chunk of ice, drinking an Icee. Im 15 degrees cooler just looking at that cup.

Icees are still very standard at most movie theatres and amusement parks.

humanoid
07-11-2010, 01:08 AM
On State St, in Chi-town, there's an intersection with 4 courners (English english), and out of 4 corners, there are 2 7-11's. A homeless lady offered me a bj for a hot chocolate there one night when it was cold

and...

ficklecycle
07-11-2010, 01:22 AM
I wonder if they're already giving them out.

leo01g
07-11-2010, 01:35 AM
there are three 7/11 stores in one street down here.I'll be sure to hit up all 3

Ha! Im going to hit up all the ones on Harbor blvd. There's a ton of them on that street.

suprefan
07-11-2010, 01:35 AM
Let us know.

BROKENDOLL
07-11-2010, 01:50 AM
It's fucking hot. I'm hitting every 7-11 in town tomorrow.
Whoa...Did you actually remember a thread about Slurpees from 2 years ago?



On State St, in Chi-town, there's an intersection with 4 courners (English english), and out of 4 corners, there are 2 7-11's. A homeless lady offered me a bj for a hot chocolate there one night when it was cold
Slurpee or not, you'll be lucky to get a handjob in these temps.

heart cooks brain
07-11-2010, 08:44 AM
and...

I declined. not a very good ending, i know...

humanoid
07-11-2010, 05:06 PM
I declined. not a very good ending, i know...

it's okay, you probably didn't want what she had anyway

SoulDischarge
07-11-2010, 05:30 PM
The first 7-11 I went to, I got a small slurpee, but the second one made me use this comically minuscule Dixie cup type apparatus.

BROKENDOLL
07-11-2010, 06:47 PM
It's about 113* here today and I'm not about to go out in that shit for a shot glass sized piece of flavored crushed ice, free or not. Instead, I shall honor today's 7-11 celebration with my own personal Slurpee mixture of 3oz. Cuervo Tequila, 4oz. of Sweet and Sour Mix, a handful of fresh strawberries and perhaps a diced up peach, and a good sized splash of Orange Liqueur added to a blender of crushed ice. I will probably be humming the "Thank Heaven for 7-11," song as I whip that crushed ice into a smooth Slurpee-like consistency for good measure.

algunz
07-12-2010, 02:00 AM
Do they do this every year?

TallGuyCM
07-12-2010, 02:16 AM
Yep. I didn't feel like putting forth the effort today, but did last year.

choice cat
07-12-2010, 03:05 AM
got multiple free slurpees today, and even got 2 "big bite" hot dogs for a dollar. what a bargain

faxman75
07-12-2010, 07:47 AM
The first 7-11 I went to, I got a small slurpee, but the second one made me use this comically minuscule Dixie cup type apparatus.

I went to two locations and both had the miniscule dixie cup. I want to say it said 7 oz. on it. One of the 7-11's they kept the tiny cups behind the counter as well. It was very stealth and there weren't any signs but when you ask the guy he groans and pulls out the tiny cup and hands it to you. I watched others look at the cup and laugh as well. The second location had all the cups out in some display that was advertising the promotion.

BROKENDOLL
07-12-2010, 12:29 PM
I'm thinking it would be based upon the employee and whether or not they enjoy refilling the Slurpee machine. Obviously the 7-11 with their "stealth" setup has employees who suck.

heart cooks brain
07-11-2011, 07:01 AM
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/177725/20110711/free-slurpee-7-eleven-flavors-favorite-7-11.htm


Slurpee flavors change, since 7-Eleven is always underway with some special flavor tie-in promotion for its signature drink, but some stand-bys rarely go away, and these are the Slurpee flavors that keep people coming back for more.


Monday is free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven, America's largest convenience store chain. In celebration of the company's birthday, on 7/11, the 7-Eleven chain is giving away free 7.11 ounce Slurpee's until midnight. In recognition, it's worth breaking down Slurpee's most popular flavors, with the company's description.

Coca-Cola Classic -- "Current Slurpee-weight Champion of the Universe (Defeated Rowdy Roddy Piper for the title in 1987.) Tastes like: A Coca-Cola Classic-icy cool refreshment hybrid."

Fanta Wild Cherry -- "Crazy cherry flavor. Only slightly less than the human body can withstand. Notable: The red coloring will transform your mouth into that of a cherub."
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Fanta Banana -- "This Slurpee is b-a-n-a-n-a-s. THIS SLURPEE IS BANANAS, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Taste like: We'll give you a hint, it rhymes with p-ananas."

Barq's Root Beer -- "Why just quench your thirst when you can straight up teach it a lesson. Try the crisp, delicious taste of Barq's Root Beer wtih the ice-cold awesomeness that y ou know and love. Get ready because it's gonna bite your face off."

Fanta Pina Colada -- "Coconutty with a hint of pineapple."

Mountain Dew -- "Ohmygosh, thisislikethegreatestflavorEVER!!!! meanit, its reallyreallyreallyreallytheBEST!!! Ohyear, andits's totallyloadedwithcaffeinetoo!!! OMG!YUM!"

Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven is America's largest convenience store, and the Slurpee, a sweet, flavored frozen beverage, is a signature product. 7-Eleven licensed Slurpee from the ICEE company in 1967, featuring the product in its stores.

ICEE is popular as well, with a Top Ten free app at Apple's iTunes store.

7-Eleven expects to give away more than 5 million free Slurpee's Monday, in celebration of the convenience store chain's birthday, on 7/11.

Based on the number of stores 7-Eleven, that's an average giveaway of roughly 1,000 Slurpee's per store expected. But don't feel sorry for 7-Eleven, the convenience store chain isn't getting clobbered on the promotion. Hardly. Last year when 7-Eleven did the free Slurpee promotion in a birthday celebration on 7/11 the company saw a sales increase of 38 percent.

With the free giveaway promotion last year, 7-Eleven actually had a heyday in sales -- its biggest of the year.

"You get a taste of it," said Slurpee senior brand director Laura Gordon, "and you choose to have more."

But it's more than that, since 7-Eleven sells much more than Slurpee's. People wanting to line up and wait for the free frozen drinks are buying more gas, more coffee, and more of other top-sellers at America's largest convenience store chain.

Slurpee fans can also visit the company's signature website, slurpee.com, downloading hats and confetti to join the celebration. They can even take a picture of themselves in celebration mode and post it on Slurpee's Facebook page.

RedHotSgtPeppers
07-11-2011, 08:20 AM
In Oklahoma City, 7-11 doesn't call them Slurpees. They are just called "Icy Drinks."
Also, the nation's first 7-11 store was opened in OKC about 5 miles from where I grew up.