As an adult, Slurpees may not hold the same glamour they once did, but just because you are no longer a child does not mean you should turn the cold shoulder to some free Slurpees. As July 11 rolls around, it means only one thing for the public: more free Slurpees.
7-Eleven has been around since 1927, when one of the founding directors of the Southland Ice Company granted their employee, John Jefferson Green, permission to sell bread, milk, and eggs from one of their storefronts. The thought process was this would allow customers to travel less distance to get these food staples, making it more convenient than going to the larger grocery stores. As an almost immediate success, the store experienced serious growth, and in 1946, changed its name to 7-Eleven, mostly reflective of its strange store hours. As the saying goes, the rest is history, as now these stores are stationed all around the globe.
Of course, the real selling point for the modern 7-Eleven stores has nothing to do with how it got started. Instead, people are more interested in the delicious frozen treat they introduced in 1967. With that in mind, the store looks to offer its shoppers a special treat on the day it has adopted as its birthday.
No, in fact, July 11 is not the actual birthday of the company, but considering the name, the owners figured it was appropriate. Apparently, a business is able to adopt whatever birthday it wants. Too bad individuals can’t do this.
For the past 13 years, 7-Eleven has been celebrating its birthday by offering a free Slurpee to any of its customers who come in between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.. Last year, this deal included the 12 ounce size as well as some special deals offered in store to help compliment your frozen treat. So what if they are nutritionally empty? They are free, and they taste delicious.
The company has also tried expanding marketing efforts to those who own a mobile device, offering coupons only available through your cell phone. If you don’t already have the rewards app, you might want to consider it, as this year they are opening up an entire Rewards Week program, which looks to offer further deals as they countdown to that special day.
Everything is better with a friend, so make sure to grab at least one of yours and head on down to the nearest 7-Eleven for a couple of free Slurpees.
Do you plan on getting yourself a free Slurpee? If not, why not?