It’s free slurpee day at 7-Eleven today.
Between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at participating stores, visitors can receive a free small Slurpee drink (while supplies last). This will be the 12th year 7-Eleven has offered free Slurpee drinks on its birthday.
In addition, participating 7-Eleven stores will also offer ¼-pound Big Bite® hot dogs for $1 as part of the birthday celebration.
7-Eleven is extending this year’s 87th birthday celebration to a week of giveaways. Starting Saturday, each day will feature a different freebie: Free Big Gulp on Saturday 7/12, free M&M’s Birthday Cake Flavor Candies on Sunday 7/13, free Grandma’s Cookies on Monday 7/14, free Hostess Twinkies on Tuesday 7/15, free Twix or Snickers ice cream bar on Wednesday 7/16, free Quaker Chewy Yogurt Snack Bars on Thursday 7/17, free Pillsbury Cookies on Friday 7/18, and another day of free small Slurpees on Saturday 7/19.
“Every year on 7-Eleven Day, we take the opportunity to thank our guests for their patronage throughout the year,” said Laura Gordon, 7-Eleven vice president of Marketing and Brand Innovation. “This year we’re saying thanks in an even bigger way with eight days of free stuff. Summer is the season of fun, and each day’s special offer through our 7-Eleven app is a fun treat to enjoy, compliments of 7-Eleven and our supplier partners.”
However, these giveaways require customers to download the 7-Eleven app on their smartphone to redeem the freebies.
To receive each day’s free offer, 7-Eleven says a customer must first download and register on the 7-Eleven app. A customer opens the 7-Eleven app at the store and shows the member barcode to the sales associate at checkout. The bar code appears below the coupons. Once the associate scans the barcode at the register, the customer will receive the item as they check out.
“This is about putting convenience at the fingertips of our customers,” says Gordon. She says that its customers are way above average in smartphone usage.
On 7-Eleven Day, though, no app is needed.