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7-Eleven Day Means Free Slurpees for All

The convenience store celebrates its birthday/anniversary every year by giving away its signature 7.11-ounce frozen drinks for free.

It seems hard to believe, but the first 7-Eleven store opened in 1927, meaning the convenience store chain will celebrate its 85th anniversary this year.

This is exciting for one reason: 7-Eleven Day -- which means free Slurpees for everyone!

As has become the annual tradition, 7-Eleven patrons will be given a free 7.11-ounce Slurpee simply for the asking anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. July 11. That's Wednesday.

The celebration is especially noteworthy because it also marks 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 two sizes of party hats -- for folks who want to dress for the occasion. They can be found at http://www.7-Eleven.com or www.slurpee.com/Rewards.

Six Flags is getting in on the action as well by offering a special admission price of $7.11 to guests after 7:11 p.m. on 7-Eleven Day when they present a receipt from a 7-Eleven purchase dated 7/11/12. Guests will receive a VIP wristband to attend the “Exclusive 7-Eleven Coasters After Dark” event that evening. For more information, go to www.slurpee.com and www.sixflags.com.

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7-Eleven Locations in Bellevue

, 3233 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007

, 2353 140th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

, 15 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007

, 10328 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004

, 3711 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

, 827 164th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98008

John C Erdman July 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Would have been nice to get this before 7/12 and the deal is a day old.
Venice Buhain July 12, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Sorry, John. This was on the site all day on July 11, but mistakenly snuck onto the July 12 newsletter. I try to avoid doing that, but this time it slipped through.

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