In celebration of 7-Eleven's 85th birthday (the first 7-Eleven store opened in 1927) on Wednesday, you can enjoy a free Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at various 7-Eleven stores.
Each customer receives one 7.11-ounce Slurpee at no cost and receives two rewards points. Rewards points can be redeemed here for downloadable 7-Eleven wallpapers, games, and more.
There is a located in Ardmore (2606 Haverford Rd, Ardmore) and one located in Wynnewood (1401 City Ave, Wynnewood). An employee at both stores confirmed with Patch that free Slurpees would indeed be given out from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
For more store locations, click here.
One local event app, timeRAZOR, charted all participating stores so people can know where specifically they can get the free frozen drink. The free app tells users how far away stores are, and incorporates traffic to give you real-time distance data.
The app is available for both iPhones and Androids. Click here for more information.
"7-Eleven Day, or free Slurpee Day, gets bigger and more popular every year," said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven president and CEO, in a press release. "This year we expect to give away 7 million Slurpee drinks, more than ever before, beating last year's offer by 2 million. On July 11th, we at 7-Eleven will recognize our 85th year as the retail leader of convenience, and it will mark the 45th birthday of our iconic drink - the Slurpee. But the day is also when we do something special to thank customers for their support and welcome new guests."
If you've got the day off or are playing hooky, 7-Eleven has partnered up with the theme park Six Flags for a great theme park deal. Bring your 7-Eleven receipt in to any Six Flags and you can get in for $7.11 after 7:11 p.m. Wednesday.
Visit the 7-Eleven website for more info.