Free Slurpee Day is here!
7-Eleven stores across the country are giving away free Slurpees today to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the company. The frosty drinks are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in 7.11-ounce cups.
The stores are offering special, limited-time flavors just for the months of July and August, such as Slurpee Lite Sugar Free Mango Lemonade and Slurpee Strawberry Lemonshade. They also have a mobile app chock-full of coupons for free and discounted items like drinks and Snickers Ice Cream Bars.
According to the company's website, the Slurpee was born when the founder had to stick bottles of soda in the freezer when the refrigerator broke down. Because it was such a hot day, customers formed a line out the door to get one of the cold, slushy drinks. Now, the Slurpee is a staple of the business and boasts several different flavors.
It's free Slurpee day - and they're big this year - http://t.co/6xg69t67kU
— John Riley (@MrJohnRiley) July 11, 2013
— Jody Venturoni (@jodyventuroni) July 11, 2013
It's free Slurpee day, if you needed a reason to get out of bed.
— Elizabeth Renzetti (@lizrenzetti) July 11, 2013