National 7-Eleven Day 2019: Significance and History

National 7-Eleven Day is celebrated on 11 July every year. A special chain celebrates this day with specials. It is scheduled on 7-11 of each year and features one of their signature items, the Slurpee. What is it and how is this day celebrated?
Jul 11, 2019 12:00 IST
National 7-Eleven Day

7-Eleven Day is also known as Free Slurpee Day. On this day America's largest convenience store chain will give away an estimated 9 million free small Slurpee drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time on 11 July.

Raj Kapoor, President & General Manager at 7-Eleven Canada said “7-Eleven Day has become the busiest day of the year for 7-Eleven stores as millions of both existing and new customers flock to our stores to celebrate with their favourite frozen drink and other special food deals.”

National 7-Eleven Day: History

First time 7-Eleven Day is celebrated in 2002. On this day 7-Eleven staff encourages customers to visit their local 7-Eleven shops to enjoy their beverages free. 7-Eleven convenience store was started in 1927 under the name of Southland Ice Company with the logo Totem because people could conveniently "tote'em" home their favourite items. After 1947, company expanded its hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and changed its name. To make Icee, 7-Eleven modified their machine made by Knedlik around 1966. They branded and licensed the frozen drink under the name Slurpee.

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Basically this day focuses on franchise customers. 7-Eleven chain offers discounts and free Slurpees in various flavours. We all know that July is known for its summer heat and so the icy cold beverage is a popular choice for cooling off all summer long.

How to get free Slurpee at 7-Eleven store?

Visit your local 7-Eleven on 11 July and make a beeline for the Slurpee machine, where staff members will be doling out drinks in customer's desired flavours.

Let us tell you that if one Slurpee was not enough then 7-Eleven is giving out even more free Slurpees to their 7Rewards members and you can join the program free of cost. After that, simply scan the available in-app coupon for free drink on 11 July and your account will be credited with another free Slurpee of any size. Also, you'll receive another coupon for one free small Slurpee valid for 30 days starting 12 July.

Not only this 7-Eleven is also providing several other dishes like hot dogs, pizza slices, cherry Slurpee cookies and Nashville hot chicken tenders with several discounts.

So, National 7-Eleven Day is celebrated on 11 July every year to make people enjoy hot summer day with cool Slurpee and that too free of cost.

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