7-Eleven Day Means Free Slurpees for All Until 7 p.m. Tonight

The convenience store celebrates its birthday 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 is almost here—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. on July 11. That's this 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.

Shoreline's four 7-Eleven stores are located at: ; ; ; .

Karen Gilbertson February 10, 2013 at 02:53 PM
The 7-11 at 16506 5th Ave NE Shoreline Wa 98155 has always been a 7-11 since I was a kid in 1950-1960s. My question is "how old is the Ridgecrest Shoreline 7-11"? To have always been a 7-11 at that location is remarkable! Now that I'm back in the neighborhood it's where I walk to rent from Redbox and buy my Sunday paper from Mohan.
Jeanne Gustafson February 10, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Sounds like a nice tradition, Karen. Anyone know the age of the Ridgecrest 7-11?
Patty Hale February 10, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Karen, The Ridgecrest area 7-11, opened in the '60's, has been confirmed as the oldest 7-11 in operation in Washington State. To find out more about what's happening in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood, be sure to check out their Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/RidgecrestNeighborhood


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