My apologies for not posting news of this wondrous event in time for y’all to actually partake in said free 7-Eleven Slurpees, but, the good news is that once you read this post, you’ll know to look out for Free Slurpee Day 2011. So, yay!
Never heard of Free Slurpee Day? Well, until last week, neither had I. And I am a fairly regular consumer of Slurpees, my usual being a mixture of Fanta Banana and Coke flavors. Anyway, this magical day is celebrated every year at participating 7-Eleven stores on July 11th. Seven-eleven…get it?
Cooler still is the fact that the free Slurpees come in cute-ass little cups that measure out to exactly, you guessed it…7.11 ounces. Awesome! The only problem we had is that the first 7-Eleven store we went (at Verdugo and Olive in Burbank) claimed to be out of free sized cups by the time we arrived? Huh?
I mean, yeah, it was 8:30PM, but the promo was supposed to last until 11:00PM! So, as you can imagine, we were seriously annoyed.
We got even angrier when the dude behind the counter wouldn’t answer us when we asked him if they had any more free sized cups. He just stared into space ringing up customers. It was so weird. Luckily for us, my brother Ryan (who took the lovely pictures you see here) was there to cut through the bullshit.
Glaring at the dude from across the store, Ryan bellowed, as only he can bellow: “Oh really?! You’re out of free Slurpee cups on Free Slurpee day?!” I swear to God, I thought the cashier was gonna faint…he looked absolutely terrified. And two seconds later, we had four free sized cups in our hot little hands. Ha!
So, we filled our tiny cups a few times over then headed off to another 7-Eleven that was supposedly offering 50-cent hot dogs as well! Yee-haw!
That 7-Eleven (which is now officially our favorite in Burbank) is located at the corner of Hollywood Way and Burbank and was far more festive with all kinds of banners and balloons and shit in the store.
But even though they were much more forthcoming with the free sized Slurpee cups, they were totally out of 50-cent hot dogs, which kinda sucked. That said, the cashier there was the nicest 7-Eleven clerk in the world and even had a big old plate of free sliced fruit at his register, so…we left smiling!
Until next year, happy belated Free Slurpee Day 2010, amigos!
6 responses to “Free Slurpee Day @ 7-Eleven”
Oh my gosh, you suck! Posting this TODAY isn’t going to help me! I told you I depend on you for all the freebie news.
That 1st 7-11 you go to is right down the street from me. I could’ve walked there & met you. Glad I didn’t, though, because that clerk would’ve annoyed me, too. Then again, I might’ve found a way to guilt/coerce him into giving me TWO free Slurpees for the trouble!
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That sucks that the Verdugo/Olive location was such a boner kill. Thank God for the one at Hollywood and Burbank.
It’s funny how two locations can be so different? Remember the two Taco Bells in Burbank that you loved/hated? 🙂
@Elyse: Sorry for the late notice on the freebie front. We found out about it too late for me to put up a decent blog post, so, sadly, you got the news after the fact! Sorry! 😦
Also, as far as that first 7-Eleven goes, we will never go there again…unless, of course, they do the place up like a Simpson’s Quikie Mart again! Ha!
@James: Ew…did you say, “boner kill”? Please tell me that is not some new slang in your neck of the woods. Blech…
And as far as the two Taco Bells in Burbank go (there is actually a third one uptown by Efren’s old apartment) I still hate the one on Magnolia. They recently rebuilt it and so we decided to give it another try and they were just as stingy with the hot sauces and napkins as they were before. They even tried to force us to get our food “to go” since they were closing in fifteen minutes. Fifteen minutes?!! I don’t care how much shit you order, man, there ain’t nothing at Taco Bell that takes fifteen minutes to eat. Grrrr….NEVER AGAIN!
Oh, and by the way, the Taco Bell by Warner Brothers hasn’t been much better. The headshots on the walls are all crooked and shit and they never replace the missing ones. So sad…it looks like some aging, unloved pizza parlor in that joint. Ryan and I have been thinking we might just have to travel to another town for Taco Bell from now on… 😦
I love how Ryan got the free Slurpees. Hilarious! Reminds me of the time he yelled at the Toys R Us employee about the cell phone satellite!
Hey, I gave you plenty of advanced notice of this monumental event!