Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven Will Help You Forget About This Heat

Get ‘em while they’re cold!

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Oh, summer: it’s that magical time of freedom from school, lazy days on the beach, and BBQs stretching into all hours (or at least that’s how we’d celebrate it were we not chained to this desk). Sadly, this year’s revelry has been slightly tainted by the record-breaking heat and economic woes. But alas, there is relief on both fronts! Today, 7-Eleven is giving away Slurpees, completely free.

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It’s an extra special day for 7-11 as the company marks its 85th year in business. Happy birthday, you old fogey, and thanks for the present. The momentous birthday isn’t the reason for the giveaway, though — it’s become an annual tradition for the convenience store chain to recognize its eponymous date, July 11 (get it?), with Free Slurpee Day.

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So sweat on over to your local 7-Eleven (find it here) for a little slushy sustenance in the form of a 7.11-ounce Slurpee. And in keeping with the numerical significance, the deal is only valid from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Strike early (NewsFeed’s experience is that they sell out quickly) and sip slowly. It might just extend your diversion from work. Ah, now doesn’t that taste like summer?

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