With heat waves ripping across the U.S., even us self-professed lovers of summer have been finding ourselves longing for a crisp autumn day. This Wednesday, however, we’ll all have at least one reason to be glad it’s still the middle of July: 7-Eleven’s annual Free Slurpee Day returns for 2018!
July 11th (a.k.a. 7/11) is of course 7-Eleven’s golden day, and what better way to celebrate than by blessing us with complimentary, ice-cold slushies in the midst of this sweltering heat?
“Free Slurpee day may be the most anticipated day of the year for millions of 7‑Eleven customers and new customers alike,” Raj Kapoor, 7‑Eleven’s senior vice president said in a press release. “7‑Eleven Day is a celebration, not only of our birthday, but more importantly, of our customers.”
Unfortunately, this is not bring-your-own-cup day so the free frozen concoction only comes in a small size — but don’t be afraid to treat yourself to an upgrade.
Unsurprisingly, Slurpee fans are anxiously awaiting the occasion.
Tomorrow is what I’ve been waiting 364 days for, July 11th 7-11 7-Eleven free small Slurpee day
— wait for dusk (@waitfordusk) July 10, 2018
I just remembered tomorrow is free slurpee day so now I have plans for tomorrow
— Elissa (@littlelissalynn) July 10, 2018
For some of us, Free Slurpee Day is a beacon of hope in this grim existence that is 2018.
Others would even go so far as to call it a bonafide national holiday.
my favorite holiday is tomorrow happy free slurpee day my dudes
— sydney marie (@HagueSydney) July 10, 2018
Okay 4th of July is over. Now it’s time to wait for the real holiday on 7/11 and get your free slurpee😈
— elithepillow (@elithepillow) July 5, 2018
Meanwhile, some of us are just interested in maximizing our efficiency in pursuit of free stuff.
o shit i just realized tomorrow is 7/11 and you bet your ass i will be going to every 7-11 in my town to get a free slurpee
— m@k (@makandcheeseplz) July 10, 2018
For the true Slurpee addicts out there, there’s even more reason to rejoice. 7-Eleven is adding some insane new flavors.
You can claim your free small Slurpee at participating 7 Eleven locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. While you’re at it grab a Big Bite hot dog, which will be sold for $1 in honor of the day.
So get excited and prepare your bod for the sugar rush. When few things in life are truly free, we can always depend on 7-Eleven to bestow us with this yearly gift.