Are there any two better words together than "Free Slurpee"?
July 11, 2008 7:24 AM   Subscribe

Today is July 11th. In the Gregorian Calendar, that is the eleventh day of the Seventh month. The free world celebrates it as Free Slurpee Day.

I've only posted this because we all love free slurpees. Also: it is Cow Appreciation Day as well. I'd prefer to get free goods without having to dress up like a cow, but that's just me.
posted by indiebass (28 comments total)

 
(we don't have Slurpees in this part of the free world)
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:30 AM on July 11, 2008


It's too bad the closest 7-11 to me is in FREAKIN CENTRAL FLORIDA!
posted by tadellin at 7:33 AM on July 11, 2008


It's also my birthday. Happy Birthday to me! To celebrate, I'm giving everyone a free Slurpee. Pick yours up at the nearest 7-11. No, no need to thank me. Thank the cows.
posted by rusty at 7:35 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ten Best Two-Word Combos in no particular order:

Happy Hour
Democratic Landslide
New Pixar
Walkoff Homerun
Not Malignant
Down Mattress
Battlestar Galactica
You Rock
Thank You
Free Slurpee

(YMMV by taste, experience, political preference, etc.)
posted by Navelgazer at 7:41 AM on July 11, 2008 [8 favorites]


It's also my birthday. Happy Birthday to me! To celebrate, I'm giving everyone a free Slurpee. Pick yours up at the nearest 7-11. No, no need to thank me. Thank the cows.
posted by rusty at 10:35 AM on July 11


I went to 7-11 to collect on your offer of a free slurpee. They ran out of the 7.11 oz cups, and their offer is limited to "while supplies last".

You offer was not limited. You owe me a 64 oz slurpee, or I will have no choice but to pursue the matter through legal channels. Thank you for your time, and have a happy birthday.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:42 AM on July 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


(we don't have Slurpees in this part of the free world)

Nor do we; ever since Southland Corp. sold all the 7-11's in GA in the 1980s we have had to make do with ICEEs. Googling for "free ICEE day" gets a bunch of hits, but none that suggest I can get a free one today or any other day. The rest of you enjoy your non-quiescently frozen sodas, though!
posted by TedW at 7:43 AM on July 11, 2008


best of the web
posted by spock at 7:44 AM on July 11, 2008


mmm now I can get my yearly high fructose corn syrup dose all in one day!
posted by any major dude at 7:47 AM on July 11, 2008


best of the year
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:48 AM on July 11, 2008


The two boys strut into the Kwik-E-Mart. "Hello gents," Apu says, "what
will it be?" Milhouse orders a Super Squishy -- "One that's made
entirely out of syrup," Bart adds. Apu is aghast, as are all the other
customers in the store -- even Snake who holds a bag while he points a
gun at Sanjay. "An all-syrup Super Squishy? Oh, s-such a thing has
never been done," Apu explains. Bart pushes the $20 towards him and
says, "Just make it happen." Apu complies, with some trepidation.

He grabs a Super-sized cup and twists the knob on the Squishy machine
from "Recommended Dosage" past "Unhealthy Dosage" to "Experimental".
The machine begins to shake as it ejects goopy green liquid into the
cup. A man runs out of the store in a panic, and Apu sweats, "She won't
hold! She's breaking up!" But the machine dings and stops shaking.
"If you survive, please come again!" he says cordially.

Bart: OK, we're young, rich, and full of sugar. What do we do?
Milhouse: [yelling] Let's go crazy, Broadway style!
posted by DU at 7:52 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


This MetaFilter account is the best $5 I ever spent. Thanks!
posted by not_on_display at 7:52 AM on July 11, 2008


I don't know where you pixies came from, but I like your pixie drink.
posted by Debaser626 at 8:02 AM on July 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


As someone hailing from the Slurpee capital of the world, I approve of this post.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:07 AM on July 11, 2008


Spock, Doctor, Not on display... I know, I know. I did consider your concerns heavily while putting the post together. I was a little concerned about the PepsiBlue accusations coming out. But I erred on the side of giving people the information, and since we had previous free slurpee day posts (last one in 2005) I pulled the trigger. It was an executive decision.
posted by indiebass at 8:10 AM on July 11, 2008


Beware! Slurpees have been known to cause sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

Especially free ones.
posted by MrVisible at 8:15 AM on July 11, 2008


PastaBagel: I have heard that my distributors have had some trouble holding up their end of my offer. This saddens me, after all my family has done for their family, and rest assured that they will not trouble you again. But any time you find yourself in Portland, ME, I will be happy to make good on my offer.
posted by rusty at 8:23 AM on July 11, 2008


You couldn't even mention that my home town is the eight time defending Slurpee capital of the world?

I mean it's Winnipeg, what the hell else do we have to celebrate?
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:35 AM on July 11, 2008


Dammit, Johnny beat me to it.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:36 AM on July 11, 2008


Cows are evil.
posted by sandraregina at 9:12 AM on July 11, 2008


So a couple years back, this kid I knew (from the internet, naturally), went to a 7-11 on July 11th, and bought items that, with tax, added up to a total charge of $7.11, and he was rung up at 7:11 PM. He then posted the receipt on his blog.

I don't think it's up anymore, though.
posted by Caduceus at 10:04 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


It is a bitter, bitter day for those unlucky of us trapped in the Icee Realms.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:08 AM on July 11, 2008


@Navelgazer I think you forgot "Cellar Door."
posted by mrzer0 at 11:28 AM on July 11, 2008


Are there any two better words together than "Free Slurpee"?

Yes there are. Encased meats.
posted by dnash at 11:44 AM on July 11, 2008


mrzer0, as someone who had "Cellar Door" as his screensaver for years, and used to be obsessed with writing it everywhere I went, I can't believe I left that one out. Thanks for mentioning it.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:52 AM on July 11, 2008


Ok. So the Monster Energy "Black Ice" flavor is now available. So I got to try it for free. It's a caffeinated slurpee. This is awesome.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:00 PM on July 11, 2008


Last time I checked, free slurpees were not available in Canada (home of, as already mentioned, the "Slurpee capital of the world"). Has this changed?

If not: boo. BOOOOOO.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:20 PM on July 11, 2008


What!?! The second Slurpee I've ever bought, and I buy it on Free Slurpee Day. Either this offer wasn't available in Canada, or the 7/11 teller played me for a rube not an hour ago.
posted by roombythelake at 3:45 PM on July 11, 2008


My local 7-11 just told me they only do this in the morning.

Jerks.

and I just got all excited, too ... and drove all the way down there ... man ...
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:27 PM on July 11, 2008


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