July 11, 2002
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Yippee! Free Slurpees!
posted by Fofer (25 comments total)
Today, July 11th only, and only at "participating" 7-11's.
posted by Fofer at 5:01 AM on July 11, 2002

I like a slurpee as much as the next guy, but when I used the store locator, it told me that the nearest 7-11 store (participating or not) was 217 miles from me. Ouch. That's a lot of travel for some sugar + kool-aid + ice.
posted by zpousman at 5:46 AM on July 11, 2002

We have Slurpees.
posted by NortonDC at 6:17 AM on July 11, 2002

Here is the list of retailers nearest to you:

341 miles 20102 2005 S. WASHINGTON
KAUFMAN TX, 75142-3633 USA

358 miles 19713 301 SHORT ST

359 miles 33122 2601 FAITHON P LUCAS

Not good.
posted by ColdChef at 6:19 AM on July 11, 2002

First, I miseed Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day, then I missed Free Scoop Day at Baskin-Robbins -- if I don't get a free Slurpee today, somebody's gonna get hurt!
posted by briank at 6:20 AM on July 11, 2002

I live a block away from a 7-11.
I work a block away from a 7-11.
It is warm and sunny today.

Therefore, I will obtain a free Slurpee.
posted by iceberg273 at 7:04 AM on July 11, 2002

I have 36 7-11's within 10 miles of me. With 36 potential free slurpees at stake, I better get movin'. Talk about brain freeze.
posted by digital_insomnia at 7:14 AM on July 11, 2002

Here is what the Store Locator returned:
47 miles 21206 1005 CAMP ST
SANDUSKY OH, 44870-3156 USA ATM Map Directions

57 miles 32664 138 ERIE STREET S.

60 miles 29191 92 TALBOT STREET

However, when I called the local 7-11 on Detroit here in Lakewood, they said they were participating. Methinks the store locator sucks.
posted by gloege at 7:15 AM on July 11, 2002

This is good news. I especially love the Moutain Dew Slurpees, how else could you get a brainfreeze and a masive caffeine buzz at the same time-in a container big enough to house a small family, yet. I am in Manhattan today which is not exactly 7-11 central, but I shall keep my eyes peeled.
posted by jonmc at 7:26 AM on July 11, 2002

dang. according to the locator, my nearest 7-11 is in radford, virginia.

a mere 318 miles away.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:27 AM on July 11, 2002

has anyone gotten one yet? i heard they were only going to be 7.11 ounces. not that it's going to stop me though.
posted by catatonic at 7:35 AM on July 11, 2002

I did! I did. They are pretty small. However, if you have a child or borrow one you get two... :)

For Clevelander's hit the 7-11 on Detroit Avenue in Lakewood... they have two machines going and once they are out, they won't make new slurpees. :(
posted by gloege at 9:13 AM on July 11, 2002

Run, slurpee, run!
posted by allpaws at 9:17 AM on July 11, 2002

845 feet 18700 1003 W GRACE ST
RICHMOND VA, 23220-3610 USA

0.39 miles 20728 1101 W MAIN ST
RICHMOND VA, 23220-4809 USA

0.43 miles 25518 2001 WEST BROAD ST
RICHMOND VA, 23220-2005 USA

Awww yeah. Nice day for a walk.
posted by gummi at 10:05 AM on July 11, 2002

gummi, three 7-11 stores with .43 miles? Isn't that just a little bit too convenient? Are your city planners trying to keep anyone from having to cross a street to get a Big Gulp?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:19 AM on July 11, 2002

I have to go to 81 miles for a Slurpee. I knew without checking the store locator because I have checked before when gripped in the thrall of a raging Slurpee thirst. I haven't made the trip yet, but I haven't completely dismissed the idea, either.
posted by jennyb at 10:26 AM on July 11, 2002

Isn't that just a little bit too convenient?

No, because you can't actually obtain said slurpee in Richmond without waiting behind a line of 20 lottery ticket buyers.
posted by machaus at 10:36 AM on July 11, 2002

He's right, ya know. And all three of those stores are near or on a college campus.
posted by gummi at 11:02 AM on July 11, 2002

Methinks the store locator sucks.

I think if you uncheck the options for ATM, etc., you'll get a better result.

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I went, and there was a radio station doing a remote in a parking lot built for about 10 cars at the closest location to me. I drank the sucker just waiting to get out of there.

As an aside, the Vanilla Coke slurpee isn't quite as good as I imagined - tastes watered down. Free's free though, eh? :)
posted by digital_insomnia at 11:27 AM on July 11, 2002

i just got mine! while i was driving i was expecting they would be giving away the smallest slurpee size.... but much to my dissapointment, they have special skinny dixie cups for your teasing enjoyment.
posted by Satapher at 11:38 AM on July 11, 2002

Thanks MeFi! Not as nice as a free tivo, but still a worthy item. On the way to do some errands I went by the store that's .39 miles south of here. They had a bunch of a large dixie cups on the counter so I muttered "free slurpee(?)" in a general direction towards the three people behind the counter, grabbed a cup, filled it with cherry minute maid, and left. While walking around with it I noticed that I was getting looks simply because people hadn't seen that kind of cup before. A homeless woman even asked me what it was.
posted by gluechunk at 1:48 PM on July 11, 2002

What sucks about this is that there's no mention _anywhere_ that they're giving out free slurpees. Just a small stack of mini-cups by the counter. So unless you read metafilter you'd never know! What sort of promotion is it, if they try to keep it from everyone? what's the friggin' point? And the cups are so small, I just bought my regular size anyways.
posted by imaswinger at 4:35 PM on July 11, 2002

112 Seven-Eleven's within a 10 mile radius of me... 39 within 5. Oh, thank heaven...
posted by crunchland at 4:48 PM on July 11, 2002

Nobody who's ever seen the inside of a slurpee machine will ever drink one. I've worked fast food, and some restaurants, so I've seen some pretty disgusting things. Nothing was anywhere near as gross as the inside of the Slurpee macine.
posted by swell at 5:05 PM on July 11, 2002

Since I don't have to look inside the Slurpee machine, I am pleased to say: GOT MINE

I had a Mountain Dew Code Red Slurpee, and my wife got a Blue Raspberry one.
posted by briank at 5:29 PM on July 11, 2002

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