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What is National 7-11 Day and Who Started It ?

National 7-11 Day is National Slurpee Day!

National 7-Eleven Day is an annual celebration of the convenience store chain 7-Eleven, held on July 11th (7/11) each year. It’s a day when the chain thanks its customers for their loyalty and support by giving away free small Slurpee drinks to anyone who visits their stores.

7-Eleven is one of the world’s largest convenience store chains, with over 70,000 locations in 17 countries. The company was founded in 1927 in Dallas, Texas, by Joe C. Thompson Jr. and was originally called the Southland Ice Company. The name was changed to 7-Eleven in 1946 to reflect the stores’ extended hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. At the time, this was a revolutionary concept, as most stores closed at 6 p.m.

The tradition of National 7-Eleven Day began in 2002 when the company wanted to do something special for its customers. The date of July 11th was chosen because it’s the same as the store’s name, 7-Eleven. Since then, the event has become an annual tradition and is celebrated in countries where 7-Eleven operates, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand, and Australia.

The highlight of National 7-Eleven Day is the free Slurpee promotion. Slurpees are a popular frozen beverage sold exclusively at 7-Eleven stores. They come in a variety of flavors, such as Coke, cherry, blue raspberry, and watermelon. On National 7-Eleven Day, customers can get a small Slurpee for free. The company encourages customers to try new flavors and share their experience on social media using the hashtag #BYOCupDay.

In addition to the free Slurpee promotion, 7-Eleven also offers other discounts and deals on National 7-Eleven Day, such as discounts on snacks and other products. The exact promotions and deals offered may vary from store to store, so customers are encouraged to check with their local 7-Eleven to see what’s available.

National 7-Eleven Day is a popular event, with many people looking forward to it each year. It’s a chance for 7-Eleven to show its appreciation for its customers and to bring people together for a fun and festive occasion. The event is also an opportunity for the company to generate positive publicity and attract new customers.

However, it’s important to note that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the celebration of National 7-Eleven Day in some countries. In 2020, 7-Eleven had to cancel its free Slurpee promotion in the United States due to safety concerns related to the pandemic. Instead, the company offered a coupon for a free Slurpee that customers could redeem at a later date. In other countries, such as Japan, the promotion was still held, but with additional safety measures in place, such as requiring customers to wear masks and limiting the number of people inside the store.

Overall, National 7-Eleven Day is a fun and festive event that celebrates the convenience store chain and its customers. It’s a day when people can come together to enjoy free Slurpees and other discounts and deals. While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for the celebration of the event, 7-Eleven has adapted its promotional activities to ensure the safety of its customers and employees.

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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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