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Today’s date is 7/11, which means it’s FREE SLURPEE DAY.  7-Eleven is actually calling it that for the first time.  They’ve always called it “7-Eleven Day,” but everyone else called it “Slurpee Day.”  So they finally decided to go with that instead.  If it’s been a while since you’ve taken part, a few other things are different too.  And some fans of Slurpee Day say it’s not quite as cool as it used to be.  Here’s what you need to know:

1.  You can’t bring your own cup anymore.  They used to let people bring buckets and baby pools to fill up.  But they stopped all that when the pandemic hit.  Now all you get is a small Slurpee.

2.  You have to sign up for their loyalty program.  You can’t just walk in and get a free one anymore.  And actually, rewards members have been able to redeem their free Slurpee since July 1st.  Today’s just the last day to do it.

3.  It’s also available at Speedway stores.  7-Eleven owns Speedway now.  So you can get your Slurpee there too.

4.  There’s a “Mystery Flavor” this year.  It’s called “What the Fanta”.  So it’s some sort of Fanta flavor, but that’s all we know.

They’ve also got a bunch of $1 deals on other stuff.  They’re all posted on the 7-Eleven website.