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7-Eleven Cancels Free Slurpee Day Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic!

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7-Eleven Cancels Free Slurpee Day Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic!

7-Eleven Cancels Free Slurpee Day Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic!

After almost two decades, 7-Eleven’s famous Free Slurpee Day is canceled and the coronavirus is to blame.  Free Slurpee Day falls every year on July 11th to celebrate the convenience store’s birthday.

“For nearly two decades, July 11 has been the busiest day of the year for 7‑Eleven stores as millions of customers visit us to kick off summer with their favorite frozen drink” Marissa Jarratt, the company’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “But this year, we have to make changes for the greater good. I hope you’ll join us for the in-person party next year.”

Instead of giving away Slurpees, 7-Eleven announced that it would be donating 1 million meals to Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger-relief charity.

“Gathering 9 million of our closest friends in stores on one day just didn’t feel right,” Jarratt said. “But I am heartened that we now have the opportunity to help the communities and neighborhoods that have been the lifeline of our business since 1927.”

For those that are 7Rewards app users, 7-Eleven will provide a coupon for a free Slurpee that can be redeemed throughout the month.

 

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