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7-Eleven cancels Free Slurpee Day for 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak. But you can still get a free Slurpee

Anyone who thought they’d get a free Slurpee this year may want to reconsider

In this Sunday, May 10, 2020 photo a man wearing a protective mask from the coronavirus leaves a 7-Eleven store Los Angeles Calif. The most significant reopening of the California economy during the coronavirus pandemic started Friday with tens of thousands of businesses cleared to open with limitations.
In this Sunday, May 10, 2020, photo, a man wearing a protective mask from the coronavirus leaves a 7-Eleven store Los Angeles Calif. 7-Eleven is adjusting its Free Slurpee Day plan for 2020.
Richard Vogel, Associated Press

July 11 will be a little different this year since 7-Eleven will not offer Free Slurpee Day.

What’s going on:

  • 7-Eleven announced Tuesday that its Free Slurpee Day — where customers receive a free Slurpee drink on July 11 (you know, 7/11) — will be canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 7‑Eleven Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Marissa Jarratt: At 7‑Eleven, our top priority is the safety of customers, franchisees and employees. Gathering nine million of our closest friends in stores on one day just didn’t feel right, 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.”
  • 7-Eleven will still deliver free Slurpees — just not on one day for everybody.

How to get a free Slurpee

  • On July 1, anyone who has downloaded the 7Rewards app will receive a free medium Slurpee coupon on their personal account.
  • Customers can redeem the free Slurpee on any day in July. This allows customers “the opportunity to treat themselves when it’s convenient for them, while helping us practice physical distancing in stores,” according to 7-Eleven.