7-Eleven has decided to bring contactless shopping options to Utah as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread through the Beehive state.

What’s happening:

  • 7-Eleven announced Wednesday that Utah has added a new “mobile checkout” option to the 7-Eleven app, allowing people “to skip the checkout line by shopping and paying for items using their mobile phones.”
  • The company said: ”7-Eleven is using its innovative digital technology solutions to provide a safer shopping environment for Americans adapting to a new way of life.”
  • 7-Eleven customers can shop, scan and pay all through their smartphone. This will allow for social distancing and help cut down on time spent inside stores.
  • “Now more than ever, customers are looking for an even greater level of convenience — one that includes minimizing contact with others. We want to meet that need during this uncertain time and mobile checkout is one of the innovative ways we can do that.” — 7-Eleven Chief Digital Officer Tarang Sethia

Free deals:

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7-Eleven has added some free deals through the app, including:

  • Seven free hot beverages
  • Seven free fountain drinks
  • All cups will be $1 or $0.49 after that.

No more Free Slurpee Day

  • 7-Eleven announced it had canceled the Free Slurpee Day promotion for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, as I reported for the Deseret News. Customers can still earn free Slurpees throughout the year now by using the app.
  • 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.”
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