CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx. — A lot of people get a chance to cool off Thursday at some local convenience stores.
That's because Stripes stores will giveaway free Slurpee drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. No purchase is necessary to enjoy the one-per-customer free frozen drink.
The reason? Each year, 7-Eleven gives away millions of Slurpee drinks on 7-Eleven Day (July 11 aka 7/11) to celebrate its birthday.
This year marks the world’s largest convenience retailer’s 92nd birthday.
7-Eleven founded the convenience store concept in 1927 when an ice dock employee in Dallas began selling milk, bread, and eggs to customers as a convenience when traditional grocery stores were closed.