When I moved from Washington State to Las Vegas nearly 10 years ago, the only thing I hated about my new home was the body-engulfing heat — heat so oppressive a simple one-block walk at noon left me feeling like someone was standing on my chest.
I quickly learned, as many new transplants do, that it’s never enough to cool your body from the outside. The best way to fight the mercury is from within. For me, that’s where Slurpees came in. Don’t believe me, try it yourself, for free.
Today 7-Eleven celebrates its 81st birthday on July 11 with free Slurpee drinks at participating stores.
Customers can fill a specially marked 7.11-ounce birthday cup throughout the day while cup supplies last.