Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. Many local businesses are participating in the national celebration. Some national …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The frozen treats may be just the right thing to cool off on a hot day.
Wednesday is 7-Eleven Day! At participating 7-Eleven stores in Northern Virginia you can get a free 7.11 ounce Slurpee between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. “7-Eleven Day, or free Slurpee Day, gets bigger and more popular every year,” said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven president and CEO in a prepared statement. “This year we expect to give away 7 million Slurpee drinks, more than ever before, beating last year’s offer by 2 million. On July 11th, we at 7-Eleven will recognize our 85th year as the retail leader of convenience, and it will mark the 45th birthday of our iconic drink - the Slurpee. But the day is also when we do something special to thank customers for their support and welcome new guests.” If you’re really in the mood to celebrate the free …
Monday, July 11, 2011
There's still time to get your brainfreeze on the convenience store's birthday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tracy Endo
Monday, July 11, 2011
To commemorate its 84th birthday, 7-Eleven is giving away free 7.11-ounce Slurpees today only. And what a great day for it! With temperatures soaring close to 100 degrees, Ashburn residents sure could use something to cool them off. No coupons, no catches, no questions asked. As a matter of fact, in some locations you may find you don't even have to go to the cashier – you almost feel like you are doing something wrong ... but you're not! Since its 75th birthday in 2002, 7-Eleven has been giving away Slurpees every July 11th (7/11). You might think giving away Slurpees like they have done might hurt the convenience store's bottom line, but, according to the company, there are enough Slurpees sold each year to fill 12 Olympic-sized pools. …