Oh, thank heaven for July 11.
On Wednesday, July 11, 7-Eleven will celebrate its 85th birthday by offering free 7.11-ounce Slurpees to customers at participating stores, including locations on Lee Road and Grand River Road at Pleasant Valley.
Since 2002, millions of free Slurpee beverages have been given away on July 11 and 7-Eleven estimates this to be the biggest birthday to date as they prepare to give away 7 million free Slurpee drinks.
The promotion runs from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
In addition, 7-Eleven invites customers in store to peel, play and win with "Big Summer Sweeps" game pieces found on specially marked products throughout the store. That contest will continue through the end of August, and includes prizes like a PepsiMax VIP trip package to the football championship or a BMW Motorbike F800 GS.
But one warning if you want an icy treat: all of the stores Patch contacted said to arrive early before limited supplies of the Slurpees run out.