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Posted on Wed, May 23, 2012 : 8:40 a.m.

Thirsty? It's Free Slurpee Day at local 7-Eleven stores

By Lizzy Alfs

7-Eleven customers won’t have to wait until July 11 for a free Slurpee drink this year.

The international convenience store chain, which has multiple locations in Washtenaw County, is offering a free 7.11 ounce Slurpee drink Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., according to the company’s website.


The 7-Eleven store on South State Street in Ann Arbor will offer free Slurpees Wednesday.

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The reason: To promote the launch of 7-Eleven’s Slurpee Lite — a sugar-free Slurpee flavored by Fanta and sweetened with Splenda.

7-Eleven will roll out additional Slurpee flavors each month during the summer. The line-up:

  • May: Sugar-Free Mango
  • June: Watermelon Lime
  • July: Sugar-Free Strawberry Banana; Lemon Creme
  • August: Sugar-Free Cherry Limeade; Orange Xplosion

And don’t fret: 7-Eleven will still host its traditional Free Slurpee Day to celebrate the company’s birthday on July 11.

The retail chain, which has more than 44,000 outlets in 16 countries, has been expanding throughout all of Michigan in recent years and opened two locations in the downtown Ann Arbor area in 2011.

The company also signed a lease in April to open a store on the first-floor of the 14-story high-rise at 1300 S. University Ave. near the University of Michigan campus.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at


Holy Cow

Wed, May 23, 2012 : 9:38 p.m.

They should have it on 7/11.


Thu, May 24, 2012 : 1:01 p.m.

They are...


Wed, May 23, 2012 : 4:36 p.m.

What exactly qualifies someone as a "Business Reporter"?


Wed, May 23, 2012 : 4:34 p.m.

Can I get a free Kool with my free slurpee?


Wed, May 23, 2012 : 4:06 p.m.

Thank you for the heads up, today is a great day for a slurpee!


Wed, May 23, 2012 : 3:08 p.m.

Too bad some of your advertisers don't get this FREE advertisement! There are lots of free things around Ann Arbor. What makes 7Eleven special?

Ann Arbor Bargains

Wed, May 23, 2012 : 2:32 p.m.

I love free Slurpee days! The new cherry-lime flavor sounds yummy.


Wed, May 23, 2012 : 1:43 p.m.

my kingdom for some NEWS

Dog Guy

Wed, May 23, 2012 : 1:32 p.m.