July 11 is free Slurpee day

How do you celebrate 42 years of 7-Eleven in Canada? By giving away free Slurpees, of course.

Monday, July 11, marks the 42nd anniversary of the convenience chain's first store opening in Canada and outlets countrywide will give away 7.11 ounce Slurpees to customers.

Spokeswoman Sasha Perrin said Wednesday each of the city's seven stores will hand out the drinks on a first-come, first-served basis.

"It's very popular," Perrin said of the annual giveaway. "Who doesn't like free Slurpees?"

According to 7-Eleven, more than 13 million Slurpees are consumed every month and since 1966, nearly 6.5 billion Slurpees have been sold - nearly enough for every person on the planet.

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