Today is July 11th, that's 7/11. Do you get it?

Today is Free Slurpee Day at participating 7-Eleven's. Things have changed just a bit, but you can still cool off (it's going to be 104 degrees for a high today).

It used to be that whatever cup you could put through some giant hole in a display could be filled. Things are a little different now. In order to score a small (*frowny face*) Slurpee you need to be a part of 7-11 rewards program.  You'll then get a coupon for a free Slurpee.

Okay, so getting one has become a bit more cumbersome, but in some places, even Stripes (and Speedway) stores are participating.

Now, let's get to the important part and that is, "what's your favorite Slurpee flavor" (I'm a cherry mixed with cola guy). 7-11 currently is showing eleven flavors plus there is  a mystery Fanta flavor available at some stores. Myself, I've never seen a 12-spigot Slurpee machine so you're probably at the mercy of whatever nightshift guy loaded the machine.

It is also important that you be prepared for what my friends and I called, "The Slurpee Headrush" (some call it "brain freeze").  Well, enough with your home remedies, I checked in with the John Hopkins Medical Center for this treatment:

If you get nailed by brain freeze, act fast. If possible, remove the cold food or drink from your mouth, and press your tongue or your thumb against the roof of your mouth. Drinking warm water can help, too.

Good luck scoring your freebie today and you're welcome for the free medical advice.

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