Manitobans are still the best in the world at Slurpee slurping.
For the 18th year in a row our uncanny ability to continually drink Slurpees—even during the coldest days of winter—has led 7-Elven to once again crown Manitoba the official Slurpee Capital of the World.
Slurpee fans brave enough to shed their fall layers and head into a 7-Eleven wearing only their bathing suits will score the sugary drink on the house.
The convenience store chain is throwing a national Slurpee Beach Party on Saturday, November 7 — the reverse of 7-Eleven’s birthday. The idea for the one-day only promotion is to have customers ditch their warmer clothes and wear their beach wardrobe to a local store.
“We think it’s fun to disrupt things once in a while and what better way than with a beach party in winter and on the reverse of our birthday,” said Raj Kapoor, vice-president and general manager, 7-Eleven Canada.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba has been crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World — again!
7-Eleven has designated the province with the honour for the 16th straight year. And to celebrate, the convenience store chain is handing out free Slurpees next Saturday, July 11. Winnipeggers can get their hands on the courtesy Slurpees at all stores between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
An attempt to create the world’s largest Slurpee will be made this year to mark 7-Eleven’s 46th birthday. A 711 litre Slurpee cup will be filled at the location at 119 Salter Street beginning at 11 a.m.
Winnipeggers rarely need an excuse to buy a Slurpee. We are, after all, the Slurpee Capital of the World.
On March 20 — the first day of spring — 7-Eleven will resurrect its Bring Your Own Cup Day at stores nationwide. Last year, customers brought all sorts of receptacles to fill up on Slurpee, such as teapots, buckets, trophies, fish bowls and even slow cookers.
“We believe Slurpee lovers can get even more creative this year,” said Raj Kapoor, vice-president and GM of 7-Eleven Canada. “A high bar was set last year but we know our customers can take the cup creativity up another level and have even more fun — we’ve seen time and time again how imaginative and individual Slurpee fans can be.”
Slurpee drinkers in Winnipeg can name their own price on Friday.
7-Eleven is declaring September 19 “Slurpee Name Your Price Day” by allowing customers to pay what they feel like paying for a large Slurpee.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds collected will go to Food Banks Canada to support local food banks.
“We want to step back and let our customers decide what kind of impact they have,” said Raj Kapoor, vice-president and GM of 7-Eleven Canada. “This is a win-win situation: customers decide what they want to pay for a Slurpee and also help feed those in need in their local community.”
Manitobans will defend their title as Slurpee Capital of the World for the 15th consecutive year on Friday.
That’s when 7-Eleven will be celebrated its 45th anniversary with a nationwide Slurpee giveaway.
“The Slurpee run is a large part of Slurpee history so it’s something we want to celebrate. What better way to do it than with a free Slurpee run on 7-Eleven’s birthday,” said Raj Kapoor, vice-president and GM of 7-Eleven Canada.
Stores will be offering 12oz Slurpee drinks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 11, or while stocks last.