PHOTO: What do you get when you mix a hot summer day and free Slurpees in a large town? A sign on the Lakewood 7/11 door this afternoon read ‘Sorry there are no more free slurpees today’. So if you’re still looking to pick up a free 7 oz slurpee in honor of their birthday, you may end up spending more on the gas to get there.
The value of the free giveaway is approximately $1.
The 7/11 in Lakewood tells TLS the box of about 200 of the free slurpee size cups, were used up. TLS-MK.
I thought they were anticipating an average of 1000 per store??? Why did they think they could get away with 200 in Lakewood?
Oi – no slurpee, no burpee – this is a himel geshrei, vos nuch iz nei?
Precisely. Bad planning for a town of how many children, k’h?
men darf nit shcnurrin
I was there this morning at 630AM and was told that they do not participate in the 7/11 birthday party and they would not give me a free slurpee. Shame on them.
BTW, I filled up the cup and they told me “If you do not pay, you cannot have the slurpee.”
I once read somewhere that not including the actual cup, a small slurpi costs a 7-11 owner around $0.20 cents, so giving away 200 cost him around 40 bucks, but probably made him hundreds in other sales.
I was not impressed with this. If it’s worth giving 100 slurpees to bring 100 people in to the store, it should be worth giving 1000 to bring in 1000 people. It’s also not smart to not take credit cards under $5. The reason convenience stores can charge $1.79 for a 20 oz soda is because they are convenient. If you need to have cash, they’re not convenient, and the soda is a ripoff. I hope this guy doesn’t end up like the 7-11 on County Line, who grumps at everyone who comes in, and kvetches about every spilled ounce of soda, and nobody goes there.
A number of years ago i asked the owner of a 7/11 how they keep tract of the free slurpee. He told me Corp. give them a number of cups and that is it. When they run out they run out.
I was by the one on rt9 around 3:30and there must have been 75 kids there. going through 1000 cups does not take long. What they should have done is only give to kids with parents present and only give to the kids that were there not o take home to the 5 that didn’t come.
Be fare to everyone.
Who goes to 7-Eleven anyway? Wawa is the best!!!
I was there at 9:30 am. They told me that they aren’t participating. I challenge them to find me one of the 200. Shame on them
the one on rt 9 is not a regular one anyways they dont have the same rules as all the good ones like a min 5 dollars for creidt card which not one other 711 has that rule and they give you only 1 straw in the other ones you can take as many you want so its not worth it to go there anyways go county line go go
Btw I think its illegal to not accept cc for purchases under $5, it violates most merchant acct. Agreements. Someone can sue them, then buy all the slurpees he wants!
I never had a Slurpee in my life and I don’t feel like I am missing anything . I wouldn’t go to a 7/11 to get a free one either. It’s not a heimishe establishment, I wouldn’t buy any such food in a non Jewish place. I wouldn’t go to Rita’s either for that matter.
I was there at 12:30 with my 2 kids and we all got the free slurpee!
I was there at about 1:00 today I got free so did my 2 kids that’s 3 right there
wawa is better says:
JULY 11, 2011 AT 5:47 PM
Who goes to 7-Eleven anyway? Wawa is the best!!!
Sorry but WAWA in lakewood sucks..that is why I go to howell or toms river..the newer stores are better
as of July 12 2010
By: John Matarese
If you are someone who likes to swipe your credit card for every purchase — to get those cash back card rewards or frequent flier miles — you re going to be disappointed with a big change coming at many stores.
You may not be able to use your credit card for small purchases anymore, which means you may need to carry more cash with you soon.
The new financial reform law, just approved by Congress, allows stores and restaurants to do what’s been prohibited until now:
Post signs requiring a $10 minimum purchase to use a credit card. Debit cards will not be affected, hower.
It will also allow stores to give a discount for using cash or debit cards.
7/11 in Jackson on countyline rd is better and slurpies aren’t good for you anyway just straight sugar and you won’t appreciate the dentist bill.
is this even worth printing?????????????
delta has slurpys and is cheaper and better then 711 on rt 9. 711 does NOT take food stamps which all 711s take! further more the quick chek at cvs newhamshire and rt88 has the cheapest slurpy a 32oz is 99cents!! if you come between 3 and 7pm its half price soda and slurpy so 49 cent!! dont give 711 your business if it wont want to accomidate the town like cc min and not taking food stamps
Call Visa and MasterCard and they will tell you that it’s against the stores owners merchant account rules to mandate a mim purchase amount for a credit card purchase. If a store requires a mim purchase then report them to visa or master card .
H e would have made back 50x what he gave out. As reported in USA Today
& it is Illegal to post minimum credit card amounts as per the merchant agreement they sighn.
USA confirmed that owners who gave inlimited product away made more profits that day. Not too mention good will for something that cost almost nothing.
It’s not only in Lakewood. I saw a [an almost IDENTICAL] sign on the door of the 7/11 in Point Pleasant.
Don’t take it too personally, guys.
Actually the name 7/11 originated because this was the first store in u.s. that was open from 7:00am- 11:00pm. it was actually a convenience store that had everything in it.
with 2 new hiemishe ice cream stores & 2-3 old ones- why go to these cheap skates?
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