How to get a free 7-Eleven Slurpee Tuesday

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

It’s so cool it’ll give you brain freeze.

7-Eleven Inc. is celebrating its 90th birthday Tuesday by giving away its iconic frozen Slurpee drink.

The Irving, Texas-based company, which marks its corporate birthday every July 11 — or 7-Eleven Day, as it calls it — is offering free small Slurpees between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The deal is good while supplies last at participating convenience stores.

Two 7-Eleven Slurpees.

7‑Eleven introduced its beloved frozen carbonated beverage in 1966. The next year, its advertising director coined the name Slurpee to describe the sound the drink makes traveling through a straw, according to the company.

Company officials estimate it has sold more than 7.4 billion Slurpee drinks in the treat’s history.

The retailer started out in a Dallas suburb in 1927 and boasts operating the first convenience store ever. 7-Eleven operates, franchises and licenses more than 10,700 stores in North America. It has about 59,500 stores in 17 countries.

To find a store, visit the drink’s web site.

cramirez@detroitnews.com