Free Slurpee Day 2018 Is Coming So Prepare Your Body

With heat waves ripping across the U.S., even us self-professed lovers of summer have been finding ourselves longing for a crisp autumn day. This Wednesday, however, we’ll all have at least one reason to be glad it’s still the middle of July: 7-Eleven’s annual Free Slurpee Day returns for 2018!

July 11th (a.k.a. 7/11) is of course 7-Eleven’s golden day, and what better way to celebrate than by blessing us with complimentary, ice-cold slushies in the midst of this sweltering heat? 

“Free Slurpee day may be the most anticipated day of the year for millions of 7‑Eleven customers and new customers alike,” Raj Kapoor, 7‑Eleven’s senior vice president said in a press release. “7‑Eleven Day is a celebration, not only of our birthday, but more importantly, of our customers.” 

Unfortunately, this is not bring-your-own-cup day so the free frozen concoction only comes in a small size — but don’t be afraid to treat yourself to an upgrade. 

Unsurprisingly, Slurpee fans are anxiously awaiting the occasion.

For some of us, Free Slurpee Day is a beacon of hope in this grim existence that is 2018.

Others would even go so far as to call it a bonafide national holiday.

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Meanwhile, some of us are just interested in maximizing our efficiency in pursuit of free stuff.

For the true Slurpee addicts out there, there’s even more reason to rejoice. 7-Eleven is adding some insane new flavors.

You can claim your free small Slurpee at participating 7 Eleven locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. While you’re at it grab a Big Bite hot dog, which will be sold for $ 1 in honor of the day. 

So get excited and prepare your bod for the sugar rush. When few things in life are truly free, we can always depend on 7-Eleven to bestow us with this yearly gift.

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People Are Removing Tattoos For Free For Ex-Gang Members To Get A New Lease On Life

Past mistakes can echo throughout an entire lifetime. Just ask anyone who invested thousands of dollars into Beanie Babies thinking that the stupid little sacks of fabric would be worth a lot of money someday. A moment of silence for those poor souls.

But the entire world doesn’t have to know about your TY toy obsession; you can keep that on the DL.

But people who were apart of violent gangs and got themselves all inked up really don’t have as much of a choice. Their past mistakes and lives will follow them wherever they go until they remove the majority of their visible tattoos. Unfortunately, however, the process of removing tattoos is a costly one.

But there are a few places who are offering reformed ex-gang members a new lease on life by removing their tats for free.


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Jails to Jobs is one organization based out of the Bay Area in San Francsico that is providing free training to medical professionals, tattoo artists, nonprofits, prisons, and other government programs on how to remove tattoos for free or cheap to people looking to put their sordid pasts behind them.

“We see that as many as four out of five previously incarcerated individuals who successfully find a job do not return to prison. Keeping someone out of prison costs much less than sending them back, yet we as a nation, have primarily focused on trying to fix overcrowded prisons. A better, more sustainable approach is to help individuals remove visible anti-social or gang-related tattoos, get jobs and turn their lives around,” said Mark Drevno, founder and executive director of Jails to Jobs.


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One of the biggest hurdles ex-cons face when they leave prison is getting gainful employment and businesses aren’t exactly in a hurry to onboard someone who’s covered head-to-toe in ink with a criminal record.

Steven Burton, in his project Skin Deep, digitally removes ex-cons tattoos in photos and records their reactions.

He’s got a Kickstarter together to document the project and help bring awareness to community programs like Jails to Jobs that will help to bring formerly incarcerated individuals into the workforce.

Unfortunately, the return to crime rate for many ex-convicts in the US is high.


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Many people who fail to find gainful employment when they’re released from prison find it easier to return to criminal activity in order to earn a living. That’s why other programs like Homeboy Industries and Fresh Start Tattoo Removal are helping ex-cons not only help them get their tattoos removed, but also assist with job placement.

It seems like it only makes sense to offer programs that help people who are willing and able to give back to society, despite their pasts.


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Hopefully, this is a trend that will catch on so those who need a helping hand to reform have somewhere to turn to. (h/t kickstarter| prizesizeprizesize)

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Starbucks Barista Reveals The Shameless 'Hack' A Guy Uses To Get A Free Drink Everyday

A good loophole will make you cringe a little bit. But only a little, because you have to kind of admire someone’s cunning to exploit the loophole, but simultaneously feel embarrassed for them stooping so low.

I’m talking about people who bring tupperware into all-you-can eat buffets, or walk into a frozen yogurt spot and ask for samples of every flavor without buying anything, or the dreaded department store shopper who abuses the retailer’s very forgiving refund policy by returning a 9-year-old gown.

This guy takes his cleverness to the next level: by getting a free Starbucks coffee for every day of the year.

Brad Halsey, a Starbucks barista told Kitchenette about the shameless customer’s scam that nabs him daily free beverages.

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There is a man who comes to my Starbucks every single day and orders the most horrible drink in an infuriating way. He purchased 365 Starbucks cards and registered every one of them online with a different birthday so that he gets a “free birthday drink” EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. Even though I know exactly how he “beat the system” there, he pretends that his app is just malfunctioning and it magically gives him the same free birthday drink every day.

That’s right, the dude bought hundreds of Starbucks gift cards and registered each of them with a different birthday so he could get a free “birthday” drink every single day.

Halsey says he doesn’t have a problem with the guy’s little scheme, it’s just that he’s apparently such a condescending, particular jerkwad about it.

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If he was a nice guy, I might not be so irritated. But he’s not a nice guy. Here is a sample of our exchange when he orders (when you imagine his voice, it should be pompous and creepy):

Me, scowling on the inside: “Hello.”

Him: “I need a Venti cup and a marker.”

Me: “Oooooohkaaaay. Here ya go.”

You thought that would be the end of their exchange? Halsey says that it gets worse.

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I reluctantly give him the cup and marker. He draws lines and arrows and writes all over the cup while telling me: “Two pumps of white mocha here, then add five pumps of vanilla. That should take us to this line here where you’re gonna add cold heavy cream up to this ridge here…it should be halfway between this line and this line. Make sure to add the heavy whipping cream before the espresso, it changes the taste if you do it out of order. Then add your four shots, three regular and one long shot. That long shot is important, since you guys reformulated your machines, it’s been Hell trying to get my drink right. That long shot helps balance it. Then stir it for me, Mister Brad. Now do me a favor and add ice to the top there and it’ll be easy as pie. I’m not picky so don’t worry about shaking it or anything like that.”

Me: “OK. Easy as pie.”

Him: “Now they ring it up for me like this: one quad espresso, add white mocha, sub vanilla, sub heavy cream.”

[He wants it rung up that way so he just has to pay $ 3.00 for a drink that really should be around $ 6.50 if it was rung up correctly as an Iced Quad Venti Vanilla White Mocha with heavy cream instead of milk.]

Me: “Gotcha.”

Not only does he get his free drink, but Halsey said the guy is more demanding than paying customers.

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Him: “Now I’m going to use my free birthday reward to pay. Did I tell you about my birthday reward app malfunction? The app is screwed up and it’s been giving me the same free birthday drink for twelve days now! I mean, I’m not going to complain or anything. Maybe I should check my mail at my old house and see if I’ve won free Starbucks for life! Ha ha ha!”

[he tastes his drink & frowns]

Him: “Mister Brad, why don’t you pour a decaf shot on top of this for me? It’ll be perfect then. It’s just a hair too sweet.”

[I pour one decaf shot on top of his drink]

Me, and my skin is crawling at this point: “Thanks! Have a great day. Oh yeah, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.”

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