Are You Really That Bummed Out You Didn't Get Your Free Slurpee Yesterday?
The One Arts Plaza-based 7-Eleven's been inundated with complaints from the empty-handed and is asking folks to either call this number (1-800-255-0711) or visit this customer-relations website, which has been timing out for hours.
I talked to Margaret Chabris, 7-Eleven's corporate communications director, earlier today about the run-out. Said she: "We gave away more than 5 million Slurpees yesterday, and the interest and the response was even more than we expected. Five million was a record. I heard of stores giving away Slurpees giving away in little, in coffee cups, in whatever they could find. It was just the biggest Slurpee day we've ever had. A lot of people were also going after work, taking their kids, and by then all the cups were gone or there were problems with the machines."
She says some folks who call in might get coupons for free drinks. "Because," she says, "who wants to live without Slurpees?"