Veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to stop by Land O’ Lakes area 7-Eleven stores today for a free small Slurpee on the house.
The promotion runs today, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All current and former U.S. military service personnel need to do to claim their free drink is present proof of service at the checkout.
“The eight-hour Slurpee salute is the centerpiece of a month-long Operation: Thank You campaign, which enlists 7-Eleven customers to show their support for U.S. troops by adding a $1 donation to the USO when they check out at participating 7-Eleven stores,” said Joanne Tam, spokeswoman for the stores.
Money raised will be used by the USO to send care packages to troops overseas, Tam said.
All Tampa Bay area stores will participate in the Slurpee giveaway, including those in Land O’ Lakes, she said.
Operation: Thank You is near and dear to the hearts of 7-Eleven’s leadership team.
“This day in particular holds a special place within the company due in part to the executives’ military background – 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe Depinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Darren Rebelez and Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Logistics Jesus Delgado-Jenkins are graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” she said. “DePinto is also a former U.S. Army officer. Many other 7-Eleven employees and franchisees are retired or former military or in the U.S. Reserves.”