It's November, which means only one thing for cheapskates with a sweet tooth: it will soon be 7-Eleven Day, when the convenience store chain traditionally gives away a free Slurpee. The bad news? This year's day (which happens, natch, on Friday 7 November) isn't as generous as past offers.
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According to the event's official Facebook page and the main 7-Eleven Site, this year you can score either a free small Slurpee or a free $1 coffee when you purchase anything else (with the key exception of tobacco). That's not as good as past years, when you have been able to score a free drink, no strings attached, simply by using a voucher or simply showing up.
The upside is that you're not giving away any of your personal details for the free drink. The downside is that it isn't really a free drink. The $1 coffee is just about the cheapest thing in a 7-Eleven these days (save perhaps for a Chupa-Chup), so this is perhaps best treated as a "buy one, get one free" offer.