This Saturday, April 11 – from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time – is a new frugal deal! It’s the first “Bring Your Own Cup Day” at the estimated 7,700 domestic 7-Eleven stores expected to participate. Folks can fill up any cup they bring into the store for the $1.49 average price of a 22-ounce medium Slurpee.
I would absolutely check ahead of time-there are over 10,000 stores in the US so not all are participating.
No, your “cup” can’t be a trash can (too big) or a cowboy boot (too unsanitary) or a baseball cap (too porous.) But most clean, water-tight vessels that are no bigger than 10 inches in diameter meet the requirements. The cups must be able to fit through a the 10-inch diameter hole posted on special, stand-up signs this Saturday by store Slurpee machines. A cup that just fits through the hole could conceivably hold about a gallon of Slurpee – about three times the Slurpee for the price, or roughly 100 extra ounces.
They have done this promotion in other countries but it appears this will be the first time in the United States!