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7-Eleven’s Birthday Week Thwarted Because of New App Glitch, Makes It Right All Month Long

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ICYMI: these glorious sugary rainbows of greatness were being given away 12 ounces at a time on July 11. Free. (Get it? 7 [July] 11?)

It’s been a tradition since 2002 that anyone can waltz inside a local 7/11, grab a small 12 oz. cup, and fill up on this sweet elixir of Texas love (born here, based here, y’all). This year, something went awry when 7-Eleven attempted to bring more technology to the mix. For months, the convenience empire has been promoting its fun little ‘Only at 7-Eleven’ app. When you download it, you would benefit from push-text offers sent exclusively to your phone.

Only, that didn’t happen for some folks, and America went nuts.

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Slurpee Truck Tour Heading to D.C.

During Wednesday’s press conference, President Obama invited Republicans to the White House to enjoy Slurpees, a beverage he called “a delicious drink.” This was an opportunity that 7-Eleven couldn’t let slip.

The company has launched a truck tour that left Dallas on Friday and will end in Washington D.C. Along the way they’re offering freebies, giving Slurpee-loving Americans the opportunity to mix and match flavors, including the new “Purple for the People.” And, of course, there’s a Facebook page.

The company has also offered to install Slurpee machines in the White House and host a Slurpee Summit.

“I don’t know about a Slurpee,” USA Today quotes Rep. John Boehner (OH) . “How about a glass of merlot?”