The kids and I went out for free Slurpees today at 7-Eleven!
I’ve seen the free Slurpees advertised for several years. I’ve never wanted to fight thru the crowds for flavored ice. Last year I had one child with me for an orthodontist appointment. We were driving by a 7-Eleven on 7/11 and stopped in. We only had a handful of people in front of us. And the whole experience was rather nice.
So this year the kids and I were on a mission! We were headed to the closest 7-Eleven, which happens to be in an area of some big road construction. The line was backed up about a mile in the construction with three stop lights. And the line barely moved. So we turned around.
We then went to the next closest 7-Eleven. We would not be defeated!! We got to that store and found chaos. No parking spaces in the 7-Eleven parking lot OR the restaurant next door. Cars were pulling in and out like crazy, searching for a place to park.
Part of a good plan is having a good Plan B. We went to the newer gas station across from the 7-Eleven. Two kids picked Icees. And two kids picked milk shakes from a Milk Shake Machine! I had no idea there was such a thing! I opted for a pink lemonade and we brought home chocolate milk for the hubster. So instead of free Slurpees, we spend a tad over $10 at the gas station.
Tonight I am thankful for a good Plan B! Everyone got a cold treat; and we didn’t wait hours for flavored ice! I told the kids, this is why it is good we save money elsewhere . . so when we opt to spend money on a treat, we don’t feel at all bad about it!!