It’s ‘Name Your Price Day’ for Slurpees

One charity benefits from the Friday-only promo at 7-Eleven stores in Canada

SURREY — Careful with the “brain freeze,” people.

Today is “Name Your Price Day” for large Slurpees purchased at 7-Eleven stores in Canada, with 100 per cent of money raised benefiting WE Charity, the organization founded by Ontario brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger.

The fourth annual promo happens on Friday, Sept. 15 only.

Over the past three years, customers have raised more than $250,000 in donations through Slurpee Name Your Price Day.

Canada’s first Slurpee was poured in Calgary in 1969, according to a “fun facts” graphic tied to the one-day promotion.

Also of note, 37 per cent of buyers in Canada “always” mix their Slurpee flavours together, and 41 per cent “never” do so.

And that horrible “brain freeze” feeling apparently has a scientific name: Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia.

tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

UPDATE: 10-20 cm of snow expected Friday in Lower Mainland

Snowfall warning in effect from North Shore mountains out to Hope

Surrey crews out in ‘full force’ preparing for snow

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner says city crews are out salting and sanding 24 hours a day

Fake guns, real danger

‘It is human nature for people to react as if it was a real weapon’

Newton bingo hall to close after April 21

Gateway Casinos ‘working to transition its employees from the Newton facility to other Gateway properties in the region’

FURRY FRIDAY: Surrey animal shelter’s adoptee of the week

Meet Margo the rabbit, this week’s featured animal currently at Surrey Animal Resource Centre

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

Trump suggests more guns in schools to combat shootings

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

Russian Bobsled Federation states a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave on Sunday was positive.

Indigenous leaders call for change after ‘system fails’ Tina Fontaine

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

Atwal fiasco dogs Trudeau; PM pledges a ‘conversation’ with MP responsible

Trudeau is being peppered with questions about the lingering controversy

Germany upsets Canada in Olympic men’s hockey

Germany 4 Canada 3; Germans play OAR for gold; Canada and Czechs go for bronze

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

Evacuated cat finds his way home seven months after B.C. wildfires

‘He just decided he was going on a holiday — an extended holiday’

Most Read