(Meredith/AP) - 7-Eleven stores across the country are giving away free Slurpee drinks to celebrate the convenience store chain's 91st birthday.

This marks the 17th straight year 7-Eleven has given out its iconic frozen drink on July 11th or 7/11. The company expects to hand out 9 million free small Slurpees during the promotion that runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

“Free Slurpee day may be the most anticipated day of the year for millions of 7-Eleven customers and new customers alike,” said Raj Kapoor, 7-Eleven senior vice president for fresh food and proprietary beverages, in a statement. “7-Eleven Day is a celebration, not only of our birthday but more importantly, of our customers.

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The convenience store is also offering deals for 7Rewards members for its entire birthday week. Those interested in becoming a rewards member can join by downloading the app or registering online. The special deals are listed below:

July 12: FREE 7-Select Pure water with purchase of a BODYARMOR sports drink July 13: FREE Big Gulp fountain drink with purchase of a share-size Snickers candy bar July 14: FREE 7-Select popcorn with purchase of a 20-ounce Smartwater July 15: FREE single-size Reese’s candy with purchase of a share-size bag of 7-Select® Gummies July 16: FREE 20-ounce Coca-Cola with purchase of any flavor Cheez-It baked snack crackers July 17: FREE single-serve bag of 7-Select® chips with purchase of any fresh sandwich July 18: FREE single-serve 7-Select® tortilla chips with purchase of any 7-Select® nuts

7-Eleven was launched in 1927, and the Slurpee was first introduced in 1966. The company says it has sold 7.4 billion Slurpees since its introduction.

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