Ubiquitous convenience store 7-Eleven — which celebrates its anniversary on July 11 (aka 7/11) by giving away Slurpees — is taking that concept and flipping it around.
Today (November 7, aka 11/7) is Name Your Own Price Day at 7-Eleven.
Get any size Slurpee for however much you want to pay: 25¢? $1? $10? $100?
Whatever you pay will be donated to Feeding America, which has a branch right here in the Inland Empire: Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino.
So, go ahead. Indulge. Drinking that Slurpee can be your good deed for the day.
For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.
7-Eleven locations can be found pretty much everywhere in the Inland Empire.
Sunday (October 25) is your chance to get some sweet treats for yourself and help end childhood hunger at the same time. That’s because it’s the return of the Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry.
This year, there will be a change versus previous outings. Instead of a separate event held in the spring, the organizers have joined with the Downtown Redlands Art Walk.
The event is set for noon to 6 p.m. at various businesses in the downtown area.
Coffee’s not the only thing you can get for free tomorrow (September 29).
Stop by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, spend $9.95 or more, and get a free regular-sized chocolate chunk Pizookie!
Inland Empire BJ’s locations include San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Corona, Moreno Valley, Menifee and Temecula.
For more information, click here.
Miracle Treat Day is here!
Want to help out sick kids while savoring a decadent dessert?
All you need to do is head to any participating Dairy Queen today (July 30) and order a Blizzard.
Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
National Cheesecake Day is officially Thursday (July 30), but The Cheesecake Factory’s celebration is so big, it stretches over two days!
Today (July 29) and Thursday, dine-in guests can get any slice of cheesecake for half price.
In addition, the chain is hosting a “Say Cheesecake” contest, with a top prize of $1,000 cash.
Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside and Rancho Mirage.
For more information, click here.
Do you love ice cream?
Do you really love ice cream?
If you do, and you think you’ve got what it takes, good news: Qualifications have begun for Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant’s sixth annual Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Cream Eating Challenge.
Whew…that’s a challenge just reading that.
To qualify, visit any Farrell’s between now and July 12 and pay a $20 entry fee. You’ll receive a limited-edition T-shirt, a $5 coupon for your next visit and a three-scoop sundae.
Then, wolf down that sundae as fast as you can.
Today (June 5) is National Donut Day, begun during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a means to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.
It also commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.
Soup tureen. Fish bowl. Ming vase. Hard hat.
If it can hold a Slurpee, you can fill it up for just $1.49 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today (April 11).
It’s all part of 7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Day.
Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th “Fanniversary” by giving away small vanilla cones at participating locations today (March 16).
The chain is also collecting donations for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.
Inland Empire Dairy Queen locations include Ontario, Colton, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Bloomington, Rialto, Chino Hills, Montclair, Yucaipa, San Dimas, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Murrieta, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Palm Springs, Temecula, Ludlow, Baker, Anza, Bermuda Dunes, Yermo and Needles.
Saturday (March 14) is Pi Day, and the city of Claremont is again celebrating the day with the Claremont Pie Festival.
The event features pie baking and eating contests, pie making demos, pie tastings, a vintage apron exhibit, a pie recipe card hunt, kids’ apron decorating and an apron parade, along with classic cars, live music and vendor booths.
The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village.
Headquarters for the festival is the I Like Pie Bake Shop, 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., naturally.
Click here for more information and contest forms.