Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018
Convenience Retailer Stocks up with Helps for the Holidays
IRVING, TEXAS (Dec. 18, 2017) – 7‑Eleven, Inc. can help turn holiday madness into holiday gladness for customers who stop by to pick up gift cards, toys, stocking stuffers, festive beverages, party goods, recipe ingredients … or all of the above. Even better, most purchases earn 7Rewards® points redeemable for free stuff with the retailer’s loyalty program. Perhaps best of all, shopping can be done quickly and easily while fueling up the car, stopping by for morning coffee or grabbing lunch (try the new Stuffed Meatball and Pepperoni, created by Pillsbury) on the go.
After making a list and checking it twice, it’s nice to know 7‑Eleven® stores stand ready with a long list of holiday helps including the latest toys, gaming gift cards for teens, gift cards for teachers and co-workers, unusual items for white elephant gift exchanges, holiday party food and beverages, sweet treats and stocking stuffers.
“7‑Eleven stores are ready to answer almost any holiday need, whether customers are shopping in advance or running in to grab an unexpected gift or emergency item such as batteries at the last minute,” said Jack Stout, 7‑Eleven senior vice president of merchandising, marketing and demand chain. “Our stores may be small in size, but there are a lot of holiday helps packed in that small space. We find that our customers have lots of ‘Oh Thank Heaven’ moments this time of year.”
Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find at 7‑Eleven stores this holiday season. Selection varies by store.
Deck the Tree with Slurpee
Treat the tree to a fun, limited-edition Slurpee® cup ornament. Sold exclusively at 7‑Eleven stores, the Hallmark-created ornament is a replica of the swirl design cup filled to the dome with a cherry Slurpee drink.
7‑Eleven stores stand ready to help shoppers who have fewer retail options for toys this year. Many are priced under $10. Here’s a few of the toys shoppers will find at select stores:
Gift Cards Still No. 1
Gift cards continue to top wish lists, and 7‑Eleven stores have expanded their selection to include more retailers, restaurants, general purpose, music, games and even Uber cards. 7‑Eleven stores’ selection includes the two cards tied for No. 1 most wanted – Vanilla Visa and Amazon. Other popular gift options include Netflix, iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Apple App Store and iTunes, Google, Macy’s, Kohl’s Home Depot, Lowe’s, Fandango, AMC movie theaters, Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, Darden restaurants (Olive Garden, Yard House, Cheddars, Longhorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze) … and of course, 7‑Eleven!
Weird and Wacky
Whether it’s for a white elephant gift exchange, older kids and teens, or the family jokester, participating 7‑Eleven stores have a few quirky gifts as well – a large honking chicken; trendy chia pets featuring Bob Ross, Deadpool and Groot; Flarp noise putty; Sticky the Poo to fling at walls; and Sloth Poppers.
‘Batteries Not Included’ and Gadget-y Gift Solutions
The Elephant in the Room
For parties with a white elephant gift exchange or to swap with friends and co-workers, participating 7‑Eleven stores have pre-wrapped $10 and $20 gifts. Go fun or funny with animal magnet sets, curled cup cat wine glass markers, LED pineapple lights, flashing cocktail shakers, fun ice cube trays , Moscow mule copper mug set, tote bags and a wine glass big enough to hold an entire bottle.
Stocking Stuffers: The More the Merrier
LOL Surprises! collectible mini baby dolls; Magic Pet Beads that transform from toy to fashion accessory, TY Beanie Babies and Boos, Hot Wheels cars, Burt’s Bees and Chapstick gift sets, small electronics, Harry Potter beanies and socks, gift cards, lottery tickets Emoji lollipops, and holiday-themed candy and cookies – 7‑Eleven stores have lots of choices to fill all the stockings, even charcoal!.
Snacks, Sweets & Treats … While visions of turkey and gravy chips dance in their heads
Santa, reindeer, snowflake and menorah. Santa and take-home holiday cookies at the counter near the cash register will have Santa smiling, if they don’t get eaten first.
Ugly sweater party? Why not accessorize with ugly sweater socks, hats, headbands, ties, light-up sunglasses and necklaces? The more, the uglier. Even beer and wine bottles and cans can be decked out in mini-ugliness. Add to the holiday party fun with mistletoe selfie sticks and photo booth prop sets so friends can post the ugliness to their favorite social media site.
A Cup of … Oh No!
For those who find themselves one, or two, ingredients short while making a favorite family recipe, 7‑Eleven stores stock up on holiday must-haves and staples. Run in for whipping cream, eggs, milk, chicken broth, flour, sugar, cranberry sauce, plastic cups, paper plates, foil, food storage containers and more.
Delicious New ‘Stuff’
For those who only have time to grab a quick bite and drink, 7‑Eleven stores have a new hot and hearty option that is perfect for cold weather and big appetites. The Stuffed Meatball and Pepperoni brings favorite Italian foods – Italian-style pork meatballs, pepperoni, zesty marinara sauce and melted cheese – together inside an easy-to-eat buttery flaky crust. Developed and co-branded with Pillsbury, the Stuffed Meatball and Pepperoni is being offered at $2.79 for a limited time. Regular price is $3.29.
Shop, Earn Points, Get Free Stuff
Earned 7Rewards loyalty program points can be redeemed for fresh, hot and grilled food items, chips, candy, nutrition bars, and bottled drinks at participating locations. More can be earned through bonus offers listed on the 7‑Eleven smartphone app. To sign up and earn points, customers can either download the app from the Apple store or Google Play, visit the 7Rewards online mobile website at 7Rewards.com or chat with the 7‑Eleven Bot on Messenger.
From Store to Door
The new 7NOW™ delivery service can bring purchases directly to shoppers who don’t have time even to make a stop at a nearby 7‑Eleven store or simply want the extra convenience. Select and order items from within the 7NOW app in participating markets, and gifts, treats, drinks and eats will appear at the door in 45 minutes or less.
About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 67,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.