Every July 11th, sugar-crazed hordes descend on their local 7-Eleven's to get complimentary Slurpees on annual Free Slurpee Day. If you were among them and liked it, or wish you'd been among them this year, today is your lucky day. It's not a reprise of Free Slurpee Day. Instead, think of it as 7-Eleven's Free Coffee Day.
Not a fan of 7-Eleven coffee? You actually have a few other options. Krispy Kreme is giving away free 12 oz cups of coffee all day. A few regional Dunkin Donuts is offering its coffee for just 50 cents in honor of National Coffee Day, and the donut chain is offering fans a chance to star in a Dunkin Donuts commercial. Even some McDonald's locations are reportedly getting in on the free coffee action.
The bottom line is that, if you're paying for, or even making, your own coffee today, you're being ripped off.