Bring your best Slurpee vessel to 7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Day


Fetch your largest and most creative drinking vessel: 7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup event is back for two days this Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, you can fill up your own any-size cup (or cup-like container) for $1.50, which is the perfect way to welcome the warm, even summer-like, weather that has finally reached many parts of the country.

Among your flavor options is the new Pepsi Fire, which is a try-hard way of saying cinnamon-flavored Pepsi, as well as Black Cherry Pepsi. Also on tap: An array of Fanta-based Slurpee flavors including Lemonade, Watermelon Lime, Wild Cherry, Pina Colada and Blue Raspberry. (There are also sugar-free flavors—Sour Grape and Pineapple Mango—but let’s not validate those with any more words on the matter.) Last, but not least, you can also choose a Trolli Pineapple Lime or Coca-Cola Slurpee.

Which is to say, you have options.

There are, of course, rules for #BYOCupDay. Your cup cannot be larger than 10″ in diameter, lest you break or damage the Slurpee machine itself. It must be “food-safe clean” and watertight, and you can only bring one.

Still, you options. Here are some to consider, based on creativity and other important metrics, like ease-of-drinking and Instagram.

0 percent creative, 100 percent smart

Water bottles, coffee travel mugs, large mugs,milk jugs, juice bottles, pitchers of any kind.

You did not come to play and we respect that, but also you don’t get any points for creativity for picking something that is actually intended to be drank out of.

25 percent creative, 100 percent Instagram-worthy

Mason jars, champagne flutes, beer steins, growlers.

When you swing by 7-Eleven to fill up, we all know you’re mainly motivated by the ‘gram. There’s no shame in that game, but there’s also very little creativity.

50 percent creative, 50 percent classic

Fish tanks, flower vases, beakers, sand buckets, cookie jars, popcorn tins, tea pots and coffee pots, hollowed out watermelons, helmets, KFC buckets. 

These are a little bit more creative, in that they are not typically consider cups on any other day, in any other place. That said, they are the staples of BYOCup Day and as such, can’t score much higher in the creativity department.

75 percent creative, 100 percent gross

Shoes, potty training seats, oil drums, bleach containers, green bean cans.

Any creativity is negated by the fact you’re actively choosing to drink out of a shoe.

100 percent creative, 100 percent efficient, 100 percent Instagrammable


We’re not totally sure what you would call these, but they look like something you can find at Michael’s and maybe put candy in, maybe store odds and ends, definitely fill with a Slurpee. They also seem to have an impressive amount of volume for something that scores so well in the creativity and Instagram departments.