Thursday, Sep 6, 2018
Retailer Kicks Off Football Season with Stadium-Style Cups, Straws, In-Store AR Experience, Gameday Food and Beverage Favorites
IRVING, TEXAS (Sept. 06, 2018) – 7‑Eleven® stores are becoming football fan headquarters this fall with everything needed for tailgate and “home-gate” parties … as well as a few surprises. The world’s largest convenience retailer is bringing back stadium-style souvenir cups that can be used for either Slurpee® or Big Gulp® drinks. Helmet straws team up perfectly with the collectible cups.
The party starts as soon as fans enter participating 7‑Eleven stores, where augmented reality (AR) puts them on the playing field with football filters, activities, and new surprises through the end of the year. All AR activities can be accessed through the 7‑Eleven mobile app, where customers can earn 7Rewards® loyalty program points daily and weekly, depending on the activity. Even football star Dak Prescott shows up.
“No sport is bigger in the U.S. than football,” said Sean Thompson, 7‑Eleven, Inc. senior vice president and chief customer officer. “Each week, millions show up at stadiums, friends’ houses or in front of their own televisions to cheer on their favorite teams – and, of course, eat and drink. 7‑Eleven has everything needed to enjoy all the big games, from cool souvenir cups to hot pizza and wings. It’s an easy and economical way to host an epic watch party.”
Participating stores in select markets include Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Washington D.C., Buffalo, Chicago, Miami, New England, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa Bay.
Here’s how fans can get in the game:
Big-screen TV, front row seats, instant replay, good friends … and eats and drinks that won’t break the bank. There’s a lot to love about “home-gating” when it comes to watching pro football games.
7‑Eleven scores MVP – Most Valuable Products – status with fan favorites such as Big Bite® hot dogs, whole pizza, smoked chicken wings, nachos, chips, beverages and more to enjoy while watching the big game.
7‑Eleven stores have everything fans need for the ultimate watch party – plastic ware and paper goods, ice, charcoal, chips and more.
Even better, some 7‑Eleven stores have delivery available in more than 30 markets using Postmates to bring all the gameday goodies to the watch party.
SOUVENIR QUALITY CUPS! TEAM HELMET STRAWS!
Game time or anytime, 7‑Eleven’s premium, stadium-style cups are a great way to support the home team. Cups feature fan favorite players or generic pro football graphics, and vary by market. Suggested retail price for the heavy-gauge, dishwasher-safe cups is $2.99 – that same quality at a fraction of the $6-$10 that stadiums concession stands charge for souvenir cups of similar quality and size. Cups can be used for both Slurpee and Big Gulp drinks.
The 15 participating teams will have seven different cups, featuring high-resolution photos of top players – a new one each week for seven weeks. Other markets will receive three generic pro football cups over five weeks. The limited-edition cups are available at participating 7‑Eleven, Stripes and APlus® stores.
Helmet straws for participating teams* also will be available to purchase with the premium cups at participating stores. As with the collectible cups, all other markets will offer a football helmet straw. Suggested retail price for the collectible straws is $1.99 each.
FUN FOR FANS: IN-STORE AR EXPERIENCE
Playing games and sharing face filters are not only fun, they can earn 7Rewards points redeemable for 7‑Eleven products. The AR fan fun will be active throughout the regular season and end Dec. 31. Customers can take an “autographed” selfie with football star Dak Prescott. In Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Detroit and Washington, some games and filters will be team-specific. All other markets will have football fan filters and football-related games to play.
Here’s how to get in the AR game:
*Helmet straws not available in Philadelphia market.
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 66,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,600 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.