Free Slurpee today at all 7-Eleven stores


Today is 7-Eleven, Inc.’s 84th birthday. Participating 7-Eleven® stores across the nation will celebrate by giving customers a free 7.11-oz size Slurpee® beverage to thank customers.  Come into a 7-Eleven today for a free Slurpee® in a cup specially designed for this day while supplies last.  Fans in SoCal will get an extra treat by participating in a variety of prize-winning games to round out the birthday celebration

As a special birthday treat, select 7-Eleven stores in Los Angeles and Orange County will hold a series of competitions, including timed Slurpee-drinking contests and one-minute 7-Eleven-themed challenges. Winners will be rewarded with exclusive 7-Eleven prizes including the chance to have the Slurpee Truck come to their house or 84 days of free Slurpees®!

Celebrations in Monrovia and Orange County will take place simultaneously with the grand celebration at the newest SoCal 7-Eleven in Downtown Los Angeles featuring:

  • Official birthday cake-cutting ceremony with LAPD and City Council representatives
  • Appearances by the Laker Girls
  • Free Slurpees® from the Slurpee Truck
  • Live Music  

Where:            Downtown Los Angeles (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  848 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Cross Streets 7th and Figueroa

 East Los Angeles (12 – 3 p.m.) 922 West Duarte Road, Monrovia 91016

 Orange County (12 – 5 p.m.) 13472 Euclid Street, Garden Grove CA 92843


Free at Office Depot


YIKES! My teenage daughter went on my computer and downloaded a FREE music video. Now my computer won’t open any files. It’s all messed up. I’m so SAD.

I panicked. Then I remembered that Office Depot has a Free computer PC check up. They assess a computer’s performance and security. I drove to the nearest Office Depot in La Crescenta and handed my computer over to Mak and Jose.
As Jose hooked my computer up to the diagnostic scan machine, he said “uh, yep you have a virus.” I knew that. Jose was confident that he could fix it, and get my computer running faster and make her less vulnerable to other virus and spyware attacks.

It would cost $169 to get her up and running smoothly again. At first when I heard that number I balked. Then I thought, well if I took the dog to the vet or one of the girls to their doctor, it would cost that much, so I signed some forms and handed it over to Mak and Jose with the promise that they would be gentle with have it back in 24 hours.

Jose was true to his word and fixed my computer in less than 24 hours. It runs faster, is healthy and virus-free.
Now the consequence for my daughter using my computer….She felt so bad she came up with her own punishment – She gave me $50 to help with the cost of the repair and an IOU to babysit her sister and work around the house for 20 hours. This Sat. night she will be babysitting and the next two weekends she will be staying home.

Free at Pottery Barn

While out in Palm Desert, we walked into a Pottery Barn to look for decorating ideas for our new home. I noticed a sign offering one of their design consultants to come to your home for free and share their expertise on what would make our house sparkle and shine.

I called my local Pottery Barn in Pasadena and spoke with Mary.  We set up an initial consultation in her store. I was told to bring pictures of the rooms I need some advice in decorating.  We spent over one hour talking about my house, colors, furniture and decor needs, while she took copious notes.

Mary will be coming over next week to measure and see my house. All of the items she suggests will be Pottery Barn items, but hey, I’ve always liked their showrooms. They have a Santa Barbara, Ojai feel to them.

To arrange for a free consultation with a Pottery Barn Design Studio Specialists in any of our stores, in your home or over the phone, go to