Truly spooky and not for the faint-of-heart

By Mir
October 26, 2006

I… can’t believe I’m posting this.

So, uh, the CEO of 7-Eleven appeared on Letterman and offered a special to the viewers:

Walk into any 7-Eleven between now and November 1st and say “Trick or treat, give me meat” to receive your choice of a free hot dog or a free 4-ounce package of beef jerky. That’s scarier than a haunted house!

I dare you.


  1. Hmm…There’s a 7-Eleven 100 yards away from me. Shall I do it? Nah, they probably have no idea about it.

  2. This is so hilarious I just might have to pull together a bunch of friends and actually do it. Hm, though. I am not sure we have a 7-11 here. Hm.

  3. Mierda! I was right. No stores near me. 🙁 I totally would have done it, if only for the weird factor.

  4. Hmm, do you think it works in Singapore? I’m within walking distance of three at least.

  5. I wouldn’t do it, but I have a teenage boy who certainly WOULD! He’ll tell all his friends, too. LOL!

  6. Um, I hate to be the one to break it to all you people, but this is one of David Letterman’s repeated, not-very-funny jokes. He was doing it all summer with Slurpees or something like that. The man likes to amuse himself. The “CEO” was just an actor. Although it would be interesting to see what the reaction from the clerk would be…

  7. Really? I am CRUSHED!

  8. Also, depending on your area, very few 7-11s participate in their promotions. I did a press release for them some months ago that said that they were celebrating their anniversary by giving away free slurpees… well, we all trudged into the hot Florida sun and walked to the nearest 7-11 in the middle of summer only to be told that the clerk had no idea what we were talking about. He had pity on our sweaty selves and gave us a teeny tiny cup each for slurpees anyway.

    The release couldn’t have been a joke, but there’s no defense against clueless clerks 🙁

  9. I’m so sad this isn’t real. I’m about to post about our family’s quest to find a new Trick or Treat rhyme, and one of the contenders was “Trick or treat/I like Meat/it makes my life complete” And then there was “Trick or Treat/I know L33T/I’m so neat!” yeah, we’re dorks.

  10. I tried to get Peep to go in a 7-11 and say that and he said “no way. I’m just not going to do that.” I figured for a free hot dog he would, but no. I;m glad it was just a joke.

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