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Name Your Price Slurpee Day - 7Eleven (25th March, Good Friday)

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This deal is back again this year!

Essentially you name your price for a slurpee, and that money goes to charity. A Win-Win.

I think last year I got 3 5c slurpees.

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  • +74 votes

    I've personally never participated in any of these out of fear of losing the rest of my dignity.

    • +20 votes

      I already traded my dignity for a plastic key chain…

      • -3 votes

        what plastic key chain may I ask?

        Sorry if I don't get the joke but it sounds funny lol

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      Spat out my slurpee reading your comment. Best laugh this week. Ty

  • +1 vote

    Not as good as that CHILL for whatevers in your pocket at On the run. Went with a bunch of mates and got about 12 chills with 12 tissues XD Edit: found the deal link https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/171155

    • +1 vote

      Chills are always runny as shit though, they never have the machines turned down low enough

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      I would have someone take an Instax of me handing over an instant photo and then pay using that photo of me handing over the photo

    • +15 votes

      but you arent the one donating, they are.

      • +1 vote

        S'pose…

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          i understand what you mean though, I think the same when I see these types of things - the company get tax breaks for donating but really it was customers/staff etc.

        • +1 vote

          @PVA: I had similar thoughts during this Gold Coin Donation to Charity = Car Wash deal.

        • +7 votes

          @PVA: because slurpees are free to manufacture and keep cold

        • +1 vote

          @furythree: You're not donating. You're buying a slurpee. The company is donating. When you "donate" you don't get anything in return. hence why lottery tickets sold by charities are not tax deductible.

          Edit - Whoops, noticed this was stated below

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          @antt: that is my point….

          but what i was trying to get at is its not like its a bad thing the company gets tax breaks because they do lose out…on the product being given away by them for free. You lose the money, you get back the product

          they lose the product and cost of operations, but get a tax break for it.

          charity get the money, the country loses tax revenue

          Its not like the company itself is getting a tax break for nothing

    • +3 votes

      It's technically not a donation by yourself since you are receiving a benefit from it. You'd have to directly donate to the cause, and not receiving anything. Non-donations include raffle entries, vouchers etc.

      Source: Myself, I studied and have practiced in taxation

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        Exactly. Same applies to buying a ticket in the Mater Prize Home lottery. Even though it is going toward a charity, doesn't mean it is a tax-deductible donation. You're getting something (ticket in a lottery) in return.

      • +1 vote

        I don't need the sugar or relief from the weather. I'll make a direct donation and get a receipt instead. Thanks.

  • +24 votes

    I get that this is cheap but I try to avoid companies that flagrantly abuse their employees. Then bully them into submission by threatening their visas after forcing them to work illegal hours

    • -6 votes

      Better do something to help the abused employees like commenting on a bargain website.

      • +25 votes

        Or chosing to avoid a service? And putting my money where my mouth is?

        Glad you're such a cheery bloke that lives for snide internet comments 👌

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        rekt.jpg

    • -11 votes

      Those workers worked in excess of their Visa Restrictions of their FREE WILL, thereby flouting the law. No-one forced them to stay, they were free to move onto other employment, but they CHOSE to stay in an arrangement whereby both parties benefited.

      7/11 aren't the only offenders here.

      • +9 votes

        7/11 aren't the only offenders here.

        Doesn't make right what 711 did.

    • +2 votes

      Just make sure you pay at least 47c for a slurpee, that will cover the cost of an employee working for 1hour.

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        Where did this 47c figure come from?

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          @Lizard Spock: Tell me you don’t believe that? Why would someone work for 47cents an hour? They would barely be able to pay the Myki fare one way let alone be able to get back home. The papers have a whipping boy and at some point things get ridiculous.

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          @El Grande: I thought the exact same thing. But in this case it was mater of calculating how much he earned and divided it by what he got paid which came to 47c/hr, it's not like he agreed to working that amount, 7/11 just didn't pay him properly.

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          @Lizard Spock: I think you mean what he got paid divided by the number of hours he allegedly worked. What he got paid will show up on the bank statement no problem but if the number of hours worked are forged who is to say the hours he claims he worked were actually worked.

          It's like saying if you got paid $500 say @$10/hr when you should have gotten $1000 @$20hr you can claim a lot more by claiming you worked at $0.5/hr and claim ($500/0.5)*$20 = $20,000. I have no doubt the lawyers put him up to that so that if they settle for half of what they claimed the guy would be on top by a lot.

          I am not defending anyone here but there are somethings that are believable and other that are BS. Just because its in the papers doesn't make it true.

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          @El Grande: I should really proof read before posting, yeah pay divided by hours is what I meant. I guess it makes a great headline when you can state someone got paid less than 50c/hr, I don't doubt there is some 'fudging' or stretching of the truth here.

        • +1 vote

          @Lizard Spock: The papers don't care about the truth. They care about the numbers sold or how effective the click bait is. The journalists care about the praise they would get for breaking a great story and not if there is an actual story to begin with.

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          @Lizard Spock: Given that Maurice Blackburn are so concerned with legislative compliance I'm sure they'll also be fighting to have Ahmed et al deported for working beyond their Visa hours.

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          @sabracad: Legislative Compliance? Do they get any extra $$$ for that? I think not.

    • +20 votes

      5 cents is a pretty poor donation though.

      • +6 votes

        they don't judge and if they do, it's their fault

        every cent counts!

        (as explained on the event page)

        • +7 votes

          I am sure they don't judge but this is for a good cause and the last thing you want is that 711 spend $1 to raise $0.5 for the charity. I am sure 711 wont care as they are giving it away for publicity but think of the charity that would be worse off by your actions. I am not someone who donates a lot of money but I would at least pay what the Slurpee would cost on a normal day. It is the right thing to do.

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          I guess so.

      • +2 votes

        Meant as a joke anyway

  • +5 votes

    Charity would have been stoked to receive your donation

  • +36 votes

    Pretty poor form seeing people willing to pay just 5 cents even while knowing it will all go to a charity…

    • +6 votes

      I would go at least a gold coin like in school when you had free-dress day (I assume other schools did this).

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        A true ozbargainer would paint their 5c coin gold ;)

    • +1 vote

      There are some charity cases in this forum.

    • +4 votes

      Can I neg this deal because of OP's poor form? It must have been hard to part with his 5c. Geez, good thing 1c doesn't exist anymore.

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      I think giving something like "-$50" is the worst. Especially if the charity actually plays along and pays out.

    • +1 vote

      How is giving 5 cents to charity worse than giving nothing? You know Slurpee money doesn't usually go to charity, right?

      If they wanted people to give more they could just make the minimum higher.

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      the slurpees are worthless. if 7/11 were losing money it would be poor form to pay 5 cents but they aren't. it's neutral.

  • +37 votes

    If it's going to a charity, I'd be embarrassed to 'give' less than $2.

    5 cents knowing it's going to charity isn't just unAustralian, but unHuman.

    • +2 votes

      Finally one person who can see the greater cause. I am all for a bargain but not at the cost of my humanity. I would at least pay what the Slurpee would cost on a normal day. It is the right thing to do.

    • -1 vote

      I'm going to disagree here.
      I think you would be better off taking full advantage of this deal and make a charitable donation elsewhere.
      What charity does the slurpee money go to? What does that charity use the money for?
      Before negging me take a look at a Ted talk by Peter Singer called effective altruism. If you like that he has a more indepth book called the most good you can do.

      • +1 vote

        They have good Friday appeal donation cans at the counter already. You can pay 5c for the Slurpee and put the money in the can. Either way its going to end up with the same people.

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          Do 7/11 get a tax break if you put it into the can?

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          @blighst: If it's a can left by the RCH appeal, I'd say no.

      • +1 vote

        Childrens Hospitals

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      They should have just kept it the same rate ($1?) but donate it to charity. On any other day they should donate it to their employees and pay them a proper wage FFS. It's hard to believe that with all the publicity to this day it's still being carried out right under their noses.

  • +8 votes

    Can you choose how much of the money goes to the 7/11 employee?

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      Savage.

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      You're free to donate directly to employees.

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    Whats the best flavour

  • +5 votes

    I propose donating $1 for Large size, to send them a price signal that this is the current market rate (like Hungry Jacks and McDonalds)

    • +1 vote

      To be fair Hungry Jacks use toilet water in theirs

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    I think the idea of this was for people to shame people into paying a fair price to give to the charity, anyone who walks in and offers a silly amount ie. 5c per slushy would feel scummy…I could see children cleaning up on this event as kids are kids and will take advantage of things like this…Some adults have no shame LOL…Then again….(spoken like a spartan) "THIS IS OZBARGAIN!!!!!"

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      "1 cent for a large slurpee? THIS IS MADNESS!!"
      "Nooo…"

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      I wonder how many people would be shamed into paying full price or more if it was "name your price" for a tank of fuel?

  • -2 votes

    Name your price for diabetes juice?

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    I'm gonna go do this to the one at Chirnside, only because last year on the name your price day I went in there wanting to pay 5 bucks for a Slurpee, because I wanted to donate something, the Slurpee was just a bonus… and the guy says he can't take it, they can only take the normal price, no more, no less, and if I wanted to give money I'd have to give it to the guy outside with the rattling can.

    Anyway, a few other friends wanted to buy dollar Slurpees and whatnot, and the counter guy wouldn't do those for them either, so ever since I've taken every free thing I can from those (profanity) to (profanity) them.

    Including abusing their Slurpee app late last year to get like 10 free Slurpees and 30 odd Krispy Kremes. I am unhealthy.

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      You don't have to consume them

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      Gets down voted for screwing a clerk who screwed a charity on a day where their chain of stores publicly advertises their supposed support of said charity.

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    As a pagan, I approve of this holy deal

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    Did anyone have the cash attendant say it's pay what you want after the normal price (ie. Min price $3).

    No way I'm giving 7 eleven any tax deduction in excess of what I need to. I already donated a tenner this morning, any extra I would've given then so I could claim the deduction.

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      Nope the person at the front of the line paid 50 cents. The person behind him paid $50 and yelled at the first guy for being a tight arse. "Its for the kids mate, go be a sting c*** elsewhere." At that point I was like $6 please although I went there wanting to pay $3.

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        The person behind him paid $50 and yelled at the first guy for being a tight arse.

        See that annoys me. How does Mr $50 know Fiddy Cent hasn't already donated to charity.

        I guess it's good that 7 Eleven are trying to raise awareness, but I specifically paid a minimal amount ($1) as I had already donated $20 this morning. Don't call someone out, because chances are there is a back story you don't know (aimed at Mr $50, not you El :) )

        • +1 vote

          I'd rather donate the $50 direct and get a tax reciept, they can keep their cup of sugar.

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          I think its poor form to pay below the normal price. It's a bit like those chocolates school kids are selling for charity. I might have given money to the same charity before but it would be wrong to give 50 cents when it's for a good cause. You fail to realizes the kid is making an effort to raise money. I would rather decline to purchase then risk embarrassing myself by under paying. I know it's a bad example as the prices there are fixed but that is just my belief. 711 seem happy with any amount and Mr $50 had no right to judge. Neither do I.

        • +1 vote

          @El Grande: What's this about 7/11 and paying below normal price ;)

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    I rather wish there is Name Your Price Sydney House Day…