SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The calendar says July 11 to most people. But 7-Eleven customers know the date 7-11 is a time to enjoy a free Slurpee.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. special cups are being filled up with Slurpee drinks as a summertime treat for the young and old.  At the 7-Eleven on Milpas the line was out the door.  Some of the kids were coming in tired and looking for a refreshment after taking part in the Junior Lifeguards competition at East Beach all day.

Others had been brought over with the staff from the nearby Boys and Girls Club.

All had smiles.

7-Eleven is also encouraging customers to log on to their  phone app and get more free treats in the days ahead.

Here's a list of the freebies:

- Friday, July 11: Small Slurpee

With a  7-Eleven app:

- July 12: Big Gulp drink

- July 13: M&M's candy

- July 14: Grandma's Cookies

- July 15: Hostess Twinkies

- July 16: Snickers or Twix ice cream

- July 17:  Quaker Chewy Yogurt snack bar

- July 18:  Pillsbury cookie

-  July 19: Small Slurpee