7-Eleven Is Letting You Fill (Almost) Any BYO Container with Slurpees

03/18/2016 at 11:40 AM ET

7-Eleven BYO Cup Day

Consider your weekend plans set: It’s BYO Cup Day at 7-Eleven.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 18 and 19, 7-Eleven will allow costumers to bring their own cups — or any vessel that could be used as a cup, like a hat or bucket — and fill it with any Slurpee flavor of their choosing for only $1.50.

The only restriction is that the “cup” must fit upright through an in-store display with a 10-inch-diameter hole. So, trash cans, laundry bags and inflatable swimming pools won’t cut it.

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7-Eleven BYO Cup Day

7-Eleven BYO Cup Day

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Cheers to #byocupday @7eleven #slurpee #innerfatty #cheatday 72 ounces of deliciousness

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Just be careful: When sipping gigantic Slurpees, massive brain freezes are likely to occur.

—Morgan Gibson, @morgangibson

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Guest on

Because America isn’t fat enough?

Have Pillow, Will Travel on

Another typo – it should be customers not costumers.

laura on

They are nasty and way too sweet. Yuck.

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