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7-Eleven adds Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James to its all-star roster of Slurpee flavors

DBR Staff Writer Published 30 May 2014

As summer heats up and the hardwood action reaches a fever pitch, 7-Eleven is exclusively introducing a game-changing flavor to its Slurpee all-star roster — Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee.

Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee was inspired by the first, limited-edition Sprite flavor developed in partnership with a pop-culture icon. Combining the refreshing taste of traditional Sprite with natural cherry and orange flavors, the thirst-quenching frozen treat is just in time for summer.

"The all-new Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee is the latest way we're elevating our decade-long partnership with LeBron to a new level," said Kimberly Paige, Associate Vice President, Sprite Brands, The Coca-Cola Company. "It's been a great experience working with LeBron to create a unique and refreshing Sprite flavor. And, we're eager to extend the innovation of Sprite 6 Mix by partnering with 7-Eleven to offer our fans an ice-cold Slurpee drink just in time for summer."

Fans can download the free 7-Eleven mobile app for iPhone or Android platforms to receive a coupon for a free small Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee. Beginning June 9, the coupon will be available through the savings section of the 7-Eleven app and valid while supplies last.

Additionally, Sprite and 7-Eleven are launching an Instagram-based photo contest. Participants can enter to win prizes from Sprite and 7-Eleven by entering photo challenges with their Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee in hand. Prizes will include autographed LeBron James jerseys and autographed Sprite 6 Mix cans, as well as 7-Eleven gift cards and free Slurpee drinks for a month. (Official rules here: slurpee.com/Sprite6mixcontestrules).

"7-Eleven is known for creating innovative and unexpected Slurpee flavor offerings," said Nancy Smith, 7-Eleven's Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods and Proprietary Beverages.

"In a long tradition of Slurpee milestones, Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee really stands out because it's the first to tout a major professional athlete's name. Fans can use a coupon from our 7-Eleven app to enjoy their first taste of what is sure to offer a delicious break from the summer heat."

Source: Company Press Release