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Slurpee BYO Cup Day on Saturday sure to attract kooky containers

Skip the conventional cup on Saturday and take your Slurpee home in a more creative container on BYO Cup Day.
Skip the conventional cup on Saturday and take your Slurpee home in a more creative container on BYO Cup Day. 7-Eleven

If you’ve ever wanted to drink a Slurpee out of a bike helmet – who hasn’t? – Saturday is your day as 7-Eleven stores host “Bring Your Own Cup Day.”

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, 7-Eleven will let you fill up a cup of your choice for the $1.49 average price of a 22-ounce medium Slurpee.

But cool your jets. There are rules.

The container must fit upright through a 10-inch hole on a sign that will be set up by the Slurpee machine.

It might be water-tight – duh – and food-safe, which means don’t try to use your shoe. And maybe that bike helmet isn’t such a good idea after all.

Most stores will have someone standing by to make sure that your container passes the smell, er, size test.

And only one cup per person, please.

Newsday came up with some creative “cup” suggestions, including a gold trophy, fish bowl, pails and plain ol’ plastic pitchers.

At BYO Cup Days in Canada and Australia, according to USA Today, customers used plant pots, tea kettles and vases.

Come on, Kansas City. We can be more creative than that.

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