7-Eleven: Slurpees, stale hot dogs and … Wii!?

About the only thing I like about 7-Eleven is their Slurpees, those frozen concoctions for which I have been known to travel many more miles than is sane or necessary to find on a road trip. Today that changed however, as one of our tipsters, evan, has delivered some interesting news about an upcoming contest from the house that Big Gulps built. The news? That from November through January 31, 2007 7-Eleven will be giving away 711 Wii consoles as instant win prizes.

“November 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007 the following Instant Prizes will be available to be won: (711) Nintendo Wii, ARV: $299.99 USD ($399.99 CDN) each; and (100) $60.00 USD ($70.00 CDN) Video Game Shopping Sprees awarded in the form of VISA® Gift Cards (subject to issuerÂ?s terms and conditions).”

The only thing I’m having a hard time with is that 7-Eleven is listing the retail value as $299, but the optimist in me believes this is because the system is $250 and comes with one game. The super-optimist in me believes it’s $200 and TWO games. Here’s hoping.

[Thanks, evan]