IRVING, Texas—7-Eleven has introduced a subscription service, offering free delivery, products and rewards, according to a news release. The 7NOW Gold Pass is available now for $5.95 a month, and 7-Eleven says the subscription pays for itself in about three delivery orders per month.
Subscribers with a basket subtotaling at least $10 will receive additional benefits including the option to select a free product, such as a free small Slurpee drink. If subscribers are also a member of 7-Eleven’s reward program 7Rewards, they will earn double the rewards when they order delivery using the 7NOW Gold Pass service.
7-Eleven is offering the subscription service for free for the first 14 days.
"Our 7NOW Gold Pass subscription delivery service brings convenience to a whole new level, giving our customers the ability to order what they want, when they want it—and now as often as they want without an added delivery fee," said Raghu Mahadevan, 7-Eleven senior vice president and chief digital officer. "Whether our customers are ordering their favorite snacks and drinks for a fun night in with friends and family, or keeping their home stocked with everyday essentials, they can have it all with the 7NOW Gold Pass service."
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