By just looking at the title above, I bet you already know what I'll be sharing today. 7-Eleven' -a store that EVERYBODY knows!
We basically see them everywhere in Singapore (could be just a street away still) or even overseas. In Singapore, I used to get crazy over Slurpee during my Primary/Secondary school days, and I'd still remember that we'll enjoy our drinks with the cute 'scoop' straws (Oh yes, my favourite was the green apple slurpee freeze). Nowadays, I'm less of a sweet drink fan though once in a while I'll get a Slurpee/Big Gulp when weather gets ridiculously warm. Apart from that, I'll usually patronize 7-Eleven for late night snacks, getting parking coupons/magazines, top up cashcard and yes, last minute gifts, mainly because it's 24 hours and their locations are all pretty accessible.
For overseas, 7-Eleven will usually be the first thought in my mind when it comes to getting some necessities that I forget to bring. But for Bangkok's 7-Eleven especially, they have this Sausage counter in every of their stall there and I personally love their Big Cheese/Foot Long Cheese Sausage – very reasonable priced, cost just about S$1 or slightly more for one and it has cheese oozing out each bite! Introduced a couple of friends and Ethan to it as well, and some of them liked it enough but ain't crazy over it, so generally, it's good but not one of the best. Worth a try if you pass by one in Bangkok!
So in a nutshell, I'm sure we all know that 7-Eleven is definitely a leading convenience store retailer (they have 570 stores in Singapore till date & still growing!). Big Gulp, Slurpee, Quickbites are their private labels, so you know for sure all these can only be found and bought in 7-Eleven exclusively. Anyway, I decided to pop by 7-Eleven to take a thorough look around its store to see what exactly are sold there and to get some necessities at the same time.
One thing for sure, 7-Eleven is known for getting food – snacks, quick bites, drinks etc.
Though most of the times I eat at home or dine in somewhere but sometimes, I do enjoy tasting these quick and easy food!
They look pretty appetizing I must say.
One of my favourite segments. I'm a Queen of Junk Food, heh.
New flavour in stall. Snickers used to be my favourite chocolate, but my current favourite would be Kinder Bueno!
i used to get crazy over this 'Craze Hottis' Crackers during my Secondary School days. it was introduced by one of my old pals, and she was telling me how tasty it was back then and we will get a small carton each to munch while making our way home.
Another segment that most of us will take a quick shop at – My ultimate favourite cup noodles is the Nissin Chilli Crab, very unhealthy I know but I love it!
Apart from snacks and quick bites, they do have a decent & wide selection of wines. If you are just looking for a standard common bottle of wine brand/type – eg. Australian Brand, Wolf Blass, you can easily find them here. Perfect for last minute gifts for house parties too ;)
Wasn't aware that 7-Eleven make available these nutritional gifts too. Wouldn't place this in the food category above because we'll usually get these for gifts than for personal consumption. Now I know where else can I get these.
And can't believe I didn't think of getting cards from 7-Eleven when I needed them last minute previously. Will usually think of the florist immediately for cards and such, but again, glad to spot on this section!
They do have technology items too. Perfect items for unisex gifts (eg. Christmas Exchange)
You can find up to date stuffed toys here too. Not sure why Angry Birds is still in the trend when the game has been out for so long, I've been spotting Angry Bird Designs for many things around (eg. upcoming mooncakes etc).
Magazines for sure.
From top to bottom, enough said.
Didn't see this mini packaging around or either that i haven't been shopping in these convenience stores. Just the ideal size for travel!
Quite impressed with the wide variety of lifestyle items and funny how I didn't realise that extensive range of items given that i've been in and out of 7-Eleven for countless times. And just as you thought the entry is coming to an end, we wouldn't be tasked to write if nothing exciting is coming along!
7-Eleven Leading Brands Awards is a yearly campaign where 7-Eleven recognizes the top and most loved brands that are sold in 7-Eleven for that year. To thank customers like us for our inputs and in commeration of this Leading Brands Campaign, 7-Eleven will like to reward both you and me with a contest that takes us to TRAVEL! The best thing is that I just have to get my usual favourites at 7-Eleven (eg. 2 x Calbee Hot & Spicy Chips etc which easily hit $3) and I already stand a chance to win the travel vouchers and so can you. Basically, you get the chance to be paid to shop for your needs/food, what more can we ask for?!
YES. 7-Eleven has specially prepared up to S$5000 for Travel Vouchers for its customers.
And the mechanics are very simple – Just pick your favourite brand and get to stand a chance to win! You can simply be the one who walks away with them! Participation requirements are really easy:
Simple click the above image to get to the Nuffnang Website! And spending just $3 is completely not difficult at all, I bet two packets of chips will just do the trick or just a magazine.
Contest is really simple and all the best guys! Do note that contest period is from 12 Sep to 9 Oct 2012.
Additionally, calling to all Bloggers, you can also participate in another contest!
You can also join the 7-Eleven’s Blogger’s contest HERE and win additional $2000 cash when you take part in this contest!
Don't miss this annual contest when you can literally walk home with cash/vouchers with just shopping for your necessities. All the best to you guys! Here is my shopping haul from 7-Eleven on my recent trip there.
From clockwise direction: Sofy Comfort Slim Panty Liners, Female Magazine, Quick Bites Macaroni & Cheese, Nissin Cup Noodles, Calbee hot & Spicy Chips, Maybelline Makeup Remover (2 for S$4.20).
I thought the Macaroni & Cheese (from 7-Eleven's housebrand, Quick Bites) was surprisingly not bad, pretty tasty for a packed food. Ethan doesn't really like it but i personally like it though.
These were what I bought in the 7-Eleven store in just less than half hour. Calbee Hot & Spicy plus Nissin Cup Noodles (Chili Crab) are my favourite junk food and I would almost always grab a pack of those whenever I see them. Furthermore, I chanced upon the Maybelline Mini Make up Removers which were very reasonably priced, and in fact, I brought a bottle to Bangkok recently (just came back yesterday by the way). It was way light to carry, and very effective in removing my makeup. Good thing that I spotted on this when I was shopping at 7-Eleven, definitely a good steal! For those ladies who are travelling soon or so, this can be the perfect purchase and you can easily hit the minimum spending of S$3 with just two bottles of this mini-sized makeup removers. Who knows, you might be the next to walk away with the cash prize.
Good luck guys! ;)