You can stay overnight at a 7-Eleven, and yes, the snacks are up for grabs

kid at 7-11 looking for candy
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Either cabin fever is really catching up with me or my inner child just won’t pipe down, but there’s a 7-Eleven in Dallas that’s up on Airbnb for a whopping $11 per night, according to Delish, and it’s making me weirdly jealous that I can’t be there.


No, it’s not some weird scam. This is a promotion from Sony’s Playstation 5 and 7-Eleven. There’ll be a PS5 for you to play all night, plus you have full access to all the snacks in the place, which I think is really what’s getting me excited. I mean, come on, just picture yourself in a 7-Eleven with some of your best friends. You know you’re going to be fucking around big time.

Feel like marching around the store wearing plastic sunglasses while carrying a Big Gulp full of chili and cheese sauce? I’d ask if I could put some of those weird pre-boiled hard boiled eggs on the hot dog rollers to see them wobble around in place all night. Maybe I’d see if a Twinkie stuffed with Slim Jims and Skittles would be any good. And if I start to feel sick, at least there’s that really small medicine section with Pepto Bismol and Tums and shit. I’d guzzle it down like there’s no tomorrow. I also hope the White Claw isn’t off limits.

The promo also offers access to Laredo Taco Company, which is 7-Eleven’s quick-service restaurant chain. It serves Tex-Mex food; its menu is heavy on breakfast tacos, which is always a solid option for the munchies.

There are catches, as usual. Because of COVID-19, access to the 7-Eleven is limited to people who live in Dallas County, so none of you scofflaw jet-setters have a chance (stay home, goddammit), anyone staying with you has to be from your household, and yes, masks are mandatory when you’re not eating or drinking.

Staff writer at The Takeout. Also: Saveur Humor Blog Award Winner, professional pizza maker, and insufferable troublemaker.



Personally I would take this opportunity to re-enact the entire film Clerks.