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    The 7-Eleventh Day of Christmas

    Industry giant loading lots of toys, goodies on sleigh

    DALLAS -- Shoppers searching for last minute stocking stuffers won't have to look far.

    Among items 7-Eleven Inc. is promoting as great gifts is a prepaid wireless phone gift pack from AT&T that is free after mail-in rebates. The Free2Go Holiday Gift Pack includes a Nokia wireless phone, a $10 prepaid airtime, several accessories and a coupon for a free Slurpee.

    "Everyone wants a cell phone these days. This is the perfect gift for anyone who wants their own phone and the convenience of having control over monthly phone costs," Tim McCallum, 7-Eleven's product director for Prepaid Services, said in a release. "Needless to say, this is our best price ever on an AT&T wireless phone. It's pretty hard to beat free."

    Other items the chain is promoting as great gifts include Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards. In a recent Yahoo! Internet survey, kids were asked to vote for the one toy they really wanted this holiday. Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards made the top 10 list.

    The company has also begun carrying new-release DVD movies, including holiday releases such as Ice Age, Men In Black II, Lilo & Stitch and Austin Power's Goldmember. The company notes that with most locations open 24 hours, they can make new releases available just after midnight.

    "7-Eleven long has been an emergency stop on Christmas day for years," Alan Beach, product director for 7-Eleven, said in a release. "We're big for the 'batteries-not-included' and 'I-thought-there-was-film-in-it' crowd, also forgotten ingredients for a favorite family recipe, basics like milk and bread, a cup of hot coffee and a newspaper, or to gas up the car before heading to grandma's. Sometimes I think 7-Eleven just provides an excuse to get out of the house and all the holiday madness."

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