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For National Flip Flop Day: Free Smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Café

Yes, we know. There's a holiday for everything.  But don't you want to celebrate National Flip Flop Day? 

This Friday, June 15, we want you to walk into the law firm or bank you work at wearing your favorite pair of Havaianas and tell your boss that  Clean Plate Charlie said it was OK for your feet to get some much-needed freedom!

To celebrate the day, Tropical Smoothie Café is offering a free 24 ounce Jetty Punch to anyone who strolls in from 2 to 7 p.m. wearing flip-flops. 

The Jetty Punch, by the way, is the hotsy-totsy name for the café's signature strawberry banana smoothie.

If National Flip Flop Day seems too much like a holiday made up by Jimmy

Buffett, you're half right. The holiday was created six

years ago by Tropical Smoothie Café to help raise money for its national

charity partner, Camp Sunshine. 

Camp Sunshine

a retreat located in Maine where children with life-threatening

illnesses and their families are invited to spend a week playing and

enjoying activities. Each week is dedicated to families battling a

different illness, such as leukemia, cancer, and organ transplant. Families attend Camp Sunshine for free, and the camp is run mostly by health-care professionals who volunteer their time. 


average cost of sending a family to camp for a week is $2,000, and to

this date, Tropical Smoothie Café has raised more than $1 million.

Tropical Smoothie Café customers can donate to Camp Sunshine in person at any of their locations or online. Click here to find a Tropical Smoothie Café near you.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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