June 17 is National Flip Flop Day: Wear Flip Flops, Get a Free Smoothie

We're not sure if this holiday was originally meant to celebrate cheap rubber footwear or politicians who waver on the issues, but National Flip Flop Day is Friday June 17, and you get to celebrate with a free smoothie!

Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Broward and Dade is offering a free 24-oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie (that's strawberry/banana flavor, by the way) to the first 500 customers to walk into any of their five Miami-Dade locations wearing flip flops (so we guess you can leave the lying politicians home) on June 17.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is also raising funds to help more than 200 Dade and Broward families go to Camp Sunshine in Maine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses. Tropical Smoothie Cafes will sell paper flip flops for $1 and flip flop keychains for $5. All proceeds from these sales will go to the Camp Sunshine fund. Tropical Smoothies hopes to raise $450,000 from this campaign.

Break out your flip flops, schedule a pedicure, and get your smoothies at one of these locations:

Venture Shops, 18800 NE 29th Ave., Aventura
London Square, 13550 SW 120 St. #452 Miami
Downtown,100 S. Biscayne Blvd. #101, Miami
Deerwood, 12161 SW 152 St., Miami
FIU Campus, 11290 SW 13 St., Miami

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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