Monday, June 13, 2016

FREE Smoothie on National Flip Flop Day

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

June 17th is the tenth anniversary of National Flip Flop Day (NFFD). Receive a free smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe when you come in wearing flip flops from 2-7 pm. This day highlights the laid-back vibe of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, but it's more than just a day to wear flip flops and receive refreshing smoothies; it's also for a good cause. Tropical Smoothie Cafe will collect donations for Camp Sunshine, which sends kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families to a week-long camp in Maine.

Tropical smoothie Cafe, Camp Sunshine

***Thank you to Tropical Smoothie Cafe for sponsoring today's discussion and for the complimentary celebratory box of fun summer items. All opinions are my own. Read my full Disclosure Policy.***

Get Your Free Jetty Punch Smoothie

I love smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe! They're delicious, fresh, and give me the uplifting energy I need. They pair well with their tasty and healthy wraps, flatbreads, and sandwiches, too. To receive your free 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie, all you have to do is go to a participating Tropical Smoothie Cafe between 2-7 pm wearing your flip flops.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Camp Sunshine

During NFFD, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will give away 250,000 bananas and 62,000 lbs. of strawberries.

This year on NFFD, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has a goal to reach $1 million for Camp Sunshine, so while you're there, consider making a donation.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Travel Mug, Camp Sunshine

Now through June 30th, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be offering three different ways for guests to make donations to Camp Sunshine.

  • Donations between $1-$4 will be rewarded with a paper flip flop sign that will hang in the restaurant, and can be customized with guests' names.
  • Larger donations can be made by purchasing a $10 limited-edition re-usable mug, featuring artwork designed by a previous Camp Sunshine camper. All purchases from the mugs go to Camp Sunshine.
  • For donations bewteen $5 - $9, guests will receive a key fob, which is new for this year. These are the annual Flip Flop Key Fob that will give guests a 30% discount code to be used at - an all-natural flip flop company that's partnering with Tropical Smoothie Cafe for 2016. 10% of purchases from the key fob codes will go to Camp Sunshine.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Camp Sunshine

Origins of National Flip Flop Day

National Flip Flop Day launched ten years ago by Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a way to celebrate the start of summer and all things tropical. The brand wanted to give back to the community it served and found the perfect partnership with NFFD and Camp Sunshine in 2008.

Camp Sunshine, Tropical Smoothie Cafe

About Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine, a free program founded in 1984, provides retreats combining respite, recreation, and support while promoting joy for children with life-threatening illness and their families. This includes illness like cancer, kidney disease, lupus, sickle cell disease, organ transplants, and other serious illness. It's the only program that offers year-round camping programs that serve the entire family in a retreat setting. It's located in Casco, Maine. It includes on-site medical and psychological support.

Camp Sunshine, Tropical Smoothie Cafe

The cost for one family to go to Camp Sunshine is around $2,500 but thanks to donations, Camp Sunshine is entirely free to the families who attend, largely thanks to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The brand has donated over $3.7 million to the camp.

The biggest contributing states to the program (including my state, Florida), are Arkansas, Oklahoma, New York, Massachusetts, and Michigan.

Every year since its inception in 2008, NFFD has continued to increase the amount it has raised, starting from $125K to reaching $1M in 2015. 

 About Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe was founded in 1997 in Tallahassee, FL. It's a fast-casual restaurant concept that inspires healthy lifestyles. There's nearly 500 locations nationwide. They have snack and meal options like wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, tacos, salads, and smoothies for any time of the day.

What's your favorite smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe? Any plans for your kids to attend summer camp this summer? Share and let me know, I'd love to hear it!

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