Flip Flop Day 2012: Free Smoothies


images 1National Flip Flop Day arrived in full swing on Friday with flocks of people waltzing around town wearing open toe sandals. But not only are flip flop wearers rewarding their tootsies with fresh air, they’re also being rewarded with smoothies.

Flip floppers will be rewarded for wearing the summer sandals by Tropical Smoothie Cafe, who will be handing out free 24-oz. Jetty Punch smoothies to all wearers.  Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be handing out the free smoothies to all flip flop wearers from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

“Each year, the gourmet smoothie and sandwich chain hands out its signature smoothie, the Jetty Punch, to customers who come into cafes sporting flip flops,” said Tropical Smoothie Cafe in a press release.

Long Islanders looking to get in on the free smoothie/flip flop action can head down to Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations including Huntington (61 Wall St.), Huntington Station (326 Walk Whitman Rd.), and Selden (267 Middle Country Rd.).

“Today’s the big day and we are so excited!” read a Tropical Smoothie Cafe Facebook post. “We can’t wait to see ALL of you! Be sure to share any pictures from your cafe with us here on Facebook or send them to us on Twitter at @TSmoothieCafe to be added to our National Flip Flop Day 2012 album!”

The smoothie cafe has been handing out free smoothies in Flip Flop Day for six years now, after all Tropical Smoothie Cafe is the company that first dubbed the third Friday in June as National Flip Flop Day.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe looked to use the day dedicated to flip flops to raise awareness and money for the charity Camp Sunshine, a retreat whose mission is addressing the effects of a life-threatening illness on every member of the immediate family. While visitors of Tropical Smoothie Cafe are rewarded with a free Jetty Punch, they’re also able to donate to the charity.

Friday isn’t the only day in June rewarding flip flop lovers, shoppers can also nab a great steal at Old Navy later this month on June 30, when the store will host its annual $1 One Day Wonder sale. “It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The Flip Flops $1 One Day Wonder sale is in stores… drumroll please… JUNE 30th!” reads Old Navy Facebook.