Flip for this freebie Friday! Get a free smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

There are no strings — or shoelaces — attached to this freebie Friday.

From 2 to 7 p.m. June 15, get a free limited-edition Sunshine Smoothie when you wear flip flops to any of the 600-plus Tropical Smoothie Cafe stores nationwide.

No coupon or purchase is needed to get the free special smoothie, which is a combination of orange, banana, pineapple and mango.

But the Atlanta-based chain’s annual National Flip Flop Day serves as a fundraiser for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families located in Maine. 

“We started National Flip Flop Day as a fun summer event, but the ultimate goal is much greater than free smoothies,” said Mike Rotondo, Tropical Smoothie’s chief executive officer, in a statement. “We’re raising money to help families who are facing life’s worst circumstances.”

Since 2007, the fundraiser has raised more than $5.3 million for the camp, enough for more than 2,100 families to attend the camp for free. This year’s goal is to raise $1 million.

Customers who make a donation can get a paper sunshine that they can customize and display at locations.

Making a donation also can equal savings.

Purchase a $5 Sunshine Key Fob and get a 5% discount on all Tropical Smoothie Cafe purchases at participating locations for the rest of 2018.

Learn more about the annual event and the camp at www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com.

Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Read her Bargainista tips at TCPalm.com/Bargainista and follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko. Sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.tcpalm.com/featured-newsletter/bargainistabest

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