Giveaway: $25 Olive Garden Gift Card

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. Sorry if you missed it. Any entries after the cut-off time were not posted. Winners will be announced shortly!

Olive Garden is running a sweepstakes that I think you might be interesting in trying to win–an 8 day guided tour of Italy for two, including a visit to the Olive Garden Culinary Institute in Tuscany. Wow! I think if I won something like that, I’d truly pass out when they told me. My friends and I are working on saving up for a trip to Italy….someday! I’ve heard from so many people that it’s truly an amazing place to visit.

They are also offering 600 instant winners a $20 Olive Garden Gift card so they can experience their own local Olive Garden. This was actually where my son wanted to go for this 4th birthday. He was in awe over the “magic cheese machine” and soon after, I had to indulge in getting our own Cheese Grater as pasta nights seemed fairly dull to him afterwards!

Olive Garden was great to offer me one $25 Olive Garden Gift Card to giveaway to a lucky reader. This could make for a great family outing for the winner!


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1) To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment letting me know what is your favorite dish to order at Olive Garden?

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Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59PM CST on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. There is a total of four entries allowed per person. Winner will be chosen using a giveaway service and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have only 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

A special thank you to Olive Garden for the giftcard for myself and a lucky reader. I always provide honest reviews and let my sponsors know this in advance of accepting any offers.

Please Note: All comments are moderated so there could be a delay from when you enter to when you see your comment posted.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. Sorry if you missed it. Any entries after the cut-off time were not posted. Winners will be announced shortly!

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  1. Denise Wilson says

    I love the Mixed Grill or Cheese Ravioli. My hubby loves the Seafood Alfredo.

  2. Tabitha McCoy says

    The salad and Alfredo sauce with my bread sticks or chicken Alfredo. There Alfredo is soooooo good!
    That is where my 3 year old want to go too. She wanted noodles and salad.

  3. Heather says

    My favorite entree is the steak gargonzola alfredo, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the salad and breadsticks!~

  4. Christen says

    I love Olive Garden! So does my boss, maybe I cant treat her if I win! But would love to take the other half to Italy, since he is a chef this would be a dream come true for him! But when I go to Olive Garden I usually just get the unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks.. I love their soups!

  5. Crystal Spratt says

    I LOVE the gnocchi soup, so I always get the soup, salad and breadsticks! When the breadsticks are warm, they melt in your mouth. I dip mine in my gnocchi. YUM!!! Thanks!

  6. Heather H says

    My all time favorite place to eat!!! My favorite dish is the Stuffed Chicken Marsela. It is the best!

  7. Shenee says

    My favorite dish is the chicken parmesan and of course the salad and bread sticks!!!!!

  8. Amanda Barnes says

    Just left a comment on my facebook directing my friends to your blog and this Olive Garden Gift Card. :)

  9. Niki says

    Soup Salad and Breadsticks is my favorite but if I want to get something else I get the seafood fettachini with half marania and half white fettachini sauce. I also love to get extra dressing for the salad to dip my breadsticks in… OH SO YUMMY!!!

    Family Favorite!!

  10. Abi says

    My favorite dish was the pork tenderloin but they took it off. :( I love the chicken scampi tho and their SALAD. Yumm.

  11. Katie Lemieux says

    soup, salad and breadsticks with dipping sauce for the breadsticks!!!! YUUUUMY!!!

  12. Molli says

    I’m a Plain Jane – I loooove the Fettuccine Alfredo…..but also love the salad and breadsticks (and Andes mint for desert 😉

  13. Anne says

    i’ve liked you on facebook for while now! thanks for all your posts of coupons and savings!

  14. Christie says

    I have several favorites, but most recently I’ve ordered the Chicken Marsala and Chicken Scampi. LOVE the salad and breadsticks…so I usually fill up on those and save my entree for later. :)

  15. Nancy says

    I love most of the entrees but a favorite is the seafood pasta, salad and breadsticks!

  16. Suzanne says

    Honestly, the soup and salad lunch is my favorite meal at Olive Garden. I love their salad dressing and eat way more breadsticks than I should.

  17. Jeri Lou says

    I love their all you can eat soup (Chicken Gnocchi), salad and breadsticks…NUMMY!!!!!

  18. Amanda says

    I just was there and absolutely LOVE the cheese stuffed sofatellis with chicken AMAZING!!1

  19. bianca says

    I love going for the lunch special and my favorite is the minestrone soup with unlimited salad and breadsticks.

  20. Amanda says

    My fav was the Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus but last time i was there it wasnt on the menu any more. but it was still a great O.G. experience I shared w/ my friend who i dont get to see so often anymore. thnx for the memories O.G.!! :) <3

  21. Amanda says

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook w/ all my friends & family!! Lets make some memories! :)

  22. Chantelle Lopes says

    My favorite was the Chicken Vino Bianco, but sadly they don’t make that anymore. But I love so many! The Mixed Grill is delicious!

  23. bambi campbell says

    My favorite dish is minestrone soup with house salad… I can eat that until I pop!!

  24. Elaine A says

    I get a lunch portion of orechiette [means “little ears in Italian!] with Alfredo sauce. Mhmm. =P

  25. Anna says

    I have gotten the same thing since I was a kid…the cheese ravioli with meat marinara sauce. Yum!

  26. Jessica says

    Oh my goodness…I love the traditional spaghetti with meatballs. They are gigantic! And of course the endless salad and breadsticks. :)

  27. Betty Travis says

    A new Olive Garden is opening in our city in a couple of weeks. No longer will it be an hour’s drive to get to one! I am so excited. I would love to win the certificate to take my Auntie there to celebrate her 91st birthday. Thanks for all the deals you find us!

  28. Faye Nienaber says

    Both my husband and I love the Capellini Pomadora. We always order it with extra garlic. It is fantastic! If you haven’t tried it, you must!

  29. says

    Olive Garden is my favorite restaurant. I love their classic chicken fettucine alfredo. And the magic cheese machine is the best. Nothing like topping verythin with more fresh cheese!

  30. Margaret P. says

    I love to splurge on the Tour of Italy…that way I get a little bit of their best dishes! Yummy!!!

  31. Sunnie says

    I haven’t been here since I was a kid, but I would go with the salad and breadsticks.

  32. tara addink says

    I follow you on Facebook & my favorite meal at Olive garden is the soup salad & breadsticks with a boat I’d Alfredo sauce. Yum!

  33. Ruth Toy says

    I follow you on facebook and my favorite dish there is..too many to count! :) I love their breadsticks they are amazing warmed up too! I had the five cheese pasta dish last time I was there. My husband and I will wait forever just to eat their because we love it! We go on special occasions so its a real treat when we get to go!

  34. Christy Perkins says

    There are so many super yummy things at Olive Garden! I recently moved and there isn’t an Olive Garden close to where I live. When I have a craving for Olive Garden it is a bit of a drive but after I receive my food I always forget how long it took to get there! I am on a diet for my class reunion so I try to get something from the garden fare selection. The capellini pomodoro is wonderful! I would get it even if I wasn’t on a diet! I also ask for the low fat dressing instead of the regular dressing that comes with your meal! This is a tip I read online… I would have never have known that they offered low fat dressing otherwise! You can also ask for the bread to be “dry” instead of the butter and garlic bread that they bring to the table. If I feel like being naughty I will splurge and get a slice of the lemon cream cake to go. It is always nice to have a little memento to take home from one of my all time favorite places to eat!! :)

  35. debbie says

    There’s nothing better then Olive Garden’s salad!! No matter what entree I order, I eat 2-3 bowls of their salad. Yum. PS Thank you Coupon Geek!

  36. Brianne says

    I saw I’m not the only one who loves the salad and breadsticks. I am pregnant with my second and I lately I can’t stop thinking about olive gardens soup salad and breadsticks!!

  37. tonya says

    I eat the chicken parmisagan (sp) but I really just want to devour th endless breadsticks and salad:)

  38. Kimberlee Barnes says

    I haven’t been in a while, but I think I could probably live off the breadsticks alone, lol!

  39. says

    We just got our own brand spanking new Olive Garden! Yeah!!! I’m in love w/ the soup/salad/breadsticks combo. Talk about yummy.

  40. Abigail says

    I love Olive Garden since it is where my husband proposed to me! We both love Italian inspired dishes and the way I often cook is Italian. Whenever I go to Olive Garden I love the bread sticks, salad and favorite Entree is Chicken Alfredo! ( My hubby even got me the recipe for the alfredo sauce one year for Christmas! I thought it was so sweet of him!) :)

  41. Kelly L says

    My fave is the eggplant parm. No one else can make it like Olive Garden! I also love the chicken and gnocci soup and the salad is yummy!

  42. madelleine says

    Olive Garden is my favorite restaurant! I love their ravioli! I usually have the pasta fajioli soup and breadsticks!!

  43. Erin Cazier says

    I love their Capellini Pomodoro – and dipping the breadsticks in the sauce!

  44. Megan says

    My favorite isn’t on the menu anymore but is the Chicken and Gnocchi (not the soup)! But I also love, love, LOVE their Black Tie Mousse Cake.

  45. james rogers says

    The new chicken gnocchi soup is phenom! I frequently go in there when it’s cold and eat just that. Warm… filling… and the bread sticks are a nice delivery system 😀 Still love raviolis … I miss a lot of the dishes they have taken away… but they have lots of other good stuff!

  46. Susan says

    I love the soup , salad and breadsticks and I enjoy trying new entrees when they have them, especially anything with chicken!

  47. Jacquie says

    I could eat anything there – but love alfredo chicken. Plus got to have the breadsticks.

  48. ahnah Jenkins says

    I am completely addicted to the portobello ravioli and the bread sticks dipped in the Italian dressing!!

  49. Cathy B says

    Have only eaten once there and loved the salad. Would like to try more if I win.

  50. Nicholas Harris says

    My favorite dish at the Olive Garden is the Lasagna Classico!!! Mmmmmmmm!!

  51. Alexis says

    My favorite dish is Chicken Alfredo. Olive Garden is also my favorite all time restaurant! :)

  52. Alexis says

    I have “liked” Coupon Geek on Facebook and look forward to reading it everyday! :)

  53. Alexis says

    I am already subscribed to the email newsletter and enjoy reading all the suggestions of ways to save! :)

  54. Barbara M says

    Olive Garden favorite – unlimited salad & soup.
    So delicious!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  55. Lisa M says

    My favorite dish is the fettucini alfredo…LOVE IT…and would LOVE a gift certificate to Olive Garden.

  56. says

    YUM! I LOVE Olive Garden. I love the tour of Italy dish. It has a little bit of everything. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it!

  57. Hannah says

    My favorite dish is the cheese ravioli with marina sauce, and I also love the endless salad and bread sticks it comes with!

  58. Valerie Z says

    My favorite is the stuffed mushrooms.. I know its not really an entree but that and the salad and breadsticks are really the reason I go!

  59. Tyler Reavis says

    I’ve never been to Olive Garden, but the dish I’d most love to try is the Tour of Italy.

  60. Toni S. says

    I don’t remember what it’s called, but my favorite is grilled chicken and steak on skewers with grilled vegetables

  61. Michelle says

    I love just getting the soup and salad. The dressing is like nothing I’ve ever tasted. I love it!

  62. Rachel B says

    I follow you on Facebook and emails and RSS feed…wanna make sure I don’t miss any great info!!

  63. Jessica says

    I actually haven’t had the pleasure of eating at Olive Garden yet(although I have always wanted to!), but I believe I would love to try the Tour of Italy…it sounds fabulous!

  64. Stephanie Hirsch says

    My absolute favorite thing at Olive Garden is the Zuppa Tuscana, it is soooo YUMMY!! =)

  65. Kelly Marceau says

    Tour of Italy is the best!!!! It’s great for people like me who have a hard time making a decision!

  66. peggy p says

    my favorite dish to order is the 3 cheese baked Zita with meat sauce with a glass of moscato wine its amazing

  67. Sarah says

    Subscribe to your e-mails on my yahoo e-mail account. (Had problems getting it to work on my hotmail account).

  68. Tracy says

    I have not been to Olive Garden since we lived in Italy. Nothing beats REAL Italian food! But I would love to try Olive Garden to see what would come close to the REAL thing.

  69. Ken D. says

    I love just about everything at Olive Garden lol! I espeecially love their soup and salad lunch deal. I regularly take my grandfather over for lunch during the week and we chow down every time!


    I luv Coupon Geek (receive newsletter), liked u on FB
    I luv several dishes but would have to pic Steak Toscano

  71. Dawn says

    My favorite thing to order at Olive Garden is the salad & breadsticks. I love dipping the breadsticks in alfredo sauce :) YUMM

  72. suzy ribbe says

    I like everything because it is my kids fave place to eat salad and breadsticks : “mom , I am so full my stomach is going to burst “.

  73. Rachel F says

    I have never been to Olive Garden but want to try it. I love breads and would like to try their soup and breadstick meal.

  74. suzy ribbe says

    I posted about the giveaway , my very first post /share on fb ever.
    I hope you have fun giving this away a. Viva Italia a.

  75. Stacey M. says

    OMG how can I choose just one??! I guess I’ll have to go with the grilled chicken ceasar salad. I love so many of their dishes but I always come back to this one when I’m not sure what I want. A classic.

  76. April D. says

    I love just about anything on their menu, but I really love their soup, salad, and breadsticks.

  77. Gay J says

    I have only been to Olive Garden once, and I don’t remember what I ordered. But, it always looks so good on their commercials!

  78. says

    Me and my hubby always get the soup and salad all you can eat deal at Olive Garden. It’s the cheapest, but the tsastiest and you leave totally full. We love Olive Garden. I hope I get this. It would be a great date for hubby and me. Thank you somuch for everything.

  79. Tracey G. says

    I have to say the 4 cheese baked ziti along with salad and breadsticks of course!

  80. Wendy says

    I love pasta, so Olive Garden is a great place to go for me! The soups & salad are good too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. CherylS22 says

    My favorite dish at the Olive Garden is the Seafood Alfredo.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. says

    I shared the giveaway on FB! I am so hoping to win this so that we can take our 8 yo to Olive Garden when we return to the mainland in 8 weeks to visit family. This is one of the few restaurants that after 4 years of living in Hawaii, my son still begs to go!

  83. Janine says

    I love the chicken marsala or the beef tortalini, but simple soupd and breadsticks works great too!

  84. Janine says

    I choose the chicken marsala or the beef tortalini, but simple soupd and breadsticks works great too!

  85. Janine says

    oops double commented, didn';t think it had gone through :( sorry – this is my next comment to say I am a FB fan

  86. Ann Goodlet says

    My Best Bud and I love the soup, salad and bread sticks for lunch! I would love to take her to lunch.

  87. says

    I love Olive garden, we have not been there in awhile, been cutting back on expenses I love there pasta dishes and love there bread sticks , Oh I hope I win, have not been out in awhile

  88. jsue says

    I love the soup , salad & breadsticks. My young adult son & I have been eating at Olive Garden forever. It is our mom & son get together place to just talk.

  89. Kim Maddalena says

    Oh….my favorite dish at Olive Garden, Chicken Scampi. (or any of their stuffed pasta’s). It is so hard to decide since it’s all good.

  90. Kim Maddalena says

    I too am an email subscriber…..can’t miss the daily updates! Sometimes they prompt me to run out to take advantage of a new deal.

  91. Stephanie M says

    I love their lasagna and their salad is the bomb!

    I also subscribe to your email!

  92. Kim Maddalena says

    ….and I am a facebook fan. I just have to have my daily Coupon Geek fix somewhere somehow. :)

  93. Kim Maddalena says

    Can you tell I really really want to go to Italy? I have relatives there in the Alps, I would love to meet! Oh yes and I shared on my facebook page.

  94. says

    Unfortunately!!! I have never been to olive garden! I live 4 hours from the nearest one but, my oh my, an olive garden is soon to open in Watertown, ny, and a bunch of us are going to make a day of shopping and visit the new restaurant which will only be 2 hours away. Looking forward to it and a gift certificate would be great!

  95. maryellen a. says

    My all time favorite is salmon with vegetables finished off with the best cappocino and cheese cake.

  96. Monica says

    I love Olive Garden! The food is great and the atmosphere is perfect! Love it Love it!!!!

  97. Bonnie Lacroix says

    All you can eat Salad and breadsticks is all I want but of course I order the Chicken Parmesan because my husband says it is silly to just order the bread and salad…men:)

  98. Erica Flament says

    My most FAV dish at Olive Garden is the Cheese Ravoli with marinara with a big side of salad and yummy bread sticks!

  99. Tammy Lymburner says

    I love when Olive Garden has the never-ending pasta deal. My favorite dish is the angel hair pasta with alfredo sauce. Love the breadsticks and salad too!

  100. Kristin says

    I love their portobella mushroom ravioli. And of course their salad and breadsticks!

  101. Jeanne Helzer says

    Who doesn’t like Olive Garden?!!!!! My daughter’s birthday is coming up and she loves OG. I would love to be able to take her.