Giveaway: $15 Olive Garden Gift Cards – 2 Winners

Through November 23, 2012, you can sign-up for Olive Garden’s “Celebrate Life Sweepstakes” where you could win one of the following prizes:

A vacation getaway for two to the Northern Italian Wine Country.

Wine Refrigerators (10)
$100 Olive Garden Gift Cards (25)
$35 Olive Garden Gift Cards (50)
$20 Olive Garden Gift Cards (300)

Olive Garden is hosting the sweepstakes to share news of their new line of Porta Vita Wines. The collection includes:

• Bianco: Refreshing, aromatic white wine; complements salads, antipasti, seafood, flatbreads and pasta with creamy sauces like Alfredo or Carbonara
• Rosato: Fresh berry and melon flavors; complements antipasti, spicy dishes, chicken and classic pasta dishes
• Rosso: Medium-bodied, ruby red wine that offers flavors of red berries, cherries and spice; complements hearty filled pasta dishes, pizzas and grilled meats

Olive Garden has been generous in offering me $15 Gift Cards for two lucky readers that win this giveaway. This might be a great way to work a date night into your budgets! Don’t forget the holidays are coming up, too, and these could make for a great gift for someone on your list.

We always let the kids choose where they’d like to eat for their birthdays. Each of them has chosen Olive Garden in the past as they love their pasta dishes and what they call the “magic cheese machine.” They love watching all that grated parmesan cheese fall on their entrees. Hoping you’ll be able to win a gift card so you can take your family out for a fun dinner together, too! And don’t forget to take a minute to enter Olive Garden’s Sweepstakes for that chance at winning a trip to Italy or one of the other great prizes!

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: (Note: This is for the Olive Garden $15 Gift Cards and not their Sweepstakes)

NOTE: Beneath this posting is the word “Comments.” This is where you’ll put your entries. Only entries on this posting will be counted.

1) To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment on this posting letting me know if you’ve ever been to Olive Garden before–and if you have, what is your favorite thing to order?

After that, here are other ways to enter: (Please, make sure that you submit extra comments if you do these.)

2) “Like” Coupon Geek or “Like” Glowing Gazelles on Facebook. If you are already following, thank you and make sure you leave a 2nd comment letting me know.

3) Subscribe to my email newsletter or RSS Feed and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done this. If you are already subscribed, thank you and make sure you leave a 3rd comment letting me know.

4) Blog, Tweet or Share on Facebook about the giveaway. Make sure you come back and leave a separate extra comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

5) Follow Olive Garden on Facebook so you can hear about any special savings or promotions they are offering.

Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59PM CST on Friday, October 26th, 2012. There is a total of five 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 gift cards for the lucky readers that win this giveaway. I only provide honest reviews and let my sponsors know this before accepting any offers. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Melissa OBrien says

    My husband loves Olive Garden and challenges their “unlimited soup and salad”. It would be a great surprise for our anniversary this month.
    I follow you on Facebook.

  2. Teresa C says

    I have been there before. It is my 10 year olds favorite. I like lots of things, but those bread sticks are awesome!!

  3. Sherron says

    I’ve been to Olive Garden and love to get the Tour of Italy. I definitely love their endless salad!

  4. Jackie W says

    I have been to Olive Garden in the past but it’s been so long I don’t remember what my favorite dish is!

  5. CJ says

    I havent been to Olive Garden for several years but I love any kind of pasta with cream sauce. And I love the magic cheese machine too!

  6. Ann says

    I’ve been to Olive Garden in the past. I haven’t been lately, but I love getting the Steak Goranzola!

  7. debbie says

    It’s a treat to have lunch at Olive Garden. My fav is the all-you-can eat salad & breadsticks. YUM

  8. says

    I have been to olive garden and have several favorites: the breadsticks, the fonduta, the mushroom ravioli, and a pizza (no longer on the menu) that had tomatoes and a fabulous balsamic drizzle.

  9. Sarah R says

    My family and I love going to Olive Garden! My favorite thing to order is the Zuppa Toscana soup! Delish!

  10. sheila musselman askins says

    we love olive garden! my favorite is their Steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo oh goodness is it fantastic!

  11. Mami2jcn says

    Yes, I’ve been there many times and always order the spaghetti & meatballs, salad & breadsticks!

  12. Colleen says

    Olive Garden has always been my “Go-to place” I love their endless salad bowel and artichoke ravioli!

  13. Leslie Simmons says

    I love Olive Garden, almost as I love Coupon Geek lol. I followed Olive Garden, I already follow Coupon Geek, but just liked Glowing Gazelles, and I receive your emails, which are very helpful. I really hope I win! I recently won something for the first time in my life, maybe I could be on a roll. Just one more of God’s many blessings!

  14. Vicki N says

    Love Olive Garden but haven’t been there in years. My fave is the Ravioli di Portobello. Also like you on FB, OG on FB, I receive your emails

  15. Maureen says

    We just went for first time this past weekend. It was a nice time and the food was good. We enjoyed the soup which was the Gnocchi with chicken and the main meal was a lasagna rotille.

  16. Rena Ball says

    I’ve been to Olive Garden and love the Tour of Italy. I also have “liked” Coupon Geek and Olive Garden on Facebook. And I shared your post on Facebook with the group that I belong too, Bedford Super Savers. Thanks so much! :)

  17. Rena Ball says

    I guess I was supposed to leave separate comments. 😉 I have “liked” Coupon Geek on Facebook.

  18. Diane says

    I have never been to Olive Garden but am looking forward to going sometime soon. I love Italian food.

  19. Lindsey says

    I love the Olive Garden! The salad and breadsticks are super yummy as well as the seafood pastawith shrimp and crab… yummy!

  20. Ellie W says

    Yes I love Olive Garden. My favorite is Chicken Alfredo.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  21. Vanessa Whitney says

    Love going to Olive Garden for the salad. Hubby loves the chicken alfredo. I’m always trying something new 😉

  22. Julia says

    Yes, but it’s been a while since I’ve been there. The salad and breadsticks are my favorite there.

  23. Stefanie ecuyer says

    I havent been to Olive Garden in years and would love to go soon. Last time there I ate their salad and soup combo.

  24. Susan Smith says

    My husband and I like to get Zuppa Toscana, salad, belini tea, and toasted ravioli (part of an appetizer).

  25. Davis P says

    It has been a long time since i have been to Olive Garden, but I used to love their soup and salad lunch….and the breadsticks!!!

  26. Tamara says

    Yes I’ve been to Olive Garden but not for many years. I love pasta of any kind and their breadsticks

  27. Diane says

    Love your site!
    I have been to Olive Garden and love all of their dishes. We ordered carry out of lasgna recently and it came with their wonderful breadsticks and salad. It was a big hit!

  28. Susan Smith says

    My husband and I like their belini tea, Zuppa Toscana, salad and toasted ravioli ( part an appetizer).

  29. Chester says

    We would love to try the Olive Garden in our town. We recently moved here (last April) and have not had the funds yet due to unemployment! What a pure joy it would be to win!

  30. Kathleen Griffin says

    Love Olive Garden. My favorite food there is the salad. I love that dressing and their soups are good also. I follow you everywhere I can.

  31. Sarah says

    We have been going to Olive Garden for years, our favorite is the soup/salad lunch, but just saw a commercial the other night for the buy an entree get one to take home for the next day, that is a cool idea and we would love to go give it a try!

  32. Stephanie says

    I have been there but it was a long time ago for a Christmas party. My Hubby wants to go so this would be great.

  33. April V says

    I LOVE Olive Garden, and I always get the endless soup and salad! Their salad with the freshly grated parmesan cheese is my favorite!!

  34. Samantha says

    My boyfriend and I visit Olive Garden on occasion. I try to get something different every time I go.

  35. Kristen says

    I went for the first time and got the Ravioli di Portobello. Delicious! Can’t wait to return.



  37. Kandy says

    I have been before. My favorite thing to order is the cheese pizza for my 5 yr old. Knowing that she is thrilled with it helps me to enjoy eating out somewhere other than a fast food place. Love that a nicer restaurant can also be kid friendly!

  38. Julie C says

    it’s been a long time since we ate at Olive Garden. Love the salad,soup and breadsticks !!

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  40. Liz Carey says

    Because I can never make a decision on one dish to get, I always get the Tour of Italy (lasagne, chicken parmesan & fettucini alfredo)! Plus, a raspberry lemonade.

  41. Jennifer T. says

    I’ve been to Olive Garden before. I love their Chicken Scampi.

  42. Jennifer T. says

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  44. says

    I absolutely LOVE Olive Garden! It’s one of the few favorite places that I love to eat out at . I always see the commercials for the new dishes they have and I often say that I want to try them. But, it never fails, each time I go to Olive Garden I always end up ordering the same thing, Cappelinni Pomodoro with grilled shrimp! It’s my most favorite dish! I try not to eat it all so that I have room for the Black Tie Mousse cake and I also can have the leftovers for lunch the next day! Hmmm….now I’m craving Olive Garden!!!

  45. Mikki Laughlin says

    Olive Garden is a monthly to-do with my in-laws. We all meet and have a big family dinner together once a month. My favorite is their vegetable lasagne with the red wine of the day. Thanks for this opportunity!!

  46. chantal cooper says

    I’ve only been there once but I love their salads

    chantal cooper
    chantalgiardina (at) yahoo (dot) com

  47. Desiree says

    I love their gluten free pasta. It’s nice to have a place to eat when you have Celiac disease.

  48. Meredith says

    The last time I visited Olive Garden I had the Capellini Pomodoro and I just loved it! It was fresh and light so wonderful. My “usual” is the Eggplant Parm – they do a nice job with that one as well.

  49. Kristine says

    Only see my husband about once a month and love to go out to eat, he loves your spag. and salad

  50. William Chu says

    Besides us, our kids love this place as well. My personal favorite dish is Seafood Portofino

  51. Laura Jacobson says

    I have been there many years ago, but was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 5 years ago and have not eaten there since. I heard recently that they have a Penne Rigate Pomodoro with gluten free penne pasta! I would love to try it!!!

  52. Alaine says

    Yes, I have been there before. I love their soup, salad & breadsticks.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  53. Lori B says

    I haven’t been to Olive Garden in quite a long time. This gift card would make for a budget-friendly date night dinner out!

  54. trish says

    I love to eat at olive garden. Don’t get to go very often. I like to have the soup, salad, and breadsticks. I would love to be able to go on a date nite with the hubby.

  55. Carla Houghton says

    I have been to Olive Garden several times but not lately. I love their all-you-can-eat salad bowl. My favorite entree is Chicken Parmesan.

  56. Lindsey says

    Olive Garden is “our” restaurant. It’s where my husband took me to first meet his dad when we were still dating, where we ate to celebrate his getting into the military, and where we ate for our 1 year anniversary. He always gets the chicken fettuccine alfredo, and I usually get something different each time :)

  57. Laura Q. says

    Yes, Olive Garden is one of my faves! I used to like to order the Tour of Italy and get a little bit of everything and have leftovers for lunch the next day – but now they always have some new dish that I have to try!

  58. sandy says

    I love going to olive garden – i usually order the canniloni – yum!
    thanks for your give away

  59. anna marie says

    always like to go to the olive garden for their endless pasta and salad. good gamily fare!!

  60. Becky Edmondson says

    I love the salad!!!!! I usually only get to go to the Olive Garden on my birthday because my husband isn’t a big fan. He took me there last week as I was do badly craving the salad(crazy pregnancy) and it was so delicious. I can go for it right now lol.