Olive Garden’s ‘Buy One, Take One’ Promotion + $75 Gift Card Flash Giveaway

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Thanks to Olive Garden for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.


Every once in awhile, my husband and I get the chance to go out and have a relaxing dinner together. One of our favorite places to dine at is Olive Garden. The food is always delicious and the prices are reasonable. They often offer lunch and dinner promotions that are hard for me to pass up. This includes their current ‘Buy One, Take One’ promotion.Olive Garden Logo

One evening last week, my husband and I got a babysitter for the little ones and we headed out for dinner to Olive Garden. We had a short wait for a table, but that is common. Our local Olive Garden is pretty popular.

The ‘Buy One, Take One’ Meal Promotion


For a limited time, the ‘Buy One, Take One’ Promotion is being offered and it is definitely a good deal. For just $12.95, you get to pick one of the five qualifying entrees to enjoy at the restaurant with unlimited homemade soup or garden-fresh salad (and breadsticks, of course). Then, choose a second entree to take home. The entrees do not have to be the same one.

The entrees available:

  • Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara
  • Smoked Mozzarella Chicken
  • Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce
  • Five Cheese Ziti al Forno 
  • Fettuccine Alfredo

We both ordered from the ‘Buy One, Take One’ menu. Not only is it a good price for two meals, but the idea of having a quick and easy meal at home the next day or two is great. It is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. I wanted to get something for my kids to have for lunch the next day. It is also would be good when I know my husband will be working late or when I know we have a busy day and I won’t have time to cook a homemade meal.


After we ordered, the salad and breadsticks were brought to our table fairly quickly. Honestly, I could go to Olive Garden and just eat their salad all day. It has always been a favorite of mine.


I ordered the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken entree. This was my first time having it and it was extremely delicious. It was very cheesy with just enough peppers to add a little zest. I will definitely be getting that again. My husband ordered the Five Cheese Ziti, which he normally gets and it was tasty as usual.


For our entrees to take home, we got a Five Cheese Ziti and Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce. The server brought our ‘To-Go’ bag out after we finished our meal. The entrees are cooked and chilled, ready to be placed in the refrigerator. Within two days, you just microwave the container for the designated time (ours was 2.5 and 4 minutes) and enjoy.

We ate the take-home meals for lunch the next day. I split the spaghetti between the kids, while my husband and I split the Ziti. It was a quick, tasty lunch. The meals were just as good as the ones we had while dining at the restaurant. I can’t wait to go back again and take advantage of the promotion.

Flash Giveaway – Today, 4/22 Only

Olive Garden wants you to try their ‘Buy One, Take One’ promotion, so one lucky reader will win a $75 eGift Card to Olive Garden! This is a FLASH giveaway and it ENDS TONIGHT!

No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents 18+. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST April 22nd, 2013. The winner will be selected via random.org and contacted by email. Winner has 24 hours to reply to confirm their prize or a new winner will be picked. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment; Not Nifty Mom, Momma Rambles, or Random Mommy.


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88 comments on Olive Garden’s ‘Buy One, Take One’ Promotion + $75 Gift Card Flash Giveaway

  • Leslie L. Stanziani

    I have never been to Olive Garden,so no favorite dish yet.They did just open one in my town last month though.

  • Mary Happymommy

    I love their spaghetti with meatballs, breadsticks & salad.

  • Jennifer Reed

    I like the smoked mozzarella chicken from Olive Garden and of course their garden salad.

  • Susan Smith

    I love their lasagna

  • kim

    I love fettuccine alfredo

  • Judee

    I love the fettuccine alfredo!

  • Kim Getchell

    I just had the Moscato Peach Chicken the other day. Very yummy!

  • Karen Glatt

    I really love Chicken Alfredo!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo !

  • Ruth

    Seafood alfredo

  • joni

    I like the lasagna and salad.

  • Heather Johnson

    I love Olive Garden salad. I go there specifically for the salad. Yeah, I’m weird like that.

  • Stephanie

    I used to love their Chicken vino bianco..but they stopped making it :( It’s ok, they still have zupa toscana which is my favorite soup. EVER!! :)

  • Jacqui Odell

    I love anything with shrimp! My husband loves Olive Garden a whole lot more than me. I am hoping to win this for him!

  • Kat Riley

    Their salad is great, but I like any of their ravioli.

  • Vikki Billings

    I love the seafood alfredo

  • beth m

    love the seafood pasta

  • James Johnson

    I heart Olive Garden Salad and all of their new dishes!

  • Sue Ellison

    Chicken Marsala is my favorite entree.

  • Sheila K.

    I like the fettuccine Alfredo!

  • tara kitchen

    the shrimp and broccoli Alfredo yummy!

  • Heather S


  • michelle colon

    i like the five cheese ziti al forno!!! yummy!

  • Diane Donnay

    I would live to take my kids to Olive Garden, they love pasta!

  • Barbara Montag

    I love their Smoke Mozarella Chicken – thank you!

  • Stephanie V.

    smoke mozarella chicken — for sure!!

  • Sonya

    I love their Stuffed Chicken Marsala!

  • marybubelsmith

    Chicken Marsala is my favorite but I love the salad

  • Mya Murphy

    fettucine alfredo

  • Donna L

    I like the penne with meatballs.

  • Sarah L

    Fettucine Alfredo
    Thanks for the contest.

  • debbie binder

    Fettuccine Alfredo! Fattening and yummy….

  • latanya

    their seafood pasta

  • Margaret Smith

    I love the Fettucine Alfredo.
    Thanks so much

  • David

    My favorite Olive Garden meal is the Lasagna Fritta

  • Crystal F

    I love their chicken parm with oven roasted potatoes. Thank you!

  • Ellie W

    Chicken parmesan is my favorite.

  • Julie Wood

    My favorite Olive Garden dish is Spaghetti with Meat Sauce!

  • Gaye M

    Chicken Parmigiana is my favorite.

  • rachel travis

    apricot chicken is yummy!!

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  • ky2here

    Risotto if they have it, otherwise Tour of Italy

    ky2here at msn dot com

  • Julie Lynn Bickham

    I like the Tour of Italy….not sure if they have it anymore though.

  • Jaque R.

    Stuffed Chicken Marsala and their amazing bread sticks. :-) Thank oyou.

  • Marcia Goss

    My favorite dish is Cheese Ravioli.

  • Ashley Morrow

    I love the mezzaluna ravioli.

  • Wendy T

    My favorite dish is Fettuccine Alfredo.

  • Jackie

    I love their Chicken Marsala

  • Debra Guillen

    Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara…yum

  • Denise Smith

    the spaghetti salad breadsticks

  • jules p

    eggplant parmesan

  • Candice

    I love their Eggplant Parmesan.

  • Holly Thomas

    Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite!!

  • chelsie fletcher

    What’s your favorite Olive Garden dish or entree? Wine & pasta =)

  • Kelly Brown

    Fettuccine Alfredo

  • Lynne T.

    I like the portabella mushroom ravioli.

  • Kathleen Downes

    My favorite at the Olive Garden is the soup, salad and breadsticks.

  • sheila ressel

    My fav is fettucine alfredo.

  • Ann Fantom

    I love Olive Garden’s Chicken Marsala.

  • Emily B.

    We haven’t been in awhile, but last summer it was this grilled chicken/beef skewer plate with potatoes and veggies. YUM!

  • Gianna

    Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara sounds tasty.

  • barbara n

    My favorite olive garden dish is Lasagna Rollata al Forno

  • angie

    Four Cheese Ziti

  • karel

    Fettucini Alfredo

  • Stephanie Larison

    I loooove their chicken alfredo pizza, it’s amazing!

  • Jennifer Marie

    I like the mixed grill.

  • jules m.

    ravioli di portobello

  • Kim Smith

    I love their breatsticks, salad and zuppa

  • Jessica Vaughan Gengler

    four cheese ziti

  • Amber Faith

    I love their Spaghetti with Meat Sauce :)

  • Candace

    I love the manicotti, calamari, breadsticks, pasta figoli, and soooo much more!

  • meredith

    Chicken Alfredo!

  • Jill L

    Seafood Alfredo is awesome.

  • Cynthia C

    I like to order the endless soup, salad and bread sticks for lunch.

  • Jean F

    I’m a fan of the endless soup (you can try all the different kinds) and salad lunch.

  • Christa T

    I know it sounds basic, but it’s the best chicken alfredo I’ve ever had!

  • Michelle Proper

    Seafood Alfredo hands down but would love to try their new dishes…especially the Smoked Mozzerella Chicken! Thanks so much!

  • Katie Roch

    I love the Seafood Brodetto

  • Terry Cross

    Eggplant Parmigiana

  • CharityS

    Chicken Marsala

  • Sue C.

    I almost always get the Chicken Parmigiana.

  • Geoff K

    The Lasagna Fritta, hands down!

  • Tabathia B

    the chicken alfredo

  • Chavonne H

    Thank you so much for this amazing win!!

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