$100 Olive Garden Gift Card Giveaway! {Our Family Lunch with Friends}



A few weeks ago, our family had the treat of eating lunch at Olive Garden with some of our sweetest friends.


It was such a blessing to sit down to eat with some of my favorite people in the world and eat lunch in such a fun and relaxing environment.

The ladies sat on one end of the table and the men on the other side with the kiddos in the middle.

I loved catching up on “life” with these two precious ladies, Julie and Lori.

I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Lori has two beautiful daughters that my boys are especially fond of!

Especially Eli.

He says, “Taty (Katy) is my lady love!”

Brynn watched Adam play on his DSI before we ordered.


We all got to try the new 3 Course Italian Dinner for $12.95 that Olive Garden is offering right now through March 18th.

Want to see all the delicious options available with Olive Garden’s 3 Course Italian Dinner? Just visit Olivegarden.com/specials.

Everything on their menu is delicious, so it was hard to decide!

While waiting for our food, our wonderful waitress served us some delicious breadsticks.

Doesn’t that picture make you drool?


Most meals include unlimited breadsticks AND unlimited soup or salad!

Chris finally made up his mind and told our waitress, Samantha, what he wanted.

I have to give props to Samantha! She was so sweet and courteous. Our meal was served in a timely manner, which I was super impressed with since it was the Sunday lunch rush, and the place was packed!


When the food came, it didn’t take us long to eat it all up!

I think we tried everything on the $12.95 menu between the 7 of us , (the kiddos ordered off the kids’ menu), and each of us LOVED our meals! They were delish!

These meals were extremely filling! Between the breadsticks, soup, salad, and entrees, we were stuffed.

But we did have room for one more thing…


They are served on the cutest little dessert trays, and Samantha served them with a smile.

(Yes, she probably thought I was a crazy person taking all these pictures!)

The desserts were so good, there is a chance my husband licked the dish clean, and I might have stolen a bite of Eli’s.

Just sayin’…

So are you starving after reading my post?

Well, here is YOUR chance to win a

$100 Gift Card to Olive Garden!

To be entered for a chance to win a gift card, courtesy of Olive Garden and BlogHer, leave me a comment telling me who you would love to take to eat at Olive Garden


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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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  1. What a fabulous giveaway! While my family loves Olive Garden, it just so happens that I received an email today regarding the next neighborhood luncheon. It will be at Olive Garden! I would love to treat my neighbor ladies’ group – The Holly Berries – to a delicious lunch at Olive Garden. :) Happy Tuesday!

  2. Oh my goodness! Olive Garden is my all time favorite restaurant! We don’t eat out often, but we love Olive Garden. If I won, I would either take my whole family or take some new families from church. :)

  3. I would love to take my family!! My mom, step-dad, brother, other brother and his girlfriend and my grandma and grandpa! My husband and sons, too, of course!! We would love this. :-)

  4. Olive Garden is a favorite in our family so I would do one of two things with this gift card: treat my family and my mom or have a fun girls night to Olive Garden, my treat. Either way, it would be a fun evening for sure!

  5. Love me some Olive Garden!! Would take my wonderful husband and our two beautiful daughters! Great giveaway – thanks so much for a chance to win :)

  6. My friends are about to have their first baby. I’d love to take them out to Olive Garden either before they have her or a month or so after they have her. It’s a family friendly place, so bringing her along shouldn’t be a problem! They’ll probably need some time with friends :)

  7. Oh What GREAT giveaway… I would take the entire family… husband, 3 sons & 3 DIL’S
    When the guys are away & we want to treat ourselves…. Olive Garden is where we go..
    Thanks for the chance….

  8. Great giveaway! Thanks! I would take my precious family – husband, son, daughter, son-in-law and baby grandson! It’s always a wonderful time when you get to sit down with your family and share a meal.

  9. My family used to go out once a month for a family meal but our schedules have gotten busy and we’ve let it lapse for several months. I’d love to use this gift card to start it up again! Thanks.

  10. We live about 80 from the closest Olive Garden. But, that being said, I would love to take some friends to eat there. I have been blessed by having so many wonderful friends in my life and I would love to treat them to such a wonderful experience! Thank you for offering this great opportunity!

  11. YUM! With a newly blended family of 6 children – ages 8-17 – we can’t really go out to eat often. I would take ALL of them for a special meal.

  12. Yes I am starving after reading your post and the desserts look delicious! I never thought about eating dessert at Olive Garden but I am going to next time!!

  13. I love Olive Garden. My parents and I usu have lunch there at least once a month. They’re in Fl for the winter and I’m suffering from withdrawal. If I won, I would take my hubby to dinner. Thanks for the chance.

  14. We also LOVE Olive Garden. Thrilled that we will soon have one in our town. They are building it now. I would be thrilled to take our newest family addition (my 4 yo nephew, whom I have perm custody) out with his 3 older sisters and their new family for a great family dinner ‘date’!

  15. Yes, in fact I am starving after reading this & now seriously craving some Olive Garden! I would take my husband since this is one of his favorite restaurants AND his birthday is coming up in March!

  16. Oh I love Olive Garden! I would love love love to take my husband for dinner. We enjoy everything about it, the food, dessert and of course the serve, it’s over the top great.

  17. My family! I’m one of three girls and we’re all married now and have kids and we LOVE to get together. Olive Garden is, honestly, one of our favorite places! It’d be awesome to get to help cover the cost so that no one had to stress about that part of the meal – only about what to pick. Yum!

  18. I would take my husband, 4 kids and my husbands co-worker and his family of 3. He has taken us under his wing here in the new city we live in and helped us out when needed. Would love to thank them.

  19. I would love to take my new family out to Olive Garden. It’s hard for us to get out as I have two boys and my boyfriend has a son and daughter. I’m not used to the big bills of feeding 6 at a restaurant. This would be awesome!

  20. We love Olive Garden. I think I would take my sister and my mom for a girls night out. With my sister’s husband’s work schedule and two little ones she does not get much grown up time so it would be nice for us all to go and just hang out.

  21. I would save it to take my husband, son and daughter the next time my daughter was home for a visit. She moved to Arizona to follow her dream to teach (couldn’t find one in California, if anyone knows of one let me know, we miss her!!).

  22. Yummy! Olive Garden just opened up in my small town 3 months ago! I would love to treat some friends who have went above & beyond on what defines a true friend. You know – the ones who really stick by you through good times & bad. They deserve it!

  23. Ohhhh yum!!! I would love to win this and give it to my parents! They don’t always get the chance to treat themselves to a lunch or dinner and I know they would enjoy it :)

  24. I would take my family, in fact my 10 yr. old daughter just said the next time we go out to eat could it be Olive Garden?? ha! We don’t go out to eat alot so when we do we want to be pleased with our meal, and I am thinking Olive Garden would be that place!

  25. If I won this gift card I would like to take my parents to Olive Garden. My dad is always so stressed about work and it would be a nice break for hom and my mom rarely does anything to treat herself so it would be a fun chance for her too.

  26. My family loves Olive Garden, but rarely get go there even though it is just down the street! I would love to bless my husband and 2 children with a rare dinner out!!

  27. I would love to take my mom out for a nice dinner with my family- she recently was laid off and has been really sad about it. Maybe it would cheer her up to eat a nice meal out with the grandkids!

  28. I’d take my daughter out to celebrate …BEFORE the birth of her 4th (our 3rd granddaughter) in March!
    What a treat that would be. <3 Thanks for this Traci!

  29. What an awesome giveaway!! I would love to take my husband and three kids to Olive Garden! It is hands down our favorite!! *We are training our kids well!!! lol*

  30. Olive Garden has really changed its menu over the years…. Enjoyed your article about dining there. If I won the gift certificate I would take my husband, and my four grown sons out to enjoy a great lunch.

  31. I would love to win this! Money is tight in our house and we don’t often get to eat out. It would be so great to take my son for his 26th birthday on March 16!

  32. We recently moved from TX to FL and my Mom is coming for a visit soon. Would love to treat her as she always treats me when I get to see her a couple of times a year.

  33. I would love to take my mother and father out ,along with my own family. What a treat. We are just now getting a new Olive Garden in my city!

  34. I would take my sister, Julie, and her husband. They love Olive Garden. He just returned to work after being unemployed for a year (!) so they’re still scrimping and saving wherever they can. What a treat it would be to take them!

  35. There’s always something fun about who is going to be the one to get the last breadstick. Then the waitress/waiter asks “Would you like more breadsticks?” But of course!!!!

  36. I would take my family, of course. We would need to drive a couple of hours to the “real city” to eat there. How fun that would be!

  37. YUM!!! I would take my hubby! Sometimes as a treat we will go to OG but when we go, we try to save money by ordering the soup, salad and breadstick lunch. It would be a huge treat to eat a real entree!! Now my mouth is watering for their yummy salad!!

  38. My granddaughter would love to go to Olive Garden with Grandma! Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. I would love to take my youngest daughter. Olive Garden is her favorite in the whole world!! And seeing how my hubby and oldest daughter are fond to, I would probably take them along!! ;) Thank you for the chance at your giveaway! Have a blessed day!

  40. I would love to take my husband’s family to Olive Garden – all six of them are flying cross-country to visit us in just two weeks, and this would be a fun meal to visit over!

  41. I would love to take my sweet husband on a date! We just had our 4th baby and this would be a great date night just for two (multiple times)!!

  42. An Olive Garden treat would be wonderful! I would take my family and another family that we don’t get to be with very often .

  43. I would definitely take my husband out for dinner! And then with whatever is left over, i would take my friends out for lunch!


  44. My husband and I live overseas right now, and we tell our friends here about Olive Garden all the time! They probably think Olive Garden is the best place in all the States, which…maybe it is :) We are coming home soon and I would love to take my family!!

  45. We love Olive Garden, and I would take my hubby cause I love him and my mother in law because she really wants to go for her birthday in March.

  46. Let’s see…I would bring my husband our 2 kids (our teen loves to eat) and our favorite friends ( a family of four also). Pick me, Pick me!!!

  47. I love Olive Garden and would take my Mom and two sisters as well as our three little girls. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. I would take my Husband. We both love Olive Garden. It was our first real date – you know the kind where he picked me up and we went out to dinner. I might also consider bringing either my family or a few of our couples friends and make it a double or triple date.

  49. I would love to take my dear hubby and kiddos as well as another family in our church that has fallen on hard times. He is self employed and they are just barely making ends meet. I’m positive a meal “out” hasn’t been on their agenda for a while. Their great people and this would be a great excuse to hang out with them for a bit.

  50. I would love to go out to eat with my husband and our good friends. With dinner paid for, we could afford a babysitter! Love your blog!

  51. i would take 3 mabe 4 of my elderly neighbor lady friends for a lunch outting…….WE would enjoy so muchhhhhh!!!

  52. I would love to take my family and a few of our friends. I loved reading about your recent outing to Olive Garden.

  53. A date night with my husband to the Olive Garden would be fabulous! But my boys (I have 4-just like you!) would love those mini desserts so we might have to invite them too! :)

  54. I love Olive Garden! I would love to take my mom for her birthday coming up next month. She loves OG more than I do, but doesn’t get to eat there often because it’s a 3 hour drive to get there from where she lives…

  55. What an awesome giveaway!!! My husband and I LOVE eating at Olive Garden! Unfortunately the closest to us is an hour away, but this gift card would make the drive totally worth it!! :) And spending a night out with him would be so much fun!

  56. We don’t eat out much anymore, but we do love Olive Garden! I’d love to take the family there again. What a great giveaway!!

  57. I would take my boyfriend and his grandparents. His grandmother is about to go through another surgery, this would be a great treat before she becomes bedridden for a month!

  58. We love Olive Garden!! I would take my husband and our family to dinner :-) He is preparing to deploy and it would be a nice treat for everyone!!

  59. I would love to take my family as well as my parents, my husband’s mom , my brother , his wife Becky (organizingmadefun.blogspot.com) & their kids :) Hope I win so I can do that!!

  60. Yum! Talk about drool-worthy! Would love to treat my handsome fiance to a romantic dinner. He’s leaving for more than a year of military training this summer, so we’re trying to squeeze in as many date nights between now and then as possible! Would love for a Lady and the Tramp pasta moment at Olive Garden :)

  61. If I won, I would take our newly married daughter and her husband, our newly engaged daughter and her fiance, our other 2 daughters (yes, we have 4!), and my hubby! It would be a wonderful celebration of our family! Thanks for the chance!

  62. We are moving to a different state in a few months, and leaving behind a bunch of wonderful friends we have make while my husband has been in grad school. So we would love to take them all out to dinner to celebrate our friendship!

  63. I would definitely take my family to Olive Garden as it is my daughter’s favorite restaurant! Not only is the food delicious, but they are always so accommodating and helpful when it comes turn for my Christina to order. You see, she is deathly allergic to peanuts (including all peanut products and has to be very careful about peanut oil being used in the prep of food in restaurants) and many restaurants don’t even want to serve her as they don’t want the liability. Every Olive Garden we have ever gone to has always been so great about dealing with this which makes for a stress-less, enjoyable, family outing.

  64. Thanks for the great offer to win the gift card to Olive Garden! My entire family loves Olive Garden! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  65. I would love to take my family of six out to dinner with our Hero, my husband, who just returned from a deployment in Kuwait with the US Army. We are so happy to have him home! Yay!!

  66. I would take our family. We have 4 kids w/in-laws and 6 grands. 100 gift card would surely help!! thanks for the chance to win!!

  67. Yum! Pick me! Pick me! I would take my family, as well as our new best friends that we have made since we’ve moved to Georgia. Its so tough to make new friends as “grownups”…and they are dear to our hearts.

  68. Love the Olive Garden! The soups are so good. I would love to take my family or Sammy and I could take my offspring directors with their hubbies for a fun night out. The breadsticks are so addictive!

  69. This is probably one of the funnest give aways out there! Who doesn’t love Olive Garden? I would first and foremost love to go out with my husband and then I’d invite a few other couple for a great date night out!

  70. I love Olive Garden too! I would bring my family…my husband and three children and maybe my sister’s family too. thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Great pics of some great looking food. I love OG! I would love to take my Aunt, cousins, and daugher for some family, fun, and food.

  72. I just LOVE Olive Garden, but we can’t really afford to take all 5 of us there at the moment, so this card would be a blessing!

  73. I would take my 3 boys, who love to eat!! Also I would take my sister and family. It’s always a good time when we go out together & are able to visit!! (she has 8 kids!!)
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  74. I love Olive Garden. Matter of fact, Hubby and I celebrated Valentines there and they did not have the 3-course meal yet. If I won, I would take my best friend for some girl time!

  75. Everyone in our family looovvves Olive Garden. Everything is so fresh and delish!!!
    I would take my soon to be daughter in law! Yep…she’s a sweet person and very
    kind hearted. Yep…that’s who would go with me.

  76. My family LOVES Olive Garden. I would take my hubby and our four kiddos with me it I won the giveaway. I hope I win!

  77. We love Olive Garden! I would take my husband and our beautiful grandchildren! Thank you for the chance! May you have a very blessed day!

  78. Olive Garden is one of my favorite places to eat! I would love to be able to take my best friends to eat there with me.

  79. I might actually be going to Olive Garden for my birthday this weekend! But other than that I would take my husband out to eat.

  80. My boys LOVE Olive Garden! They can’t get enough of the bread sticks! I would take my husband, 2 boys and in-laws out for a nice dinner. What a treat!!

  81. The Olive Garden is my sweet husbands all-time favorite place to eat. I would certainly take him and our pasta loving, beautiful 2 yr. old daughter. We live in the middle of nowhere Nevada so we would have to drive to Salt Lake City, but that’s always good…a girl has to shop and hit Costco! OG is always a stop when going to UT.

  82. I would love to take my son, Seth when he comes home from the Army on leave. And, we have a brand new Olive Garden opening in our town next month! :)

  83. My daughter and daughter-in-law are Olive garden freaks (D-I-L gets a gallon of peach tea to bring home every visit) The men in their lives find it so-so (not manly and meaty enough) I would make a girls night out.

  84. I would take my husband and maybe since it is $100 could include my son and daughter-in-love. We love the Soup, Salad and Bread stick lunch.

  85. Well, I would love to win it and take my mother, daughter and husband there. We would all have a
    good time and enjoy the food so much. I would try to the new specials they have too.

  86. I love your blog! It’s so encouraging! My son ate at Olive Garden with his high school soccer team and LOVED it! He continues to talk about it and that meal was 6 months ago! I would love to take my always hungry 17 yr old and 13 yr old sons there for a wonderful Italian meal. Oh yea, I might take my husband along as well! He deserves it too!

  87. I would love to take my family to Olive Garden, it is so rare that we can all get together and spend time with each other.

  88. I would take my 3 sister’s . We never have enough time together. I love spending time with them, they are the BEST!

  89. I love Olive Garden but have never seen the desert – they are really presented well! I retired three years ago and have lost touch with some of my “work friends”. I’d love to call them and invite them to meet at Olive Garden for a free dinner! It would be so much fun to catch up. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

  90. I would love to treat my parents to lunch next time they are in town for medical appointments. It would be so much fun to surprise them with something other than McDonalds for a change :-)

  91. I would love to win this giveaway! We don’t get to go out to eat hardly ever and I would like to take my family out before we send three kids off to college for the first time this fall. It would be a fun treat for us and a special family event!

  92. I would take my sweet husband and perhaps my sons and their families. I am so happy that I can once again eat at Olive Garden since they now have gluten free pasta available.

  93. It looks like you had a great time at the Olive Garden! My husband LOVES the Olive Garden and we have been known to go there just to buy their salad dressing to eat at home! This is a great giveaway! If I won, I would take my wonderful husband and my three amazing sons. We’d have a such a fun time and like y’all, don’t go out to eat very often.


  94. Oh how I love Olive Garden. I would take my college kids next time they are home and my in-laws. With 2 in college we don’t get to eat at great places like this often.

  95. I love olive garden and would love to take my husband, daughter, and my dad. I would love to get to treat my dad bc he always treats us!

  96. Love Love Love Olive Garden… My son’s 50th birthday is coming soon and I would take him, his wife, grandson, daughter and her husband. Sounds like a great bunch to share dinner with and of course my better half. My son has to have gluten free food. I love your blog.

  97. love yove your pics and looks like u all had a good time at Olive Garden. Eli and Taty look so cute!!!! I miss them..

  98. I would take my husband and we would invite our sweet neighbor , who watches over our beloved dog Rico whenever we go out of town. So he doesnt have to be boarded at the vet.

  99. I would take my dad and the rest of our family. Nothing better than time around the table with the people you love. Especially when it’s free and delicious.

    1. I would take my sweet hubby and my 3 kids. We would have such a great time enjoying some great food along with some great company!!!

  100. I would definitely take my boyfriend and 2 of my best friends, both of whom are on fixed incomes dor more probably give it to my dad and his wife, both of whom are retired. I think this would be quite a treat. I haven’t really eaten much at OG so this would also be a way for me to give it another chance. either way, you made it all look so appetizing and like so much fun!

  101. Love Olive Garden! I would love to take my three sisters and my precious mom. We love to get together for lunch and fellowship which usually includes lots of laughter and tears!


  102. I would take my mother. My father died 5 years ago and if he had lived they would be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in a couple of months. They loved going to the Olive Garden or Red Lobster.

  103. I am NOT tech savvy so I have no idea how to get the URL from my tweet, but my twitter ID is bleak2unique and I did tweet it…sorry about that

  104. Ooh, I love Olive Garden! And I’d love to take my two daughters, son-in-laws, son and 2 grandchildren who live nearby. My husband’s birthday is next month and that would be a wonderful way to celebrate!

  105. I would take my grandchildren coming to visit my husband and I over Spring Break. We took them to Olive Garden last year while their parents visited with other friends. We had a great time enjoying a great meal and enjoyed the one on one time with them.

  106. I would love to take my family. My husband and my little boy LOVE Olive Garden. We always start with the bread sticks and alfredo! It is so delicious!!!! We also love many other goodies on the menu :-)))

  107. I would take my husband, my kids and grandkids out for a family dinner. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Would really love to win this!

  108. My husband and I would take the other couples from our “Couples with Kids” church group and finally go on a date! Between our group we have over a dozen children and try very hard to coordinate schedules and get out for a “date” a few times a year. This would be fantastic! Thanks for the chance at winning!

  109. I would love to take my wonderful group of girlfriends out to lunch. We don’t get together often enough and this would be a perfect way to reconnect over OG’s yummy food. Thanks for the giveaway.

  110. I’d take my hubby and kids of course – but we’d grab a couple of our favorite widows from church too – they would love to go out for a treat at Olive Garden! I’ve not been there in years … once the kids were both off the children’s menu it was way out of our budget! I have such fond memories of wonderful meals shared there!

  111. I would love to take my husband & son to Olive Garden. My husband is a chef, and is always cooking for others, so this treat would be wonderful! We could all use a night out together!!

  112. I would take my daughter, son in law and new grand daughter when I visit them in AZ. We go there every time I visit and have the soup, salad and breadsticks for lunch. I need to try more then just those :)

  113. Love me some Olive Garden….even their salad is wonderful. I of course would take my wonderful hubby and three sweet teens.

  114. Aww Traci – What a great post. Love that pic of Eli! He is such a charmer.

    Okay, love Olive Garden too. Here’s who I would take:

    My husband
    My inlaws and my mom.

    Now that my inlaws have moved closer to us we are able to spend much more time with them and still being close to my mom as well. Special thing about my inlaws – they shared the same wedding anniversary as my parents. Before my dad passed 10 years ago, they were able to get together on several occasions and celebrate their anniversaries.

    Thanks for the opportunity for the give – a-way

    Have a super week Traci!

    Hugs & Blessings!

    Marilyn C.

  115. I would love to take my husband, my two sons and their wives to celebrate one son’s promotion at work, one son getting a job that he tried so hard to get and a daughter-in-law getting a new job. So many blessings have come to us just in the last month. It would be great to celebrate at Olive Garden. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  116. I would love to take my Junior high girls group at church on a special outing. What a great way to celebrate with food, fellowship, and fun at the best place Olive Garden. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  117. Wow, what a great giveaway. I love the Olive Garden. So yummy. I would love to take my family out to eat. We are on such a tight budget that we no longer are able to eat out. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway. Wish me luck. :)

  118. I would love to take my husband, and two daughters to Olive Garden as well as my in-laws. We will be visiting them in Kansas City, MO over Easter. Donna is a hard working grandma. Her 106.5 year old father is still alive, and her husband is in advanced stages of Alzheimers. It would be wonderful to treat her to a lovely meal at one of her favorite restaurants. Donna does so much for those she loves. We would love to give back to this special lady.

  119. I would love to take my parents out. I’m in that weird phase where I’m a married adult, but I’m still too poor to pay for our lunches out with them. It would be nice to be able to return the favor for once. <3

  120. I was just talking about Olive Garden today! I would love to have a nice, quiet dinner with my husband. We’ve been cutting our budget like crazy saving up for our adoption and we would love to be able to share a meal out for a date night!

  121. I think everyone would want to get in on this giveaway! I would LOVE to take my hubby:-) I do love it there and have not been in years. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I don’t know if you saw the post I did about paint color, but the color is “Salt Fork” and is Walmart Colorplace. They do not have that color now, but I posted the formula for you if you want.

  122. Who doesn’t love a contest, thanks!! I love Olive Garden and I would sneak my husband out for a drink and dinner…we haven’t done this in some time……

  123. Hi Traci, I would LOVE to take my family out for dinner. Eating out is a treat, something we don’t get to do very often. And Olive Garden even has a gluten-free menu for my son and I.

  124. I would love to go out to eat at Olive Garden with my two girls and husband, my sister in law Rachelle with her son and daughter, and my dear friend Vernetta with her family. That would be a blast! LOL

  125. That Eli…what a case that kid is!! Gonna be a real heart-breaker some day. What a generous gift card to the Olive Garden. Always a great place to eat and great service. If I won, I would take my girlfriends for a real treat. Thanks for the chance. Linda S. in NE

  126. Oh wow, I would LOVE to take my kids! My husband and I get to eat out once in a while, but my kids haven’t been in a real restaurant in years. They would love the Olive Garden and I would enjoy seeing them practice some table manners! :)

  127. I am so, so starving after reading this post! I would love to take my grandchildren to Olive Garden since it is their favorite place to eat. We would all have soup (lots of it) and salad (lots of it) and breadsticks (lots of them)! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  128. I would ve to take my family. There are 5 of us and my daughter is always begging to go there. What a treat that would be.

  129. I would love to take my ex-mother-in-law whom I have remained friends with for 15 years after the divorce. Love your blog and your sweet spirit!

  130. Oh this would be so nice to win. We don’t get to Olive Garden often but we love it there. I’d love to take my daughters out for a mother-daugher evening.

  131. This is our “celebration” place to go – birthdays graduations, etc. We would love to win a certificate – another graduation is on the calendar! Love their Tuscany soup.

  132. I just can’t decide if I would take my family or make it a girls night out. Either way, I would LOVE to win this!!!

  133. I would like to take my mom out…she doesnt get a chance to get out of the house and do anything fun for herself…would be a nice treat and pick me up!

  134. I would love to take my husband our three little men to Olive Garden! And with $100, I might just have enough left over to take one of my girl friends out for coffee and dessert! Thanks! :)

  135. I would take my sweet family to Olive Garden! My son loves it and call it “The OG”! Their commercials make my mouth water every time.

  136. I would take my whole family to Olive Garden. Everyone loves their entrees, but they really love the salad.

  137. I would take my husband out to Olive Garden! We went there for our rehearsal dinner, and I don’t think that we have eatten there together since!

  138. I would take my girlfriends out for a ladies night out. We have such a great time hanging out enjoying some girl time without the hubbies and kiddos. Thanks for the giveaway.

  139. I would take my beautiful nieces because it was thier mothers favorite place to eat. We would enjoy a wonderful meal and remember a wonderful woman. Thanks.

  140. I would take my hubby and my adult children for some quality family time. If the gift card was still good July 5th I’d take my family plus the grandparent’s out for a birthday dinner. My husband and I leave for our vacation on the 6th, which is our daughter’s birthday. It would be so nice not to have to worry about cooking and cleaning at my house the day before we leave!

  141. I would (at least) take my husband. We haven’t been to eat at Olive Garden together since our first married Valentine’s Day together – 13 years ago. We have great memories from that day. Thanks!

  142. My son is coming for a visit in about two weeks-haven’t seen him since July! It would be wonderful to be able to take him to Olive Garden. Your pictures are lovely. So glad you had such a nice time!

  143. Yum-Oh!! I love Olive Garden! Your pictures made me want to drool :-). I would take my adult children out for a fun family dinner! Thank you for the chance!

  144. Since it’s my 14-year-old daughter’s favorite restaurant, I would love to take her to Olive Garden (as well as the rest of my family!). It was be a nice reward for her for making the Varsity soccer team this week and for all of her hard work in school.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  145. I LOVE the Olive Garden!!! My little family of 4 can do serious damage there–my boys can eat their weight in breadsticks alone. Would love to win this!! Thanks Traci!!!

  146. We LOVE Olive Garden! I would take my 10 year old daughter – she is always begging to go there for dinner. We would also bring along my hubby and son and maybe even my mom and step-dad!What a treat that would be for all of us!

  147. I love Olive Garden. I’d love to take my husband, my two sons and their wives for a nice dinner. Our boys are always doing wonderful things for us and I’d like the opportunity to treat them!

  148. Mmm Alfredo for those breadsticks! I’d love to double with my parents- they like trying the specials advertised on tv.

  149. I would take my hubby since he loves OG. Just loves it! I like it too, but my sweet husband of 40 years adores the place. He would be thrilled to say the least.

  150. I’d totally take my family out! We are big fans of the Olive Garden for ‘family lunch’ on Fridays. That would be a lotta Fridays!! Yum!

  151. i would love to take my mom, she does so much for my four kiddos and I and I never get to thank you in a special way. She loves Olive Garden and would always take me for a special lunch there in college.

  152. I am a stay at home mom, with five little girls and my oldest Rebekah who is 9 years old loves Olive Garden, we took her for her last birthday and it would bring joy to her if we would go other than her birthday, and we could not go without grandma and papa, they are such a blessing to our family.

  153. I think the most important character trait is caring and understand. I have dated alot of guys in the past who never show that to me.

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  154. I would take my sig other and our 13 yo son. I would also take my mom and dad; mom and I have had a falling out of sorts, and this would be a great way to extend the olive branch!!!

  155. I would love to take my hubby and mother-in-law especially since she’s a vegetarian and has been ill. This would be a great pick me up.

  156. My husband and I would take his boss and his boss’ wife. His boss is a kind, godly man who has been great to work for and is very nice to our family. I would use it to show him how thankful we are for him and his wife.

  157. I would take my husband – my husband lost his job this month after working for the company for 15 years. Although we have a lot to be grateful for, having a date night out would certainly boost his confidence.

  158. Since a new Olive Garden just opened closer to us, this would be perfect. On Sundays, the whole family goes out and it would be so much fun to treat the new evangelist and his wife. Plus we could probably find a few visitors from church that would enjoy lunch, too. And who can resist Italian and the prices there? Not the Burrows family that for sure.

  159. Oh my what a kind give-away!
    If I won this…
    I woud take my family.
    We have 8 children and I just recoverd from surgery
    They cared for me so sweetly & what a special treat this
    would be for them!
    I also would like my sis & her family to come! :)
    We do not eat out alot so it would be a blessing to all.

  160. I would love to take my husband and two children out. We don’t get to go out that often so it would be a nice treat.

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  161. Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants, and I adore their black tie mouse cake! However, I haven’t been able to really eat it in a while because my 8 month old has had problems with dairy products since birth. So, since I breast feed him I basically had to give up dairy products including anything involving milk chocolate or cream. He is almost over his issue (I Actually had ice cream again the other day!) and I would take my husband and 2 little boys to Olive Garden and be able to once again order anything on the menu.

  162. I would take my mom and sister for a girls night out!! We all love Olive Garden and always make the time for our quality girl time.

  163. What a great give-away! Would love to take some of our women from the church who have young children. Would make arrangements for a sitter too. What a treat!

  164. My family….with hard times its been a while since we went out for a nice dinner. They never complain and always are positive. This would be a nice treat.

  165. I would take my hubby. I know that I should say other people too, because with a $100 I know that would be more than just one dinner…but really it’s my favorite date place, so instead I’m just gonna be honest and say that I’d only take him…and get 2 trips out of it!!! :D

  166. I would love to be able to go out for a birthday dinner with my husband. It has been about 3 months since we have gotten a babysitter and we are in desperate need of some mommy/daddy time! And since we both love Olive Garden, it would be perfect…now where’s that babysitter’s number!?!lol

  167. I would love to take my In-Laws there again to Olive Garden. They love everything there. We always have our Sunday brunch there. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  168. I would love to take my husband, my three year old daughter, and my step-son to olive garden!

  169. Mmmmm, love Olive Garden bread sticks and tasty pastas!! I would take my husband and two sons and make it a wonderful family night!

  170. I would love to take my parents to eat at Olive Garden. They are always wanting to treat us but it sure would be nice to “treat” them! We all love to eat at Olive Garden.

  171. I would love to take my mom to Olive Garden when she comes to visit. It’s one of our favorite places to go together.

  172. I’ve never been to Oive Garden. I would love to go and take my husband for our 32nd anniversary. We both love any kind of pasta, so Olive Garden sounds like the place to go!

  173. I love the Olive Garden. I have a food allergy and this is one of just a few places I can eat out at. I would love to take my mother-in-law. She is a very selfless lady that comes a watches my children a few days a week. I would love to give back to her!

  174. I would just love to bring my family to try the 3 Course Italian meal,it sounds like great times and great food,thats something the family would like.I cant wait to be able to try out the new restraunt coming to Peru IL 61354.My presents this year,has been OLive Garden gift cards for everyone,and will continue to do so,My whole family just loves OLive Garden,thats all we talk about,the salad and breadstix,so thats my gift for everyone this year,it would be an honor to win the 100.00,it would go fast,we have a huge family,and we are all looking farward to the new one opening up in our town,weve been waiting a long time.

  175. Wow! What great service and great looking food.
    Who would I take with the gift card,? I’d love to take myself to the olive garden. My father has been in declining health as of late, and I’ve been spending a lot of time with him at the nursing facility where he lives. Been making serious health decisions, tough on me and tough on my husband, and friends.. So I think I’d ask some good friends, and take the night off. But I’d skip those little desserts. :-)It’s Tiramisu for me all the way! I usually order that first, and then tell them what’s for dinner.
    Thanks for this opportunity

  176. I would take my whole neighborhood because I adore Olive Garden, just kidding. Would if I could. I would take my husband, my girls and my sisters family who lives close. LOVE Olive Garden!

  177. I’d take my boyfriend he loves italian food and deserves a nice dinner. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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