Olive Garden’s “Buy One, Take One” Promotion Provides Tasty Savings


I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.
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This past weekend my husband and I had a lovely lunch out, alone.  Can you believe it?  I hardly could.  But Nana graciously offered to feed all three of my little boys lunch so the hubby and I could have a pleasant quiet meal by ourselves.  We visited our local Olive Garden for a delicious pasta meal.  I was expecting to have a yummy meal in a relaxing environment.  But what I was not expecting was to be able to extend three meals from a one meal purchase.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I was able to eat three meals from a one meal purchase.

pictureLet me explain.

At my visit I chose the “Buy One, Take One” promotion which is currently available.  The idea is simple.  For $12.95 select two dishes from the limited menu.  One dish is eaten in-restaurant with soup or salad, while the other is packaged cold for use at a later time.  How brilliant is that?!  And because I tend to gorge myself on breadsticks and soup, I didn’t stand a chance to finishing my meal in-restaurant.  Therefore I actually had three meals from my one visit to Olive Garden.

1. my meal at the restaurant

2. my leftovers from the original meal

3. my take away dish

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How’s that for value?! But I’m sure what you really want to know is, how did the dishes taste?  I selected the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken for my in-restaurant selection.  I must confess I would not have normally selected this dish if I was choosing from the full menu.  The specific menu options from the “Buy One, Take One” promotion forced me to consider other options and with  my servers’ recommended I choose Smoked Mozzarella Chicken to eat in-restaurant and Five Cheese Ziti al Forno to take home.

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The Smoked Mozzarella Chicken is amazing!!  Seriously, I’m salivating just writing about it!  The chicken was tender and delicious plus it was topped with noodles and smoked mozzarella.  I have found a new favorite meal.

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Look at this!?

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A couple of days later I pulled out my Five Cheese Ziti al Frono for an easy and fast lunch.

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Look at all that cheese!

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And while I enjoyed the ziti, I must confess that I think next time I’ll order two orders of the Smoked Chicken Mozzarella.  It’s that good. Look at all of these sun-dried tomatoes!

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My only problem?  This offer is only available for a limited time!  Three delicious meals for $12.95 equals a bargain I want to take advantage of again!

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  1. Thank you VERY much for the heads-up on this. We ate at Olive Garden tonight.

    The buy-one-take-one worked out great.

    We have enough food for all of us to eat a great meal … again!

    I had the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken and loved it.

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