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Winners of the Olive Garden gift cards!

Posted April 8, 2014








Check out the list of winners to see if you won a $15 Olive Garden gift card!  Congratulations to the following Smart Shopper readers!:






I will send you each an e-mail in a just a bit to get your mailing addresses. Please respond back to me by Saturday, 4/12 in order to claim your gift card. Thanks to everyone for entering and a big thank you to Olive Garden for donating the gift cards!

Olive Garden has recently unveiled a new menu that offers guests a host of new pasta dishes (including a make-your-own pasta section!). To get the word out, they donated 5 gift cards for $15 each to give away to Smart Shopper readers to try the new menu!

Here are some of the tasty new menu offerings:

New Cucina Mia ("My Kitchen") for $9.99

Choose your pasta: New Large Paccheri, New Tri-Colored Vegetable Penne, Bucatini, New Cavatappi, Whole Wheat Linguine, New Gluten-Free Rotini
Choose your made-from-scratch sauce: New Creamy Garlic Asiago, New Primavera, New Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato, New Spicy Diavolo, Fresh Tomato Pomodoro
Add a topping (additional cost): New Chicken Meatballs, New Sausage Meatballs, Meatballs, Sauteed Shrimp

New Small Plates

Parmesan Olive Fritta – A bite-sized blend of olives and Italian cheeses, rolled together and lightly fried. Served with your choice of a citrus aioli or gorgonzola cream dipping sauce.
Polenta Shrimp alla Greca – Sauteed shrimp served on creamy polenta and topped with a fresh blend of olives, capers and tomato sauce.

New Appetizer

Spicy Calabrian Wings – Chicken wings tossed with garlic and chili peppers from the Italian region of Calabria, served with gorgonzola dipping sauce. Increase the heat by adding our signature Calabrian chili paste. Available for a limited time.

New Lighter Italian Fare

Center Cut Filet Mignon – 6 oz. premium cut filet, seasoned with Italian herbs and grilled. Served with sauteed Italian vegetables and roasted garlic.
Chicken Abruzzi (Olive Garden Specialty) – Grilled chicken breast in a savory broth simmered with cannellini beans, kale and garden vegetables.



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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 8, 2014

    jron55 - you are welcome! Enjoy!

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  • TJ84 Apr 8, 2014

    Got an e-mail last night from Olive Garden and it had a coupon for $10 off $30.00, maybe the winners could use to stretch their winnings! So check your e-mails and see if you got it!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 8, 2014

    megpie - you are welcome!

  • megpie Apr 8, 2014

    Thanks Faye! And thanks to Olive Garden.

  • raesmom1612 Apr 8, 2014

    WWOOOOOOHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOO Holly!!!!!! Congrats everyone :)

  • jtlnsw Apr 8, 2014

    Congrats to the winners!

    Wow TTC248, that's terrible, especially waiting a half hour.

  • ttc248 Apr 8, 2014

    Glad folks are getting gift cards. Not sure if I will go there again. In Southern Pines, twice went recently and both times ignored after being seated. Waited about 30 minutes, then just left. People who were seated after us already had their meals.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 8, 2014

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    You are welcome! Congrats!

  • hollyh515 Apr 8, 2014

    Yay!! Thanks Faye!!