Win an Olive Garden Culinary Institute Gift Pack!

by Sami

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olive-garden-culinary-tour-italyWin an Olive Garden Culinary Institute Gift Pack!

The love of Olive Garden runs deep in our family. Not only is it one of my father’s favorite places to frequent, but my husband loves it too. I mean really, is there anyone around who doesn’t love their soup, salad and breadsticks deal? (Not to mention the fact that they still give you Andes mints at the end of every meal!)

So when the Olive Garden asked if I was interested in giving away a gift pack that celebrates the best of their Culinary Institute in Tuscany, I jumped at the chance! They are giving away not one, but four Grand Prize trips to win a Culinary Tour of Italy! That’s right, an eight-day guided tour could be yours just for entering on their site. Even if you’re not a Grand Prize winner, they’re giving away 500 $25 gift cards.

But I’ll make it even easier on you. They’ve given me a prize pack inspired by Olive Garden’s Culinary Institute in Tuscany to give away to one of my readers. If you follow my meal plan, then you already know that I made the Pollo Rocca chicken pasta dish this week and it was delicious!


Sami's Pollo Rocca

The gift pack includes a Culinary Institute of Tuscany canvas tote, bamboo cutting board, Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil sample, McCormick Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt sample and recipe card for Olive Garden’s Pollo Rocca. (Tote not pictured below).


Simply choose any (or all!) of the means below to enter our giveaway and then post a comment after each method of entry to let me know:

  1. Post a comment below with your favorite Olive Garden dish
  2. Become a Fan on Facebook (
  3. Follow @TheSamiCone on Twitter (or let me know you’re already following me!)
  4. Follow my Feed (

The giveaway will run through Monday, April 26th and one winner will be chosen at random and notified on Tuesday, April 27th. Good luck and Mangia!

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sami April 27, 2010 - 7:18 am

Congratulations, Sarah Rizkalla! You’re the winner of the gift pack! Thanks so much to everyone for entering 🙂

Jessica Turner April 26, 2010 - 2:56 pm

You are in my netvibes feed

Jessica Turner April 26, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Twitter follower- of course

Jessica Turner April 26, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Our fave is the salad. Fan on Facebook!

Jessica Turner April 26, 2010 - 2:54 pm

WE LOVE Olive Garden- and LOVE all these great giveaways.

Kelly Hernandez April 25, 2010 - 4:09 pm

I am a fan on facebook. thanks!

Kati April 23, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Soup and Salad! I love the Pasta e Fagoli soup! So yummy!

Angela Myers April 23, 2010 - 12:02 pm

I have entered the Sweepstakes on their site. I did not see an icon for becoming a fan on facebook.
Can anyone help with that?

sami April 23, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Thanks for all the kind words, Angela! All you have to do to is become a fan of on Facebook; just click on the link above in the post (under #2). Your comments here are what will serve as your entry for the giveaway prize pack.

Shanda Key April 23, 2010 - 11:37 am

O my goodness I just love everything at the Ollive Garden. I follow u on twitter!

Sarah Rizkalla April 23, 2010 - 11:03 am

Now following on Twitter also. Thanks for all your tips.

Sarah Rizkalla April 23, 2010 - 11:02 am

The salad is fantastic! Tastes so good that I don’t feel like I’m eating greens.

Sarah Rizkalla April 23, 2010 - 11:01 am

Love your posts, read them everyday!

Cristy Santiago April 23, 2010 - 10:12 am

I am definately a fan…and anytime you can win something that has Olive Gardens in the title…thats is even better!

Lexi April 23, 2010 - 9:40 am

I am now a facebook follower and about to become more!

Beth Graves April 23, 2010 - 9:38 am

Tour of Italy!

Shara Miller April 23, 2010 - 4:59 am

I am now a Twitter follower. Thank you!

Shara Miller April 23, 2010 - 4:58 am

I am a “Fan”! LOVE your site!! Thank you!

Shara Miller April 23, 2010 - 4:58 am

Eggplant Parmesan!! YUM!!!

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