Want a Huge Pasta Dinner for just $5 and 500 Calories? SnipSnap at Olive Garden

Screen Shot 2013-01-22 at 1.09.41 PMThis meal is such an amazing money/calorie saver that I kind of can’t believe it. Last night, my mom and I headed over to Olive Garden to chitchat over endless bread sticks and big bowlfuls of pasta. Even though I absolutely love eating out, I try to cool it on the extra creamy alfredo sauce when I can. Since I scored this giant free brownie mousse madness at Carrabba’s the night before, I decided to opt for a lower fat entree off of Olive Garden’s “Lighter Fare” menu. I chose the┬áCapellini Pomodoro with grilled chicken, which ordinarily would have cost $13.45. Before we ordered, I SnipSnapped this coupon for $5 off one Lighter Fare menu item. This is a pretty amazing Olive Garden offer – most Olive Garden coupons are good for $2-$4 off of two lunch or dinner entrees, so to grab $5 off one entree is a total steal. That means you can eat a (still) giant bowl of delicious pasta for as little at $5.75 and 575 calories, with all the delicious free trimmings (Olive Garden makes the best salad and bread sticks ever). There is no language on this coupon that specifies one offer per table, so it’s possible for multiple people to SnipSnap $5 off multiple Lighter Fare meals.Screen Shot 2013-01-22 at 2.04.18 PM

If the Lighter Fare menu isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways to save big at Olive Garden. Right now, Olive Garden is running its 3 course (soup/salad, entree, dessert) dinner for $12.95 per person. Plus, you can always SnipSnap other Olive Garden coupons. Another great offer in the app right now is for 20% off your entire table’s lunch check:

I’ll probably be returning to Olive Garden in the very near future, because it’s really one of the very best places to catch up over a meal that leaves you feeling good all around, because you can get so much (healthy) food for very little cash. Want to see all the other restaurants at which I’m eating for cheap with SnipSnap? Make sure to follow me in SnipSnap 2.1 and subscribe to my Restaurant coupon bundle!Screen Shot 2013-01-22 at 1.09.29 PM



SnipSnap for Free Dessert at Carrabba’s

Last night, the boyfriend and I decided we wanted to try some new Italian food, so we broke our Olive Garden habit and headed over to Carrabba’s instead. Since I won’t try a new restaurant without the opportunity to score free food, I hit up the Carrabba’s Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 12.52.27 PMFacebook page first to see what kind of deals I could find. Turns out, Carrabba’s is currently hosting a contest: submit a 500 word essay about your most memorable family meal, and you’ll be entered to win free dessert at Carrabba’s for a year + you’ll receive an insta-e-coupon for a free Dessert Rosa with the purchase of any entree. Sweet! I entered during the car ride over and my coupon was emailed to me before we arrived. I SnipSnapped the coupon by capturing and cropping the coupon image from my email and prepared to indulge in free dessert.Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 1.07.19 PM

When I presented the coupon to my server, I was pretty happy to hear we could use the coupon to choose any dessert on the menu. Naturally, we went with the Sogno Di Cioccolata “Chocolate Dream” brownie, complete with layers of chocolate mousse and whipped cream. Normally about eight dollars, this giant mass of chocolate insanity was entirely free. And it was out-of-this-world delicious.

Want to earn even more free food at Carrabba’s? Make sure you join the Amici club. It’s free and easy and, as a member, you’ll receive even more offers for delicious free food. Make sure to SnipSnap all of your email offers when you receive them, so SnipSnap can remind you to use your offers before they expire!

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