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



Cut Cash AND Calories with New Olive Garden Mobile Coupon

Eating out is great, but it really does start to feel gross after a while. So if, by the end of the day, you’re short on time and calories, Olive Garden is a great place to eat. Olive Garden is one of those restaurants you should definitely “like” on Facebook because it regularly dishes out Offers to its fans. What’s up this week? Claim this offer for $5 off two dinner entrees, including entrees from the new, vamped up “Lighter Fare” menu, which offers pasta, seafood, and chicken dishes for less than 575 calories each. When you claim your offer, your coupon will be mailed to you and you can redeem it right from your smart phone. And you can even claim one half of the savings if you need to; if your dinner buddy wants to order a pizza and an appetizer, you can still apply the $2.50 discount to your entree.

Oh yes, and I should also mention that the Lighter Fare menu items are actually really good. I’m a fan of the Linguine alla Marinara myself. You have until October 25 to use this coupon but, if you miss this deal, don’t worry. You can always SnipSnap an Olive Garden coupon whenever you want.