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Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One Offer

Olive Garden is helping families save time and money during this busy back-to-school season with the return of one the Buy One, Take One offer. Yep, through October 4th, you and your family can enjoy one of seven entrées (listed below) with breadsticks, unlimited homemade soup or the House Salad while dining at the restaurant AND you also get to then take a 1 of 4 entrées (listed below) home. Oh, and for as low as $12.99!

My daughter loves eating at Olive Garden. Any time we are headed out to eat, she’ll ask if we can go to “Olive Gardens” (yes, we correct her and no, it doesn’t stick). As a way of celebrating their first week back at school and because of their Buy One, Take One offer, we headed on over to Olive Garden for dinner last Friday night. When my family and I dine there, I typically order the Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. Not only because I love the way they make it, but also because it fills me up (Well, the 3 bowls of soup and breadsticks play a part in that as well).

Olive Garden's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce - TM2S

This time, I ordered the same meal BUT I also got to take on home! It is one of the 7 entrees I could choose from: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Mezzaluna Ravioli with Marinara, Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno, Smoked Mozzarella Chicken, Chicken Scampi & Baked Parmesan Shrimp.

Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One Offer Meal REV

While I could have taken the Fettuccine Alfredo, Mezzaluna Ravioli with Marinara, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno home, I took home the one I loves best. However, I didn’t get to eat it, my husband did. I’d like to think I graciously gave it up for him to enjoy, I actually only shared because I had some left over from my original order. At least I shared…right?

Sharing my Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One Offer Meal

Visit the Buy One, Take One section of for more details and/or to place an order online.

Additionally, Olive Garden is launching School Days, Family Nights – a brand new section of packed with time-saving and budgeting tips to free up your nights for family.