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Old 09-10-2014, 05:21 PM   #21
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Then what am I? I don't go there because it's too expensive.
It is too expensive for me too, but I sometimes go there for the unlimited soup and salad at lunch. I think it is around $8 per person? The atmosphere is a step above Chipotle and usually not as noisy.


Probably it is the consistency that attracts me for a quick lunch now and then. I have had some really good and really bad meals at mom and pop Italian restaurants but at Olive Garden I have never had bad soup or bad salad.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:08 AM   #22
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I just read an article on CNN about the passes being resold. The passes have the recipients name on them and there is a good chance that the resold passes will not be able to be used. FYI
Yeah I was waiting until I got the pass in the mail before I decide if I am going to sell it or not.
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I got the pass today, they overnighted it.

I think they did that to make it harder to sell. It also has my name printed on it.

Not selling for much on eBay now, so I am going to keep it and use it.

I'll let you all know how sick I am of Olive Garden at the end.

I plan on using it to get take out to share with others quite a bit.
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Lunch for me, take out for one of my kiddos for dinner.

Bill total would have been $19.70 today for lunch.

Starting a blog to document:

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Over/under on how many days till mickj gets sick of the OG?
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Over/under on how many days till mickj gets sick of the OG?
I think I recall seeing it was for 7 weeks?

So out of 49 or 50 days, I'll guess mickj goes 21.
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I'm curious to see how his blood sugar and lipids change from start to finish.
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Still enjoying this. I find that I can't even finish one bowl of pasta at one sitting. If this pass had free dessert though I would be in heaven.


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Still enjoying this. I find that I can't even finish one bowl of pasta at one sitting. If this pass had free dessert though I would be in heaven.


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I find this thread to be one of the more interesting & unique ones I've seen in this forum. I would love to see the running tally of money saved as you check in for an update .... .
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Mickj, what's included in the free meal? Drink? Sauce and topping upgrades? That menu you posted mentioned a few bucks for sauce upgrades and another few bucks for meaty deliciousness for toppings.
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I find this thread to be one of the more interesting & unique ones I've seen in this forum. I would love to see the running tally of money saved as you check in for an update .... .

I will try to get a updated total later today,


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Mickj, what's included in the free meal? Drink? Sauce and topping upgrades? That menu you posted mentioned a few bucks for sauce upgrades and another few bucks for meaty deliciousness for toppings.

Soup or salad
Breadsticks
Coke products
Pasta, premium sauces, meat toppings (shrimp, sausage, meatballs, etc)

Unlimited portions/refills on everything when you dine in, takeout orders they have been giving me extra pasta.



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I find this thread to be one of the more interesting & unique ones I've seen in this forum. I would love to see the running tally of money saved as you check in for an update .... .

Not to mention the documentary that will soon be forthcoming . . .
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Soup or salad
Breadsticks
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Pasta, premium sauces, meat toppings (shrimp, sausage, meatballs, etc)

Unlimited portions/refills on everything when you dine in, takeout orders they have been giving me extra pasta.



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Could you just eat the toppings, then order more?
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Could you just eat the toppings, then order more?

Lol, just ordered that, we'll see how it goes


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geez the tip would cost more than the meal ...
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