Trip for 2 to Italy for $200 tomorrow: set your alarm

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Olive Garden is bringing back their Never Ending Pasta Pass, with the pass going on sale tomorrow at 2pm ET. This year, in addition to selling 22,000 of the $100 pasta passes, they will be selling 50 Pasta Passport to Italy passes for $200 each that will include an all-expenses paid trip to Italy for 2.

The Deals

  1. Never Ending Pasta Pass for $100: Good for eight weeks of unlimited servings of pasta, sauces, and toppings from the Never Ending Pasta Bowl menu plus unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks (pass is valid from 9/25/17-11/19/2017. (this is an annual promotion)
  2. Pasta Passport to Italy for $200: Good for all of the above plus an eight day/seven night all-inclusive trip to Italy from April 7-14, 2018 (dates are not flexible). Trip includes coach airfare, ground transportation, hotel, 3 meals a day, and activities

Key Terms

  • Pasta pass is good for dine-in only, no sharing
  • Excludes gratuity, alcohol, and anything other than the never ending pasta bowl menu + soup, salad, and breadsticks
  • Both passes are non-transferable
  • Trip to Italy is only on the specified dates, must be 18+ to purchase and if someone under 18 is your companion, his/her parent/guardian must be on the trip

Quick Thoughts

The never ending pasta pass isn’t a bad deal if you live near an Olive Garden and actually want to eat pasta that often and don’t like cooking. In other words, it’s not a great deal for most people as the never ending pasta bowl is usually $10. That means you would have to go more often than once a week during the promotional period just to break even. Some would say you would need to go much more often to come out ahead versus just buying $100 worth of pasta and sauce, though remember that you do also get unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks for what that’s worth to you.

The real draw here is a an all-inclusive trip to Italy for 2 for $200. Of course, with only 50 of those available, it’s probably only slightly more likely than hitting the Powerball, at least you only pay if you’re a winner. I certainly plan to throw my hat in the ring as Baby Reyes should be about 3 months old at that point – perfect time for his first trip to Italy. Here’s hoping the travel agency responsible for buying the tickets purchases an upgradeable fare class :-).

Are you going to give this a shot? Let us know if you’re one of the lucky 50!

H/T: The Resort Traveler at Travel Update

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