Monday, October 11, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Chili's "$20 Dinner For Two" Menu ($50 GC) [CLOSED]

Last week, the whole family went to Chili's Grill & Bar restaurant for dinner. We do not get to enjoy Chili's as much as we use to because the closest one is now over a half an hour away. An invitation to try out the new $20 Dinner For Two menu gave us the perfect excuse to make the drive. I was looking forward to it because Chili's seasoned french fries are some of the best I have ever tasted.

The Dinner for Two for $20 promotion includes one appetizer and two entrees. We had five appetizers and nine entrees to choose from. Our favorite Chili's appetizer is the Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip, but that was not on the list, so we opted for the Crispy Onion & Jalapeno Stack. The waitress was nice enough to let us receive the the two separately since I knew jalapenos would be far too spicy for me. They were surprisingly too hot for my husband also, someone who loves spicy food. Everyone loved the Crispy Onion strings though, even our children who are usually anti-onion.

My husband opted for the Classic Bacon Burger and I chose the Half-Rack of Baby Back Ribs. Both were each of our favorite Chili's entrees. Of course I would have been more than happy to dine on just the Crispy Onion strings and the seasoned fries, but it would not have been the best example to set for my children.

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Chili's is giving away one $20 gift card to a random winner daily through October 31st, 2010. To enter, all you need to do is post a photo on showing Chili's who you would bring for a $20 Dinner For Two meal. The one photo who receives the most votes will be immortalized on a Chili's chalkboard. Click here to read the complete contest rules.

Thank you to Chili's for sending us a complimentary gift card so that we may try out the menu in order to write this review and for providing a second gift card for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a $50 Chili's gift card.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the items included in the $20 Dinner For Two menu. Then leave a comment telling me which appetizer AND which full-size entree you would want to try. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, join Chili's Email Club. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did so.


For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 1 extra entry each
, follow Chilis on Twitter and/or "Like" Chili's Grill & Bar on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


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Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!