Deal DetailsLast Edited by WClover September 12, 2016 at 01:25 PM
Pasta Pass On Sale September 15th at 1:30 PM ET.
$100 gets you unlimited Never Ending Pasta Bowls for seven weeks. Last year, all 2,000 Passes were claimed in one second, so this year we're offering even more -- 21,000 passes in all. Sale starts September 15th, 2PM ET The link to the sale page will be available here
UNLIMITED PASTA ANY DAY OF THE WEEK FOR SEVEN WEEKS FOR $100
WHAT YOU GET :
- Passholder enjoys Never Ending Pasta Bowls, with toppings, from October 3, 2016 through November 20, 2016
- Unlimited Coca-Cola soft drinks for Passholder and guests
- Redeemable dine-in only; not redeemable ToGo
SALE DETAILS :
- Available for purchase online only
- On sale for one hour or until passes sell out
- Limit of one pass per transaction
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What is the Never Ending Pasta Pass ?
The Pasta Pass allows Passholder to enjoy the Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion at Olive Garden as many times as they wish in-restaurant for 7 weeks. That's right - unlimited food at Olive Garden for 7 weeks! Passholders and their guests also receive complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks. The Never Ending Pasta Bowl Promotion (and Pasta Pass redemption period) is October 3-November 20, 2016. The Pasta Pass is not available for redemption with ToGo orders, but in-restaurant redemptions are unlimited with your Pass.
How many are available for sale?
There are two ways you can purchase a pass:
1. Through the online sale being held on September 15 at 2pm ET. The sale will officially last 1 hour, but Passes may sell quickly (as has happened the past two years).
2. Via a charity auction that will immediately follow the sale
Last year, all available Pasta Passes were claimed in one second. This year, we're increasing the amount of Pasta Passes in circulation to let more guests take advantage of never ending pasta! We will be offering 21,000 passes in the online sale.
The sale will be immediately followed by an auction for charity - Olive Garden will be auctioning 21 Pasta Passes with all sales proceeds benefiting the hunger relief organization Feeding America.
Can I share the Pasta Pass with a friend or family member?
The Pasta Pass is intended for use by the Passholder whose name appears on the printed Pasta Pass. Pasta Passes are personalized and non-transferable without authorization. If you have an Individual Pass, the pass is intended for your use only, although any guests may take advantage of the complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks.
Can I order Never Ending Pasta Bowl ToGo and use my Pasta Pass?
In order to ensure all guests have a great experience, Pasta Pass is redeemable only when dining-in at Olive Garden. Enabling ToGo with such a large number of Pasta Passes risks order delays for Pasta Pass and other Olive Garden guests. As a result, Pasta Pass may not be redeemed for ToGo or online orders.
How much does the Pasta PassCost during the sale?
$100 + sales tax, with free shipping
Is tax applicable?
Sales tax will apply to the online Pasta Pass purchase.
Sales tax will not be applicable for Never Ending Pasta Bowl items & and soft drinks covered by the Pasta Pass.
Sales tax will be applied to any remaining balance (non-qualifying purchases such as appetizers, desserts, etc.)
Can I expedite shipping?
Only (free) standard shipping (2-7 business days) is available. All passes purchased on Sept. 15 will be received prior to the Oct. 3 launch of the Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion.
Is there an age restriction for purchase of the Pasta Pass?
Guests must be at least 18 years old to purchase a Pasta Pass.
I want to purchase a Pasta Pass for someone else - can I do that?
Yes - use the name and shipping address of the recipient, but use your name and billing address for payment. Be sure to put the recipient's name in the required "Name to be Printed on Pass" field as part of the checkout process.
Do I need to show an ID to use the Pasta Pass?
We reserve the right to ask for identification when redeeming the Pasta Pass.
Does my Pasta Pass cover other beverages (coffee, iced tea, alcoholic-beverages, etc.)?
In addition to Coca-Cola soft drinks, you may enjoy unflavored iced tea with your Pasta Pass. Other beverages (Bellini Peach-Raspberry Iced, Raspberry Lemonade, Limonatas, Coffee, etc.) are not included.
Is gratuity included?
No, gratuity is not included - but is always appreciated. A gratuity may be left with cash or credit card when using your Pasta Pass.
Can I use my Pass at Canada or Puerto Rico Olive Garden locations?
The Pasta Pass is valid only at US locations, excluding Puerto Rico.
Is the Pasta Pass valid for gluten-free pasta?
Yes - our Gluten-Free Rotini is in the Never Ending Pasta Bowl lineup. Combine with Traditional Meat Sauce and Italian Sausage for a complete meal without gluten-containing ingredients.
I have a different question that is not addressed here. Who should I ask?
We welcome your questions. Please call us Monday-Friday 10am-4pm ET at (844) 209-3484 or engage with us on social media via Facebook or Twitter .
regular price = starting at $9.99 per meal
regular costs = base $10 + $3-5 topping + $2 coke = $16
deal = $100 + tax (+ tips)
duration = 7 weeks = 49 days (10/3 - 11/20)
take out = NO or YMMV (may pack to-go box after meal)
transferable = NO or YMMV (most likely they won't ask for your ID)
how many visits allowed per day = unlimited
customer breakeven for regular price= 6 visits (weekly)
restaurant breakeven = around 12 visits (based on 50% margin)
other costs = tax + $1-$3 tips per visit
waiting time = YMMV, busy hours have to wait to be seated
if tax = $8, tips = $16 x 15%=$2.4 per meal
7 meals: $100 + tax + tips = $17.8 per visit =$124.8, breakeven
10 meals: $100 + tax + tips = $13.2 per visit = $132,
15 meals: $100 + tax + tips = $9.6 per visit = $144, equivalent to some cheap $8 Chinese lunch buffet.
30 meals: $100 + tax + tips = $6 per visit = $180,
49 meals: $100 + tax + tips = $4.6 per visit = $225.6, more tipping is paid than food.
100 meals: $100 + tax + tips = $3.48 per visit = $348,
Or just not tip like the UK....