CLOSED! Giveaway – $50 Bob Evans GC and $25 Mimi’s Cafe GC

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 4, 2009

UPDATED: Giveaway is now closed! 

Winners are

#400 – Merideth

#70 – Whitney

Congrats!  I’ve sent you an email!!!

bob evans outside

Several weeks ago, the boys and I (far right) enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the newest Bob Evans store near our home with several other bloggers from our area Notice the 30 meals for $5.99 or less sign! Great restaurant prices in my book!

Whenever we are on a road trip, we always stop for a meal at Bob Evans.  It’s become a Chase family tradition!  We like eating there because it is reasonably priced, and is “allergy friendly”…meaning I can always find something on their diverse menu that the boys can eat!

While at the breakfast, we took a tour of the new restaurants they will be building in the future.  The exterior design will look more like a farmhouse than a restaurant.  When walking into the store, you’ll be greeted by a “kid friendly” waiting area and then their upgraded “eat-in kitchen,” complete with dining bar, tables for two, and even flatscreens to catch up on the latest news and sports.  They realized that many of their customers were coming in pairs or in alone, so they wanted to create a warm and welcoming space where couples or lone diners would feel “at home” while eating their meal.  The interior “feels” more farmhouse-like, as to make you feel like you’re there on the actual farm eating dinner with Bob and his family!

bob evans bubby

Also, during the tour, there was a LOVELY young lady who played with the boys, helped them enjoy their breakfast, colored with them, painted their faces and made sure they were taken care of.  As a mom, I found this so thoughtful and really appreciated that I could listen and focus on the tour, and not worry about what the kids were up to.

After our tour, we got to sample the latest dishes from the Fall menu, including their newest Boburritos, Pot Roast Stroganoff, and these here Apple Pie Fries!  A little taste of caramel-y apple heaven!

bob evans bloggers

The Bob Evans Newsletter – Sign up here for the Bob Evans e-newsletter and you’ll receive a $2 off $10 or more purchase.  You’ll also be eligble for other money saving offers, birthday treats, recipes and more!  You can also print coupons for the Bob Evans products that are sold in grocery stores.

Bob Evans has graciously offered to giveaway a $50 Gift Card to Bob Evans AND a $25 Gift Card to Mimi’s Cafe, their “sister” restaurant.  There will be 2 winners in this giveaway.  One will receive the Bob Evans gift card and the other will receive the Mimi’s Cafe gift card!

NOTE: If you are interested in attending the Bob Evans Festival in Rio Grande, OH, THIS weekend, I have 4 admission tickets.  I will gladly mail them to the 7th person to email (5dollardinners at gmail dot com) requesting the tickets.  (I’m not including these in the main giveaway because it is more of a “regional” giveaway!)

Also, I’m adding another entry to this giveaway!  I’ve got a Facebook $5 Dinners Group page, but thought a $5 Dinners Fan Page was in order to keep you all up to date on the latest happenings, especially with the cookbook’s release!  Details below…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, October 7th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions. 

2. Entry #1: Join the $5 Dinners Fan Page!!!  (Don’t forget to leave a comment so you’ll get your entry into the giveaway!)

3. Entry #2: Leave a comment just saying you want to win.

4. Entry #3: Leave a SEPARATE comment telling me in what way you promoted this contest (i.e., posting it in a forum, posting about it on your blog, Tweet about it, emailing all your friends, and/or subscribe to my feed by email or in a reader).

5. Entry #4: Tell me what your favorite “hot” breakfast is…leave a recipe if you’re so inclined!  We love scrambled eggs, toast and fruit!

6. Winners will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

Photos from Once A Month Mom
*Disclosure: I did receive a free breakfast with the boys, as well as gift cards for our family.  For complete details on the $5 Dinners disclosure policy, click here.

{ 400 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Skeeters October 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I promoted this contest by subscribing to the feed and e-mailing my friends and family about this site!

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Sarah Skeeters October 6, 2009 at 12:59 pm

One of my favorite hot breakfasts is old fashioned oatmeal with milk and a sprinkle of raisins, cinnamon, sugar, and nuts. French toast with strawberries would be another.

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KimS October 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I love breakfast at Bob Evans, I want to win the gift card.

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KimS October 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm

My favorite breakfast, the always satisfying biscuits and gravy aka SOS.

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Kathy October 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I am a member of your fan page and I love your blog!

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Kathy October 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm

My favortie breakfast would be just old fashioned biscuits and gravy… yummy!!

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Kathy October 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I would love to win!

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Debbie M. October 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I would love to win a gift card from Bob Evans or Mimi’s Cafe. I love these restaurants!

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Karen Lange October 6, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I would love to win the giveaway! :) Thanks for doing it.

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Karen Lange October 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm

My favorite hot breakfast is a western omelet with a side of hash browns and wheat toast.

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Karen Lange October 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I promoted the contest by emailing my friends about it.

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RoMay Allen October 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I would love to win!

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Laurie October 6, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I would love to win the Mimi’s Cafe gift card. I havent been out to eat in so long, not sure what to do! LOL

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Julie Alghrary October 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm

What great contest. We like Bob Evans

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Carolyn Clifton October 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter for your site – looks great – thanks
Carolyn

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Carolyn Clifton October 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I really want to win the GC to Mimi’s ~ it’s one of my very favorites!
Carolyn

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Carolyn Clifton October 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm

My favorite breakfast is biscuits and sausage gravy ~ yum-yum!
Carolyn

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Carolyn Clifton October 6, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I sent your site to seven of my friends so they can enter too!
Thanks,
Carolyn

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Sarah G October 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I became a Fan on Facebook.

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Sarah G October 6, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I’d love to win! I’ve never tried either restaurant, so it would be a real treat to visit them one weekend. :)

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Sarah G October 6, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I subscribe via RSS feed.

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Sarah G October 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

We love breakfast casserole: diced bread, ham, and cheese, covered with eggs & milk. We refrigerate it overnight, and pop it in the oven on Saturday morning. It’s our favorite meal of the week. :)

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vanessa hubbard October 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I want to win!

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vanessa hubbard October 6, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I like the ham and cheese omletts.

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joanna green October 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I would love to win your Bob Evans Contest! :)

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vanessa hubbard October 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Emailed a couple of friends about this.

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joanna green October 6, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I promoted the contest by emailing my friends and I will tweet later this evening. :)

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joanna green October 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I became a fan on facebook too :)

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joanna green October 6, 2009 at 9:06 pm

my favorite hot breakfast is scrambled eggs with blueberry frenchtoast mmmm :) awesome contest thanks

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Lawanna October 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I’d love to win!

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Lawanna October 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I subscribe in Google Reader! (love the before and after pictures from today’s post)

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Lawanna October 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Favorite hot breakfast is a good omlette with peppers, cheese and tomatoes along with warm cinnamon rolls. Yum!

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cathy mckinnon October 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I would love to win this. We love to eat out as a family with Bob Evans. THANKS

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kerry October 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I loooove Bob’s

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kerry October 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Added to my google reader

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kerry October 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Fave breakfast is biscuits and bacon gravy.

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Elizabeth October 7, 2009 at 12:01 am

I would love to win this!! :o)

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Elizabeth October 7, 2009 at 12:01 am

It’s hard to choose a favorite hot breakfast, but I love omelets so that would have to top the list!

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Elizabeth October 7, 2009 at 12:03 am

I just became a facebook fan!

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Jennifer October 7, 2009 at 12:08 am

Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win. ( :

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Jennifer October 7, 2009 at 12:09 am

Favorite hot breakfast is Apple Cream Coffee Cake (with a cup of coffee, of course)

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Libby October 7, 2009 at 7:27 am

We don’t have a Bob Evans but we DO have a Mimi’s Cafe! Yummo! I love that the breakfasts come with a fresh muffin, and often is seasonal flavors! This would be a great date for the hubbs & I :)

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Suzanne High October 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

I’m a fan on Facebook!

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Suzanne High October 7, 2009 at 10:01 am

Of course I want to win, i love both restaurants!

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Suzanne High October 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

i love Pancakes with sausage, but I also love a Western Omlette with Hashbrowns!

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Merideth Tipps October 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I want to win!!

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Merideth Tipps October 7, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I love breakfast casserole with sausage, eggs, bread, adn cream of mushroom soup.. so good!!

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