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

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

**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.


  1. says

    I love scrambled eggs w/ green peppers, onions, and any leftover veggies and/or meat in the fridge. I then top it with hot sauce for myself, and cheese and sour cream for hubby and the kids!

  2. Brianna says

    I love biscuits and gravy…with lots of sausage in the gravy. It is so good…although it always tastes better when my mom makes it!

  3. Barb D says

    Bob Evans is one of my favorite restaurants! When I’ve met my Minnesota sisters in Indianapolis for music conferences, they’ve always wanted to eat at Bob Evans, because the don’t have Bob Evans restaurants in Minnesota–isn’t that sad?
    THANKS 4 all of your $ saving tips!

  4. Jeanie says

    I would love to win the Mimi’s Cafe GC! :-)

    Not sure if I’m supposed to make a separate comment, but my favorite breakfast lately is pumpkin pancakes. There’s a new pancake/waffle mix from Trader Joe’s that I love. I pair it with hash browns and eggs sunny side up. :-)

  5. Pearl says

    Our favorite breakfast right now is orange french toast…sweetened with honey!!! YUM! Oh, and to make it extra special, I sometimes add some blueberries. =)

  6. Denise says

    We really enjoy making egg, ham or bacon, and cheese wraps with tortillas. We even have these for dinner every couple weeks. So easy, yet so delicious!

  7. Cindi says

    I would love to win the Bob Evan’s Gift Card!
    My family loves to go and my 91 year old dad
    enjoys their food and atmosphere…..
    Many thanks, Cindi

  8. DeDe says

    Our fav is pancakes and sausage. The sausage gets some of the syrup on it and yummy to the tummy! This recipe makes 24 pancakes. What we don’t eat, we freeze to heat up in the microwave.
    3 cups flour
    2 eggs
    3 cups buttermilk
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon of vanilla
    Mix the dry ingredients with a wisk. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Wisk together to mix. Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter on to your preheated skillet. Flip when the edges start to get firm. Brown and then enjoy!

  9. Cal says

    I love their pancakes, they are the best! Just found your website and became a fan on facebook. These recipes are great!

  10. Brenda James says

    I would love to win Bob Evans. We don’t have a Mimi’s in our area. My husband and I eat there for the same reasons you listed.


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