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 }

Brenda James October 5, 2009 at 5:56 pm

My favorite breakfast is Bob Evans sausage cooked and sprinkled in scrambled eggs with milk and cheese and baked in a casserole til the cheese melts. Yummy!

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Brenda James October 5, 2009 at 5:57 pm

I sent emails to all of my friends & family about your website and about this contest.

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flutemom October 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm

i would love to win the bob evans’ gift card. taking a family of 5 out for a meal, when 4 of them are adult price, can get expensive (which is probably why we don’t do it!!). we have a bob evans’ restaurant right across the highway from our development.

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Adrienne Barnes October 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm

We love Mimi’s!!! Hope to win!

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Krystal October 5, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I love Bob Evans!

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Krystal October 5, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I like homemade whole wheat waffles topped with pie filling and ice cream!

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Heather October 5, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I’d love to win this!! Thanks for the opportunity… not sure where a Mimi’s is in our area; but we love going to the Bob Evan’s after church on Sundays!

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Toni October 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I became a fan on Facebook.

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Toni October 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I want to win!

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Toni October 5, 2009 at 8:38 pm

My favorite breakfast food is biscuits & gravy.

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Toni October 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I subscribe via google reader.

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Diana October 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I want to win a Bob Evans card, I don’t have a cafe around here.

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Diana October 5, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I subscribe via reader.

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Diana October 5, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I love all breakfast foods, but I supposed I like pancakes a lot.

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Lisa October 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm

became a fan on facebook!

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Lisa October 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm

would love to win for mimi’s – such a “pretty” restaurant!

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Lisa October 5, 2009 at 11:01 pm

can’t say i have a “favorite” hot breakfast, but i do like to make scrambled eggs the morning after having tacos … just put all that extra stuff to work, such as onions, green peppers, cheese, not to mention the salsa on top.

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Hilary October 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I would love to win, we love Mimi’s.

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Hilary October 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Our favorite hot breakfast is blueberry oatmeal pancakes with blueberry syrup.

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Bernice L October 6, 2009 at 3:55 am

It would be great to win the Bob Evans giveaway!

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Betsy October 6, 2009 at 6:33 am

Love Bob Evans!

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Vicki G October 6, 2009 at 7:11 am

Pick me!! lol

I love pecan waffles!

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Mommy Daisy October 6, 2009 at 7:49 am

We do like Bob Evans. They have so much variety that everyone can get what they want.

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Michelle October 6, 2009 at 7:57 am

Would love to win one of these as we just moved to an area recently where there are quite a few Bob Evans!

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Michelle October 6, 2009 at 7:58 am

I subscribe via Google Reader!

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Michelle October 6, 2009 at 8:00 am

My favorite hot breakfast would be french toast with real maple syrup and butter with bacon, followed closely by the rare occasion of buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, yum!

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carla osborne October 6, 2009 at 8:17 am

bob evans yum. i want to win

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Andrea October 6, 2009 at 8:26 am

I want to win!

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Andrea October 6, 2009 at 8:26 am

I became a facebook fan!

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Andrea October 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

My favorite is the pancakes and their hash browns!

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Tammy Johnson October 6, 2009 at 9:55 am

I would love to win the Bob Evans gift cert. I wish we had a Bob Evans in our area, we have a Mimi’s and they are good, just a little pricey for my budget. I will send this to my friends and see if they can sign up before the drawing.
Thanks for the opportunity to win. I will also sign up on your facebook fan page.

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Sarah C October 6, 2009 at 10:03 am

I joined the Fan Page!

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Sarah C October 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

And I would absolutely love to win!

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Sarah C October 6, 2009 at 10:05 am
Terri Walton October 6, 2009 at 10:06 am

Would love to win! Fanned you on facebook1

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Sarah C October 6, 2009 at 10:06 am

My favorite hot breakfast is an egg over medium on buttered toast with a drizzle of syrup and lots of cracked black pepper!

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Rhonda October 6, 2009 at 10:48 am

i really want this – there’s a Bob Evans near my home and a Mimi’s near where I work

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Rhonda October 6, 2009 at 10:49 am

i don’t remember the name of the breakfast but it has 2 of everything

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Chantel October 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

I would love to win.

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Chantel October 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

We love sweet potato pancakes with candy sauce.

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Stephanie October 6, 2009 at 11:05 am

I love free breakfast!

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Laura October 6, 2009 at 11:15 am

Great Giveaway. New baby and would love to get out to go to dinner!

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Mellisa W. October 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

I am a facebook fan.

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Mellisa W. October 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

I would love to win!

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Mellisa W. October 6, 2009 at 11:34 am

I subscribe!

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Mellisa W. October 6, 2009 at 11:34 am

Migas – ala the Pioneer Woman!

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hminnesota October 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

I want to win

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hminnesota October 6, 2009 at 11:59 am
erika chom October 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm

i would love to win the mimi’s cafe gift card because their restaurant is awesome and bob evans would be great because our kids can always find something to eat!

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Sarah Skeeters October 6, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I want to win the giveaway!!

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