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September 23, 2009

Hip Hip Hurray Giveaway: $50 Bob Evans Gift Card! {Plus Link YOUR Giveaway!}



I have a wonderful (if ever so late on this overbooked Wednesday!) giveaway to share with all of you.

Last Wednesday, I was invited out with some of my fave local Ohio bloggers to tour the all new Bob Evans in Xenia, Ohio. This restaurant is the very first new build of the new look for Bob Evans and it is beee-YOU-ti-ful!


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As soon as you drive up, you notice the warm and inviting new look. I have to admit, it took me a few seconds longer to locate it from the highway since I was looking for the iconic big red Bob Evans like the one down the street from my neighborhood. The sign is still the same "Bob Evans" red signature but the color palate features more warm creams and muted greens, my fave colors for a home.

After seeing the outside, I knew I would love the inside. I mean, I'm a total sucker for Bob Evans food (and so are my kids; go get yourself a free Kids Meal $2/$10 printable coupon when you sign up for BE Mail right here if you haven't done so already) because I love all things eggs, biscuits (sugarfree blackberry jam, please!), and sausage. Toss a pot of coffee on the side and I am THERE!

It was when I saw this table that I thought I might seriously have to just move into this new Bob Evans for good:


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The Big Red Table goes right back to the original Homestead; Mr. Bob Evans (yes, he really exists!) always kept a big red table at the Homestead and the new restaurant design includes this great gathering space for large groups. Me, I had visions of setting my laptop up at one end and helping my kids with their homework at the other...ahhh, a girl can dream of a life on a mini-farm, right?

The food was fantastic; I had the opportunity to sample some of their new pasta dishes (the Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo was delish) as well as their latest breakfast yummy, the BOBurrito. Very tasty!



And did I mention that I was blessed to be able to spend my birthday morning (29...again!) with some of my fave Ohio bloggers?


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I just love those girls!

My youngest little guy came with me but he - and all the other little peeps that were in attendance - is not in this picture because the awesome PR folks for Bob Evans had plenty for the wee folk to do with coloring, yummy food, and fun games. One member of the PR team did some face painting! Big thumbs up to Bob Evans for having a PR team that did an outstanding job in welcoming us; this, like every other Bob Evans I've ever visited, was truly a family-friendly place.

Onto the giveaway!

I have been graciously given a $50 Bob Evans gift card to giveaway to (1) lucky reader!*

Not sure if there's a Bob Evans near you? You must not live in Ohio!! Seriously, you can use their store locator right here to search your state. ;-)

How to enter:

Leave a comment telling us what your favorite Bob Evans menu item is (mine is actually the Eggs Benedict but it's so darn rich and loaded with calories that I don't get it very often). Haven't been to Bob Evans for a while? Go hop over to take a look at the menu; tell us which item has your mouth watering the most!

You can earn an additional (3) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted.

2. Post about this giveaway at your blog with a link both to this post; come back and leave the URL of your post in a separate comment.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you must leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified. I don't want to disqualify you so please, please, pretty-please be sure to do this, m'kay?

This giveaway will end on TUESDAY, September 29, 2009, at 10:00 pm EST . I will announce the winner (selected by Random.org) on WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2009.

Good luck!

*(Disclosure: I was also given a $50 gift card for my family to use as well as some signature Bob Evans products (coffee!). I haven't told my kids just yet because they will hound me mercilessly until I take them to our local Bob Evans!)

Are you running a giveaway over at your webjoint? Drop your giveaway post link and spread the news!



*Do those pictures rock or what?!! Big thanks to my friend Tricia over at Once A Month Mom for letting me use hers since all of mine turned out too blurry. Hmm....maybe a case of sausage gravy smearing the lens?? ;-)

Thanks for reading and subscribing to The New Frugal Mom!

64 comments:

  1. I love their wildfire chicken salad!! So yummy!

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  2. I absolutely love the farm fresh salads from Bob Evans! My fave is the heritage chef salad. They just did away with the avocado ranch dressing that I love. :( But their banana nut bread is amazing, too!! Might have to go there for breakfast now!

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  3. I subscribed!! missydnichols@gmail.com

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  4. I love the Rise & Shine Breakfast.

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  5. I subscribed to your feed via email.

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  6. I love the french toast there.
    kristy3780@gmail.com

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  7. I'm already a subscriber to your feed.
    kristy3780@gmail.com

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  8. I love their french toast, I just got it last week! Scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Bob Evans is a favorite for our family. I like their Beef and Noodles with a side of steamy hot rolls. Yum!

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  10. I subscribe through Google Reader. Thanks!

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  11. yum, i love the Seasonal Stuffed French Toast

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  12. I love the Bob Evans Wildfireâ„¢ Chicken Salad. Oh dear, I can taste it right now. I've never had a meal I didn't love when I visit Bob Evans, and I've been there many, many times. When my Japanese friend wanted American food, I took her to Bob Evans. She got something with noodles and loved it.

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  13. there wildfire chicken salad is the bomb! we buy a couple bottles of their sauce to use a month...i always try and recreate the salad at home, but it is never close *sigh. thanks for the chance!!

    matthollycart@gmail.com

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  14. I LOVE bob evans. so so good. I really like their cheese potato soup and their breakfast is yummy...the scrambled eggs and toast. MMM

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  15. i have tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/4348282432


    I don't have the link right now to link up, but I do want to say I have some kid/parent reviews and giveaways going on now and moreeee to come if you want to stop by and keep and eye out. :)

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  16. We dont have a Bob Evans near us but when we visit our Family in TN we always go eat there so my inlaws will be the recipents of this If I by chance win Im going to make my only request they eat a fresh salad for me, or at least send me a bottle of dressing:)

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  17. I like their Seasonal Crepes!

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  18. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-new-frugal-mom.html blogged.

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  19. As a fellow Buckeye mom who loves her local Bob Evans, too, my fave dish is their sausage gravy and biscuits!
    greenpaws10@yahoo.com

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  20. I already subsribe to your feed via email! :)
    greenpaws10@yahoo.com

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  21. I've only been once to Bob Evans...looking forward to returning for their breakfasts.

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  22. I love the blueberry hotcakes and coconut cream pie!

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  23. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/1day1dollar/status/4357752820

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  24. I'm a pancakes and sausage links girl!

    Mindy
    bigmelw@aol.com

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  25. I am an email subscriber!

    Mindy
    bigmelw@aol.com

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  26. I subscribed via Google Reader.

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  27. Chicken-N-Noodles has long been my favorite but their Knife & Fork sandwiches are good too!

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  28. i love the chicken cobb salad. Its so good and my son loves it too.

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  29. i follow you on twitter under lamalis

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  30. i also subsribe via email

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  31. I tweeted this giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/rejoiceinsaving/status/4359390005

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  32. I love the salad that has either grapes or strawberries on it, depending on the season. I had it two weeks ago in Delaware and it was fabulous with the hot bacon dressing.

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  33. It is so hard to pick! I guess it would have to be the biscuits. I have cravings for them and just have to go and get some.
    labsuper@yahoo.com

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  34. YUM! My kids' favorite restaurant!

    I love the 3 egg omelette, personally.

    I am also running a giveaway! Check it out:

    http://tracey-justanothermommyblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/seeing-sunshine.html

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  35. I love their cobb salad w/ a side of chicken noodle soup mmmm

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  36. french toast sounds sooo good

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  37. I love the strawberry and banana toppings on my pancakes the best!

    mom2kids.stephens at gmail.com

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  38. I subscribe to your feed via email.
    mom2kids.stephens at gmail.com

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  39. My favorite item at Bob Evans is definitely the pot roast sandwich. it's very very good!

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  40. yweeted Latest: http://bit.ly/14ZJiuless than 5 seconds ago

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  41. I could eat their Biscuits and Gravy all day, everyday! So good!

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  42. Email subscriber!
    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  43. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/jellibeenz1978/status/4402083842

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  44. I love the biscuits and gravy and the stuffed french toast!

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  45. I subscribe via email.
    tdfritz@gmail.com

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  46. I follow on twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/tdfritz/status/4403032136

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  47. I love their Bob BBQ knife & fork entrees!!!!

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  48. I LOVE thier apple pie fries with the caramel sauce sooo yummy and my hidden little secret is asking for extra caramel:)
    Haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  49. I tweeted!!
    http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/statuses/4404838865
    Haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  50. I am an email subscriber!!
    Haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  51. Chicken and broc alfredo is my new favorite!!
    Sarah
    willamette_14at yahoo dot com

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  52. They just brought my favorite back...the spaghetti! YUMMY!

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  53. I love their chicken and broccoli alfredo. Yum! I had it last week and had enough left over for lunch the next day!

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  54. I like their meatloaf and mashed potatoes. There are 2 Bob Evans in the area where I live

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  55. email subscriber


    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  56. Pot Roast beef stew deep dish! YUM!

    RCLINK at TRIAD.RR dot COM

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  57. I love the french toast!

    jennland2001@yahoo.com

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  58. I never been there but I would love to try the Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo dish. It looks so good.

    mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

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  59. The sausage gravy and biscuits. Loaded with calories, but oh so good!

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  60. I subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  61. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/status/4458742283

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