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Chili's $50 Gift Card Giveaway for Back-to-School!

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

We’re giving away a $50 Chili’s Gift Card! Keep reading for more information on how to enter.

Back-to-school season is in full swing. If you aren’t back yet, chances are your kids are off to the first morning bell ringing soon. For our family this means more schedules to coordinate with after-school clubs and organizes, music lessons, sports and homework. Our days become full to the brim, and our evenings packed with activities as I try to manage four kids.

For us, we plan a weekly menu to help us from getting overwhelmed and to get us through the weekly chaos, but there are times when we’re all pulled in so many different directions before dinner that there’s no chance to get everything all jammed into the evening. Plus, my family has a great appreciation for good food and not fast food. For those nights we may just toss something together quick, but the option to eat out comes up.

We were recently given a $50 gift card to Chili’s Grill and Bar to try out their new menu featuring fresh ingredients. For us, this meant guacamole, fajitas and plenty of chips and salsa. All were a hit with the kids, and it was great to be able to eat and leave without worrying about the prep and the cleanup, which can be substantial when you’re a younger family of 6.

We’re giving you a chance to win a $50 Chili’s gift card to treat your family to a night off! The contest runs now through Tuesday, August 31st at 11:59 p.m. and each reader will have two chances to win!

1. To enter, simply tell me below in the comments what nights of the back-to-school season you could really use the night off. Is it when there’s a PTA meeting and sports all on the same night? Do you have three kids with different schedules in different schools with different curriculum meetings and parent-teacher conferences that just drive you batty? Maybe the nights you need a break are the weekends, when you have worked so hard all week managing everyone’s schedule and homework that it’s time to just relax and do something together as a family.

2. Tweet about this contest and come back and let me know you have!

Enter to win a $50 Chili’s Gift Card from @Babblefood:

While you’re in the mood to enter, head on over to Chili’s Shout Out to Eat Out contest and send in a 10- to 30-second video telling them why you don’t why to cook tonight for another chance to win another $50 gift card daily through 8/31!

UPDATE: The winner is Katie R.!! Congratulations, Katie! I’ve emailed you, so be sure send me your information so I can send your gift card out!

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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0 thoughts on “Chili's $50 Gift Card Giveaway for Back-to-School!

  1. Kim says:

    Nights where all three have practice plus a teacher meeting. I could for sure use a night off!

  2. Glenda Embree says:

    I would love to have Wednesday nights (AWANA and youth group nights) off for cooking.

  3. Glenda Embree says:

    I tweeted the giveaway! Thank you!

  4. Charlette says:

    All three of my kids goes to different schools and all have to be at school at different times and get out at different times I sometimes have to sit for 1 hour until one gets out

  5. Jessalee says:

    We could use a night off when it’s been a long day at work, there’s some sort of sport practice after school, grocery shopping to be done and a pile of laundry waiting at home to be folded. That’s when I want to wave my white flag and swear off cooking!

  6. helenlam says:

    I like to take Friday night off. It’s been a long long week!

  7. Amy says:

    Any night off during a busy week would be welcomed. I would choose Sunday night, because we’re always busy gearing up for the new week ahead.

  8. Mami2jcn says:

    Weekends I’d like to relax and not worry about cooking.

  9. Jennifer says:

    The weekend is my relaxing time!

  10. Annette D says:

    Monday night is always busy at our house because of Boys Scout meetings!

  11. Jessie C. says:

    I’d really like to pamper myself on weekends after the whole week’s hard work.

  12. DANIELLE W says:

    Thursday night because its my night off from work. I work graveyard and Thursday pretty much the only time i get to have dinner with the family
    waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

  13. LOIS PAYTON says:

    I love our chilis in our town no hard drinking.

  14. Diane Fawcett says:

    Nights when my husband works late, it would sure be nice to have the night off!

  15. Stevie says:

    I could use Friday night off after working and running children around during the week. No other better way to start the weekend off than having someone else prepare dinner for you and your family.

  16. brandlyn says:

    Friday nights are the best to relax!

  17. Janet F says:

    I like to take Saturday off.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. alycep says:

    I think it would be Friday nights as by the end of a long week I am tired and can use the break.

  19. SANDY says:

    any night is nice- love chilis has a pick up window to take it home

  20. Jacquelyn Cannon says:

    I would love to take a Friday night off. I am usually exhausted from work and my college classes at night!

  21. Jennifer B says:

    The night i have to work 2nd shift and deal with dinner,kids and homeowrk

  22. Emily B. says:

    I would like a Thursday night off. It’s the last day of a busy week with three little girls before we hit the weekend.

  23. DJ says:

    I really need Mondays off because it seems like everything happens on Monday!

  24. DJ says:

    oops i spelt my email wrong. this is the right one davina77@hellokitty dot com

  25. Jaque says:

    Most often it is Friday night…the end of the exhausting week of being taxi driver, homework tutor, assistant coach, and working a full time job to boot! :-) Thank you.

  26. Pat Ramey says:

    It would have to be Saturday night. Relax and enjoy my mean at Chili. the rest of the week is too hectic.

  27. Adrienne Gordon says:

    M-Th when my kids have football and cheerleading practice.

  28. Emily B. says:

    I tweeted the giveaway. Thanks! (@wormtwit)

  29. Aisling says:

    Monday nights are my favorite dine-out night. Weekends are busy and I usually cook a lot, so it’s nice to start the work/school week off with a treat. (Also, Mondays are usually pretty quiet at the restaurants; I think because lots of people dine out on weekends.)

  30. Marilyn Wons says:

    I could really use a night off on Wednesday. That is the peak day of running around for school activities!

  31. Mari says:

    I would like a night off on Thursdays, that’s when my favorite shows are on. I would love to just spend that evening in front of the boob tube relaxing.

  32. Betsy says:

    tweeted about the giveaway!

  33. Betsy says:

    I could really use Monday nights off! Mondays are just hell for everyone!

  34. Sara @Doodle741 says:

    Any night!! LOL! But, usually Fridays.

  35. Tara F. says:

    Friday and Saturday nights after a long week.

  36. Linda White says:

    Friday night after a busy hectic long week!

  37. Charlotte says:

    We always go out to eat after our group T.O.P.S. meeting. It’s a weight loss group so I guess its appropriate we eat afterward like there’s no tomorrow!

  38. McKim says:

    Actually it’s Friday night. By the time I’ve made it through a week of school and a week of work I’m ready to take the night off from cooking.

  39. brandy nelson says:

    Honestly, I could use ANY night off from cooking! I have a 10 year old, and 8 month old, and I am 20 weeks pregnant again and on partial bedrest. My husband works 60 hours a week, and when he gets home, he helps with the housework I am not supposed to be doing right now. I LOVE Chili’s, too! Especially their southwestern eggrolls and the classic nachos! Thanks for the chance!

  40. Rebecca Graham says:

    I could use the day off on parent teacher conference day.

  41. elizabeth p says:

    I would love to have any night a week off from cooking. My work is gearing up for our busy season which means 60+ hour work weeks, not including the 10-12 hours per week of travel. Fitting it all in is hard, thankfully I have a great bunch that tries to help.

  42. Susan says:

    Mondays would definitely be my pick. That’s usually when I feel the most overwhelmed, and who wants to cook on a Monday?

  43. Denise S says:

    By Friday I could use a night off after all the driving to and from school, helping with homework every night, etc.

  44. Becky DeNeve says:

    I would like to take Friday off as it’s a long work week. Time to relax and unwined.

  45. Kathryn says:

    I could really use Wednesday night off.

  46. Cindy Colonna says:

    Since I cook quite frequently, any night out with the family would be great! Love Chili’s – great burgers, fajitas and salads! Yummy.

  47. Chad says:

    After scrambling to and from work, getting the kids to school and getting back home to help with homework, then cook supper…etc…..We could really use a Saturday night to unwind and have some time just for each other, this would be a nice way to get out and have some together time for sure.

  48. Diane Baum says:

    I could use it when we have late night programs at the school, can’t start dinner those nights till 9

  49. Stephanie V. says:

    3 kids – 3 different schools, soccer, personal work obligations and juggling hubby’s work obligations – could eat chili’s every night
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  50. meeyeehere says:

    Oh,I guess on nights when my husband gets home late and maybe as a reward on the weekend after a hard, long week!

  51. Mary Jenkins says:

    We need more of a day on than a day off. My husband has a demanding army schedule, my daughter started pre-school and I am out looking for a job that fits my schedule. We need a family day on!

  52. Lisa Foster says:

    I like to spend the weekend playing and eating out–make the most of nonworking days

  53. Kiara says:

    I would like to take Friday night off.

  54. ky2here says:

    For us it’s the grandkids and we’d approach this a little differently. We’d want this as a reward, not as a survival tactic. We’d like to reward our overachieving grandchildren with a nice meal at Chilis so it would be some night after one of their events.

  55. vicky says:

    I would need on on a that we have had a IEP meeting, have to be at church at 6,kids need to eat,homework has to be done, and my daughter has to make a volcano kind of night

  56. Judy F says:

    Friday Night!! Great time to relax work is over for the week, yeah!!!!

  57. Shelley Johnson says:

    I could use this for every night of the week but especially Mondays. Always the most difficult.

  58. ed p says:

    i would love this!

  59. laura w says:

    I really would like this!

  60. Charity S. says:

    I could use it during the week of testing. Thanks

  61. Amber G says:

    I could really use Monday nights off from cooking – I work in PR, so a lot of correspondence piles up over the weekend and I always feel so overwhelmed! Then to have to scramble to prepare something at home is always a struggle.

  62. Emily N. says:

    Friday night because of being exhausted at the end of the week.

  63. Katrina Brady says:

    Thursdays are atrocious for me!

    sweetpeg at gmail dot com

  64. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Fridays, because I have two classes myself and one of them is 3.5 hrs long.

  65. Nadine L says:

    I think a Sunday would be perfect, after a long week and before the new week begins, it would be great to sit down with the family to enjoy I meal I didn’t have to cok or clean up after

  66. Donna L says:

    I would like friday off after a long week.

  67. Sheila says:

    Anyday is a good time for me.

  68. Carmen says:

    Could definitely take a break on the weekend

  69. Wes says:

    You mean we’re elegible for nights off? I’d totally take that very first night of school off…so much to do, so much to talk about!

  70. Alicia says:

    Any night off would be great. It seems however, that when kids have a day off, it’s more hectic cause you have them ALL day!

  71. Dee says:

    I would say Friday nights because all the games are on that night along with after school music lessons :*(

  72. Alisha Lesage says:

    I always love having Fridays off from cooking, gives me a chance to kind of celebrate the upcomming weekend and relax.

    bakergurl02 at yahoo dot com

  73. Debbie C says:

    For some reason Thursday night always gets so hectic. I could use a Chili’s break that night!

  74. Lois Shores says:

    I do not have any young kids, but when it’s hot like today I hate to cook and love to get out of the house

  75. Tari Lawson says:

    Wednesdays my son bowls after school making meal preparation a pain.

  76. Jean F says:

    I think Friday nights’ off would be great, to take a deep breath and relax

  77. DeeAnn S says:

    My night off would have to be Friday. After a week of running here and there, Friday is when I sit back and say “ENOUGH already!”.

  78. Heather S says:

    Mondays are stressful as we are getting back in gear from the weekend

  79. Catherine says:

    I need my Friday nights to decompress from the week!

  80. EMMA L HORTON says:


  81. Vicky Boackle says:

    any day with massive homework.

  82. April says:

    A friday night would be good.

  83. Janine says:

    right now I’m not sure of their afterschool schedule but any night we have an activity would be a great night to NOT have to cook!

  84. Liz@HoosierHomemade says:

    I would love to hit Chilis on Football game nights!

  85. Beth says:

    I need the nights I work off..12 hours at the hospital, I just want to have time with my little boy when I get home!!

  86. Beth says:

    tweeted!! @bakedbybeth

  87. Mary M says:

    Weekend nights would be great to eat out. Hubby & I have totally different ideas about weekends — I think they are to rest up and he thinks they are to rev up!

  88. amber says:

    I’d love love love to go to Chili’s any day Mon-Thurs when theres work, school, AND other activities that have me running around like crazy! ;)

  89. carol says:

    friday night would be great

  90. aparna says:

    I would love to have wednesday night off.

  91. Sharon Harmon says:

    Sundays are the best! No sports or clubs practices, homework is done by then, and we’re all doing family activities!

  92. Shelley Mitchell says:

    This is our families favorite place to eat. There is something that everyone likes on the menu!

  93. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i could use them all off! I wish we could eat out every night. :)

  94. Christie says:

    I would choose to have Friday nights off! It’s the end of the week and everyone needs a break!

  95. Linda says:

    A night when we have sports.

  96. Debra F says:

    I teach, so we always seem to have our back to school night in the same week as my kids have theirs. I haven’t checked the calendar (I’m scared to), but its really horrible when I have to be at my school and I miss my kids back to school nights. Usually they don’t fall on the same night, but it’s a week where at 3 nights in the week that I’m working all day and out until 8pm….by Friday, I need the NIGHT OFF!

  97. Denise B. says:

    We homeschool, so we would probably just use this on any day we have to do a shopping trip to Sam’s Club; because there is a Chili’s right by it.

  98. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    Every night is hectic, but Sunday would be great for a night out of the kitchen.

  99. Ellie W says:

    Mondays and Wednesdays I am rushed and exhausted. There are 2 different ball practices to get to.

  100. Brent Dotson says:

    Wednesday night. Need rest to get over the hump

  101. Susan Chester says:

    I could use Sunday nights off. I am a student and always end up doing my homework at the last minute.

  102. Linda Lansford says:

    I could use a night off during football. To many practice sessions

  103. Fortune says:

    Monday night is very hectic.

  104. Marcia Goss says:

    I’d love to have Saturday nights off.

  105. Christine says:

    love free Fridays

  106. Cee says:

    I think the nights off are generally the ones where we have teacher nights on top of everything else. I love the open house aspect, but we seem to have them more than once a month!

  107. Suzanne K says:

    I could really use the night off when my daughter has volleyball practice after school, followed by me picking her up, rushing home to try to eat, let her shower and change and then rush back down for choir performance! Phew!

  108. H. Walker says:

    We could use a night off when each of our 5 boys is at a different sports practice, which happens often. Chili’s take me away!

  109. Monique Rizzo says:

    Friday nights. I am exhausted by than.
    Thanks for the chance.

  110. OlyveOyl says:

    I will be happy to eat out any night – the time may be late but it would still be a nice break as well as have the family together to enjoy a delicious meal!

  111. Sue E says:

    I would like to take Saturday off from cooking after a busy school week. We live in the country, so the Chili’s we frequent is about 45 min away. The weekend would be best so we could enjoy our meal without worrying about getting back home, doing homework, and going to bed at a reasonable hour.

  112. Jennifer E. says:

    I Would Take Off Tues When The Both Kids Have Practice Back To Back!

  113. Mickeyfan says:

    I”ll go with Wednesday. Mid-week blahs set in and I just have trouble getting motivated.

  114. Jessica C. says:

    I would say Thursday, everything is due Friday

  115. Cynthia C says:

    I could use a break by Friday night.

  116. CardioBunny says:

    Both the elementary and preschool open houses were on the same night this year. To add to the chaos, this year is the first year that the twins are in different classes. I wish I could clone myself… is there an app for that?

  117. Lori Hart says:

    I can use a night off anytime there is a game at the high school

  118. Carolyn Gonzalez says:

    Any night is a night I need off but I would say Friday because at the end of the week, we need a break

  119. evelyn says:

    I’ve never been and i’d love to go

  120. Jean D. says:

    I could use the night off the day after I teach a class until 10:45 p.m.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  121. Tina Rath says:

    I would love to have Tuesday night off – too many meetings! I am a follower!

  122. dawn holmes says:

    the night they both have scouts.

  123. Elizabeth N. says:

    Um, I’d like ANY night off! But I would definitely like off the nights when I just went grocery shopping – it drains me!

  124. julieh says:

    I could really use a night off on friday, after a long and exhausting week at work.

  125. Alicia Webster says:

    I need every stinkin’ night off–I’m exhausted!! My oldest just started kindergarten and just getting her to and from school each day is making me want to curl up on the couch and nap all day, but I can’t because I have a three-year-old and a two-year-old also. (and they don’t nap!)
    Alicia Webster

  126. Lauren says:

    I would love to have a Thursday night off. I’m in class and seriously, that is my really long day. Sadly, I have meetings and class every thursday all day long.

  127. Charles Opperman says:

    Weekend is relaxing time.

  128. joni says:

    Everynight–I work the graveyard shift so everyday is hard for me no matter what function is going on.

  129. Jennifer Short says:

    Festival fund raising days at school are always crazy!

  130. Beverly says:

    I think I would have to say Sunday night because everyone is getting ready for the new week.

  131. wcc says:

    I must have my weekends to unwind and relax. Thanks so much for the chance! :)

  132. reallycool31 says:

    Any night would be great but Wednesday would work perfectly, being the middle of the week. Don’t they always seem to schedule meetings that night though ??

    Thanks for sponsoring the contest :)

  133. Katie R says:

    I could use Thursdays off because I have to work and have night school.

  134. shaina says:

    I have a 2nd grader and 2 kindergartners starting next Wednesday. One of my kindergartners is extremely allergic to nuts and the constant worry is exhausting. I will get up with them, make sure the pokey one finishes his breakfast on time and hope they don’t miss the bus. Then it’s my part time job for the afternoon. My husband works 2nd shift so I’m home at night with the children. I’m tired!

  135. TAMARA SEELEY says:

    I could rally use Thursay nights off. I am so exhausted by Thursday evenings and ready for somone else to wash the dihes:)

  136. Darcy says:

    My family needs a night out. My husband works a lot and my one son goes to school. So they never get to see each other except for a little bit in the morning before my son goes to school and sometimes when he gets home from work. I would love to be able to sit down as a family and have a great meal. We would be able to catch up on things thats been going on. I also tweeted…

  137. Mia J. says:

    I could use a night off when there is a soccer game, teachers meeting and PTA all on the same night.

  138. Kelly says:

    I love to eat out on Saturday. There is no time to cook between games, parties, cleaning and running errands.

  139. Michelle says:

    I would really love a Saturday off. The week is so busy with dinner and kid stuff.

  140. judy says:

    Any night my kids have soccer practice! It would be nice to not have to think about trying to squeeze in making dinner too.

  141. Shannon says:

    the weekends!!! and I really love Chilis!!!! so good!

  142. Terre Neesham says:

    I could have used this when I was working full time and it seemed like I was just busting my butt to get to anything that the school and my kids had going on. I hated being a single Mom and trying to work 60 hours a week and get to parent teacher conferences, Girl and Boy Scout meetings, soccer practices and such.
    Now that I am a SAHM it seems I still don’t get much of a break. I feel like we put too much on ourselves and I limited my kids to one activity at a time! I would love to have this now for Football nights when my son has a game, even if it was only night it would be a dream.

  143. Constance Zimmer says:

    You hit the nail right on the head, sister! We have a conference for the 4th grader tomorrow @ 4:15, then football practice. Plus, since this is a 2nd marriage w/5 children between us that sre in 3 different schools… 2 traditional and 1 year round… it is chaos! So, give me ANY night off… I’m not picky!

  144. Nikki C says:

    I can always use a night off on fridays! After school is over and work is too! Plus it helps start out a great weekend!

  145. landele says:

    I could use the weekends off. That’s when I have to work and I want to be with the kids.

  146. Peter G says:

    Signing the kids up for sports and waiting while they practice. I could use a night out after this.

  147. Nancye Davis says:

    Can I get every night of the week off?? No, really, Monday nights are busy with girl scouts, gymnastics, meetings, and homework, of course! I have to say that I like Friday nights the best!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  148. Nancye Davis says:

    Tweet! Tweet!

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  149. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I’d love a Friday night off, after all week of cooking and what not then we have cheer practice on Fridays!
    Thanks for the chance!

  150. Lee Broom says:

    I like eating out on Friday night, after a long week and just want to relax…preferrably date night with my hubby. Thanks for the giveaway.

  151. paulie strouth says:

    My husband and I are both disabled/retired and any day of the week would be fine. We have a Cilili’s only a mile away. Would be nice to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary there.

  152. tamatha says:

    Sundays are my day to kick back & try to recharge so that would be great to go out & eat then.

  153. Aleksandra says:

    My daughter’s not ins chool but she is in daycare. it’s tough to go back after a week’s vacation.

  154. Daniel M says:

    friday, to recover from the week

  155. Kate says:

    Thursday. I know I have only one more day left but sometimes its the “I can’t take it anymore!!”

  156. Sharon A says:

    Friday nights are our I don’t want to cook night. Working 40 hours, extra curricular stuff and by then I’ve had it.

  157. Claudia says:

    On Friday’s. After working full time and managing a different schedule for both of my daughters and getting everything done on time, we can really use some time together to just relax as a family.

  158. Heidi Mc says:

    Thursday nights are always tough nights after a long tough day. What a fun treat that would be!

  159. Kerry says:

    Thursdays! We have football, dance and swimming on Thursdays.

  160. Kathleen Dudzik says:

    Monday nights. It’s hard getting back after the weekend. One child needs to be dropped off at school @ 7:50 and picked up @ 2:35. The other one needs to be dropped off @ 8:50 and picked up @ 3:35. Plus we have a new addition to the family.

  161. Michelle says:

    The night before school. Getting backpacks all ready to go.

  162. susitravl says:

    When both teens have music activities and one or both also have to rush to work afterwards…..hectic!

  163. Paulette says:

    Nights when the baby has cried all day and my husband is working late!

  164. Caramel Cutie says:

    Wednesday night for me.

  165. megaland says:

    I would love it for the weekends, so i can enjoy my time relaxing!

  166. Kristi C says:

    The nights we could use off the most are the nights my oldest has away soccer games and the middle child has dance. Feels like we live on the road.

  167. Carol F says:

    I work nights 7pm to 7am so any night that I have to work after running the kids to practice and picking them up from school would be a great night if I didn’t have to cook something before I went to work.

  168. Katrina says:

    would love friday mights off….the husbands has to work late

  169. Leslie Price says:

    I need a break on Monday nights. I just don’t get back into the weekday swing of things very easily!

  170. ABBY says:

    Thursday nights. Too many activites Monday – Wednesday.

  171. Christa says:

    I would love Wednesday night off. It’s the middle of the week and one of the only nights everybody can sit down together and enjoy an evening meal. The other nights it’s either practice, meetings or ball games.

  172. Linda @ My Trendy Tykes says:

    Wednesdays for sure….That has always been a rough day. I guess since it’s in the middle of the week plus we have so many activities during that day.

  173. Jennifer M says:

    Ballet lesson/community board meeting/Mom works late combination nights…aka every Wednesday!

  174. Charla @ Healthy Home Blog says:

    I would love to treat my family to a night out some Friday when our son comes home from college and I’ve been substitute teaching all week and am too tired to cook! :)

  175. Melodic Mom says:

    Saturdays, when I have an 18-month old and my husband home all day. haha.

  176. Jenn S. says:

    Mondays…so busy with girl scouts, soccer and Cello lessons. Could use a break.

  177. tess says:

    when my kids do their homework all week- i like to take them out on the weekends

  178. Paula Hafner says:

    We homeschool but it can still get hectic with 4 kids. On Thursday nights, my husband and I, run a Bible club for kids. We have to leave the house by 6:15. The phone is usually ringing off the hook, kids are knocking on our door wanting a ride, and all the while, I’m trying to feed everyone.

  179. Joy Bennett says:

    I would like a night off when we have football games on Thursday night.

  180. Marc says:

    Oh what it would be to have a night off! On rare occasions they will go to their grandma’s overnight on a Saturday so that is my pick of day.

  181. Kimberly says:

    I like to have a night off from cooking on Friday to celebrate that we made it through the week.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  182. Valeen N says:

    On Tuesdays when the kids are all going in different directions and so are we! It’s almost impossible to get everyone where they need to go and on time!

  183. Katie Murray says:

    Friday, best night of the week to eat out becuase you are tired of running around all week.

  184. Karen Gonyea says:

    We use Friday nights as our night out – we always take the kids to dinner and Chili’s is one of their favs :)

  185. Julie M says:

    The nights that I have to work overtime and don’t get off until I have only 10 minutes to get the kids to Scouts or a PTA meeting.


  186. Erin T says:

    Sunday is when everyone in our family gets together

  187. Angela Winesburg says:

    Friday would be great, thanks for the chance!

  188. Louis says:

    fridays – after a weeks long of cooking

  189. Carolsue says:

    I think it’s Friday — things start to catch up with me by then and I need a break!

  190. Barb Koslowski says:

    We could use a break every night of the week but Monday’s seem to be the worse because the weekend is over and it’s time to get back to business.

  191. Iliana Blair says:

    definitely the weekends love to relax then and take the time to enjoy a meal at Chili’s

  192. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Any day where there are drs appointment on top of school, homework, and regular errands. Just too much going on!

  193. J M says:

    Any evening of teacher free cooking is best for us!!

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  195. Opal Baker says:

    Fridays is the last day of a full school week and the day that everything piles up,like snow pushed up on the sidewalk.And everyone wants something different to eat on Friday.I am so confused.

  196. Lauren says:

    I’d like my Sunday nights to be my nights off!

  197. Michael says:

    With triplets, Monday through Friday are the nights of the back-to-school season we could really use to have off! :)

  198. danielle says:

    I home school and work full time. Mondays are tough, we could all use a night off then.

  199. Crystal F says:

    I have 2 girls playing softball so we are on a field 6 days a week most weeks. I could use a meal out on any of those nights. lol Thanks for the giveaway!

  200. Happi shopr says:

    friday nights – football season

  201. Shawn says:

    It would definitely be a Friday night after the hectic week is over.


  202. Tracey Byram says:

    I need a break on Mondays because they are so hectic.

  203. Amy Delong says:

    2 kids and 2 different football times

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  205. Marjorie Whitney says:

    For us it’s the nights my grandson has games and his mom is working and I also have to deal with elderly relations. Easiest to please everyone with a dinner out.

  206. Jill Myrick says:

    For us it is usually Monday nights.
    After the weekend no one wants to get up and going on Monday morning. And it usually carries into the afternoon after everyone gets home from work and school.

  207. Randy Bailey says:

    Monday night would be great for eating out. MONDAYS!! With 4 kids and lots of homework that night, the Chili’s GC would be a big help on any Mon. night…so thanks for the chance to win it!!

  208. Debbie says:

    I could use it on the nights when there is a math test the next day.


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  210. Brandy Byrne says:

    I could use a break by Friday night. We have 5 kids in 3 different schools and when I help them with homework all week I’m exhausted!

  211. Theresa says:

    Wednesdays! Everything seems to pile up during the middle of the week.

  212. kimo says:

    I’d like to take friday off because it is always a long week up till then.

    kimojax9 at gmail dot com

  213. Laura says:

    I could really use Tuesday nights off – the kids have sports practice and my husband works late

  214. katie says:

    I’d like Sundays off before the hectic work week!

  215. Heather McDonough says:

    My son is doing t-ball this Fall, so any night he has practice it would be helpful to have the night off from cooking dinner.

  216. Melinda says:

    wednesdays are rough

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  219. Linda says:

    Tuesday nights – b/c of small group

  220. blue girl says:

    I need a break by Thursdays

  221. Katy V says:

    I could really use Monday evenings off! I have class till 9, and then another one at 8 am.

  222. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    mondays, we need help that night.

  223. Julie L says:

    Wednesdays is my pick-a lot of school functions are scheduled for Wednesday night like choir,etc.

  224. Pamela S says:

    I’d like tues off. My son has boy scouts and has husband has a late mtg so it’s a harried night. Thanks.

  225. Holly C. says:

    I really love to have a night off on the weekend!

  226. jackie says:

    every night

  227. Gloria Mckellar says:

    I could use Friday nights off after the week of running around with kids and school.

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  229. Joanne Schultz says:

    We really like going for their bottomless soup & salad lunch, with chips and salsa! Gotta go before 3 though, to get the cheaper price!! So, we have an early dinner once in a while at Chili’s!! Their soups really fill you up, and we all enjoy them and the variety of salad dressings!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  230. Sarah says:

    On the days when my husband (a teacher) stays late grading papers and the kids won’t give me a moment’s peace to make dinner, I could use a break.

  231. Ed Nemmers says:

    Wednesday and the three days before and after!

  232. Stephanie says:

    I would love Wednesday off because mid week is when I need a little refueling.

  233. dddiva says:

    Ahh any night would be a good night but esp when we have quizbowl, fccla, play practice and work

  234. Ken says:

    Friday night after a long week of work.

  235. Roxann says:

    My son is a Senior so any night where we have to travel to college campuses is a good night off from cooking.

  236. Janna Johnson says:

    We always need the night off on football fridays!
    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

  237. Geoff K says:

    For me it has to be Friday nights, when there are always competing activities ending at different times – school dances, football games, dance rehearsal, etc. – which really are exhausting when I’m already tired from a long week!

  238. Chrysa says:

    I need a break on the weekend to unwind!

  239. Susan Smith says:

    I’d use this on the nights that my children have school activities.

  240. Gianna says:

    When all the kids have way too many activities on the same day.

  241. Lori Z. says:

    Am I horrible for wanting to say all of them? I haven’t hit my stride yet with being my son’s only playmate while my daughter is in morning preschool and then being her confidant while he’s taking afternoon nap. They are always bouncing off the walls!

  242. Erica C. says:

    I could always use help getting over Wednesdays…the middle of the week is awful!

  243. kim parrott says:

    I would have to choose Wednesday – by mid week I am whipped and could use a break!

  244. Susan Billie Taylor says:

    By Friday night I have cooked and cleaned up the kitchen enough. I’d love a night out at Chilis.

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