Summer Break, Kitchen Break: $50 Chili’s Gift Card Giveaway

Say cheese…I mean chips and salsa!

This giveaway is closed. The winner, chosen using Random.org, was commentor #71, Rhonda who said, “I love their turkey sandwich. Although the Tuesday Old Timer’s Special is a great deal! 🙂
We love to eat out as a family but sometimes it’s anything but relaxing, especially on a weeknight when we’re typically navigating multiplication tables, soccer practice, and traffic jams.

Chili’s to the rescue!

We’ve always been big fans of Chili’s for their Tex Mex-tastic food, but our girls also love the variety offered on the Pepper Pals kids’ menu. As a mom, it’s refreshing to see they offer several think outside the french fry box side options, such as fresh pineapple and salad with low-fat ranch dressing.

To start things off, we love to order their Skillet Queso and Southwestern Egg Rolls from the appetizer menu.

Oh and we can’t forget the chips and salsa.

Miss C would eat chips and salsa for breakfast if I let her.

Can you tell chips and salsa is an essential food group for my family?

Chili’s wants to make dining out with your family an enjoyable experience so you can kick back and let someone else roll up their sleeves in the kitchen. They have a great new dining out survival guide for moms at their We Prep, You Play microsite. Although it’s a treat for my husband and I to have an impromptu dinner out, with our girls we’ve found it’s best to let them know ahead of time that we’re going out for dinner and to make sure they are not totally exhausted. Trust me, this time of year with school ending and summer gearing up it’s crazy busy.

My girls are 5 and nearly 8, so they’re easily entertained, but when they were toddlers I always made sure I had an arsenal of distractions in my purse, from little snacks such as dry cereal or raisins to tide them over until the server brought out our food to extra crayons and small board books. Chili’s dining out survival guide has fun ideas for games and activities to entertain your school age kids while you wait for your food, from Twenty Questions to I Spy, Chili’s Style to Restaurant Alphabet.

Lucky for my husband, I can be easily entertained with a margarita. Or two.

Want to enter to win a $50 Chili’s gift card for a fun family night out? Maybe you need to celebrate the end of the school year or a fantastic report card or the beginning of summer? Just leave a comment on this post about your favorite menu item from Chili’s. A random winner will be chosen using Random.org from all eligible comments left by midnight Saturday, June 5. Thanks and good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Chili’s. They provided my family with a gift card so we could enjoy a fun dinner out!

168 comments

  1. Amber says:

    Love the pics of the girls! Looks like you all had a good time together as a family. I really like the atmosphere at Chili’s, and it’s one of the only restaurants that my girls like to eat at (instead of just picking at that food 😉 ). I like their fajitas and their salads, the portions are nice for the price. The girls love the cheeseburgers and the chips and salsa also. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  2. Malia says:

    Southwestern Egg Rolls FTW!!!! Love those things and the dip they come with? Delish! Throw in a margarita (or, yeah, 2) and I’m a happy girl!
    .-= Malia´s last blog ..Doubt =-.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I love Chili’s. And the Southwestern Egg Rolls are AWESOME! I like how on their menu now you can get a half appetizer and smaller entree for a combined price. I think that makes it way easier to get all the good stuff you like. Baby Girl likes the mac and cheese. And I can’t remember taking Bud, but I’m sure we have.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Eyjafjallajokull* erupted in the bathroom at work. =-.

  4. EG says:

    This would be great for us ’cause we don’t have a Chilis – so this would incentiveize us to go to the nearest city for a whole fun family excursion!

    I like the Quesadilla Explosion Salad – dumb name, good salad.
    .-= EG´s last blog ..Sprout Update =-.

  5. Jessica says:

    Drinks count, right? They’re on the menu! The frozen strawberry margarita in a sugared glass. Excuse me, I think I just drooled a bit.

  6. Mami2jcn says:

    I love their grilled chicken sandwich with black beans as a side, and their chips & salsa as an appetizer.

  7. Jay says:

    This is an easy entry for me b/c I love the Mushroom Swiss Burger with loaded mash potatoes!! Also the house margaritas are delicious!!

  8. Charity L. says:

    I would love to win this giveaway! With a big family we don’t often get to go to Chili’s but we love their chips and queso. Please enter me:)
    Thanks!

  9. Erika Odom says:

    What a fun contest…..My husband & I are like 2 peas in a pod when we can have a dinner date at Chili’s & order our favorite, Margarita Grilled Chicken. The black beans are the added bonus with that little spice kick to them YUM!
    This is making me hungry now…..pick me – I’m ready to go now! : )
    Thanks!

  10. Rachel C says:

    Well, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten at Chilis! But anyplace that serves fajitas and chips and salsa sounds great to me! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  11. TammyLyne says:

    I want my baby back baby baby back baby back..chilis baby back ribs mmm mmm mmm
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  12. lifeinapinkfibro says:

    I can’t play the Chilis game, but just wanted to share that I, to this day, do not leave home to eat out without a bag full of entertainment – pencils, colouring books, cars, stickers, you name it. It seems excessive, but it means that we can enjoy several hours at a dining establishment without too much trouble.
    .-= lifeinapinkfibro´s last blog ..One for the scrapbook =-.

  13. Maureen (Suburban Prep) says:

    Oh I would love to just dip some chips into the spinach and Artichoke dip. Love love.

  14. Mikki L says:

    My husband and I love going to Chili’s just for the appetizers. Potato skins, egg rolls.. yum!!

    rmglaughlin at gmail dot com

  15. Balisha says:

    Let’s see….I’ll start with an appetizer…Hot spinach and artichoke dip…then the entree…the crispy shrimp taco with their wonderful coleslaw and tequila lime sauce….moving on to dessert (if i have room) I’ll pick only one tiny sample of key lime pie. Did I forget a beverage??? I would have to be an ice cold beer. I really like that they have many vegetarian items to pick from. One of the few restaurants who give you more selections that just a fish sandwich.
    Balisha
    .-= Balisha´s last blog ..This and That on a May Morning =-.

  16. Katie says:

    I absolutely LOVE Chilli’s!! I love their frozen strawberry margaritas and turkey sandwhiches — omg, so delicious!

    When we used to live in FL they had Happy Hour all day every day at their restaurant and it was so much fun! Once I asked for a to-go cup for my 2nd margarita and the waiter totally put it in a kiddie cup and let me take it home!! I was honestly only joking when I asked so when he really came through I was so shocked, but def took it w/ me. I am not sure if he was just wicked cool or new, but either way I don’t think they’re supposed to do that! Hee hee 🙂
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  17. Tamara B. says:

    Wen we go to Chili’s I can never get past the Old Timer on their menu. I order it loaded, bacon, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and onions. My children love it too but only with bacon.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  18. Kris says:

    We love Chili’s! Nom Nom Nom… We rename all the Pepper People and try to say it with a mouth full of chips because we’re klassy that way…but we love Chili’s.

  19. Carrie C says:

    L O V E Chili’s! My fave is the Quesadilla Explosion Salad – and I love the many options for kids meals!! ; )

  20. Rebecca says:

    We have never been to the Chili’s that is only 6 blocks from our house, but would LOVE to try it out!!

  21. Angela R. says:

    I’m pretty simple and I love their corn on the cob. I could eat an entire platter of just that if I could!

  22. Rebeca Holloway says:

    Um….margaritas? I especially like their mango margarita. With a baby on the way, this prize would really come in handy…to get me outta the kitchen…and the house for that matter.

  23. Erica Colter says:

    I really like the mini tacos they have! Thanks for considering me! Oh, and it would be a great summer kick off meal!!!

  24. Shannon says:

    I have never been to Chili’s but have wanted to try it! So I can’t really pick a favorite item from there!

  25. Constance says:

    I have to admit, I have NEVER been to Chili’s, but there is one close by in Fayetteville and I’d love to try it! If I win, I promise to let you know what I had! Thanks!!! (After reading all the other responses, the southwestern eggrolls would definitely be ordered!!!)

  26. susan says:

    It’s hard to choose on menu from their item. My mom and I go for lunch and usually end up with different things so we can share. I also love the chips and salsa, would also eat them for breakfast!

  27. Laree says:

    It’s been forever since I’ve been to chilli’s (or anywhere besides mcdonalds for that matter!) But I do remember really liking their chicken tacos.

  28. Amanda B says:

    We love the chicken crispers. And the chips and salsa are mighty fine too. Best washed down with a margarita.

  29. Ron-Michael Powers says:

    I love their Turkey club sandwich, with brocolli cheese soup and fries.

    winronmic(at)gmail(dot) com

  30. Shanna C says:

    I love the Santa Fe wrap…it’s got lots of flavor and it’s easy to hold in my hand without making too much of a mess 🙂

  31. susitravl says:

    I love, love, love the Southwestern Eggrolls and could eat them every day. But they would not be as delicious as they are without the YUMMY dipping sauce.

  32. Alex Herring says:

    Last time we went I got the southwestern egg rolls, but I see that is a favorite! I also like their ribs! Thanks

  33. diane says:

    Fajitas that come on the sizzling platter…yummy. I would use this gift card to take my son out for making it thru sixth grade….its been a rough year!!!!!!

  34. geosbride says:

    I just adore Chili’s Portobello Mushroom & Steak fajita.. can hear it sizzling now, lol! ;->

  35. Christine says:

    My favorite menu item is the Nachos w/ steak. We actually got them by mistake the one time. We had asked for them with beef and got them w steak instead and we’ve been hooked ever since!

  36. Dani_Zaz says:

    What I really like about Chilis is how the staff was super helpful in suggesting what to order for my child. He just turned 19 months are we had not taken him out much where we actually ordered food for him. I was surprised at the menu choices for children; they offered whole wheat burger buns and not condiments.

    My favorite item on the menu was the Southwestern wrap. In our area,they are also serving fresh meat, so you can order your burger medium rare, if that is your thing.
    .-= Dani_Zaz´s last blog ..Murder: My Preference For Knives =-.

  37. joni says:

    I just ate there tonight! My favorite is their chips with ranch and the southwestern spinach egg rolls.

  38. Carissa Whisenhunt says:

    I am a new fan of their “big mouth bites”. They come with fries and some mini onion rings. This is actually more than enough food, but I always try to finish it, ’cause it’s all sooo yummy!

  39. KellyH says:

    Hello! I don’t think I have ever eaten at Chili’s myself. The Santa Fe Chicken Wrap sounds good.

    Thanks!
    KellyH

  40. Jenna Wood says:

    Well, since they got rid of the awesome blossom, their new rojo burger is really good!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  41. Carolsue says:

    They actually took my favorite item OFF THE MENU. But they will still make it for me when I ask. It’s the Mushroom Jack Fajitas. Love em. The Buffalo Chicken Fajitas are good, too.
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  42. Emily says:

    I’ve never been to chilli’s – i’m a cheapo and a picky eater, so im always afraid of going somewhere new and not liking what I get and then having wasted money. thats why i want to win this so i can try them out without risking my own money. haha

  43. tracey says:

    Ooooh! We love Chili’s! Their salads are good but I also really love their fajita soup. Do they still make that? I haven’t had their soup in a while. Last time it was some taco-y thing that was delish.
    .-= tracey´s last blog ..Yo =-.

  44. Amy says:

    My favorite item is the CRISPY HONEY-CHIPOTLE CHICKEN CRISPERS. Something about the breading on their chicken tenders totally wins me over.

  45. Brittney Canady says:

    I LOVE the quesidillas, cajun chicken pasta, chips and salsa, EVERYTHING!!! I really need this so I won’t have to cook since I am almost 8 months pregnant and VERY TIRED!

  46. NANCY PARFITT says:

    CHILI’S IS THE ONLY RESTAURANT CLOSEBY MY GROWN SON AND ME.
    HOW NICE IF WE COULD MEET THERE FOR DINNER. I’M NOT SURE WHAT
    MY FAVORITE ITEM IS THERE BECAUSE I’VE ONLY BEEN ONCE BEFORE A
    LONG TIME AGO. I AM A SENIOR WITH VERY LITTLE INCOME SO NEVER
    GET TO GO OUT TO EAT. BUT IF I COULD TREAT, I KNOW MY SON WOULD
    MEET ME. THANKS.

  47. Debra F says:

    I’d love to celebrate the end of another successful school year for me (a teacher) and my two boys at Chili’s. I’d like to try their Santa Fe Chicken Wrap! Thanks for the opportunity.

  48. Ellen Ring says:

    I’ve only eaten at Chilis once. I had the Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers & they were fantastic. just the right heat & the flavors were perfect.

  49. Tami says:

    I am single mom, would love to go to Chili’s to celebrate anything. My kids just passing would be one thing. I would say this year has been a very rough year! Any suggestions to get the ex to pay child support would be nice, if anyone has any suggestions!

  50. renee goldinger says:

    i love going to chilis for happy hour 1/2 priced on appetizers. as i am on a limit income. chilis rocks

  51. Joanne Schultz says:

    ooh, I’ll bet that winner will have a great time choosing their meal when they go to Chili’s!

  52. Jamie says:

    I am all about the giveaways!! FREE IS GOOD! I already entered for the Chili’s card and now I’m entering for the Kraft giveaway! I’ll cross my fingers!

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