All of the 22,000 Pasta Passes and 50 Pasta Passports have been sold out. They were in customers' carts instantly. We hope you were one of the lucky ones! However, if you're in a waiting room, DO NOT refresh as you still have a chance to purchase a pass. The sale will end at 2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT or when all passes are sold.
There is no mention from Olive Garden about auctioning off passes, but since they did it last year, we're hopeful that it will happen again this year. Fingers crossed!
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You are going to want to pay attention to what you are about to read. If you know about Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass, you know exactly how amazing this offer is. Last year, the deal was good for 7 weeks, but this year, Olive Garden is tacking on another full week from September 25th to November 19th. That's 8 weeks of never-ending pasta and as much soup, salad, and breadsticks your body can handle. What diet?
The price of the Never Ending Pasta Pass is still the same at $100, and all 22,000 passes are guaranteed to sell out. In 2015, all 2,000 passes sold out in one second. In 2016, all 21,000 passes were sold the same day they became available. However, last year, they auctioned off 21 Never Ending Pasta Passes the following days and all proceeds went to Feeding America, but bids started at $520. Yikes.
This year, Olive Garden has thrown in another option, and it's a game changer. For only $100 more, the exclusive Pasta Passport offers you all of the Never Ending Pasta Pass benefits plus a trip for two to Italy. That's literally $200 plus tax for 8 weeks of perpetual pasta and an eight day, seven night all-inclusive trip to Italy for two from April 7 to April 14, 2018. When they say all-inclusive, they mean it. Airfare, ground transportation, hotel, meals, and daily activities are all included in the cost. This will probably be the cheapest trip to Italy you will ever find. You'll have to act fast, though - there are only 50 Pasta Passports available.
The sale for all passes starts Thursday, September 14th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on PastaPass.com, so be ready. The website suggests that you come a few minutes before 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Thursday to avoid missing your opportunity. You will only have 8 minutes to complete your purchase if you are lucky enough to add a pass to your cart. The sale only lasts for 30 minutes or until all Passes/Passports sell out, but let's be real. They will sell out before that 30 minutes is up. There is a limit of one Pass/Passport per transaction. Click here to learn everything you need to know about this deal.