Share your signature pasta family recipe for a $50 Carrabba's gift card

THANK YOU EVERYONE! We have reached our quota of 50 posts. We are reviewing current submissions to make sure they are qualified. You will be notified via email if you were one of the qualifying participants. Thanks for participating! Even if you are not in the first 50 submissions, you are welcome to continue submitting your posts, and we will share all of them with the team at Carrabba's. 

We’ve teamed up with Carrabba’s Italian Grill to bring you an entertaining and engaging new blogging program!  Find out your Pasta Personality and how it compares to some of Carrabba’s signature pasta dishes. Are you outgoing and have a spicy personality like a Marinara sauce, or warm and caring like a smooth Alfredo? No matter what your personality, Carrabba’s Italian Grill has a signature pasta dish that’s perfect for you! Take the Carrabba’s Pasta Personality Quiz and find out which one of their Signature Pasta meals best represents your personality! We can’t wait for you to blog about your quiz results and to learn more about your own family signature pasta dishes and stories behind them!

How it works:
We are looking for fifty creative, original and authentic submissions of high quality. Create an original post on your blog, in 400 words or more (using your own words) making sure to do the following: (a) Take the Carrabba’s Personality Quiz on Facebook and in an original blog post on your blog, tell us about your quiz results, (b) Share your own, original signature pasta family recipe and story behind it, (c) Invite your readers to take the Facebook Carrabba’s Pasta Personality quiz, and (d) Share news of Carrabba’s limited time special offers (more info below) with your readers.  Include a thoughtful introduction, original content within the body of your post, and a conclusion. Check your spelling and grammar. You must also include the disclosure statement that is below in your post and install the campaign widget in the sidebar of your blog. Then follow the rest of the requirements below. We will review every post and select the first 50 qualifying submissions to receive $50-worth of Carrabba’s gift cards to be used at any one of Carrabba’s 230+ nationwide locations!  Visit for the closest Carrabba’s location.

SocialMoms and Carrabba’s Hub Page:
Highlights and excerpts from your blog posts, tweets and tips will be collected and featured on, and distributed across the Web for all to see!

Submission Window:
The blogging program starts on May 18, 2011 and the submission window closes at 11:59pm PST on June 16, 2011. We will contact the qualifying bloggers on or about June 23, 2011. Full terms and conditions are posted for your review at

Rewards for Participating:
The first 50 qualifying participants will receive a $50 Carrabba’s gift card! See Terms and Conditions.

To participate, we ask that you:
  1. Create an original blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more (in addition to the “About Carrabba’s and Pasta Special descriptions): Take the Carrabba’s Pasta Personality Quiz on Facebook and Tell us (a) about  your quiz results, (b) Share your signature pasta family recipe and story behind it, (c) Invite your readers to take the Carrabba’s Pasta Personality quiz on Facebook and include this link to the quiz ( in your blog post, (d) Share news of Carrabba’s limited time special offers (more info below) with your readers. Please include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion in addition to the main body of your essay. Give it plenty of thought, and include content that your readers would like to hear about and can connect with! Short or poorly written posts will not be accepted. Copying and pasting does not count. Blank posts submitted to create a blog link on the discussion page will be disqualified. Don't copy another blogger's post or ideas. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate disqualification.
  2. Participants must include the following disclosure as a footnote of their post:
    “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Carrabba’s blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (make sure you link to
  3. Install the campaign widget in the side bar of your blog.
    Get Widget Here
  4. Log on to your Twitter account,, and send a tweet including a link to your blog post with the hashtag #Carrabbas.
  5. Return to and post a comment on this discussion page in the comments section below, including an active link to your blog post and a direct link to your Twitter tweet. (You can click on the date/time link below your tweet to get the direct link to your tweet.)
No purchase required to participate. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, have a personal blog and be a registered user of the and websites to participate and at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. See Terms and Conditions. Please see SocialMoms FAQs for more information on blogging programs.

Carrabba’s Signature Pasta Meals and New Limited Time Offers
Signature Pasta Meals, featuring seven distinctive dishes served with choice of soup or fresh salad starting at $10. There’s no better place than Carrabba’s to enjoy a complete Italian meal – any day of the week.

CARRABBA’S PASTA: Carrabba’s makes every pasta dish by hand with the freshest ingredients.  Pasta is cooked perfectly every time and signature sauces are made from scratch daily. Creative flavors and combinations of ingredients are part of Carrabba’s authentic family recipes as well as new creations.

LIMITED TIME OFFERS: Now through July 2011.
Featured Signature Pasta Meal:
Pasto Rambo Named for the chef who created it, it’s made with shrimp tossed with imported Italian linguine, spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes sautéed in our basil lemon butter sauce. Lobster is available instead of shrimp for an additional cost.

Other Limited Time Offers:
Parmesan-crusted Chicken Topped with fresh arugula and grape tomatoes tossed in a hand-prepared lemon vinaigrette, served with choice of side. Substitution of wood-grilled chicken also available. Pairs well with Estancia Pinot Grigio.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Three pork tenderloin medallions wrapped with prosciutto, wood-grilled and topped with an apple and fig infused port wine sauce, served with the vegetable of the day. Pairs well with Coppola Pinot Noir.

Limoncello Bread Pudding Back by popular demand! Brioche bread pudding made with fresh Madagascar vanilla beans and a rich custard, served hot out of the oven. Topped with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream and drizzled with Carrabba’s homemade Caravella Limoncello liqueur sauce.

Now Introducing:
Peach Sangria Carrabba’s new light and fruity Peach Sangria blends Copper Ridge White Zinfandel, Absolut Apeach vodka and Patrón Citrónge with a splash of citrus. Topped with a fresh lemon wedge and strawberry, it’s a taste of the Amalfi Coast in spring.

Locations: Visit for the closest Carrabba’s location. There are more than 230 locations nationwide.

About Carrabba’s:
Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola founded the first Carrabba’s Italian Grill in 1986 in Houston, Texas. Today, there are 232 Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations around the country, run by passionate local proprietors focused on delighting guests with fresh, made-to-order Italian cuisine and the ultimate dining experience. Carrabba’s serves dinner seven nights a week in a casual environment that pairs innovative dishes and a complementary wine list with abundant hospitality. For on-the-go guests, Carrabba’s also offers convenient Carside Carry-Out. To learn more about Carrabba’s, please visit

Carrabba’s Pasta Personality Quiz on Facebook - Take the quiz to see how your personality compares to some of Carrabba’s signature pasta dishes!

Follow Carrabba’s on Twitter: @Carrabba’s

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I LOVE carrabbas! It's one of my husband and my favorite places to eat!! YUMMY! This was a great topic to write on!

blog post:




all-in-one widget on left sidebar


disclosure included.

Can't wait to read some of these!

Here's my entry:

Blog post:

400+ words - yes

Hashtag - yes

Asked them to do quiz  and shared my results - yes


Widget: Right side bar (permanent revolving)

Disclosure - yes


That should be everything :)  Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.  I'm Spaghetti!

Excellent opportunity.  I love Carrabbas and could eat there everyday.   My pasta personality is Spaghetti. 


Blog Post -


Twitter Post -!/mariathriftyWAI/status/70908866556207104


400+words - done

disclosure - done

receipe - done

personality test - included

widget - done


Thanks so much!!


Here is my blog post:


disclosure at bottom

rotating widget on sidebar

over 400 words!!

recipe included

personality quiz taken and blogged about

Nice posts so far. Thanks guys!

WOW can't wait to try them out!

here's my post:

here's my tweet with the hashtag:

I have the all-in-one widget.

I have the disclosure!


and of course I took the quiz, posted the results and included the recipe. And shared the special offers - PHEW! :)

Julie Kieras said:

WOW can't wait to try them out!

here's my post:

here's my tweet:

I have the all-in-one widget.

I have the disclosure!






Ad on sidebar.


MommieswithCents at gmail dot com.




Rotating widget

Here is my post



 Widget on side bar

disclosure in post.  

took the quiz and shared the quiz

Thanks for the chance!

Thanks so much!



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