Friday, June 10, 2011

Fun in the Sun #14: Chili's Margarita Madness {$20 Gift Card Giveaway}

Chili's logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Owen's Mom!}

What is it about summertime that the feeling of being on vacation seems to extend into so many aspects of our lives? Just because kids are out of school, I'm not the only one that thinks that we should all be able to lay around and enjoy long work-free, cleaning-free, cooking-free, lazy days, right?

Unfortunately, the work and the cleaning aren't going to go away. But when it comes to cooking, heading out to eat now and again to somewhere that we know will have tasty food and a family-friendly atmosphere can provide a much-needed break for all of us.

Lately, one of our favorite places to visit has to be Chili's. Priding themselves on great food and the same genuine service that they began with back in 1975, this is one restaurant that we know can be depended on for a good meal, a casual environment and everyone leaving full and happy.

Chili's restaurantEven the gloomy, rainy weather couldn't dampen our spirits, because as well as the burgers, fajitas, ribs and more that Chili's is known for, they have recently added a great new promotion that is perfect for a little summer fun. It's a little something called...

Margarita MadnessThat's right, Margarita Madness.

Chili's is promoting nine refreshing and delicious margaritas that are great-tasting, ice cold and perfect for a night out with friends, a treat for yourself or a way to celebrate summer. How can you pass up something like The World's Freshest Margarita, The Presidente Margarita or the Patron Pomegranate Margarita?

margaritasWhether you're a fan of sweet, sour, fruity or tangy, if you enjoy a good margarita, you are going to love Margarita Madness at Chili's. Just be prepared to look over their menu for quite a while to try to select a favorite!

margarita recipesAfter our decisions for food and drinks had finally been made, we just had to sit back and wait for our tasty choices to arrive.

And when they did... yum!

Chili's foodEverything from the appetizers to the meals (regular as well as off of the kids' menu) was delicious! As usual, even after our bellies were full, we still ended up bringing home multiple boxes with leftovers because Chili's doesn't skimp on their portion sizes. That's not a problem, however, it just means that we can enjoy the yummy flavors the next day as well!

This visit ended the same as our past trips to Chili's: happy that the girls had enjoyed their food and were entertained by the kids' menu activities and that the friendly service only added to the enjoyment of the meal. It was another success!

However, the fun of Chili's extends past what you can find within their doors and they always have a creative promotion or two up their sleeve. This time the Margarita Madness menu has turned into the Chili's Margarita Madness Sweepstakes!


This is such a simple sweepstakes to enter but with such great prizes! All you have to do to participate is upload any photo of you and your friends/family/significant other at Chili's and you're entered to win.

Each day a winner will be drawn to receive a $20 Chili's gift card and three grand prize winners (one drawn each month in April, May, and June) will be awarded a 4-day/3-night all-inclusive vacation package to the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic or Jamaica!

What are you waiting for? If you are 18 or older and live in the U.S., go upload your picture today... and if you need someone to come along with you to the Caribbean, I'm available! Also, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to enjoy their love of Chili's even a little more, because...

One lucky person will win a $20 gift card to Chili's Restaurant!

Chili's giveawayTo enter to win: Leave me a comment answering the following question: if you could sit and relax with your feet up and any beverage, which one would it be?

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win a $20 Chili's gift card over there as well!
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1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the Fun in the Sun giveaways (Fun in the Sun giveaways ONLY) running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

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Giveaway will end on June 24th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Chili's for providing a $20 gift card for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Terry said...

if I could sit and relax with my feet up and any beverage, it would be a mango smoothy.

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LambAround said...

I'm boring, so I think I'd go with a Diet Coke :)

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mommydoll13 said...

ice cream float made with cherry coke and vanilla ice cream yum

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Sweet tea is my favorite summer drink!
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c69253a2-9377-11e0-95c2-000bcdca4d7a said...

I would have to say i could really go for a PATRĂ“N POMEGRANATE MARGARITA! YUMMY I LOVE THEM.

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Mrs. Kaminski said...

Rum Punch!

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I would want sweet iced tea!
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a sweet tea

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Lori A. said...

I would relax with a top shelf margarita!
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steffie said...

a good glass of chardoney!! or sangria love that too!

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My fave drink is diet Dr. Pepper Cherry! Alison F alijdjam@aol.com

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Jackie said...

It would be a Pina Colada. Thanks!
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smdrm said...

It would be with a chocolate milkshake.

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MoMomma said...

Ice Cold Pepsi! :) YUM

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Blueberry smoothies for me.
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mummytotwoboys said...

I am heavily pregnant so the beverage I would pick to site down and relax with would be Diet Coke. Maybe if I was being daring I would add a splash of cherry ;)

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My Favorite summer meal is Chicken salad with honey mustard dressing. I know its boring but I love eating salad in the summer


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Heather M said...

I just turned 21. Even though I'm pregnant I would have a couple sips of my Fiance's Pomegranate Margarita!! Just a couple!!

Other than that it would be one of their flavored teas!

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a virgin pina colada!

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It would be a decaf coffee ( boring right?)

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My beverage of choice would be chai tea!

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