(98 PXY) - Olive Garden's annual pasta passes went on sale Thursday, but it didn't last very long. All 24,000 passes sold out in less than a second. But that's not all. This year, Olive Garden introduced a new twist, the Lifetime Pasta Pass. The first 50 people to buy the pasta passes would have a chance to upgrade to unlimited pasta for life for an extra $400.
That's right - for $500 total, you can use it to eat at Olive Garden for the rest of your life, and according to the terms and conditions, it "expires upon death." Doing the math, if you live another 60 years and use the Pasta Pass every day, that means your dinner would cost about two cents a day. All you'd have to do is tip!
But if you wanted one of the passes, you'd have to be fast, because the regular Pasta Passes usually sell out in a matter of seconds - and that's without this special bonus offer for the first buyers.
Turns out, of the 24,000 people who bought the pasta passes, 20,400 of them opted in for a chance at the lifetime passes. That's 85%. But today, only the first 50 of those people will get the opportunity to actually get their lifetime supply of neverending pasta.