Olive Garden offering 'Lifetime Pasta Pass' to a select group of people

Olive Garden offering 'Lifetime Pasta Pass' to a select group of people

The chain says the lifetime pass has unlimited servings of pastas, sauces and toppings with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks.

Let's dive right into the numbers: These truly never-ending, gold-colored passes will cost just $500 each - an incredible deal, really.

The $100 pass allows customers to order from the Never Ending Pasta Bowl menu at the restaurant chain as many times as they wish for nine weeks, September 23 to November 24.

Those who opted in for the Lifetime passes will be notified if they qualify the following day, at which point they can finish their transactions and start scoping out real-estate listings near their preferred Olive Garden. "With the introduction of our new Lifetime Pasta Pass, we're excited to be a part of our biggest fans' memories around the table for years to come".

According to a representative from Olive Garden, the waiting room for the sale will open at 1:55 p.m. ET on August 15, and they highly recommend visiting it when it opens if you want to snag one of the coveted passes.

Beginning Aug. 15 at 2 p.m.

This pass provides nine weeks of unlimited servings of pastas, sauces and toppings from the "Never Ending Pasta Bowl" menu.

To get a Lifetime Pass, there will be a box users can check to opt-in at the chance for the $500 pass.

So there you have it: You need a little bit of luck to score one of the 24,000 passes to begin with, and a lot more luck to get one of the Lifetime Pasta Passes. Olive Garden has announced that this year's "Pasta Pass" promotion will offer 50 people a chance to buy a pass that entitles them to free Olive Garden for life.

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