Plan a date at Olive Garden on Feb. 20, and they'll pay your child care tab

Feb 12, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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Most parents will attest that making a date night happen is a lot easier said than done. As if our busy lives weren't a big enough hurdle, then you have to worry about how much the date is going to set you back. The cost of the date combined with the cost of child care can make a night out a financial strain for a lot of families, if not completely out of the question for others. Olive Garden has your back, though, and it'll help make date night a little more achievable.

Olive Garden has partnered with My Gym to give parents a much-deserved date night in a celebration it calls Parents' Night Out. The bonus? The kids get a chance to have a fun night too, complete with pizza. On Feb. 20, if you dine at Olive Garden in the U.S. or Canada, it'll pick up your child care tab at My Gym.

The idea is to make it achievable for parents to spend some time together without worrying about their kids. "We understand how important quality time is for busy parents, so we are thrilled to help them enjoy a worry-free evening together," said Jose Duenas, executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden. In an effort to make the meal affordable too, Olive Garden is offering its Four Course Festa Italiana starting at $18. However, couples can order any item off the menu.

Couples can participate by contacting their nearest My Gym location to confirm participation, obtain event details and register. Space is limited, and several locations in Canada are already full, so be sure to reserve your spot soon. A deposit is also required.

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