Celebrate the Chinese New Year With PF Chang’s Home Menu Options-Giveaway

by Jennifer Sikora

Chinese New Year is a very important and traditional holiday for many. It is a “spring festival” of sorts –kind of like Spring Break. It marks the end of the winter season with a festival, lots of delicious food, and fun for all involved. The Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days and ends with a beautiful “lighting of the Chinese lantern” festival. During this time a reunion dinner is served as a reminder of the passing year. I can only imagine how beautiful a Chinese New Year celebration is — as each family focuses on their strengths, their love, and their commitment to one another.

This year, PF Chang’s Home Menu would love to help 15 families to celebrate their very own Chinese New Year.

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Prosperity, peace, happiness and longevity all symbolize the Chinese New Year, one of the most important and festive Chinese holidays. In this “Year of the Dragon” beginning January 23, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu want to ignite your good fortune and share the spirit of this holiday with you.

Red Envelope Giveaway

The Red Envelope itself represents another significant tradition in Chinese culture. Red Envelopes, filled with gifts, are presented to family and friends during the Chinese New Year. The color red symbolizes good luck and PF Chang’s Home Menu’s wants to help you celebrate and share the good fortune.

There are a wide variety of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu noodles for you to enjoy!  The flavors of Home Menu noodle entrees include Pepper Steak with Chow Fun Noodles, Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles, Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles, and Firecracker Shrimp with Yakisoba Noodles.

Enter to Win!

The Red Envelope Giveaway prizes will go to 15 our readers who nominate a dragon in their lives – someone who embodies characteristics like confidence, generosity, honesty etc. To enter, simply nominate your dragon (friend, spouse, family member) and tell what characteristic they portray.


The prizes to be given away include:

ONE Grand prize, consisting of:

  • A night out at the Bistro with their Dragon ($100 gift card to P.F. Chang’s Bistro)
  • A night in enjoying Home Menu with their favorite dragon (5 Full Value P.F. Chang’s Home Menu coupons)
  • Two co-branded t-shirts


14 Red Envelope surprises for 14 readers.

  • 7 readers will win a P.F. Chang’s Bistro Bistro gift card ($10 value)
  • 7 readers will win a P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Full Value coupon (1 Full Value P.F. Chang’s Home Menu coupon)


This giveaway will end on February 9th and winners will be announced in our weekly Around the Blogosphere post.

How will you celebrate the Chinese New Year this year?

Disclosure: I was sent a PF Chang’s Red Envelope Kit in order to write the review. All opinions are my own.

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1 Michelle January 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Oh how fun! I love PF Changs.

I would nominate my friend Maria as a dragon. She is generous to a fault – if there is anything you need, you hardly need to ask her before she’s already delivered it to you, whether it’s helping pick up a child or borrowing some vitamins you forgot to buy or taking you out for dinner because you don’t feel like cooking or offering advice on special needs/dietary restrictions – something she’s an expert at dealing with. She’s so incredibly strong, and it’s amazing what she’s done for her children to bring them where they are today. She’ll fight for what she needs to but definitely isn’t aggressive for no reason – the perfect mama bear… or is that mama dragon?


2 Stefanie January 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I was day dreaming of PF Changs’ crab rangoon the other day…so good! I nominate my BFF Sidra because she is the most amazing friend. 2012 is off to a rough start for me health-wise and she has been my rock, visiting me every single day I was recovering in the hospital, bringing me anything I want or need, getting me out of the house if only to go for a ride. I love her dearly & am blessed to call her my BFF.


3 Celeste January 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

My husband is my dragon–no contest. We have five children under six years old and are pregnant with #6, and he has welcomed each one with excitement and confidence, fully supporting me–whether in the delivery room at the hospital, or in a hotel room in Guatemala City. (We have a mixture of adopted and biological children.) He is completely generous in giving his time to me, the children, and his job, and he supports us all–financially and emotionally–so well. When he gets home from work, I have that wonderful feeling of being “off,” because he completely takes over with the little ones and leaves me to my own devices, whether that is the dinner dishes, a hot shower, a long run, or a nap. Last year, I decided to run a marathon just after baby #5 was born, and he was my biggest cheerleader, making sure I had the time I needed to train. Truly, I am blessed to have a dragon as my life partner!


4 Kathi Lake January 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I nominate my darling daughter – Caitlin. Caitlin was born on February 29th, 2000, and has been a dragon since day 1! She is a fierce fighter for what she believes in. This is a girl that does not take the words “Because I said so” very well. She is independent, opinionated, and very driven. When she was told that she could only take one musical lesson, she chose piano, but then went onto teaching herself (with the help of her brother and YouTube) guitar.

Her brother, of course, is a dog, and when they get together, the fur does fly. Of course, as they are busy annoying each other, I often notice that they are smiling as if they enjoy the conflict. Sigh. :)


5 Liz January 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I nominate my mom. 2011 was a really rough year for our family. My dad spent several weeks in the hospital and my mom was tough through all of it. She maintained a happy face for her grandchildren (and me–who was pregnant while all of this was going on.)


6 Natalia January 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I nominate my MOM- she is the real Dragon, born on October 7, 1952. She is the most tough dragon of all dragons I know! She is very persistent in her carier, family life, hobby etc. She has a LOT of friends who admire her because she is REAL friend who is with you through good and bad times. She could do you happy just because she is next to you! She is also great artist(I just bragg a bit) who create beautiful pictures. Do you still doubting she is the real Dragon?!


7 Shari January 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

My dragon is my friend C, who was also my main professor in college. She is unfailingly generous — yes, with gifts and such, but most of all with herself. She’s *always* been there with a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. And what an encourager! There’s apparently nothing she thinks I can’t do, and she always does an amazing job making me believe in myself, too. She’s so positive, always with a ready smile. My life would be immeasurably lacking without her in it.

Bonus — she was the one who first introduced me to Chinese food! ;)


8 Nadia January 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm

The Dragon in my life is my husband. He is a dedicated husband and father and works tirelessly 6 days a week without ever complaining.


9 nannypanpan January 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

my sister who has confidence and strength
nannypanpan at gmail.com


10 Kelli January 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

My dragon is my spouse! Love him more than anything! I couldn’t imagine my life with out him!


11 Jeff January 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm

My Dragon is my wife. She is the most generous person I know she is so selfless. Will do anything for anyone else before she will do something for herself. She stands by me no matter what and believe me I have done some stupid things.


12 Erin January 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

I nominate my husband, because he saved two lives this year! He single-handedly saved two people at once from drowning at our local forest preserve. One had submerged underwater, and he found her and pulled her up. Her companion was struggling and he pulled both of the to shore. They were both bigger than him–I’m not sure how he did it, but he did! He received no recognition, no thanks, but never asked for any. He said just knowing he helped was plenty. Lost his cell phone in the process. The paramedics came and took the survivors away, I went home with my hero!


13 Kathy Stevenson January 31, 2012 at 10:16 am

I nominate my husband for his generosity and hard work. He works a full time job and farms so that I can stay home with our girls!


14 Amanda Titus January 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

My daughter brought home the Chinese zodiac from her kindergarten class, so we read all the animals and descriptions. We determined which member of our family was what animal and read the characteristics, hysterically laughing and agreeing with each animal’s ‘qualities’. What a fun way to celebrate Chinese New Year!


15 Heather January 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would nominate my daughter, Megan. She is just 7 years old and in the 2nd grade, but has a strong spirit and stands up for others. At the beginning of the school year, she befriended a girl in her class. As their friendship grew, sadly, it became apparent that this girl was a victim of abuse. Megan had the courage to share with me some things this poor young girl had been through. Because of her, this girl was able to get help from the counselor and the intervention to free her from the horrible situation she had been living with. I am so proud of my daughter for being honest and doing what was right in the midst of a very difficult set of circumstances. She is a Dragon in my eyes!


16 Lizzy January 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I nominate my husband as the dragon. He is a hard worker, works long days and comes home full of energy.


17 Some Lucky Dog January 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I nominate my friend, Gigi. She is the most generous and caring person I know. She is always the first to step up to help anyone. It doesn’t matter if she knows them or not. She carries God in her heart and does her best to do his bidding. She is also full of fun and spreads laughter and cheer everywhere she goes. Love her to pieces!


18 Francine Anchondo January 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I nominate my husband because of his hard work and letting me stay home with our kids.


19 lisa January 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm

My father, he is a generous person who listens and cares


20 Christine January 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I would nominate my mother. She’s a Dragon.
Thanks for the chance!


21 Cori Westphal January 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’ve never celebrated the Chinese New Year before, but I’m thinking a little chinese food is in my future!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


22 Payal January 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I would nominate my husband. He’s generous, strong, and hard-working. He does a lot for us and is the best guy I know.


23 Jamie January 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I nominate my husband who has been working 60 plus hours a week keeping his small business afloat. He has perseverance and determination and the strongest work ethic I’ve ever seen!


24 Kristen M. February 1, 2012 at 1:13 am

My husband is a “fire” dragon. He confidently started not one, but two business this past year and is one of the hardest workers I know.


25 Selena February 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

My husband, he is so open and generous and honest to a fault! He is so great!


26 Cheryl Free February 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

I would nominate my partner Scott. Besides the fact that we both love dragons, he embodies one with his generosity of heart. He would do anything for anyone and often does ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!


27 VickieCouturier February 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I would Nominate a Dragon,would be my husband Bruce,he is the most loving an thoughtful man an father to our blended family,,we have 6 grown kids an 8 grandkids,he stops an picks me flowers off the side of the road just because he knew I would like it,,we take the grandkids with us a lot an he never yells or gets angry,I sure was blessed when he came into my life,,he is a hard worker an does anything anybody asks him to do be it family or friend



28 Kelly Hutchinson February 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

My daughter is my dragon because she is strong and independent


29 Elisabeth February 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

I would nominate my Dad who is one of the strongest people I know! He has handled a divorce, financial problems and a disability over the past couple of years with grace and compassion.


30 mrsshukra February 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My hubby is a dragon – strong and kind and he treats me like a queen!


31 ThePixieSprinkles February 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I nominate my husband as the Dragon in my life. He embodies so many characteristics that qualify as a Dragon! He has confidence in our faith and our family unit; he has generosity in abundance not only for my daughter and myself, but for strangers; and he is the most honest person I have ever met. He also loves P.F. Chang’s so this is fitting for him!

Thank you for the chance to win! =)


32 wendy wallach February 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I nominate my husband because he is a source of strength for my family!


33 Al Fitch February 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I nominiate my friend Wendy because she is on fire. She’s a go-getter and a generous one at that. Go Wendy!


34 tracy simms February 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

my hubby is my dragon :)



35 Mami2jcn February 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I nominate my son for his strength.


36 sandra February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

my nephew is a dragonn and he is quite generous


37 Adrienne gordon February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

My husband is always helping others and never thinks of himself, I’d nominate him.


38 Don February 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm

My wife the Dragon, cause she get’s things done.


39 Kristie February 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I nominate my husband as a dragon. He is strong, confident, caring and a wonderful father and husband. I works hard so that I can stay home and take care of the house and kids and I couldn’t ask for a better friend to spend the rest of my life with :-)


40 Johannah B February 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I would nominate my husband. He has always taken very good care of us, and never leaves our side no matter what the circumstance. That also makes him brave and true. We will be married 40 years next year, and this dragon of mine has always been a keeper!


41 Erica Best February 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

my mom would is my dragon she has generosity and honesty


42 Angela E. February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Have to nominate myself for this one, cause I am a dragon!


43 Van February 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

My Mother the Dragon!


44 Lynda Del February 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I nominate my mom as my dragon because she has worked so diligently to grow our family business to assure our family’s future. She puts everyone else first and though she could have retired sooner she chose to stay involved and keep busy.


45 purple_lover_04 February 4, 2012 at 1:23 am

My Mother the Dragon and she is always shows so generosity.


46 Gina M Maddox February 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm

My friend Debbie is the dragon in my life. She went through two abusive marriages, but emerged from them stronger than before. She is a very confident person, despite her past and has turned her negative experiences into a positive future for herself and her daughters. Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com


47 June February 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

My daughter is a Dragon for sure.


48 Carol February 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I nominate my sister. I have never encountered or known a person more generous.


49 Staci A February 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I would nominate my son. He’s only 7, but I’ve never seen someone so kind and generous to others. I’m always amazed at how he thinks of others before himself and is always willing to help out someone in need.


50 samantha w February 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I’d have to say my husband is my dragon. When I had my miscarriage he was so strong for the both of us.


51 Linda F February 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I nominate my son Scott as my Dragon because of his confidence and his never give up attitude. Scott graduated from college last May and has been unable to secure a full-time, permanent job. Yet, he perseveres and takes whatever opportunities come his way. He maintains his confidence and employs new strategies to secure a full time job. He has earned my respect and admiration for the way he has handled himself.


52 ALLIE February 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I would nominate my friend Marla. She has been through though times but has pulled through them all. She is so courageous and always giving. She is such a blessing in my life!


53 Debbie C February 5, 2012 at 3:11 am

I nominate my son who has great qualities.



54 Kristi P February 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

My husband is my dragon. He supports me through whatever endeavor that I want to achieve.


55 Jessica T. February 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

I would say my 8 year old son is my dragon. He is the one who keeps me going and the reason I get up every day.


56 Wendy R February 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

i would nominate my husband – he definitely has these characteristics confidence, generosity, honesty!


57 Shawn February 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I nominate my husband who has many of the dragon traits. He is confident, very generous and honest.



58 Sheri February 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm

My mother, although a small dragon in stature, is a mighty dragon in presence. She is the most caring, compassionate, giving, loving person I have ever known. Her mind and will are strong and she uses all these powers for good. I would treat her to a gluten-free meal at PF Chang’s, which is one of her favorite restaurants.


59 Trudy z February 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I nominate my son because he is small but he never lets anybody push him around. He also sticks up for the underdog.


60 Betty February 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I nominate my son as my dragon – He graduated, worked for 3 years and then got caught in the downsizing of economy. He is steadfast in keeping at the jobsearch efforts and generous in donating his time to help others.


61 shel February 6, 2012 at 12:28 am

I nominate my husband; he is always helping his mother with home repair projects since she’s on a limited income and on her own. I love that he makes sure to drop whatever he is doing and help her when she calls. I see those same qualities in him when it comes to me and our children; he gives and never asks for anything.


62 Lori February 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

I’d have to say that would be my husband, he’s a dragon also.


63 JULIE February 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I nominate my mother, she is the strongest person I know. She is and always has been there for me no matter what and I hope my kids one day say the same thing about me!


64 Tami February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I’d nominate my dad – he demonstrates all of those qualities, and it’s something I really admire about him!



65 Chuck February 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

I’ll nominate my wife for this one, she is for sure a dragon.


66 Kyl Neusch February 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm

father portrays generosity


67 Allison Downes February 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I nominate my mother because she is one of the most outgoing and generous person anyone could ever meet.


68 Jessica February 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I would nominate my Dad. Today is the 5th anniversary of his death and he was generous, honest and full of integrity. I hope my boys strive to be just like their Papa. Thanks for the chance to win!


69 Jennifer February 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

My kids and I celebrated Chinese New Year by making lanterns!


70 Jeni Monroe February 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

My daughter is my dragon because of her fierceness


71 Natalie February 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

I nominate my 7 yr old daughter for her spunk and wit !
Thank youL


72 Sara Phillips February 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

I nominate my husband because he is so determined!


73 1955nurse February 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

I nominate my Husband. This May we will have been together 39 years, married for 36! He has ALL the qualities of a great Dragon!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) ;-)


74 Erinn S February 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

I nimoniate my son, Travis. He is full of confidence and is very social. He knows what he wants and will be the loudest one moment, then can back off and act respectful when the moment needs him to be.


75 Beckee Johnson February 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

I would nominate my husband Wes as my dragon. He is a medical resident and is working a second job moonlighting but still finds time to help others. He takes great care of me and the 5 kids as well.


76 colleen February 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

I nominate my hubby. He is a hard working paramedic/firefighter and works 24 hour shifts. He’s such a great guy and takes good care of me :)


77 cindy February 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

I nominate my husband Adam- He is amazing. We have two daughters together, He is the most amazing husband and the most amazing Dad. He is very involved as a husband and father. We are a team – he helps with housework and the kids. I couldn’t have chosen a better person to spend the rest of my life with.


78 Kimberly February 8, 2012 at 11:09 am

I nominate my husband. He is such a generous person; I’m pretty sure every charity has us on speed dial for pledges. :)


79 deanna February 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

I nominate my mother because she has the biggest heart of anyone I know. I love her.


80 mary j. February 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

I have a personal trainer as a friend and a coach. She has such a loving caring spirit.


81 sarah hinhart February 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

My husband is so generious and giving. He has a huge heart!


82 michelle riebeek February 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I will dominate my husband he loves PF Changs. He is EVERYTHING but I will go with hardworking. We are currently cutting down debt which means Daddy is working alot and besides a grocery budget there is no extra money period. It would be a treat to get to take him out for say Valentine’s Day or just because to one of his favorite restaurants.


83 Nikki Lynn Hanna February 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I nominate my husband Devin. He has always believed in me and has showed such determination to have faith in me, that I just got my Associates Degree because of him! He has never given up on me and he’s my best friend


84 Ashley H. February 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

My Mom is a dragon. She is so strong, independent, and loving at the same time.


85 Claire February 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

My sister – she is honest, loyal, & hardworking!


86 Janet F February 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I nominate my husband, he is my dragon and we celebrate by going out to dinner.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com


87 Farrah Shumway February 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I want to nominate my sister. She has ALWAYS been there for me. She’s very grounded & super fun to be with. She is one of the strongest people I know. She is a wonderful mom & an amazing sister. I love her so much….she is my dragon!

This is so cool. Thank you for this giveaway.
I’m a dragon too. The Dragon is my birth year :)



88 Cori Westphal February 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

We’ve never celebrated the Chinese New Year, but not I might have to consider getting into it!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


89 Garrett February 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm

For sure this would be my Mother the dragon, she’s a good person and a great friend also.


90 Shawn R February 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

My dad is a dragon, he is extremely selfless and giving of all that he has and more



91 Allison Lewis February 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I nominate my mother. She embodies the characteristic of generosity. If I mention something we’re in need of, not expecting anything, that item usually ends up on my front porch.


92 Mia Dentice Carey February 9, 2012 at 12:01 am

I nominate my son cuz he portarys dragon characteristic of confidence & generosity.


93 cw February 9, 2012 at 12:02 am

I nominate my mom. She has shown so much strength and grace throughout a lot difficult times and generosity with everything that she does.


94 ACMommy3 February 9, 2012 at 12:39 am

My Dragon is my sweetheart – who lives in peace, and it always amazes me. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo [dot] com


95 ACMommy3 February 9, 2012 at 12:42 am

(2nd time to try to post, my first didnt’ go through.) My dragon would be my sweetheart – who lives with such peace it amazes me. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo [dot] com


96 Christy Ann February 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I was born the year of the dragon, but my boyfriend should be nominated. He is a genuinely good person, naturally honest and extremely loyal. He’s incredibly strong, but sensitive too. The quality I envy most in him is his confidence. He has always had a strong sense of himself, and never worries too much about anything. He is always confident that things will work out, and because of his confidence, they always do.


97 Alison S. February 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I’d nominate my husband. I appreciate that he is such a good leader and frees me up to be a good mom and wife.


98 Erin February 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I nominate my husband — he represents loyalty and strength to me!


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