LOS ANGELES, CA, CALIF., Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation's largest designated driver service, today announced two Valentine's Day promotions. Individuals that open a new account will receive US$20 off of their first reservation with the promo code: LOVE. They will also be automatically entered into a random drawing for a "Designated Driver for a Month."
New customers must open an account and register a credit card on file (no charges will be levied) at www.BeMyDD.com/love. The US$20 discount will be displayed when a new customer logs in to their account. The "Designated Driver for a Month" award winner will be notified via email and on the company's social media pages on February 16, 2015. The award is limited to four nights in one month, each with a four-hour time limit. Both promotions end at midnight on February 14, 2015.
"Valentine's Day should be about romance and having a good time, not trying to find parking, waiting for the valet, or worrying about a DUI," said Arthur Simanovsky, BeMyDD president & CEO. "Celebrate in style this Valentine's Day with a BeMyDD designated driver."
BeMyDD offers an alternative to ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, with a range of affordable services where professional, experienced chauffeurs operate the customer's own vehicle. Services are priced at pre-determined rates free of surge pricing or other surprise fees.
BeMyDD offers a Personal Driver Service, where a professional driver arrives at the client's home and chauffeurs them anywhere they want to go using the client's own car. Making multiple stops if necessary, the driver waits in the car and takes the client back home when they are ready. The Personal Driver Service costs US$14-US$19.50/hour, depending on geography, and has a three-hour minimum. Reservations for this service need to be made ahead of time through BeMyDD.com, by calling +1 (877) U-BeMyDD (823-6933), or by downloading and using the mobile app (iOS and Android).
If an individual has driven to a location and does not want to drive home, they can contact BeMyDD and make a reservation using the BeMyDD mobile app for the company's Pick-Up Service. The service costs US$25 for pick-up and US$3.45 per mile with a US$45 minimum. As part of BeMyDD's Pick-Up Service, the company will dispatch two drivers, one to take the client and their car home and a second to follow behind to retrieve the BeMyDD driver.
The average age of a BeMyDD driver is 51, and the company requires every driver to have at least 10 years of professional driving experience, complete an in-person interview and undergo very comprehensive background checks. Many drivers hold a commercial driver's license (CDL). BeMyDD provides primary insurance with comprehensive collision coverage, which includes theft protection, as well as a US$2 million commercial auto policy that covers its customers' vehicles and rental cars if a BeMyDD referred driver is at fault.
To ensure a "white glove" customer experience, BeMyDD operates a U.S.-based customer service center that clients can contact to make reservations, confirm details, and ask questions about the service or a driver. The service center operates 9 AM to midnight EST Sunday through Thursday and 9 AM to 2 AM EST Friday and Saturday. Customers are also able to request specific drivers whom they have hired in the past with BeMyDD. Additionally, women are able to request a female driver if they so prefer.
Founded in 2010, BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver) is the nation's largest designated driver service, currently operating in 76 markets in 31 states. This convenient, safe, reliable and affordable alternative transportation service provides a chauffeur at a discounted rate by driving the customer's automobile. Professional, experienced drivers are fully background-screened, interviewed and insured by ByMyDD and wear formal business attire. The company has national partnerships with leading liquor and wine companies such as CÎROC and Brown-Forman to promote social responsibility. To schedule a professional driver, go to BeMyDD.com, call +1 (877) U-BeMyDD (823-6933), or download the mobile app. To learn more, visit www.BeMyDD.com and follow us on Facebook; LinkedIn; Google+; YouTube; Instagram and Twitter.
Michael E. Donner
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer
+1 (561) 406 9090
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CONTACT: Michael E. Donner EVP, Chief Marketing Officer mdonner@BeMyDD.com +1 (561) 406 9090