LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation's largest designated driver service, today announced a social media sweepstakes called "Five for Five" that rewards participants with free services. Five lucky winners will receive a free designated driver for an evening of the winner's choice (up to four hours), while one grand prize winner will receive a year's worth of free BeMyDD service (up to 100 hours). All new customers to enter will receive a US$20 credit towards their first BeMyDD reservation.
To enter the sweepstakes, participants must connect with the BeMyDD social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram and keep an eye out for five specially designated sweepstakes posts. At undisclosed times, BeMyDD will post on one of these five social media accounts a special sweepstakes message. Once the sweepstakes special message goes live, participants have 24 hours to like, comment on, share, favorite, or retweet this BeMyDD post to be entered to win. Participants receive one entry for each interaction.
In addition to interacting with the sweepstakes post, participants must also have a BeMyDD account, which they can sign up for at www.bemydd.com/social.
BeMyDD will choose one winner at random from each sweepstakes post, for a total of five winners over the course of the sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by social media and will receive a four hour time credit to be used against their next BeMyDD booking. All applicants will then be entered for the grand prize drawing on June 1, 2015, where one winner will be chosen at random to receive a free designated driver for a year.
The sweepstakes is open to new and existing customers and runs from February 17th to May 31st, 2015. First time customers who enter the sweepstakes will also receive a US$20 credit off their first reservation by using promo code: social or by signing up via www.bemydd.com/social.
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.
ByMyDD provides two services that reduce the dangers associated with drinking and driving. If an individual has driven to a location and does not want to drive home, they can contact BeMyDD and make a reservation through the website at BeMyDD.com, by calling +1 (877) U BeMyDD (823 6933) or downloading and using the BeMyDD mobile app (iOS and Android) 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.
In addition, BeMyDD also offers a Personal Driver Service, where a professional driver arrives at the client's home and chauffeurs them anywhere they want 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.
The average age of a BeMyDD driver is 51 and the company requires every driver to have at least 10 years of previous 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 while operating its customers' cars 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.
Additional sweepstakes rules and information can be found at www.BeMyDD.com/social.
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.
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CONTACT: Michael E. Donner EVP, Chief Marketing Officer mdonner@BeMyDD.com +1 (561) 406 9090