Being driven around by someone else gives one an air of prosperity, a feeling of privilege, and an opportunity to focus on shooing the squirrels out of the back seat. Arrange a safely chauffeured ride with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a yearly membership to Dial-A-Designated-Driver (a $50 value). Dial-A-Designated-Driver's service area includes Huntersville, Cornelius, Mooresville, Denver, Charlotte, Mint Hill, Matthews, Gastonia, Belmont, Waxhaw, and Concord in North Carolina, as well as Rock Hill and Fort Mill in South Carolina.
The vigilant valets of DADD provide riders with a safe, convenient way to get themselves and their cars home when under the influence of alcohol. Drivers arrive in pairs—one to transport the customer home in their own car, the other to transport the transporter—eliminating the need for taxis, limousine services, and hitchhiked piggyback rides. Advanced reservations are highly recommended, but members can call from their point of departure to arrange the pickup (allow at least half an hour for travel time) or arrange the ride days ahead of time.
Charges are incurred by mileage per vehicle, and members pay $10 less for every ride than nonmembers. A ride of five miles or fewer costs $25, 6 to 10 miles runs $30, and the rate increases by $10 for every 10 miles thereafter. Additional passengers do not incur more charges, though any extra stops will cost an extra $5, including multiple drop-offs, fast-food expeditions, and photo opportunities with celebrity stop signs. In addition to the discount on responsible road sailing, DADD members also receive up to 20% off at numerous area eat-and-drinkeries, including MJ's Bar and Grille, Corkscrew, Fox and Hound, Blackfinn, LaVecchia's, and Skybar.