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Like to booze it up? How to win a designated driver for an entire year

Like to booze it up? How to win a designated driver for an entire year
The well-stocked bar at Scopa Italian Roots Restaurant in Venice. A service called BeMyDD offers professional drivers for hire to drive your own car. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Playing rock, paper, scissors to decide on a designated driver is never fun. But someone's got to do it. The next time there are no willing participants, Total Wine & More wants to help.

The wine and spirits chain is giving away a free designated driver for an entire year.

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That's a year full of late nights at bars, clubbing, happy hours after work and wine-fueled dates with a safe ride home, without the need to call Uber.

The store has teamed up with designated driving service BeMyDD for a drawing offering a grand prize of a sober ride home for a year. Unlike Uber, which requires customers to get into a stranger's car, BeMyDD offers two services that use the client's own car. You can hire a professional driver to take you out, wait for you, then drive you home, or if you're already out, hire two drivers to take you and your car home.

Prices for a personal driver are $14 to $19.50 per hour.

There's contest information online. And even if you don't win, you can still get $20 off your first ride with the code "total wine." Cheers!

I'm really into happy hour, all the time. Follow me on Twitter @Jenn_Harris_ 

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