Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner—Feb. 3, 2019, to be exact. And though it isn't officially a national holiday, it often feels like one. If you're attending a party on game day, make it a great one. But remember, after the kickoff comes the return—and AAA wants yours to go safely. If you plan on imbibing during the game, the best way to get home is to arrange a ride ahead of time.
But even the best plans sometimes fall through. That's why AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service on the day of the Big Game. You don't have to be a Member to use it: Tipsy Tow is part of the club's long-standing commitment to keeping the roads safe for everyone. Tipsy Tow can also save you money and enormous headaches. A first-time DUI conviction can cost more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees, and increased insurance rates.
The service will be available from 6 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday to 6 a.m. the following day. During those 12 hours, drivers, passengers, party hosts, and bartenders—anyone seeking a ride for a motorist who has been drinking—can call (800) AAA-HELP (222-4357) for a free tow of up to 10 miles. (For longer distances, standard towing rates apply.) Just say, "I need a Tipsy Tow," and a driver will be on the way to take you and your car home or to a hotel, if that's where you're staying. A second passenger can come along if there's room. (Service may not be available in some parts of Montana and Alaska; if you live there, call your local AAA office to confirm.)
Join AAA for free towing, discounts on tickets and restaurants, ID theft monitoring, and much more for $56 a year (and up).
This article was first published in Winter 2019. Some facts my have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.