PLANO, Texas, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tostitos tortilla chips and dips bring people together and are an essential part of most big football watch parties. These gatherings usually feature a spread of food and beverages and, many times, alcohol, leading to an increase in alcohol-related traffic crashes.
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Recognizing this, Tostitos created the "Party Safe" bag – a bag of Tostitos chips featuring an alcohol sensor that acts as a reminder for people to not drink and drive after the party so everyone gets home safely. For those not lucky enough to get their hands on one of the limited-edition bags, Tostitos also partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to offer party-goers $10 off an Uber ride on Sunday, February 5 by using the barcode on the back of nearly every bag of Tostitos chips. This offer applies to both new and existing customers of Uber, but will be limited to the first 25,000 users who enter the code.
"Our goal is to remove 25,000 cars from the roads that Sunday evening," said Jennifer Saenz, Frito-Lay chief marketing officer. "Whether watching the big game at a friend's house or at a local bar, a safe ride home is just a few, easy taps away. By simply entering a participating Tostitos UPC code in the Uber app, fans nationwide can receive $10 off an Uber ride."
Tostitos partnered with MADD to raise awareness around this issue and to remind party-goers to have fun, but to plan ahead for a non-drinking designated driver to get home safely. In 2015, 45 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, representing nearly half (46 percent) of all traffic fatalities on the day of the Big Game, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"Having a good time and being safe go hand in hand," said Delanie Walker, professional football Tight End and MADD volunteer, whose aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver after watching him play in the 2013 Super Bowl. "Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable. Thanks to Tostitos and Uber, it's easier than ever to make a safe choice if your plans include alcohol."
Earlier this month, Tostitos surprised fans watching playoff football games with the first-ever alcohol-detecting sensor on the limited-edition Tostitos "Party Safe" bags. The bag reminded party-goers to re-think getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. To learn more, see reactions from fans, and help spread the word about not drinking and driving, visit www.Tostitos.com
Fans can visit their local retailer to purchase a bag of Tostitos and take part in the getting home safe initiative with Tostitos and MADD. The promotional code for $10 off an Uber ride will be available only on the day of the Big Game, in the continental U.S. and Hawaii while supplies and quantities last.
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About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation's largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD provides a free supportive service to victims of drunk and drugged driving every three minutes through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more by visiting www.madd.org or calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.
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