Basketball, Beer, and (hopefully) Bragging Rights – March Madness and Society Limo

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March Madness is fast approaching and basketball fans across the nation are gearing up to cheer for their favorite teams.  Atlantic City is one of THE places to go to watch the big game.  Sports bars, clubs and casinos all boast big screens, great food and high-energy atmospheres.  So dress up in your team colors, prepare your vocal chords for a night of intense yelling, and get ready for cold beer and hot wings.  A Dam Good Sports Bar in Tropicana has 15 high-def plasma TVs and three 110” mega screens.   The Mussel Bar at Revel has 150 craft beers to choose from.  However you choose to honor March Madness, you’ll find it in Atlantic City.

If you’re looking for something to make this year’s March Madness festivities even more memorable, consider taking a ride in one of Society Limo’s 2013 Cadillac Escalades or spacious stretch limousines to and from the game.

ncaaHiring a chauffeured vehicle not only provides you with transportation, convenience and luxury, but you also have an experienced, professional driver who is familia rwith the area and will be at your beck and call throughout the evening.  With all of the fantastic cocktail hours and drink specials available during March Madness games, let us be your designated driver.

Our vehicles come with modern media centers – watch DVDs of past game highlights to pump you up, or bring your favorite music mix.  We always stock our vehicles with ice, water, sodas, mixers and snacks – and if you prefer Coke over Pepsi or if you crave Cool Ranch Doritos after a big night out, just let us know.  We customize our rides to exceed your expectations.

So call up your best buds for a night of basketball, beer and (hopefully) bragging rights.  You concentrate on your team…we’ll take care of the rest.

Call us today to book your ride: 609-602-3938.

For questions about our services and vehicles, visit our website at http://www.societylimo.com

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A Limousine for Prom? 5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask.

1. How do I know my child will be safe?  What is your alcohol policy?

Society Limo has a strict no alcohol policy for underage passengers.  We provide water and soft drinks for the prom go-ers and they can bring any non-alcoholic beverages in the vehicle that they would like.  The divider in the limousine stays down at all times so that the driver is aware of what is happening in the back of the limo.  If we suspect that underage drinking is occurring, we call the parents immediately.  If we have evidence that underage drinking is occurring, we return the students to the original address.  Our number one priority is for the students to be safe and have a good time.

 

2. Do you have an hourly minimum?

Our hourly minimum for proms is 4 hours.  We generally encourage parents to book the limo for the entire duration of the evening, including both the drop off and return trip so that we make sure that everyone is accounted for.

3. Can the limo pick up passengers at different locations?

Yes – as long as you stay within the number of hours that you have reserved, the limo can pick up and drop off at multiple locations.

4. Is the chauffeur trained and licensed?

All of our chauffeurs are properly trained and go through an extensive background screening before becoming licensed with our company.  We only schedule our head drivers for prom nights to ensure the safety of the passengers.

5. What do your prices include? Are there hidden fees?

Our prices are ALL INCLUSIVE.  The number that we quote you is the number that you will pay – period.  If the driver has done an exceptional job, you may give him an additional tip if you would like, but the base gratuity is already included in the total cost.  There will only be an additional fee if there is significant damage to the vehicle as a direct result of the passenger.

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We would love the opportunity to provide your children with an enjoyable and memorable prom experience!  Please call our office at 609-602-3938 to reserve your limousine for prom.  It is best to reserve your limousine as early as possible as we do fill up quick during the prom months.

Love is in the….limousine

Valentine’s Day is a day full of romance – pink and red balloons hang from the ceilings, roses litter the streets, giant teddy bears sit in store windows.  There is a big expectation surrounding this day, whether it’s for a box of chocolates or a tiny blue box wrapped with a white bow.  Whatever you have planned for Valentine’s Day, we can make it even more memorable!  Our Valentine’s Day packages are specially tailored to your desires and we make sure that every little detail is taken care of.

If you’ve ordered 500 roses, we’ll make sure they’re all in the limo when you we open the door for you and your loved one.  It will take her breath away.

Perhaps a bottle of Dom Perignon to start the evening?  We will have it chilled and waiting for you.

Have you planned an elaborate treasure hunt all around the area?  We will take you to each and every stop.

Be creative – challenge us!  Your evening will be absolutely perfect.

For pricing and availability, call 609-602-3938 or e-mail reservations@societylimo.com

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Ringing in the New Year!

With the New Year’s parties, holiday festivities, and 2012 behind us, it’s time to ring in the new year!  It’s time to make some resolutions and start new trends.  2012 was a great year for Society Limo – we had the opportunity to meet some incredible people, we helped out with several worthwhile causes, and we added to our fleet with a beautiful 2013 Cadillac Escalade.

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Now that 2013 is here, we are making some resolutions of our own to improve our service.

1. Create a productive atmosphere

For the travelers who are always on their electronic devices – we hear you.  Just because you’re en route doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.  We are introducing complimentary wi-fi in our vehicles upon request.  So power up, log on, and surf away!  By the time you get to your meeting, you will be prepped for the presentation, you will have caught up on your e-mailing, and you will probably have watched a YouTube video…or ten.

2. Selection, selection, selection!

Drinks and snacks are great.  And we offer them on every ride – but instead of the traditional pretzels and cola, wouldn’t it be nice to have a wide selection of chips, peanuts, cookies, candy and more?  We are expanding our snack and drink selection to include more of the snacks that you love.  Do you have something specific in mind?  A craving for chocolate covered pretzels after a hard day or a hot coffee to wake you up in the morning when you step off of that 6am flight?  Just let us know in advance and we’ll have it waiting for you when you step in our vehicle.

3. Contribute to worthwhile causes

We had such a wonderful time volunteering our transportation services at the charity dental event for veterans last month that we want to continue to donate to great causes.  We are honored to be participating in several charity events in the coming months, including Project Seaport– a charity event dedicated to restoring areas that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

 

It’s been a great ride so far (pun intended) and we are excited to jump right in and embrace 2013!  From the Society Limo family, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

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This past weekend, Society Limo was honored to be involved in an amazing charity event put together by Brickworks Dental.  The event provided free dental care to veterans – everything from simple cleanings to extractions and oral surgery.

We were approached by Brickworks Dental several weeks before the event and were offered the opportunity to donate transportation to the event.  We provided limousine services for the event, chauffeuring patients from the dental office to a separate oral surgery center if they needed more comprehensive services.

Several members of the Society Limo team attended the event, myself included.  I, personally, was not doing the driving, but I wanted to support the event and help out where I could.  From the moment I walked into the dentist office, I immediately knew this event was going to be a home run.  The volunteers were lined up, receiving their instructions for the day and every single person was smiling – these were all dental professionals who donated their time, early on a Saturday morning to help those in need.

There was a constant flow of traffic in and out of the waiting room, with patients coming in from all over South Jersey to receive medical attention.  There was one patient who hadn’t been to the dentist in years – many years.  He was in need of extensive oral surgery and needed to get several teeth pulled.  He was afraid to proceed and asked his neighbor, who was also there for dental care, to please take him home.  He said he was scared and wasn’t going to go through with it – he didn’t have the time and had no way of getting home.  I overheard this conversation and proposed that Society Limo would not only drive him to the procedure but would drive him home afterwards.  We would wait for him during the procedure and take him directly home when he was done.  He would be in good hands and we would be there every step of the way.

After several minutes of negotiation, the dentists convinced him to have the procedure and we drove him to the oral surgery office and then to his home.

As a limousine company we have a lot of opportunities to drive people around in flashy, beautiful vehicles going to exotic restaurants or fancy casinos.  And we love that.  But we don’t get as many opportunities to help people in need.  I am honored to say that we made a difference at the charity event – if just for that one patient.

I personally want to thank Brickworks Dental for putting together such an extraordinary event.  An event devoted to those who have served our country and have made a difference.  This was our chance to make a difference and an opportunity like that is priceless.

– Emma Rhodes, General Manager of Society Limo

Does taking a Society Limo from NYC to AC make sense for your wallet?

Does taking a Society Limo from NYC to AC make sense for your wallet?  And what about your time and comfort?

A lot of people think that a limo from NYC to AC is an unaffordable luxury in these tough times.  Why spend money on a limo when you could have a few more hands at the blackjack table or a nice meal at Revel’s new Mussel Bar?  The answer may surprise you.  Of course let’s take a look at the costs, but let’s keep in mind the “intangibles”.

Say you and 7 of your closest gambling buddies or sorority sisters want to head down to AC for a night or two.  Public transportation is the way to go, a friend says, wanting to be “eco-friendly” and frugal at the same time, even though you point out he works for a hedge fund that was long AAPL for the last 3 years.  Are you going to take the ACE train?  Sorry, that dream was ended in early 2012.  Are you going to take the bus?  Great, the price is right.  Let’s look at what it really entails.

First, you have to take a cab or subway to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.  Then you have to walk up and down all of those steps looking for the ticket window and terminal, and hope the bus isn’t full and is on time.  Next, you wait in line with the characters there for the luxurious opportunity to smell all of your neighbors’ food and what not all the way down the Garden State Parkway, while listening to Mr. Roulette pontificate on the best way to know when to play the wheel (“After it is red 4 times in a row, then black 1 time, you want to bet heavy on the red again!”)

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What is the cost?  Well, it’s tough to beat the bus on costs.  But factor in roundtrip tickets for each of you (37.00 on the Lucky Bus, 46.00 if you want a refundable ticket) plus a cab or subway to get to the bus station in NYC, then a cab to your favorite casino (busses don’t stop at Revel or Borgata!) and then the cab back to your apartment in NYC, and the 8 of you could be spending close to 50 bucks each (37/ticket x 8 people = 296 + 84 in cabs = 380 dollars/8 people = 48 bucks a person).  Travel time is 2.5-3 hours on the bus alone, and that’s if there are no issues with the bus and it leaves on time.  Factor in 30 minutes on each side of it for waiting time for the bus/travel time to and from the bus, and you have a 3.5-4 hour trip you paid 50 bucks for.

Now let’s take a look at driving.  Let’s say you jam into two cars.  You are paying gas, tolls, dealing with the stress of traffic (especially on a Friday evening in the summer) and you certainly can’t drink any alcohol.  I’d say each car is close to 100 bucks with gas and tolls.  But now you have a stressed out driver, crammed conditions, and maybe you had to rent it or take it from Zipcar.  Plus you have to park somewhere and deal with all of that.  So now your cost may be closer to 300/car for a Friday to Sunday trip.  That works out to $75 per person.

Ok, ok, those options don’t seem so great anymore.  What if you take Society Limo’s 8 passenger luxury limousine?  First of all, you get picked up at your apartment.  Maybe 2-3 apartments in NYC so you can congregate beforehand.  Then you are greeted by a friendly driver with all kinds of customized goodies, compliments of Society Limo.  You want Orange Sunkist?  You got it.  You want Red Bull to mix with some Grey Goose you brought along?  Done, you can start the party early.  Need some munchies because your boss made you skip lunch to work on the TPS Reports?  Our GM, Emma Tang, has it covered.  Now you can sit back, relax, watch some movies, talk with your buddies, maybe practice your dice rolling skills for the craps table.  Our drivers can make a pit stop for you if you overdo it on the soda or need a quick burger on the way.  You may enjoy complimentary WiFi soon in our vehicles as well.

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How much? Well, if you leave on a Friday and return on a Saturday or Sunday, it’s only $640 (all-inclusive, no hidden fees for tolls or tip) from NYC to AC and back.  That’s only $80 for each of you, and you can relax and not worry about anything and get pick up and dropped off right at the casino door in style.  The ride was 2-2.5 hours, saving you time as well.  And what is more valuable than your time?  Want to have a bus break-down on the Parkway?  How about your friend’s car that has you crammed in the middle back seat?  Take Society Limo for your transportation needs to Atlantic City now!

 

Take Society Limo to the Rolling Stones!

Take Society Limo to the Rolling Stones you say?  When?  Where?  The Rolling Stones will be performing three shows in the NYC area for the “50 & Counting…” mini-tour, celebrating their 50th anniversary and their new Album, “Grrr!”.  They are only doing 5 shows (for now) and 2 of them were last week in London at the 02 Arena.  Tickets were a small fortune in London but Mick & the Gang didn’t disappoint, with Florence Welch singing alongside Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter”.  Eric Clapton also joined the band, while former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor reunited with the band on songs like “Honky Tonk Women” and “Midnight Rambler”.  Click here and here for the setlists for the 2 shows in London.

The first show for us Yanks is at the brand-new Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sat December 8th.  Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark, Jr. will join the Stones on stage in Brooklyn.  The next two shows are at the Rock (the Prudential Center) in Newark on Thurs December 13th and Sat December 15th.  Tickets are at least $300, with some floor seats going for close to $15,000 for those who won the $1 million second prize in last week’s Powerball drawing.

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Calling all baby boomers, and their not-so-young-anymore children: need a ride to the show? :  Society Limo can take you there for both the Brooklyn and the Newark shows in style.  Arrive in one of our new 2013 Cadillac Escalades, which seat 6,  or one of our stretch limos, which seat 6-8.  If you need a party bus, we can handle that too.  No matter where you are going, Society Limo gets you to concerts and shows via our customized car service, so you can relax, have a few drinks before, during, and/or even after the show, and let Society Limo handle the transportation.