Uber Is Delivering Ice Cream to Your Door RIGHT NOW.
Anyone else craving a sweet treat to get yourself through this fine final day of the work week? Well grab your phone, fire up that Uber app and start making requests. Because today until 5pm, next to “Taxi,” “uberX,” “uberXL,” “Black Car” and “SUV,” you’ll find those two magical words “Ice Cream.” Just hit that button and an Uber Ice Cream branded car will deliver the ice cold goods to your hands ASAP.
We gave it a whirl here in SF. Our chariot arrived as an uberX with an adorable little ice cream sticker on the side. The driver popped the trunk of his red Prius, put on some ice cream gloves and opened a cooler full of drumsticks and ice cream sandwiches. Wait time was around 15 minutes and it set our co-worker back $25 for five cool treats. Prices vary by location, but expect to get some super sweet Uber swag — like sunglasses!
If you want to treat your entire office, it’s going to take some teamwork. Deliveries are limited to 5 servings per request. Our driver confirmed that he’s been crazy busy. He originally had 125 pieces in his cooler and is now left with about 40.
The goods are being delivered thanks to everyone from your favorite local mom-and-pop ice cream shop to mega superstores like Costco (that’s where ours came from!). In LA, they’ve partnered with local street artists to pimp their rides, turning them into one-of-a-kind works of art.
This isn’t Uber’s first awesome special delivery idea. Besides past ice cream exploits, they’ve done things like deliver kittens on National Cat Day, gave away free weddings in honor of Pride and taken your no-longer loved belongings to GoodWill to help you out with spring cleaning. Oh, and then there was that Super Bowl Sunday when they delivered halftime shows in New York, complete with cheerleaders and a six-piece band.
Any guesses as to how much ice cream will be delivered today? Place your bets in the comments below.
(h/t Los Angeles Magazine)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!