How to use the glory that is Purple: Make an account. Log your car info (license plate, car photo, make and model) pick unleaded 87 or 91 and 10 or 15 gallons. The price listed will be average gas price in the area your car is listed. 3 Hour Delivery is free, or One Hour Delivery is $1. Just tell them where your car is and leave the gas lid open. Mind. Blown. I haven't been to the gas station in months and I'm pretty sure my life is better for it.
Three cheers for LA being one of the first places to get crazy apps. Want to try it? Use my promo code (CKPQX) for $10 off and we all win.
2) Uber Eats. No, not the original Uber App that was home to a half-assed "Eats" section. I'm talking the individual brand new Uber Eats app. Previously a Postmates loyalist, I never knew there was room in my heart for something new and improved. Now, I'm all about that Uber Eats life. The selection is smaller but way easier to navigate, and they offer both instant (5-10 min) pre set menu options AND full menus from a variety of partners. Uber Eats never fails me during my times of desperate food needs. Bonus points: the customer service for this app somehow blows regular Uber out of the water. I had an issue with an order and they refunded it, no questions asked. Boom! I'm in love.
3) ClassPass. Sure, this is a website too. But we're going to call it an app for the purposes of today. I spent most of 2015 secretly thinking all my ClassPass using friends were part of a fitness cult that I just didn't understand, so to say me joining Classpass was a turn of events, is an understatement. Flash Forward to March 2016, one month into my ClassPass membership and I'm checking out the app all day long, scoping out which classes have opened up and how I can make my schedule even better. I've since spent the last month scheduling classes at every studio I can get my hands on, trying everything from Surfset at Sandbox Fitness to a questionable Pilates location in a strip mall that ended up being AWESOME (I'm looking at you Love for Pilates). Special shoutouts to my favorite studios so far: Playlist Yoga and Training Mate. If you're like Ellen circa 2015 and are team anti-ClassPass, I highly recommend just giving it a go for a month and see what you think. There are SO many awesome studios in this fitness mecca we call LA, it's worth a shot. You might just find some studios you love.