Though there are still hints of summer in the air, we've officially entered Pumpkin Spice Latte season. The famous drink hit stores Sept. 5, and Starbucks customers are already losing their cool about the exciting autumn news. Though its arrival is a delight for tastebuds, it is kind of a problem for wallets. Our daily coffee intake just isn't complete this time of year without a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course, pumpkin. If this treat is your morning go-to order, fear not: We've devised a plan to figure out how much Pumpkin Spice Lattes will cost you each week.
If you're in the office five days a week and a PSL lover, you're probably going to be making a pitstop each morning for your order. A tall (12-ounce) Pumpkin Spice Latte can reach somewhere between $4.25 and $4.45, according to Starbucks, depending on ingredients (sometimes that whipped cream is a must, you know?). For argument's sake, let's say you're going to go with a tall and it'll be $4.45; that's $22.25 per week. If you allot $25 per week for your morning indulgence —a little extra dough offers you the chance to get a different size one morning, or perhaps a cookie if you're in need of a little sustenance — you're looking at $100 per month for your favorite drink.
It's a commitment, but it's the most wonderful time of the year, after all. If you're looking for other ways to indulge in the pumpkin goodness, you can add the PSL effect to make a fashion statement thanks to Pumpkin Spice Latte hair. (If you're in need of a Halloween costume, you're welcome). Or if you can't get enough of that pumpkin aroma, try the PSL deodorant — a perfect way to stay fresh and pay homage to your favorite Starbucks order. For those who are feeling super adventurous, have a look at KAYAK'S top three fall destinations. You can book a flight and see other countries' versions of the PSL for yourself.
Happy Pumpkin Spice Season, folks. See you on the Starbucks line.