Save Money on Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Fans of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte are undoubtedly happy to see that it has returned for the season! There is something about holiday drinks that bring up feelings of comfort and nostalgia. The limited time it is available can influence some people to spend more money on these tasty drinks than they intended. Here are some tips to help you save money on a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
How to Save on Pumpkin Lattes
One of the best ways to save money at Starbucks is to join their loyalty program. It is called Starbucks Rewards Register any Starbucks gift card and use it when you make your purchases.
You will earn stars. Use those stars on a free drink, a free refill, or free food. Are you already a member? Check to see how many stars you have and use them to get your next Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Another option is to visit your local coffee shops to see if they are offering a drink that is similar to Starbucks “PSL”. The “mom and pop” coffee shops are probably going to offer some kind of special holiday drinks for fall. You might discover an alternative to the Starbucks version of a pumpkin spice flavored coffee drink. Chances are, it will be less expensive, too.
You could make your own version of a pumpkin spice latte at home. Typically, the cost of making a “copycat” recipe at home of something you would usually buy from Starbucks (or restaurants, or fast food places) costs less. “Copycat” recipes also give you more control of the ingredients that are in the item you are trying to make. That’s great for people with food allergies or special dietary needs.
Foodie Fiasco has a recipe for a vegan version of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. The one at the Starbucks is not vegan and cannot be made that way.
Instructables has a recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Latte that actually contains some real pumpkin. One of the complaints about the “PSL” this year is the lack of pumpkin in the drink. Those who are upset about that can use the recipe at Instructables to make their own drink at home.
Food.com has a recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Latte that you can make in a crock pot. It takes five minutes to prepare, two hours to cook, and will give your home a nice fall scent while it is cooking.