How to Get the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Before Everyone Else

You fiend you.

Now that its recipe is new and improved with real pumpkin, the anticipation has been growing for the pumpkin-spice latte at Starbucks. (Yeah we could people get even *more* excited about this thing?)

While it doesn't officially hit menus nationwide until September 8, PSL superfans can get an early taste. That means you could be wrapping your hands around fall's quintessential coffee as early as today. Yes, you read that right. TODAY.

Here's how it works: 

1. Follow @TheRealPSL (opens in new tab) on Twitter or Instagram for any and all important PSL updates. 

2. Go to (opens in new tab), where you'll be asked to enter the "super secret" code. It's "PUMPKIN," by the way. 

3. From there, you'll be given a PSL Fan Pass, which will be sent via text once you submit your phone number. 

4. Head to Starbucks and show the barista your exclusive ticket to your first PSL of the season. And then bask in its autumnal glow, as you do.

But move quickly—there are only a limited number of fan passes to be had!  And it would be a crying shame if you missed out on a Labor Day weekend pumpkin-spice latte, wouldn't it?

Of course, if this is too much of a smoke-and-mirrors show—or you just aren't that keen on Starbucks—you can always make your own "fall in a cup" with this stupid-easy pumpkin-spice latte recipe. Or just gorge on a bag of PSL M&Ms. No judgment from us either way.  

Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo
Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo