Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte: How to Get Your Hands on the Tasty Drink Early

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
Want a PSL before it arrives on Sept. 8? Find out how to get the drink early! Courtesy Starbucks

Early birds get the pumpkin spice lattes!

Although Starbucks announced that its much-anticipated seasonally appropriate beverage won’t officially make its way into stores until Sept. 8, some die-hard fans can get their hands around a steaming PSL early, beginning on Sept. 4.

Mouth watering already? From your mobile device, head to and enter the password “pumpkin.” A secret fan pass is then unlocked for you to show to the barista. (If you click to the site from a desktop, you’ll have to enter your mobile number so the pass can be texted.)

Being the dedicated PSL-lovers that we are at Us Weekly, we can confirm that this is not a hoax and does in fact work. We were able to use our pass to become the first lucky pumpkin spice latte recipient at our friendly neighborhood Starbucks (and it was delicious!).

Earlier this summer, Starbucks announced that the latte would be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring. “After hearing from customers and partners about ingredients, we took another look at this beverage and why we created it so many years ago,” Peter Dukes, director of espresso and brewed coffee for Starbucks, said in a statement. “It was simple — espresso, perfectly steamed milk, warm fall spices with delicious flavor of pumpkin pie that reminds you of the cool, crisp days of autumn. It’s the Pumpkin Spice Latte our customers have loved all along.”

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