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Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« on: September 03, 2015, 07:43:57 PM »
Starbucks e-mailed me a "fan pass" to show the barista so I can order Pumpkin Spice Lattes before they're available to regular customers.

The really sad thing is that I'm sure they have customers who are SUPER STOKED to do this!  Yeah, exclusive early access!  Yeah, unlimited use!  Yeah, $4 per latte!  Face-palm!

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2015, 08:04:28 PM »
I am fan of the pumpkin spice latte and I have been saving a Starbucks gift card that I received just to buy a few.   


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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2015, 08:24:40 PM »
I am fan of the pumpkin spice latte and I have been saving a Starbucks gift card that I received just to buy a few.

Want me to e-mail you the fan pass?  :)

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2015, 08:25:48 PM »
I have FB friends counting down until the minute their available (midnight 9/8?)

Like what you like--PSL isn't my thing, nor is Starbucks in general, but you know, different strokes and all that (looking at you pachnik! ;) )--but a minute-by-minute countdown? Jeez...

Also wants coffee at midnight, unless you're pulling an all-nighter? These are all grown women with grown-ass jobs, not undergrads powering through finals...

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 08:32:34 PM »
I am fan of the pumpkin spice latte and I have been saving a Starbucks gift card that I received just to buy a few.

Want me to e-mail you the fan pass?  :)
That is very kind of you to offer but I can wait. 
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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 10:02:45 AM »
I can't recall the last time I spent any money at either Caribou or Starbucks. Love seeing posts about them as it reminds that I don't frequent it.

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 01:00:42 PM »
Congrats to Starbucks for using scarcity to drive up the demand of their coffee drink.
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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2015, 03:56:52 PM »
I made my own PSL this morning at home. Cheaper, healthier, tastier, and I got to  drink it in bed.

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 09:13:10 PM »
I rolled my eyes pretty hard when I got that notification myself. Not as useful as a free app, but sort of in line with the Not-So-In-And-Out thread comments lately in the same subforum, I think there's some legitimate social pleasure or community in being around other people excited about the same thing you're happy about, even if it's a mostly facepalmy consumerist thing. Since diehard fans are supposedly the "only" people currently in on the deal, it creates that automatic sense of an in-crowd. If only we could hack that power for good...

I made my own PSL this morning at home. Cheaper, healthier, tastier, and I got to  drink it in bed.
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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2015, 12:36:55 PM »
I made my own PSL this morning at home. Cheaper, healthier, tastier, and I got to  drink it in bed.

Care to share the recipe? :)

I admit PSL's are my weakness. I've bought two this season already and made a very sad face when they were each more than $5. $5!! But they're so good...

I made my own creamer stuff last year but 1) it wasn't very healthy and 2) I only drink coffee at home on the weekends (free coffee at work) and the creamer didn't last very long.

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2015, 02:46:10 PM »
I made my own PSL this morning at home. Cheaper, healthier, tastier, and I got to  drink it in bed.

Care to share the recipe? :)

I admit PSL's are my weakness. I've bought two this season already and made a very sad face when they were each more than $5. $5!! But they're so good...

I made my own creamer stuff last year but 1) it wasn't very healthy and 2) I only drink coffee at home on the weekends (free coffee at work) and the creamer didn't last very long.

I heard that they are really good, which is one reason why I am happy to avoid them. Can't miss something you've never had...

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 04:27:55 PM »
I made my own PSL this morning at home. Cheaper, healthier, tastier, and I got to  drink it in bed.

Care to share the recipe? :)

I admit PSL's are my weakness. I've bought two this season already and made a very sad face when they were each more than $5. $5!! But they're so good...

I made my own creamer stuff last year but 1) it wasn't very healthy and 2) I only drink coffee at home on the weekends (free coffee at work) and the creamer didn't last very long.
I haven't tried this recipe, but I have tried a lot of others from The Brokeass Gourmet website and liked them.  Here's a link to her PSL: http://brokeassgourmet.com/articles/the-brokeass-pumpkin-spice-latte

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2015, 05:21:43 PM »
It's scorching hot in southern California where I am. It feels wrong to be drinking PSL's.

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 08:27:07 AM »
I haven't tried this recipe, but I have tried a lot of others from The Brokeass Gourmet website and liked them.  Here's a link to her PSL: http://brokeassgourmet.com/articles/the-brokeass-pumpkin-spice-latte

This website is amazing. Thank you!!!

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 12:44:13 PM »
I tried the pumpkin spice latte yesterday. I thought it was disgusting honestly.  (It was free for me.)

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2015, 09:39:16 AM »
Not a fan of Starbucks sweet drinks, like their lattes or fraps.  One look at the nutritional content and any desire for one is immediately gone...holy shit, those insane levels of sugar should be illegal! 

Reminds me of the documentary fedupmovie.com, how corporations pump consumers full of sugar without regard to the physical ailments that result just to make a buck...well a few billion really.  I've never been a big sweets person but watching that was an eye opener.  Didn't MMM tweet about something like this recently? Not related to Starbucks but Coke, IIRC.

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Re: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan pass
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2015, 11:08:00 AM »
Every year when I first hear the words "pumpkin spice latte," my stomach turns over for humanity as I grumble, "Oh, for fuckssakes... I live on a planet of idiots."
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