You know it’s officially cold-weather season when suddenly images of Pumpkin Spice Lattes start to show up on various social media feeds (#Finally! #SoGood #LiveForStarbucks #Amaze). And while we’re definitely not hating on the seasonal favorite (well, some of us are), we do find it pretty hilarious that people—for lack of a better word—die over the drink the way they do. Especially considering they’re a pricey habit to cultivate on a daily basis.
Here in New York City, the average price of a venti Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks is $5.65. It’s a figure that (sadly) we’ve come to regard as fairly normal for a coffee concoction, but when forked over daily, it can add up to nearly $40 a week. Ouch! And at similar coffee joints, it can be even more.
This got us thinking about other ways to spend that cash, and we dug up 10 cool things you can buy for less than the price of a Pumpkin Spice Latte.