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Pumpkin Spice Lattes For $1

Welcome back, fall. You’ve been missed, you sexy beast.

Fall, the season of color-changing leaves, cool crisp mornings and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. You can’t logon to Facebook or Instagram and miss the fact that Starbucks’ beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte is back.

A Grande (medium) cup of the caffeine cult-favorite will run you $4.65 at Starbucks. If you drank just one latte Monday thru Friday, in a month, you would end up spending over $100! I don’t know about you but I would rather wear my paycheck than drink it.

We found a yummy Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe that you can make at home for just $1 a cup.

2 tablespoons half-and-half
2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup coffee
1 tablespoon whipped cream topping, or to taste (optional)

Mix half-and-half, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice together in a coffee mug. Pour coffee into mug; stir to blend.

Heat in microwave until hot, about 15 seconds. Top with whipped cream.

Still need the real thing? Our friends at Starbucks have a special limited time offer – BOGO Pumpkin Spice Lattes from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., until September 21.

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Bill “No Pay” Fay has lived a meager financial existence his entire life. He started writing/bragging about it in 2012, helping birth into existence as the site’s original “Frugal Man.” Prior to that, he spent more than 30 years covering the high finance world of college and professional sports for major publications, including the Associated Press, New York Times and Sports Illustrated. His interest in sports has waned some, but he is as passionate as ever about not reaching for his wallet. Bill can be reached at [email protected].