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It may be a sweltering 100 degrees in New York right now — give or take a few degrees — but, according to Starbucks, it’s apparently a beautiful day to get a nice, warm, pumpkin spice latte.

That’s right, Starbucks’ famed PSL came back on Tuesday, which means the fall hysteria, (a $100 million boon for the coffee chain, Forbes estimated in 2015) has officially begun. So get out your Ugg boots and leggings, and pretend that today isn’t the hottest day of the year. May we suggest getting one iced, though?

Starbucks isn’t the only company that is trying to start fall in the summer. American Airlines will be having some new beers on board starting Sept. 1. According to the airline, the Sam Adams beer will turn into a rotational, starting with Octoberfest and shifting to another seasonal flavor after two months. American’s selection of potent autumn potables will also feature a Goose Island IPA and a Fat Tire Belgian White. Let’s just say the airline is jumping on the pumpkin hayride bandwagon.

If autumnal flavors aren’t your thing, and you want to avoid all things pumpkin spice, you might want to try one of these anti-fall foliage, anti-pumpkin trips. We guarantee there won’t be a single Starbucks in sight.

But, if you are going to take advantage of the most “basic” day of the year, be sure to use a credit card that racks up points on dining, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x). You should also keep an eye out for Starbucks’ new rewards program, launching sometime next year.

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