CINCINNATI - Temperatures may be flirting with 80 degrees in the Tri-State, but many Starbucks fans already have the brand's fall drinks on their minds.
If you're already craving Starbucks' popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, you could help bring it to the Tri-State before it's served at other stores in the nation by getting points on their Facebook page.
The "Pumpkin Spice Latte Challenge," which kicked off Monday, lets Starbucks fans work to get the seasonal drink in their city early by getting points through their Facebook page. The U.S. and Canadian cities that get the most points will get the drink first.
Points can be accrued by sharing on Facebook and Twitter; daily challenges including word searches and general trivia; and creative challenges including a city post card, pumpkin poetry, chalkboard art and scrapbooking.
Tuesday morning's leader board included Clarksville, Ga., with more than 800 points; Fayetteville, Ark., with more than 600 points and Prince Frederick, Md., with more than 500 points.
This is the second year that Starbucks has launched the "Pumpkin Spice Latte Challenge." Last year's winners were Chicago and Calgary.
Fans have until Aug. 23 to score points for their city. Winners will be announced Aug. 24.
The Pumpkin Spice Latte includes Starbucks' signature espresso blended with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and steamed milk and topped with whipped cream.
To cast your vote online, go to the Starbucks Facebook game at http://www.facebook.com/Starbucks/app_455807614453513 .