My husband and I love using our Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to buy health necessities, and if you’re among the 30 million Americans with flexible spending accounts, you may still have time to spend your 2012 FSA dollars.

FSA plans end at different times depending on the account, but for many plans there is an additional grace period to spend your funds. The grace period gives you an extra 2 ½ months, and if your plan has it, it ends on March 15.

A great way to make your funds go further is to shop with discounts when available. We have a great discount available for use at FSAstore just for being a fan of our site (listed below).

Use your flexible spending account funds before it is too late!


Millions of dollars are lost each year when people don’t use their pre-tax FSAs on time. You should contact your benefit administrator to find out if your plan has this particular deadline before it is too late. You might like to know what you can use your FSA on if you recently got an FSA.

Last year my husband and I had almost $500 left in our account toward the end of the year, there was no way we were letting that money go unused since it was money that came out of our own paycheck in the first place. We found a list of eligible items and went shopping!

Thermal-scan thermometer: check. Band-aid supply to last for a year: check. First-aid kit for each vehicle: check. Sunscreen for the summer: check. is a site that was created to help consumers easily use their FSAs. You can shop for thousands of FSA eligible products depending on your health care needs. Plus, just for being a fan of our site, you can use promo code BLOG5 at checkout to receive $5 off your order of $50 or more.

Products Ideas:

  • Keep your heart healthy with blood pressure monitors or heart rate monitors.
  • Stock up your first aid kit with bandages, Band-Aids, and gauze.
  • Safely soak up the sun with FSA-eligible sunscreen.
  • Wondering about baby care? Everything from breast pumps to prenatal vitamins is also FSA eligible.

If you or someone you know has a flexible spending account, check out FSA Store carries brand name FSA eligible products, provides a database where you can find health care providers, and find answers about your FSA in the Learning Center.

The store accepts all FSA debit and major credit cards, offers 24/7 customer service, one-to-two-day turnaround for all orders, and free shipping on orders $50+. There is also no need to submit receipts for products purchased with an FSA card.