We're just going to say what everyone's been thinking: 2020 was, well, a year. We understand that there's probably a lot weighing on you, but figuring out how to use your FSA funds before the March 15th Grace Period Deadline shouldn't be one of them.
So, we're here to help you start thinking about it. Whether you need a refresher on the basics or are looking to delve a bit deeper, our website has a ton of helpful information on FSAs, eligible products, and those important deadlines. We know you have some time before March 15th, but we thought we'd help in the idea department in case your pandemic fatigue has your mind completely blank (because we hear that's a thing that we may or may not have).
Here are 10 of our staff's favorite FSA eligible products:
According to The New York Times, 6 million Americans received the coronavirus vaccine and more than 27 million have received the first dose. While this is progress, COVID-19 is still in full force. Protecting yourself and others is hugely important, so spending your remaining funds on important virus preparedness items is a great investment. The Sejoy Infrared Forehead Thermometer is one such device. It's a no-contact thermometer that gives quick and easy results. Especially suited for the pandemic, it's the same kind of thermometer doctors' offices and employers have been using to safely check temperatures without touching anyone, and with it you can do that in your own home.
Whether you're prepping for the just-around-the-corner allergy season, or you're someone who suffers from allergies all year long, using those remaining 2020 FSA dollars on Zyrtec Adult Allergy Relief Tabs is an excellent idea. Its prescription strength provides 24-hour relief of indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms, including itchy nose and throat, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes.
The best thing about the MyPurMist Free Cordless Ultrapure Steam Inhaler? Actually, we can think of two: it helps ease sinus pressure and pain when you're not feeling well, and it also sort of makes you feel like you're in a steam room, which sort of makes you feel like you're in a luxurious spa. If that feels like a stretch, know that it's an all-natural, drug-free remedy and a great choice for allergy season and year-round nasal irrigation.
The Omron Total Power Heat + TENS Unit makes you feel like you're at physical therapy (if physical therapy was in your own home). It's a drug-free pain relief option that combines soothing heat with TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to relieve acute and chronic muscle and joint pain.
There are a lot of COVID-19 preventative measures we should all be taking: social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, and getting tested. But weekly COVID testing isn't accessible or affordable for everyone. That's where the myLAB Box COVID-19 At-Home Viral Detection Test comes in! This at-home COVID-19 testing kit is the perfect solution. It takes saliva samples (as opposed to the hard-to-do-yourself and somewhat uncomfortable nasal swabs at clinics and hospitals) and provides pre-paid shipping labels so you can get your test results ASAP.
This is one of our most popular breastfeeding products, and for good reason. The Elvie Double Electric Breast Pump allows for hands-free pumping and eliminates noise for a peaceful pumping session. Plus, it comes with a free app (not necessary for operation — just a bonus!) so moms can easily monitor milk volume in real time, track pumping history for each breast, and control the pump remotely.
Cuts and scrapes are bound to happen, so it's super useful to have these bandages around. This variety pack has a bunch of different kinds, including bandages that are waterproof, clear, designed for sports, and even ones with Disney characters on them!
Bandages and antibiotic ointments go perfectly together, so once you add the BAND-AID® Adhesive Bandages Variety Pack to cart, you don't want to forget about Neosporin. It helps heal cuts, burns, and scrapes quickly and prevent infection, and is always useful to have on hand.
Let's face it, if moisturizer isn't part of your acne treatment routine, your skin is missing out. This one is specially formulated with salicylic acid for people with stubborn pimples, helps prevent breakouts, and clears up blemishes. It also has a soy complex to gently moisturize, improve your complexion, and keep skin feeling refreshed.
This item may be last, but it definitely shouldn't be at the bottom of your list. If you're a parent with a newborn, the Miku Smart Baby Monitor with Breathing and Movement is a must-have. One of our most popular hi-tech health items, it allows you to monitor your baby's breathing, temperature, humidity, sound, and movement without wires or wearables through a compatible smartphone app. You can rest assured while your baby rests peacefully.
We hope you're as excited by these products as we are, but if you're looking for some other FSA eligible items to catch your eye, check out our FSA Deadline Spending Guide. Whether it's sun care, thermometers, tampons and pads, or any of our other health essentials, we've made it beyond easy to use your remaining dollars before the 3/15 Grace Deadline. Happy shopping!
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