Start preparing for 4th of July weekend now, so your celebration is full of great memories and family fun! And, your Flexible Spending Account can help!
It’s that time of year again where families break out the barbecue grill and fireworks in celebration of our nation’s birthday: 4th of July weekend. Depending on what you have in store, maybe you've already planned far ahead or perhaps you're making final lists of what to bring, eat/drink or wear ahead of the weekend.
We have a few tips for you for various activities, or you can even incorporate them in the rest of your summer plans. Traveling to visit family or friends? Enjoying a staycation? Organizing a BBQin your own backyard with family or friends? Planning to watch the fireworks somewhat? No matter what you do, food and activities will play a huge role in making your holiday weekend a great time with family and friends.
Curious to know what the top food, drinks, and activities are for this summer?
Start preparing for the holiday weekend now (you still have a few days left before the weekend),so your celebration is full of great memories and family fun!
Here's a selection of popular top 5s, recommended to add to the holiday weekend fun:
Top 5 Foods to Pack to a July 4th Picnic
Rice Krispie Treats
Top 5 Summer Drinks to Make
Cold Brew Coffee
Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea
5 July 4th Activities You Can Do In Your Backyard
If you’re going to spending time outdoors, whether you're going tobeach or want to go hiking or you're staying in your backyard, make sure to protect yourself. Have sunscreen ready to reapply every two hours and a first aid kit in case of falls and accidents.
Preparing for holiday travel with a Flexible Spending Account
As the 4th of July approaches, you might be getting excited for BBQs, family time, a break from work, endless beach days, fireworks, and whatever the holiday has in store for you. And, who can blame you? Summer is the time to say goodbye to work for a while, and enjoy the vacation you deserve!
Before you head out, make a travel check list of items to bring with you. In addition to the basics, don't forget to bring healthy essentials as well. Your Flexible Spending Account has you covered for FSA eligible items including first aid kits, sunscreen, heat wraps, and shoe inserts.
Your vacation check list will vary depending on where you're going, but many of the items you can buy with an FSA will come in handy no matter where you are.
FSA-eligible items to bring
Sunscreen and sunblock are musts whether you're planning on attending a BBQ, going to the beach, hiking, or even relaxing in your own backyard. Mini first aid kits are especially helpful when you've got kids on the playground, or when you're planning on camping or hiking. If you plan to take a road trip, there are even special wristbands that can help adults and kids alike fight car sickness. The last thing you want to think about is pain wherever you are, so cold compresses and heat wraps are easy to carry along, and will save you the hassle of any pain.
But, there are actually thousands of items available with a Flexible Spending Account. If you browse FSA Store, you'll get an even better understanding of exactly what you can purchase with your FSA account.