Drain FSA in 2012

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obrian100 said:   At costco, it shows this printer is FSA eligible.. http://www.costco.com/PRINTER%2cLASER%2cDUPLEX.product.100000257...

I wonder if this would really go through. I don't need a printer, but love Costco's return policy.

ellory said:   VerbalK said:   ellory said:   alamo11 said:   Buy Blood Pressure monitors and resell on eBay?Fraud

I here RA has a good return policy.
Fraud

FSA contributions are lawfully earned, untaxed (and unreported) income. Seems to me if items purchased with FSA dollars are sold to obtain a non-health benefit, then a taxable gain is realized. Tax evasion (not "fraud") would occur if the gain is not reported.

Could you buy something that is expensive (I'm not sure what), at say a Wal-Mart, that qualifies. Then, return it without a receipt and get a gift card?

DownInAHole said:   Could you buy something that is expensive (I'm not sure what), at say a Wal-Mart, that qualifies. Then, return it without a receipt and get a gift card?

Yes. You can also print a fake receipt or use a friends receipt. All of those methods work, and they are all equally legal.

ellory said:   By the way OP, gas is not a qualified expense, but 13 cents per mile plus tolls and parking is

I assume you made a typo, it is actually 23¢/mile.

Digital thermometers are included if you could use one.

Sunscreen

First aid kits

Whatever you do, be sure to use it. If you use it at a place with lots of CashBack rewards (fatwallet, other external, and internal) on stuff you don't need, at least you'll get the rewards back.

Last year I used extra on first aid kits, sunscreen, etc at drugstore.com and ended up using all the extra drugstore.com rebate for non-FSA drug-store type items once January rolled around.

Gym membership (w/Rx)

how about ergonomic stuff, like keyboard, mouse, chair, etc

Acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and other homeopathic treatments may qualify...

Also don't forget the co-payments and disallowed insurance claims for some or all of medical treatments.

uutxs said:   I agree. But keep in mind that FSA eligible items is a moving target. 2011 replies might not all be valid for 2012.
Yes, things change, but the majority stay the same....really, the old threads tell at least 95%.

computerquest said:   obrian100 said:   At costco, it shows this printer is FSA eligible.. http://www.costco.com/PRINTER%2cLASER%2cDUPLEX.product.100000257...
I wonder if this would really go through. I don't need a printer, but love Costco's return policy.

Nicorette worked for us before.

My Dior SPF 50 was denied by my plan administrator. It was worth trying though. I guess I'm getting glasses instead.

you could go to lenscrafters, order a pair of high end frames, turn in receipts, return glasses within 30 days.

i'm guessing this will be flagged as unethical. im just throwing out ideas. you sound somewhat morally grey if you're asking about hotel expenses to visit doctors.

anastasia725 said:   My Dior SPF 50 was denied by my plan administrator. It was worth trying though. I guess I'm getting glasses instead.

Was any reason given? Does the invoice says SPF 50?

If you use contacts, you can buy plenty of high quality contact lenses solution at about $15-20 per two pack.

I had to drain mine this weekend, didnt end up having to use any of it this year. This is just the online list, I went to Walgreens and spent another 200.00 tonight on a few more items. I will still have close to 300 left...Last time I enroll in FSA.

287161 EASY CARE Home & Workshop First Aid Chest 1 $14.99
72537 ThermaCare Air-Activated Heatwraps, Back & Hip, S/M, 2 ea 2 $16.98
39632 Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Bandages, Extra Large, 10 ea 2 $7.18
286541 Banana Boat Aloe Vera with Vitamin E Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 45, 0.15 oz 5 $11.45
140264 Flents Wipe 'N Clear Pre-moistened Lens Wipes, 100 ea 1 $13.61
285014 Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Women's Outrageous Comfort, 1Pr, Size 6-10 2 $25.98
285013 Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Men's Outrageous Comfort,1Pr, 8-13 2 $25.98
208994 Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages Plus Antibiotic, 15 ea 2 $7.98
72539 ThermaCare Air-Activated Heatwraps, Neck, Shoulder & Wrist, 3 ea 2 $16.98
271764 Trojan Fire & Ice Condoms 3 Pack 4 $10.76
280255 Thera-Med Ice+Gel Cryo Cold Pack - Large 1 $19.73
148179 Duro-Med TheraBeads Neck Pain Relief, 1 ea 2 $57.98
162813 IMAK Arthritis Gloves, Large, 1 Pair 2 $33.98
284849 Bed Buddy Aromatherapy Hot & Cold Fresh- Green,#Bbf1995 2 $22.50
284850 Bed Buddy Aromatherapy Hot & Cold Balance- Orange,#Bbf1996 1 $10.89
167169 Bed Buddy Deep Penetrating Body Wrap, 1 ea 1 $21.99
284798 Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Spray, SPF 70+, 5 oz 2 $23.98
147351 Cura-Heat Therapeutic HeatPacks for Back Pain, Large Size, 2 ea 2 $9.18
286544 Be Koool Soft Gel Sheets, Kids, 4 ea 1 $3.99
286845 NeilMed Sinugator Cordless Pulsating Nasal Wash with 30 Premixed Packets, 1 set 1 $26.98
142206 NeilMed Sinus Rinse Regular Refill Packets, 100 ea 1 $13.99
70259 Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler V1200, 1 ea 1 $44.99
264435 Ace Elastic Bandage with Velcro Closure - 4 Inch Width, 1 ea 2 $13.18
284925 Optik Shop Eye Glass Screwdriver Kit PR1101 2 $2.32
285413 CareMates Vinyl Powder Free Gloves Latex, Large,100 ea,Care#903 1 $5.25

1 Simply Cozy Neck Warmer - 1 ea $13.99
1 Magic Bag Hot-Cold Thermotherapeutic Pack, Pink Ribbon Edition, Lavender 23.5 x 4.7 inches - 1 ea $26.19
2 TheraPearl Neck Wrap - 1 ea $49.98 2 at $24.99
2 Clear Care Triple Action Cleaning 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution - 1 Twin Pack $31.98 2 at $15.99
2 Walgreens Heating Pad Moist Dry King Size 12 x 24 - 1 ea $39.982 at $19.99
1 Be Koool Soft Gel Sheets, For Adults - 4 ea $3.99
2 ThermaCare Air-Activated Heatwraps, Neck, Shoulder & Wrist - 3 ea $14.84 2 at $7.42
2 ThermaCare Air-Activated Heatwraps, Back & Hip, search for the best selling hot & cold item, Large/Extra Large - 2 ea $14.84 2 at $7.42
1 Eye Scrub Sterile Eye Makeup Remover & Eyelid Cleansing Pads - 30 ea $12.79
1 Ocean Potion Suncare Face Potion Clear Zinc Oxide, SPF 45 - 1 fl oz $4.99
1 Solar Sense Clear Zinc Stick for Face & Lips, SPF 50, Green Tea & Aloe - .45 oz $4.59
2 Omron 10 Plus Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor, Model BP791IT - 1 ea $139.98 2 at $69.99
2 Omron Ear Thermometer, Model MC-514 - 1 ea $59.98 2 at $29.99

kickerstarter said:   anastasia725 said:   My Dior SPF 50 was denied by my plan administrator. It was worth trying though. I guess I'm getting glasses instead.

Was any reason given? Does the invoice says SPF 50?


IIRC there is some kind of line drawn about sunscreen being OK but if it's a "lotion" containing sunscreen it's not eligible. That would exclude a lot of pricey skin care, although how the line is drawn seems to be at the discretion of the plan administrator since most of the eligible sunscreens are in a lotion base.

The printer is gone...

Sold out or removed?

Glucosamine is definitely an fsa eligible expense. You do not need a prescription for it. If you have an FSA debit card, all you have to do is pay with it and there is no paperwork to submit! If for any reason your benefit provider declines that charge later, FSAstore.com has a 100% FSA eligible guarantee and will return your money.



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