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drugstore.com Helps FSA Customers Stretch Dollars as 'Use It Or Lose It' Approaches

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 17 drugstore.com, inc., (Nasdaq: DSCM) a leading online retailer of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products, reminds the 35 million flexible spending account (FSA) participants in the United States that with the end of the year fast approaching, they may need to use the remaining balance in their accounts, or risk losing it. The pre-tax health care accounts can be used for medical expenses, prescription drugs, contact lenses, and eligible non-prescription products.

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drugstore.com's leading online FSA Store http://www.drugstore.com/fsa displays all the eligible products in one, easy to search stop and offers:

"While Congress debates health care reform and whether non-prescription products will continue to be FSA eligible in the coming years, participants can still use their FSA funds for this plan year and take advantage of this important benefit," said David Lonczak, vice president and chief marketing officer for drugstore.com, inc. "Regardless of the future of FSA accounts, drugstore.com will always be a reliable source for value-minded consumers to fulfill their health care needs."

The drugstore.com FSA store streamlines the process by managing the required financial substantiation. All FSA debit cards are accepted, and customers who need receipts for reimbursement may print out an FSA-only receipt for any time period simply by logging into their online account.

Most FSA plans require account holders to use all of their health care dollars by the end of the calendar year; other plans give members until March 15, 2010.

Benefits of shopping on drugstore.com include everyday customer perks such as free shipping, 5% cash back through the drugstore.com dollars(TM) loyalty program, valuable "click and save" instant online coupons for many everyday essentials, and much more.

About drugstore.com, inc.

drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ: DSCM) is a leading online retailer of health, beauty, vision and pharmacy products. Our portfolio of brands include: drugstore.com(TM), Beauty.com(TM) and VisionDirect.com(TM). All are accessible from http://www.drugstore.com and provide a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience while offering a wide assortment of more than 45,000 products at competitive prices.

The drugstore.com pharmacy is certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS) and operates in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations in the United States.

-- More than 3,000 FSA-eligible non-prescription items competitively priced, many products are on sale and some offer high-value instant 'click and save' coupons -- Low prices on contact lenses through VisionDirect.com, a drugstore.com subsidiary -- The fully licensed drugstore.com pharmacy accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

SOURCE drugstore.com, inc.
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