As FSA Deadline Approaches, drugstore.com Offers an Easy Way to Maximize Healthcare Savings

Shop and Save Before 2011 when Fewer Products will be Automatically Eligible for Flexible Spending Account Reimbursement

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- drugstore.com, inc., (Nasdaq: DSCM) a leading online retailer of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products is reminding flexible spending account participants, more than 35 million people, that they need to use the money left in their accounts by the end of the year or lose it. An FSA account provides money-saving benefits by setting aside pre-tax wages to pay for qualified healthcare expenses. The drugstore.com™ FSA-only store (http://www.drugstore.com/FSA) makes it easy for account holders to use their funds wisely with the largest online selection in one easy to shop location.

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Customers are frequently delighted to learn what they can purchase with their FSA funds.

  • Over-the-Counter products – More than 3,000 non-prescription FSA-eligible products such as pain relievers, monitors for blood pressure or diabetes, band aids, defibrillators, aids to stop smoking, vitamins, acne, skincare, baby care, heartburn and much more.
  • Contact Lenses - Low prices on www.VisionDirect.com™, a drugstore.com subsidiary. New customers or people who buy an annual supply can receive a discount.
  • Prescription medicines may be ordered through the drugstore.com™ pharmacy. Co-pays are FSA eligible.

"drugstore.com had the first FSA-only online store and we're proud to be a reliable source  of information to help customers save on healthcare costs now and in the future," said David Lonczak, vice president, drugstore.com. "We recommend that customers make strategic purchases this year, because healthcare reform is changing FSA rules in the coming year."

Beginning January 1, 2011, new regulations will reduce the number of over-the-counter products automatically eligible for FSA. Some of those products will continue to be covered, but only with a doctor's prescription. Item eligibility and information will be updated online at www.drugstore.com/FSA to reflect the changes, so customers will be able to shop with confidence.

drugstore.com accepts all FSA debit cards. For customers who don't have the special debit card and need receipts for reimbursement, drugstore.com does all the accounting work. Customers can simply log into their online account and print a receipt for all FSA purchases.

Benefits of shopping on drugstore.com include everyday customer perks such as free shipping, 5% credit back through the drugstore.com dollars™ 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, clinical skincare, vision, and pharmacy products. Our portfolio of brands includes: drugstore.com™, Beauty.com™, Skinstore.com®, and VisionDirect.com™. All provide a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience while offering a wide assortment of more than 55,000 products at competitive prices.

The drugstore.com™ pharmacy service 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.

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