12/29/2008

This is what happens when you overestimate your flexible spending deductions!

Since the Little Monkey was in his first year, we decided we should expect some extra doctor's visits and sicknesses so we upped our flexible spending for 2008. Unfortunately, we over-estimated by $260! So tonight, I spent an hour in Walgreens buying every over-the-counter medicine we could possibly need for the next two years (until expiration)!

I was fairly humiliated when I shopped for an hour, got up to the counter, the guy spent five minutes ringing me up, and only then did I realize I had left my wallet at home! So, I had to run back home and then go back to the store to have the same guy ring it up all over again. He was a good sport about it. So this is what $217.68 of flexible spending eligible OTC medicines look like. Click on the picture to make it bigger and let me know if I have a forgotten any necessities?

6 comments:

Cara said...

Liquid Benadryl, that's what you are missing. It's a must have, at least in our house.

Bridgette said...

LOL! You are all set!

Blandina said...

liquid benedryl, baby aspirin, those gel type bandaids for burns and blisters, some disposable instant ice packs and possibly a moist heat style heating pad.

that should take care of the leftover money!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yeah, that's the boat we found ourselves in this year, too. We spent the excess on contacts. Lots of contacts.

Rita T. said...

We only overestimated $87 on our flexible spending account. I'm going back over receipts to see what I can find before heading to the drugstore. That must have taken some time to find and buy that stuff!

Later Gator said...

We overestimated too. I bought a bunch of boxes of disposable contacts and a few over the counter meds to make up for it.