Does Sephora accept FSA or HSA cards online or in-store?
FSA or HSA cards are a great way to save money on healthcare expenses, however only certain retailers accept the card. Retailers like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid accept the card in-store, while online stores like BuyFSA.com also accept these benefit cards. However, Sephora is a retailer that will not be able to accept the card in-store or online. This is because the majority of items that Sephora sells are NOT FSA-eligible or HSA-eligible. If you keep reading, I will help you find FSA and HSA eligible items in-store at Sephora and online at Sephora.com
What is an FSA?
FSA stands for Flexible Spending Account. It is a tax-advantaged account that allows you to set aside money to pay for eligible health care expenses. You can use the funds to pay for eligible health care expenses at any time during the year.
If you don’t need all of your FSA balance, it may have a roll-over period where you can transfer a portion of your balance into next year’s account. For most accounts, if you don’t use all of your FSA balance before it expires on December 31st, it will be forfeited and cannot be used toward future claims or reimbursed into your checking account!
Where can I find FSA or HSA eligible items at Sephora?
You can find Sephora’s 200 to 300 FSA and HSA eligible products by clicking here to their category page. You will also be able to find out which items are FSA and HSA eligible by looking at the product highlights section on Sephora product pages.
How do I reimburse myself for FSA eligible purchases made at Sephora?
Since Sephora does NOT accept FSA or HSA cards, Sephora asks to save your receipt that is sent to your email in order to submit for reimbursement.
If you’re not interested in the hassle of saving your receipt and manually asking for reimbursement, check out our ultimate guide for recommendations on which retailers accept the FSA and HSA card online.
Need more help in finding FSA & HSA Eligible Items at Sephora?
The next time you’re at a Sephora, download the BuyFSA app and use their free UPC scanner that checks the item for FSA & HSA-eligibility . BuyFSA.com also sells over 3,000+ FSA and HSA-eligible items that you will not find in most retail stores, including Theragun’s, Hyperice compression boots, sun care, and more! It is great app for any FSA or HSA cardholder to have!
What are some examples of items I can purchase at Sephora that are FSA or HSA-eligible?
At Sephora, you can find the following FSA and HSA eligible products:
Sunscreens with SPF 15+ from brands such as Supergoop!, Shisheido, Coola and more
Acne treatments and red light devices for skin care
Medicated skin treatments
Can I use my FSA card on my deadline at Sephora?
If you are near are Sephora, you are safe to use your regular credit card on the day of the deadline, because you’ll be able to save your receipt and reimburse with your FSA card provider. If your administrator denies your claim, you can always return the item to Sephora
Additional FSA / HSA Questions?
The FSA/HSA card is a great way to save money when shopping at Sephora, especially with how expensive Sephora is these days! If you have questions about your card or how this works, please contact us.
For any additional questions you may have regarding using your FSA or HSA, please check out my FAQ!
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