Should You Use Plastiq to Pay Rent, Loans, Utilities, & More With a Credit Card?

There’s a new way to pay bills that can’t normally be paid with a credit card.  Plastiq says you can pay any bill (businesses or individuals) using their service and they’ll charge you a flat 2.5% fee.

But for a limited time, you’ll only pay a 1.99% fee when you use your MasterCard or American Express card!

That’s cheaper than other bill payment websites, like Evolve Money or Radpad (which add a ~3% fee).

Should You Use Plastiq To Pay Rent Loans Utilities More With A Credit Card

You Can Pay Tuition, Rent, Mortgage, Car Payments, and More With Plastiq

This could be a good way to meet minimum spending requirements or earn miles and points on big bills like tuition or property taxes.  But it’s not for everyone!  I’ll explain.

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News You Can Use – $15 Off MasterCard Gift Cards, $20 Off Clothes, 600 United Airlines Miles, Discover it 5% Categories

1.    $15 off $300+ in MasterCard Gift Cards

Doctor of Credit reports, you can save $15 when you purchase $300 or more in MasterCard gift cards at Office Depot or Office Max.

The discount is applied instantly at checkout.  This deal is good until August 8, 2015.

MasterCard gift cards charge a ~$7 activation fee.  So if you buy 1 $200 and 1 $100 gift card it will cost ~$314 ($300 in gift cards + $14 in fees).  But with the discount you’ll pay ~$299 (~$314 for 2 gift cards – $15 discount).

This is a great deal because you can purchase MasterCard gift cards to help meet minimum spending requirements on your credit card and then use them to load your AMEX prepaid card.

News You Can Use 15 Off MasterCard Gift Cards 20 Off Clothes 600 United Airlines Miles Discover It 5 Categories

PIN-Enabled Gift Cards Can Help You Earn Your Next Sign-Up Bonus. And You Can Save $15 on $300+ in MasterCard Gift Cards at Office Depot!

Pay with a card that earns bonus points at office supply stores, such as:

  • AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
  • Chase Ink Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) at office supply stores
  • Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores

2.   Discover it 5% Categories Released

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Coming Soon: 20,000 Points ($200 in Travel) With Bank Americard Travel Rewards Card!

Within the next couple of weeks, there will be an increased offer for 20,000 Bank of America points (worth $200 in statement credits toward travel purchases) with the BankAmericard Travel Rewards card.

The normal sign-up bonus is 10,000 Bank of America points ($100).  So this is double the usual offer!

If you were thinking about applying for this card, it’s best to wait for the new offer!  Or if it wasn’t on your radar, you might consider adding it when you next apply for cards.

Coming Soon 20,000 Points 200 In Travel With Bank Americard Travel Rewards Card

The Bank Americard Travel Rewards Card Sign-Up Bonus Will Be Worth $200 Toward Travel Purchases

If you like flexibility, or already have lots of other cards, this could be a good card for you!

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Cheap Flights! Belize $196 to $257, Costa Rica $232

If you missed out on yesterday’s Costa Rica deals, here’s another chance for a cheap getaway!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly on Delta from as low as ~$196 round-trip in coach to Belize and Costa Rica.

Several US cities are included in the sale!

Cheap Flights Belize 196 To 257 Costa Rica 232

Get Away to Belize on Delta for Less Than $200 Round-Trip in Coach!

You can search for tickets using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the Delta website.

These cheap fares won’t last long!

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News You Can Use – Business Class Deals to London & Paris, $50 From Uber, 1,000 Bonus Starwood Points, 500 Bonus Hyatt Points

1.    Fly to London or Paris in Business Class!  $1,500 for 1 Ticket, or $2,500 for Two!

Link:   La Compagnie Business Class Sale

Link:   Chase Sapphire Preferred

Link:   AMEX Premier Rewards Gold

Link:   Citi Prestige

La Compagnie has Business Class-only flights from New York’s Newark airport (EWR) to London and Paris on sale.

Flights are $1,500 round-trip for 1 person, and $2,500 round-trip for two!

News You Can Use Business Class Deals To London Paris 50 From Uber 1,000 Bonus Starwood Points 500 Bonus Hyatt Points

Fly from Newark to London or Paris for Cheap! $1,500 Round-Trip in Business Class Can Be a Good Deal!

You must book by August 31, 2015, and travel to London through December 15, 2015.  Travel dates to Paris are September 1, 2015, to December 15, 2015.

News You Can Use Business Class Deals To London Paris 50 From Uber 1,000 Bonus Starwood Points 500 Bonus Hyatt Points

I Love Paris in the Springtime. And Fall Is Nice, Too! La Compagnie Has Limited Flights, So Be Sure to Give Yourself Some Wiggle Room Before Departure and Return!

This airline has limited flights, so if yours is delayed or canceled, you might NOT have other options but to wait for the next one.  In some cases, it could be the next day!

Be sure to pay with a card that earns bonus points on travel.  The Chase Sapphire Preferred earns 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on travel.

The AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card earns 3X AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on airfare.  And the Citi Prestige earns 3X Citi ThankYou points on airfare.

If you can find dates that work, this could be a cheap way to visit London or Paris in Business Class!

2.   Get $50 From Uber for Business and AMEX OPEN!

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