Meet Minimum Spending! Use Android Pay for Rent With $0 Card Fees

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Update:  On August 24, 2016, RadPad ended its promotion for free rent payments via Android Pay on the RadPad app.  There is now a 2.99% fee for rent payments with a credit card.

Good news from Doctor of Credit for folks who use Android Pay!  Through December 31, 2016, you can use a credit card to pay your rent with NO fees, when you pay with Android Pay through the RadPad app.

This could be a great way to meet a new card’s minimum spending requirement!

Meet Minimum Spending Use Android Pay For Rent With 0 Card Fees

Through the End of 2016, You Can Earn Miles & Points or Cash Back For Paying Your Rent With a Credit Card With NO Fees

Here’s more about this deal.

Pay Rent With a Credit Card – Without Fees!

Link:   RadPad Promotion

Normally, RadPad charges 3.49% for using a credit card to pay your rent.  But through December 31, 2016, when you use the RadPad app and Android Pay, you can pay your rent with a credit card for FREE!

This is a terrific free way to meet minimum spending requirements and unlock a big sign-up bonus on a new card.  Plus, you’ll earn miles, points, or cash back, using your credit card of choice!

What Do You Need?

All you’ll need is a RadPad account, an Android device with the RadPad app and Android Pay, and a credit card.

RadPad accepts all major credit cards, including AMEX, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard.  And although Android Pay is compatible with most banks, Chase cards will NOT work.

That’s unfortunate, but you could still use cards like the Citi Double Cash Card or Discover it card and earn up to 2% cash back on your rent payments with this deal.

That’s because the Citi Double Cash card earns cash back twice, 1% when you make a purchase and 1% when you pay off your bill, with no limits on rewards or category restrictions.

And the Discover it card offers 1% cash back on non-bonus categories (like rent payments!).  For new cardholders, Discover will also match all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year.

So earning cash back on your rent payments could really add up!

How Does RadPad Work?

When you pay your rent with RadPad, they’ll send a physical check to your landlord.  It’s pretty simple!

I have 2 friends who have been happy using RadPad for nearly a year.  All of their payments have been on time.  And they like that the landlord doesn’t need to sign-up for anything.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this deal?

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12 responses to “Meet Minimum Spending! Use Android Pay for Rent With $0 Card Fees

  1. Can I pay HOA, electric bills, etc. with RadPad? Thanks!!

  2. @ Stella — Nope, I’ve tried this myself and they wouldn’t allow it.

  3. Can you send “rent” check to yourself/Spouse? Any tax implications (reporting by radpad) of doing so?

  4. Would mortgage payments to a bank work?

  5. How about mortgage payment?

  6. can I use it to sent check for mortgage?

  7. Can I do this from a normal PC if I don’t have an android “device”?

  8. Can anyone comment on the maximum rent you can pay using radpad?

    Also if anyone has recommendations for a cheap android phone that would be great

  9. Any tips for paying college tuition? My son’s school accepts credit card payment but charges a 2.75% fee.

  10. What a joke. I’ve used Radpad in the past so I know it works. But I’m trying to use it now for this deal with Android Pay and it’s not working. Radpad keeps trying to go around AP and charge it directly to the credit card even though I select AP every time. It just drops AP out. I’m beginning to think this is a scam to get people to try it, then when they get frustrated because it doesn’t work, they just bypass AP and accept the 3.49% fee.

  11. @Stella, @HS, @Kirk, @David, @geosona – RadPad will only pay verified rent payments. But it would be nice if you could pay your mortgage with a credit card for free! 😉

    @Tobias – There isn’t a maximum, but you can only make 1 rent payment per month, and they will verify the payment. If you’re using a debit card, they also charge a flat fee of $9.95 if the rent is more than $5,000.

    @Kath – Fees are a bummer, but sometimes it can make sense to pay a little extra, especially if you’re earning a big sign-up bonus or need more miles & points for a particular trip. I always suggest doing the math to see what makes sense for you!

  12. To get around the no-Chase issue, has anyone bought a prepaid card, loaded it to Android Pay, and paid rent from the card?