iPhone Users: Possible New Way to Unlock Big Sign-Up Bonuses!

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Update:   Apple Pay person-to-person payments will be free when you use a debit card, but they’ll charge 3% for payments made with a credit card.

If you’re an iPhone user, you may soon have a new way to help meet your credit cards’ minimum spending requirements!

According to Running With Miles, Apple is introducing person-to-person payments to Apple Pay this fall.  So folks with iPhones will be able to send friends money through iMessage!

Apple Person To Person Payment

Need to Pay a Friend Back For Buying You Lunch? Use Apple Pay to Make a Person-to-Person Payment, and Earn Miles & Points in the Process!

Here’s more about this news, and what it means for you.

Use Apply Pay to Earn More Miles

Beginning in Fall 2017, Apple will roll out person-to-person payments through Apple Pay.  So anyone with an iPhone will be able to send and receive payments via iMessage!

This is exciting news for folks in the miles & points hobby, because this presents another possible way to meet cards’ minimum spending requirements.  Or, to earn more miles & points for payments you’re already making.

Need to pay a friend back for last night’s dinner?  Send them a payment from your iPhone, and put a dent in your new credit card’s minimum spending requirement at the same time!

Apple Person To Person Payment

Apple Gave Everyone a Sneak Peek of Their Person-to-Person Payment System During Their Annual Worldwide Developers Conference

Potential Drawbacks

What we don’t know is what kind of fees and limits will be attached to these person-to-person payments.  But it looks a lot like Venmo, another person-to-person payment system.

With Venmo, debit cards are free, but they charge a 3% fee for using credit cards.

If there are fees with Apple Pay’s system, you’ll need to do the math to see what makes sense for you.

And if you’re looking for more ideas on ways to meet minimum spending requirements, check out this post!

Bottom Line

Beginning Fall 2017, folks with iPhones will be able to use Apple Pay to send and receive person-to-person payments through iMessage.

We don’t know the details of Apple Pay’s new person-to-person payment system, like whether there will be limits or fees per transaction.  But I’m certainly hoping they’ll be free!  Because then, you could easily pay back your friend for last night’s dinner and work towards unlocking a card’s sign-up bonus at the same time.

If you’re an iPhone user, do you plan on using Apple Pay’s latest feature once it’s available?

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5 responses to “iPhone Users: Possible New Way to Unlock Big Sign-Up Bonuses!

  1. umm… really? free? keep dreaming… quite possibly the worst article I’ve read on this topic yet

  2. So you don’t know anything – there will probably be fees – so there is no MS opportunity – WTF

  3. Hopefully, at startup there will be a no fee charge to send money like venmo & amazon had.

  4. Could this be the next amazon payments!?!?! I sure hope it is!

  5. Highly doubt they won’t charge any fees for credit cards. But if they really don’t, I’m gonna go crazy on MS haha!