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Do you use Evolve Money to pay bills that can’t normally be paid with a credit card, like student loans and utilities? If so, I have some good news to share!
You can now use your Discover credit card as a method of payment!
Until now, folks have been using debit cards or gift cards (purchased with a miles-and-points earning credit card) to pay bills using Evolve Money. But now you can earn cash back by using your Discover credit card!
But there’s more good news! I’ll explain.
What’s the Deal?
Link: Evolve Money
Evolve Money lets you pay bills like utilities, loans, mortgages, and store credit cards online using a debit or gift card. For a brief period, they had a glitch through which folks were able to pay bills with a credit card, but that was short-lived.
But now you can officially use Discover cards (debit and credit) as a payment source with Evolve Money! This is great news, because it means you don’t have to bother with going to the store to buy gift cards first.
And there are no fees to use your Discover card as a method of payment.
For folks with the Discover It card, this means that you’ll earn 1% cash back on the bills you pay through Evolve Money.
Note: Until December 31, 2014, the Discover It card earns 5% cash back for online shopping as a rotating bonus category. But folks on FlyerTalk contacted Discover, and it appears that Evolve Money payments will NOT qualify for the 5% online shopping cash back.
For folks interested in the signing-up for the Discover It card (not my link) for the 1st time, this makes it easy to meet the $750 minimum spending requirement to get the $150 bonus.
There’s even better news here. According to the folks at Evolve, they’ll soon add Visa and MasterCard as accepted payment sources, too!
Payment with credit cards has arrived at Evolve Money. We’re starting things of with Discover® credit (and debit) cards with plans for VISA® and MasterCard® payments in early 2015.
As long as they don’t charge fees for Visa and MasterCard payments, this will be a huge new way to earn miles and points by paying your bills!
How Do You Add Your Discover Card?
Link: Evolve Money Sign-In
It’s easy to add a Discover card to your Evolve Money account. Once you’ve signed-in and click on a bill to pay, you’ll have the option to add a new credit card on the payment screen.
Enter your information and card details.
After that, you’ll see your Discover card as a payment option on the bill pay screen.
I’m excited about these developments at Evolve Money, and can’t wait to see what happens when they start accepting Visa and MasterCard!
Note: Evolve Money has tightened their rules with regards to paying bills online. So we’ll see if things change once they add more credit cards to the mix!
This means that if you have the Discover It card, you’ll earn 1% cash back by paying bills that you can’t normally pay with a credit card! Folks have been using gift cards to earn miles and points using Evolve Money, but this news means you don’t have to bother with buying gift cards anymore.
And they say they’ll soon start accepting Visa and MasterCard as a payment source, too.
Will you reconsider using Evolve Money now that they’re accepting credit cards (officially) as a form of payment?