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Evolve Money adds Discover as a payment source

Evolve Money is an online bill payment service that accepts debit cards (including Visa and MasterCard gift cards) as sources of payment.  Now, they’ve added Discover credit cards as a new option.  And, just like with debit cards, Evolve charges no fees for paying with a Discover card!  Here’s a link to the announcement. Travel with Grant has all of the details here.  He found that he was not charged a cash advance fee!  UPDATE:…

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Office supply 1X, Devolvolution, FlexPerks minus AA, and more

Miscellaneous thoughts and happenings… Online Office Depot and OfficeMax not posting as office supply A reliable source has informed me that all of his recent online Office Depot and OfficeMax purchases made with his Chase Ink cards have failed to receive the cards’ promised 5X office supply points.  Apparently these online orders were processed with merchant codes not categorized as office supply.  No word yet on whether Chase will retroactively award his bonus points.  If…

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Easy Credit Card Spend

Yesterday I described a number of “easy wins”.  These are tricks for obtaining free or improved travel quickly and easily.  Most of the listed tricks require signing up for a credit card or two.  As you take advantage of multiple easy wins, though, you’ll quickly realize a problem: almost every credit card offer has minimum spend requirements.  If you sign up for too many cards, you may find it increasingly difficult to meet those requirements. …

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Evolve Money talks

Evolve Money is an online service that allows free bill payment with debit cards (including Visa and MasterCard gift cards) that can’t usually be paid with a credit card.  I first wrote about Evolve Money in the post “Pay bills online with debit and prepaid cards.”  Last week, in the post “Evolve devolves,” I wrote about a rash of “shut downs” with Evolve Money.  People have been receiving emails in two forms: Biller shut down…

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Evolve devolves (developing story…)

I’ve written a few times before about the online service Evolve Money (see, for example: “Pay bills online with debit and prepaid cards”).  Evolve has been a great service for paying bills with debit cards (including Visa and MasterCard gift cards) that can’t usually be paid with a credit card.  In the past few days, though, I’ve heard from numerous readers and friends that have received unpleasant emails from Evolve.  The messages come in two…

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Don’t do it

Last week, a number of blogs revealed that Evolve Money accepts credit cards for payment.  In my opinion, it was irresponsible to blog about it, and it is risky to do it.  Here’s why… It is a glitch, not a feature Yes, the website says that they accept MasterCard and Visa, but what they mean is that they accept MasterCard and Visa debit cards.  The ability to accept MasterCard credit cards is, I strongly believe,…

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Portal, cards, and mortgage payments

Today, I have a number of miscellaneous things on my mind regarding portals, credit card offers, and mortgage payments.  Read on… ShopDiscover caution / question In my opinion, ShopDiscover is a terrific online portal.  They frequently have the best cash back rates.  And, Discover Cash can sometimes be used for better than 1 cent per penny value (see “Rediscovering Discover Rewards” and “Maximizing Discover rewards: real value from merchant gift cards”).  I’ve mentioned in many…

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A great disturbance in the Force

In the past few days I’ve been writing a lot about the ability to buy $200 Visa gift cards online from Staples.  This event, in itself, would be unremarkable except for a number of other forces that have converged: Chase began to issue Ink business cards as Visa cards mid 2013 (previously they were MasterCards).  And, both the old and new Ink cards continue to offer 5X rewards at office supply stores. Visa Savings Edge…

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Bad blogging and better than 5X loan payments

UPDATE 11:30 am EST: ShopAtHome dropped their cash back rate for Staples from 7% to only 3%.  Ugh. Bad blogging In general, the mechanics of blogging are quite easy.  I use a blog editor called Windows Live Writer.  I write a post.  I add a category and some tags and then set the scheduled post date and time.  Then I press “Publish”.  Done.  Usually.  Somehow I messed up twice in two days. On Sunday, I…

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