[Dead Deal] Plastiq: Pay Reduced 1.5% Fee For Mastercard Transactions

UPDATE: The system was showing a 1.5% fee in error. That has now been fixed (unfortunately!).


Plastiq has launched a new – and as yet unadvertised – promotion offering a 1% discount on payments when using a Mastercard. That means you’ll pay just 1.5% when using a Mastercard which has the potential to be a good deal.

Plastiq Mastercard 1.5% Fee

The Deal

  • Pay 1.5% fee on all Mastercard transactions with Plastiq.

Key Terms

  • Expiry date unknown.
  • Valid on Mastercard transactions only.

Quick Thoughts

Plastiq transactions usually come with a 2.5% fee, so this works out to be a discount of 1%. With the reduced fee of 1.5%, that could make this a good deal for Mastercard payments if you value whatever points/miles you’d earn at greater than that value.

If you stocked up on last week’s fee-free Mastercard deal at Staples, this could be an easy way to liquidate those gift cards from the comfort of home, albeit at a higher cost than buying MOs.

There’s no specified end date for this deal and Plastiq has changed the terms of a deal in the past (although that was an overly generous offer), so it’d be best to take advantage of this ASAP if you’re interested.

h/t Doctor of Credit

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Ken
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Ken

Everyone probably knows this except me, but what does plastiq code as?

Ed. C
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Ed. C

On my Chase VISA statements it codes as “Personal” and on my Barclay Aviator Mastercard statement it says “Bill Payment”

Ed. C
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Ed. C

Any indication this is targeted?

Ktc
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Ktc

Can’t remember but I read recently plastic has a competitor that allows visa for mortgage payments, anyone recalls that?

Chris
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Chris

I would love to know if that was an option.

Steve
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Steve

It’s called Melio and they don’t allow visa for mortgage payments

glenpok
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glenpok

The fee-free from Staples MC last week were only getting charged 1% !!!

kons
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kons

Is this stackable with 10K referral business spend promotion?

Baron
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Baron

What are MOs?

Bob
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Bob

DP submission. I’ve jumped on this offer, attempting to switch plastiq payments (on my wife’s and my separate accounts) from Discover IT Miles card (1st year 3%) to our BoA Biz Adv (w/ Plat Honors) card (2.625%). It worked on my plastiq account, but only to a point. I successfully (i.e., getting a 1.5% fee) applied it to recurring bills (auto loan, vendor payments, HOA payment) totaling a little over $8,500 total between now and 31 Dec 2019. When I tried applying it to my mortgage payment, plastiq showed a 2.5% fee. I then tried using the same card on my wife’s plastiq account (her mortgage) and it would only show a 2.5% fee. I then tried using a different mastercard with my wife’s mortgage and plastiq still showed a 2.5% fee. My tentative conclusion: There is a limit ($8,500?) to how much spend the 1.5% special rate fee applies and the unannounced offer appears to be targeted. Any other DPs and interpretations would be welcome.

Pam
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Pam

I tried switching 1 pmt over to MC but no go, guess I wasn’t targeted. Thx for the DP tho.

Greg The Frequent Miler
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The deal is dead. Plastiq let me know that it was a glitch.

Bob
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Bob

Any danger of a plastiq clawback for those of us who “cashed in” before the glitch was fixed?

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