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The fix when Plastiq erroneously says that Amex cards cannot be used

Plastiq is a useful tool for paying bills with credit cards.  They do charge a 2.5% fee, but it can be worth paying that, especially if you need to complete minimum spend for a new credit card signup bonus.  See: Complete guide to Plastiq credit card payments. Things get tricky when you want to make a payment with an American Express card.  Currently, Amex only allows the following types of payments to be made through…

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Can you buy a car with a credit card and earn miles?

Can you buy a car with a credit card?

Can you buy a car with a credit card? If you’ve been in this miles and points world for more than a few minutes, you might have found yourself wondering how to go about earning miles on a car purchase. I recently found myself in the market for a car, and that prompted me to figure out how to maximize my mileage. A little background When I was in my late 20’s, I won a…

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Plastiq restores Amex payments within limited industries

For a while now the Plastiq bill payment service has been unable to process Amex cards.  Plastiq has now reached out to let us know that Amex payment processing has been restored.  As a reminder, Plastiq is a bill payment service that lets you use a credit card to pay bills that can’t usually be paid that way.  Plastiq usually charges 2.5% for credit card processing. For more about Plastiq, please see: .  Note that…

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[EXPIRED] Earn a couple bucks on Plastiq payments with Drop

Drop is a an app that allows you to link a credit or debit card and activate offers in the app to earn points on purchases with a variety of retailers that can be converted to gift cards. Doctor of credit has previously written up the way it works. The main thing to know about Drop is that you can earn a maximum of $5 in rewards weekly. However, they are out with a new…

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Plastiq no longer allows Amex mortgage payments

Plastiq mortgage visa

The Plastiq bill payment service offers a convenient way to pay bills with a credit card for a 2.5% fee.  Unfortunately, there are a few restrictions.  In June of this year, Visa stopped allowing Plastiq to accept Visa cards for mortgage payments.  And now Amex has done the same. After I received a reader tip (thanks Tom), I reached out to Plastiq and they confirmed: customers will have to “use a Mastercard or Discover to…

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[EXPIRED] Pay mortgage by Mastercard w/ 1.5% fee after rebate

Plastiq is a bill payment service that lets you pay almost any bill with a credit card for a 2.5% fee.  For an overview of Plastiq, please see: Complete guide to Plastiq credit card payments. Currently Plastiq is running a promotion with Mastercard where they’ll rebate part of the 2.5% fee if you do the following: Schedule 3 or more monthly mortgage payments by checking the box next to recurring. Use a Mastercard. Set up the…

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Double-dipping college rewards

Double Dip

My son will be starting college in a few weeks, and I’ve been busy thinking about how to turn this event into more opportunities to earn points & miles.  We’ve already been earning miles while saving for college.  Can we earn while paying for college too?  I think we can.  Here’s the plan… Step 1: Earn rewards while saving for college Ever since Gift of College gift cards became available at Toys R Us stores,…

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Automating Spend

After writing up a deep dive into the Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard, I decided to maximize spend on the card by spending exactly $2500 per month for 10 months.  I also have two Club Carlson cards (one business, one personal) that earn a free night at any US property with $10K annual spend.  And I have a Better Balance Rewards card (no longer available to new applicants) from BankAmericard which give me $30 cash…

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Buying a car: Used or new? Miles, money, or both?

Sooner or later, most of us face the prospect of needing a new set of wheels. That time has come for me — and so I’ve been trying to figure out the most advantageous play for getting the vehicle we want for the most attractive net cost. I’m not sure that I’ve come to a firm conclusion yet, so I figured I’d lay out my thought process and ask for reader input on the best…

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