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[Targeted] Plastiq: Pay 1% Fee on Three Scheduled Payments with Mastercard

Published on May 15th, 2019 | by Chuck

Schedule three payments in a row with a Mastercard (up to $2,000 each) and benefit from a low 1.0% Plastiq fee - up to a $90 value. I got this one and lots of readers sent it in as well. It's apparently meant for those who haven't made payments with Mastercard in a while, though some people who have made Mastercard payments got it as well. Overall it could amount to a $90 savings or just a cheap way to produce some credit card spend to pay bills... Read More

Manufactured Spending

[DEAD – Update] Plastiq Promotion for 1.5% Fee on Mastercard Payments (1% discount)

Published on May 7th, 2019 | by Chuck

Plastiq is offering processing on Mastercard credit card payments for a 1.5% fee, down from the typical 2.5% fee. Mastercard only. The odd thing is that Plastiq has always sent out information about such promotions. We'll see if we hear anything on this one, maybe it's an official promotion starting soon that went live a bit early or it's a test phase... Read More


Shopkick: 5x per $1 at Office Depot/Max

Published on April 28th, 2019 | by Chuck

Shopkick is offering 5x kicks per $1 spent at Office Depot/Max when you pay with a linked card. Limit 4 transactions per week (no other limits mentioned). 5x Shopkick works out to about 2% back in gift card redemption. Pretty nice offer... Read More

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