Posted by William Charles on August 9, 2016
Manufactured Spending

Published on August 9th, 2016 | by William Charles

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Pay Your Rent Using A Credit Card For Free With RadPad & Android Pay

Update 2: This promotion is now over.

Update: If you’re still seeing a fee when paying, just ignore it. As per this exchange on Twitter:

The Offer

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  • RadPad has teamed up with Stripe to allow you to pay your rent using a credit card for free when you also use Android Pay.

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The Fine Print

  • Promotion will run through end of 2016

Android Pay Requirements

Not all Android phones will be able to run Android pay, there are a few requirements you should be aware of:

  • Must be running Android 4.4 or higher
  • Must have a NFC compatible phone

Our Verdict

This is a pretty awesome promotion, normally you pay 3.49% for using a credit card with RadPad. The way that Pay With RadPad works is that they send out a physical check to your landlord, so it’ll work with any landlord unlike other rent payment services that require your landlord to opt in. All of these transactions do earn credit card rewards points and do not code as a cash advance either. This is an easy way to increase your credit card spend without fees.

You can read more about RadPad here. You can also read our post about RadPad here. RadPad also has some interesting data found in this blog post.



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My man
My man

Does it work for my landlord abroad in israel

Valuetraveleroz
Valuetraveleroz

What about mortgages?

Dan
Dan

Til the end of 2016?? Damn. I expect this promotion to be pulled early after its abused

john deere
john deere

My rent is $10k a week and I am my own landlord

Daniel
Daniel

3 “abusive” questions:

1. Can we pay ourselves?
2. Can we use to pay a mortgage?
3. Does the Android phone need to be activated or can you buy a burner for this promo?

Alex
Alex

3. No. I used a spare unacquainted phone that I had.

CtownBin
CtownBin

If the landlord doesn’t need to opt-in- can I use this to pay ANYONE via a check? Like my wife?

Jnrfalcon
Jnrfalcon

Pretty sure burners don’t run 4.4 neither do them have NFC…

IOException
IOException

Burner SIM, wiper phone, new Google acct.

Jeez, I sound like a drug dealer.

Stam
Stam

That must be the best comment I ‘ve read in DoC .
The series “The Wire” meets MS 🙂

James
James

To all those with naughty thoughts, RadPad runs a pretty tight ship. They’ll most probably ask to see your ID, lease document etc. They might even refuse a payment if they think the rent is too high for that property. Personal experience.

Andrew
Andrew

Looks like Chase isn’t playing nice with Android Pay. Have a minimum spends to hit with them. Assuming you have to pay via AP. Mostly likely just use 2% card. Guess there is one benefit to living in a place with high rent.

howard
howard

this is awesome! does it work for any card (like Visa, Mastercard, Amex)?

Lrdx
Lrdx

It’s through Android pay, needs an eligible card. Almost all cards you can think of is supported, but notably Chase cards aren’t. Check here: https://www.android.com/pay/supported-networks/

Joy
Joy

what about HOA fees?

Chuck

I think there was once a data point in DoC comments somewhere with Radpad allowing HOA. Not positive though.

DW
DW

I wrote to Radpad about this and received the following response:

“Thanks so much for writing in. We were really honored that you wish to use Pay with RadPad to pay your HOA fees. Unfortunately, at this time we are only able to process residential rent payments.

We have also just updated our FAQ to address this situation, which you can view here: https://www.onradpad.com/paymyrent/faq

Again, we are flattered that you would like to run your HOA payment through us, but at this time we are unable to honor your request.”

DW
DW

There’s always the chance that some people have slipped through notice anything in the terms that would allow HOA payment arguments either.

imus
imus

Assuming that i have the right Android device, is there a restriction on which credit cards may be used for Android Pay? or can i use any cards (chase, boa, amex, citi, etc.) for Android pay

VH
VH

Does ATT Access code 3X on this?

GN
GN

yes, I was using it until they increased the fees higher than 3%

Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen

Does it still code 3x through Android Pay?

guy
guy

What’s a good site for mortgage payments?

James
James

Try plastiq.Com for anybody who will accept a check. Visa and Amex 2.5% fee, Mc 1.99%.

joe
joe

I have an iPHone with Verizon can I get an android device (like a tablet) or phone without monthly service and get android pay?

Rick H
Rick H

Tried setting up a payment via Android Pay and a warning box opened up saying that it would incur the regular 3.49% charge. When does this promotion go live?

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