Published on March 13th, 2018 | by William Charles174
RoomiPay: Pay Your Rent With A Credit Card, Now 3%
Update 3/13/18: They actually opened on the 13th. Not sure why they said it would be the 15th. Either way it’s always super difficult to be one of the first 50.
Update 3/13/18: Looks like they’ll be opening officially on March 15th, but it’s showing a fee of 3% which means Plastiq is cheaper. There is a promo this month where the first 50 users will get a 0% fee. Try being up at midnight on the 15th and see if you can get in on the 0% fee offer. (HT r/churning)
Update 02/21/18: They charging 2.5% and $30 shipping fee now
Deal is back. You must use this link. Thanks to MilesTalk for providing it. Update now 2% again. Sign up for instant notifications so you don’t miss another deal again.
Update 02/13/18: Free again, won’t last goodluck! Free period has now ended, it’s now 2%.
Update 2 January 16th, 2018: Despite it saying the fee is 2.5%, only 2% is being charged.
Update January 16th, 2018: Earlier this morning the form returned with no fee. I missed that, but it’s back again with a 2.5% fee. Hat tip to Miles Talk.
Update: December 21st. Dead again even with the 2% fee. Looks like they are also restricting people to one payment.
Update December 20th: They are now accepting more payments again, this time with a 2% fee. Keep in mind that this has been coded as 3x on Citi AT&T Access More for some people so might be worth it in that regard or for meeting minimum spend requirements.
Welp, that didn’t last long:
- Hello! Thanks for your interest in RoomiPay. This feature is still in beta so unfortunately we have already reached our maximum number of participants for this month. Please try again next month as we’ll be expanding the RoomiPay program each month! Cheers, The Roomi Team
- RoomiPay is offering the ability to pay your rent with a credit card with no fee.
The Fine Print
- Rent must be paid by December 20th in order to be paid by the 1st of the month.
I have no experience with Roomi at all, they seem to be a roommate listing market place that also offers the ability to pay your rent via their RoomiPay service. It looks like they are currently charging no fee when paying with a credit card and you can pay landlords not using Roomi as well. I have no idea how reliable Roomi is or how it codes. They have raised almost $17 million, so it should be relatively safe to use the service but YMMV as always. This is a path that RadPad went down as well and it didn’t end particularly well for them. Other options for paying rent with a debit or credit card can be found here (although most likely needs a significant update)
Obviously no credit card fees isn’t sustainable, so we will see how long this one lasts.
Hat tip to MilesTalk