[Targeted] Plastiq: Pay $1,000+ With Credit Card & Get $5-$20 Amazon Gift Card ($15 Max)

Update 6/9/21: New round went out widely via email, two separate offers: $5 or $10 or $20 in Amazon gift cards per $1,000 in payments this time. This time they allow use of credit or debit cards, so much more useful deal.

Update 2/9/21: Check your emails, another round went out. I’ve only seen $10 reports this time, not $20.

Update 12/15/20: Check your emails, another round went out. Some are getting a lower $10 bonus.

The Offer

Plastiq is sending out an email offer to select users:

  • Send a payment of $1,000+ with your bank account as the payment method and get a $20 Amazon gift card.

Our Verdict

A bunch of people have gotten this offer. Paying a bill with your bank account is free, so this is an easy $20 moneymaker if you have a bill to pay and are comfortable giving your bank info. I’m not sure what Plastiq gains from having free payments sent, perhaps it makes them the hub of bill payments which they hope will spill into profitable payments too.

Please read our Plastiq review here. 

Hat tip to reader PJ and VK

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Eric
Eric

Anybody received the gift card?
Didn’t received the one which was supposed to receive by 6/30, and haven’t received the second one which is supposed to receive by 7/31.

sg77

I got an email with my gift card today (for a deal in June (payments processed by 6/15, GC was due 7/31). It was actually sent as a Tango Card, which gives a choice of various places in addition to Amazon (CVS, Target, Walmart, DoorDash, Uber, Kroger, Safeway, etc).

Eric
Eric

Got both GCs after contacting the customer service.

Brig
Brig

I am yet to received for both promotions (one was for Jun 30 and other for Jul 31, both didn’t receive the gift cards), reached out to them and they indicated am not eligible and I am like you guys sent multiple emails. Thats just bad service, if they don’t honor will just stop using them (anyways the 2.85% charge doesn’t get much rewards)

escot
escot

Thanks for the alert, Chuck. Checked my email. and sure enough, it’s there, under subject heading for me: “Earn up to $60 just by paying early with Plastiq”

Opening image of the Amazon gift card (to be received on-line), with this detail:

“Get rewarded this month for submitting your payments early. Use your favorite rewards credit or debit card to make payments by June 15, 2021 and get a $20 USD gift card for each $1,000 USD in total payments. You can earn a maximum of $60 USD for $3,000 USD or more in total payments via credit or debit card.”

Figured that’s 2% off per 1k (net .85%), and appears to be cumulative, and have a new Amex Bonvoy Biz card to finish off. Double checked my memory if Amex cards can be used for property taxes to local governments, They can, at least according to two places on the plastiq site, including their “card matrix.” (link at end)…..

Devil in the execution. As I had some time to “pay early,” (before due) I invested half hour and more jumping through all the hoops, and then clicked on the final step only to see this red letter error:

“This payment cannot be processed with an American Express card. Please select a different card to proceed. Learn more in our help center.”

That help center link then is less than helpful, eventually confirming that yes, afaict the transaction should have gone through — and it was to a government entity I’ve paid before via plastiq… a painful memory as I got socked with a nasty late fee back then…. even though plastiq then…. assured me they’d processed/mailed it in plenty of time….. Haven’t used plastiq for the purpose since, til now… No plastiq email support available on the weekends….. so we’ll see if/how they respond

Anybody reading here have an insight? Am I reading that “matrix” wrong?

ps, the plastiq card payment matrix mentioned above: https://support.plastiq.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039949394

Klemhuzzah
Klemhuzzah

I feel cheated. I only get $5 for each $1000. Since I’ve only used the service once, over a year ago, I thought I’d be targeted for the max to try and get my business. Oh well….

LightAcolyte
LightAcolyte

Mine was $60, $20 per $1,000 USD payment, and payments each had to be exactly $1,000 USD.

Brig
Brig

Thats ridiculous, they didn’t mention in the promotion that it needs to be exact 1000. Thats bit of bait and switch. It says “You can earn a maximum of $60 USD for $3,000 USD or more in total payments via credit or debit card.” total payments means it could be in any combination else they should be explicitly indicating so.

vc
vc

Got the ‘up to $30’ offer. Not worth it right now, but at least they sent it out early in the month instead of waiting til the last minute like they did for the last few offers that I wanted to take advantage of.

amz
amz

Got a version of the offer with maximum of $30 for $3000 of payments

Yet Another Redditor

P2 got it for $20 per $1K where as I got it for $10 per $1K, upto $30 last month.

Text from June email:
Use your favorite rewards credit or debit card to make virtually any payment – rent, inventory, club memberships, business expenses.
Get a $20 USD gift card for each $1,000 USD in total payments made by June 15, 2021.

T&C:
This promotion is only available to direct recipients of this email notifying them of their eligibility and the offer is non-transferable. Promo name: Boston.
Payments must be processed with the full Plastiq fee to qualify.
Customers must make total payments of $1,000 USD (excluding the Plastiq fee, wire transfer, cross-border, expedited delivery, or other fees) to qualify for the $20 USD gift card promotion. Rewards are not prorated.
Limit of one gift card per eligible account.
Payments must be made with a credit or debit card associated with the eligible customer’s account.
Eligible customers can submit immediate payments or schedule payments to be processed from 12:01 AM ET on June 3, 2021, and before 11:59 PM ET on June 15, 2021.
Rejected, returned, canceled payments will forfeit the promotion bonus for those payments.
The gift card will be emailed to the customer’s Plastiq email address on or before July 31, 2021.

Colin
Colin

Get rewarded this month for submitting your payments early. Use your favorite rewards credit or debit card to make payments by June 15, 2021 and get a $20 USD gift card for each $1,000 USD in total payments. You can earn a maximum of $60 USD for $3,000 USD or more in total payments via credit or debit card.

calwatch
calwatch

Chuck William Charles A new round of emails went out but the offer is worse this time. $5 for every $1,000 although you can use a credit of debit card. Brings the rate down to 2.35%, or 0.50% if you have a debit card.

Hi [name],

Earn a gift card this month for submitting your payments with Plastiq. Use your favorite rewards credit or debit card to make payments by June 30, 2021 and get a $5 USD gift card for each $1,000 USD in total payments. You can earn a maximum of $15 USD for $3,000 USD or more in total payments via credit or debit card.

Terms and Conditions:

This promotion is only available to direct recipients of this email notifying them of their eligibility and the offer is non-transferable. Promo name: Chicago.
Payments must be processed with the full Plastiq fee to qualify.
Customers must make total payments of $1,000 USD (excluding the Plastiq fee, wire transfer, cross-border, expedited delivery, or other fees) to qualify for the $5 USD gift card promotion. A customer can earn a maximum of $15 USD for $3,000 USD or more in total payments. Rewards are not prorated.
Limit of one gift card per eligible account.
Payments must be made with a credit or debit card associated with the eligible customer’s account.
Eligible customers can submit immediate payments or schedule payments to be processed from 12:01 AM ET on June 8, 2021, and before 11:59 PM ET on June 30, 2021.
Rejected, returned, canceled payments will forfeit the promotion bonus for those payments.
The gift card will be emailed to the customer’s Plastiq email address on or before July 31, 2021.
Restrictions apply, please see Reward Link Terms of Service.
Plastiq reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion at any time.

Jose
Jose

I got 30$ for 3000 spend. I didn’t use the promo last time though received the email from plastiq

Ken
Ken

Got a physical mailer offering 500 FFD (now worth $14.25) after paying at least $1000 via bank transfer.