Posted by Chuck on January 24, 2020
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Published on January 24th, 2020 | by Chuck

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Verizon To Partner With Synchrony On Co-Branded Credit Card

Verizon and Synchrony announced yesterday the launch of a new co-branded credit card for Verizon customers. The card is expected to launch in the first half of 2020.

Press Release

No details are known yet on the rewards/perks structure of the card. It’s unlikely to be too useful for many of us who earn 5x Ultimate Rewards points on Verizon payments with the Chase INK Cash/Plus card, but we’ll have to wait to find out the details.



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John
John

You can no longer earn 5x Ultimate Rewards points on Verizon payments with the Chase INK Cash/Plus card if you want to keep the autopay discount.

TD
TD

Yes you do, keep autopay enabled and then pay early with the ink. You keep the discount and earn the UR

John
John

No, you do not keep the discount.

bungalo
bungalo

This no longer works and hasn’t for months. If you pay early your next bill gets hit with a charge. Super annoying…

Evan
Evan

You can still set up an autopay with checking account but pay in advance each month with a credit card.

JH
JH

Wow! Didn’t know this worked. Thanks for the insight!

John
John

It doesn’t work.

John
John

You will not receive the autopay discount that way. There’s even a warning when you try.

Elliott
Elliott

From personal experience, I was able to get away with it a couple times by pushing through the warning sign but then they eventually dropped the hammer and removed the autopay discount. I feigned innocence (saying I thought I just had to establish autopay for the discount), and they credited me back the discount. Not gonna try again.

EastSideBK
EastSideBK

Does anyone know if the Autopay discount is only available on “unlimited” Verizon plans? Or do all have plans have this feature? (I have a data package plan and have never heard of this discount) Many thanks in advance for everyone’s help!

J T
J T

Per Verizon autopay FAQ: if you pay with cc in advance of a checking/debit automatic payment, the discount will be added as a charge on your next bill.

Dave R
Dave R

… and it isn’t just a warning shot either. I prepaid my Verizon bill when the Amex Offer “$100 off $500 at Verizon“ came about, and I got charged the $15 ($5 per line) adjustment each month thereafter. I was able to work some magic with a cooperative CSR to get the $15 back, but it wasn’t easy.

Tony
Tony

I hate the auto withdraw from checking (except car loan since the amount is almost fixed). The same tactics as gym membership. T-mobile allow autopay with CC.

Stryker
Stryker

1) Go to verizon store and buy Verizon GC using your Chase Ink Cash/Plus card
2) Walk to the kiosk in the store and pay your bill using the just purchased verizon GC.
3) Voila. No penalty.

This works! Have tried it.

John
John

Verizon GCs do not code at 5x.

Tyler
Tyler

I was doing this, but when I try to make credit card payments now a box pops up that says “you’ll lose your auto pay discount if you make this payment.” Am I missing something?

John
John

Not missing anything. It can’t be done.

Zach

Yes this is over- they’ve totally cracked down on using credit card

Chris
Chris

You can buy Verizon GCs from verizonwireless and pay any Verizon bill, you still get the discount.

That said Verizon is terrible with GCs from online…I have $500 in GCs that came inactivated and have spent hours being bounced around to get it resolved. In store may be better…but keep that in mind.

John
John

Verizon GCs don’t code at 5x though.

Avi
Avi

John Verizon GCs don’t code as 5x in-store, online, or both? Is this from personal experience?

John
John

In store from personal experience. Never tried online.

David
David

I signed up for the connexus bank account you get a bonus for using your debt card.
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/connexus-credit-union-250-checking-bonus-direct-deposit-not-required/
offer recently expired (RIP). Also I will get visa/mastercard gift cards fee free from office supply stores for x5 ink points and use them to pay Verizon. I confirmed with CRS that visa/mastercard gift card code as debt cards. These fixes are not as easy as just paying VZ with the ink card.

Drop Verizon
Drop Verizon

I am a Verizon Fios customer. Copper phone line’s are abandoned. The competition constantly wants me to switch to them. The advertising I got in the mail yesterday said the competition will save me over fifty percent.

How will this credit card help me? A lot of my neighbors dropped Verizon.

Vanson
Vanson

wat?

Ross
Ross

Do you know if you can have autopay for Verizon fios and still get 5x on the ink business cash? I have wireless and fios so I just want to make sure I’m maximizing as best as possible.

John
John

You cannot.

Cjrmets
Cjrmets

2 companies with the same purpose, maximizing profits and providing poor customer service. This is a textbook example of synergy, bravo

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