(EXPIRED) The $10,000 Fee Free Dollars give-away (worth $250)


UPDATE: The give-away is now closed.

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Plastiq is a bill payment service that makes it possible to pay almost any bill with a credit card. Plastiq’s standard fee is 2.5% of the amount paid, but it’s possible to reduce that fee through referrals.

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Plastiq’s referral program works like this: For every friend who registers with Plastiq via your referral link or code, you get 1,000 Fee Free Dollars (FFDs) and they get 500 FFDs after they make payments totaling $500 or more.  It’s important to understand that last part: Neither of you will get FFDs until your friend has made $500 or more of total bill payments.  On those first bill payments they will be charged Plastiq’s standard fees.  1,000 FFDs can be used to avoid $25 in Plastiq fees (based on Plastiq’s standard 2.5% fee).

Thanks to many readers having used my referral link to sign up for Plastiq (plastiq.com/frequentmiler), I have a large stash of Fee Free Dollars.  So, I reached out to Plastiq to see if I could give away some of these FFDs.  The answer? Yes!

How to use Plastiq

Full details about Plastiq can be found here: Complete guide to Plastiq credit card payments.  The main thing you need to know, though, is that you can’t use it to pay friends; and that there are different rules for different types of credit cards:

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* In rare cases with lesser known banks, mortgage payments have been known to process despite this rule.

** You can avoid cash advance warnings by making an initial payment to this recipient with a different type of credit card. Future Visa payments will then be OK.  For more details see: How to dodge Plastiq cash advance fees.

*** Amex payments are limited to the following industries:

  • For Recipients in the United States, the use of American Express cards is permitted for the following industries: Government, Utilities, Education, Residential Rent and Club Fees and Memberships.
  • For Recipients in Canada, the use of American Express cards is permitted for the following industries: Government, Utilities, School, School K-12 and Residential Rent.

Amex is the most restrictive, but if you have bills that qualify, Plastiq is a great option since Amex is cool with these payments (see: The Amex war on gaming heats up).

How to participate in the give-away

Simply add a comment to the bottom of this page with the text “Pick Me!”  Make sure to use an email address that you monitor since the winner will be notified via email.

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Rules and Info

  • Only one entry allowed per person.
  • The give-away will be open until Sunday May 13 at 6pm ET.
  • A winner will be selected randomly.

Good luck!

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