Evolve Money has been one of the easiest ways to earn miles at little cost.

It’s a bill pay service that at one time even took credit cards, but in general has been useful for using gift cards to pay big bills like mortgages.

In June they began limiting payments to a single vendor to four per month. That was still useful, though not quite as leveragable.

Now it seems they’re only allowing one payment per month per payee. Chandler W. tweeted me about this, Tom S. emailed. And I got the sad email as well.

Dear Evolve Money Customer,

Due to changes in our risk and regulatory compliance policies, Evolve Money will be implementing a limit of one payment per biller account per month. This change takes effect September 1, 2014. There are no limits on the number of cash payments made with a Reloadit pack or Evolve Pay Bucks.

We realize that some of our users have taken advantage of the multiple payments per month to pay off larger expenses such as mortgages. We are currently working on ways to improve the bill paying experience for you and expect to announce details soon.

The Bill Payment Transaction Limits section of our End User License Agreement has been updated to reflect this change. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to contact us at support@evolvemoney.com with any questions.

Sincerely,
The Evolve Money Team


  1. Grant said,

    Can we all take a moment to bow our heads for a moment of silence. RIP Evolve Money :(

  2. Juan said,

    RIP Evolve — got the sad e-mail as well. Gone are the days of 25,000 UR points/month for just paying mortgage, car, etc.

  3. Crispus Buttocks said,

    O death, where is thy sting?

  4. Curtis said,

    *SIGH*……………

  5. Ed said,

    Dear Chase… Please re-instate the autopay from my bank account. Thanks! Sincerely…. A former Evolve Money customer.

  6. RNP said,

    I use BlueBird/Serve to pay mortgage and Evolve to pay the utilities

  7. jay said,

    @Juan – 25k UR a month?? Unless you were buying $200 gcs at od/om at $7 a pop (for 5x) and using those, how in the world were you generating that volume? Or is your mortgage 10x what mine is and you were using a cc with evolve ☺

  8. Antonio said,

    This makes it really difficult to clear the balance on gift cards, since bills don’t come out to round numbers. Two payments per biller account per month would be fine still, one payment makes Evolve useless.

  9. Raj said,

    I use to earn 1-3 Alaska air miles, 1 spg point, and one mariott point per $1(plus fees) to get visa gift card and pay mortgage. This is a loss.

  10. Glenn said,

    Too bad. Given their posts on FT it certainly seemed like they WANTED the traffic they were getting from the MS crowd, and ACTIVELY WORKED to support customers using Gift Cards. Seemed like it wouldn’t end so quick.

    I’m not clear why anybody continues to use this service. I can pay all of my utility bills online with a credit card already. I suppose some student loans might still work, but otherwise…

    Oh well. ““I don’t want to die without any scars.”

  11. Paris Mama said,

    Sadly my electric and water bills are not payable with a credit card, so Evolve still comes in handy for those two bills. But not much else. While it’s not generating a ton of miles, it is a few extra I would not get without them.

  12. JFA said,

    I cannot use a card to pay utility bills- i also use it to pay down a credit line against my house that will not take a card for repayment.
    So this is stillscalable in a small way monthly- every mile/point counts.

  13. Add A Comment

home | top

View from the Wing is a project of Miles and Points Consulting, LLC. This site is for entertainment purpose only. The owner of this site is not an investment advisor, financial planner, nor legal or tax professional and articles here are of an opinion and general nature and should not be relied upon for individual circumstances.

Advertiser Disclosure: Many (but not all) of the credit card offers on the site are from banks from which we receive compensation if you are approved. Compensation does not impact the placement of cards other than in banner advertising (we do not currently control the banner advertising on this blog). We don’t include all US credit card offers available on this site. Instead, I write primarily about cards which earn airline miles, hotel points, and some cash back (or have points that can be converted into the same).

Editorial Note: The opinions, analyses, and evaluations here are mine and not provided by any bank including (but not limited to) American Express, Chase, Citibank, US Bank, Barclaycard or any other company. They have not reviewed, approved or endorsed what I have to say.