Doctor of Credit writes about 7-11 ATM bill pay as a tool for using PIN-enabled gift cards and mileage-earning debit cards to pay bills.
Many 7-11 stores now have the ability to pay bill via their ATM machines. You can find which ones have the feature here.
These allow you to use some PIN enabled gift cards, line OneVanilla cards.
And it allows you to use debit cards, like my Suntrust Delta debit card (that I haven’t heard any recent successful reports of signing up for, some I’m grateful for my legacy card that earns 1 Delta mile per dollar; eventually that has to go away).
You can use the machine to pay bills like cell phone, cable, and insurance — all things I pay directly by credit card anyway. You can also pay some credit card issuers through these machines. Now that’s useful. (Lots of folks have already, of course, paid Citibank directly with debit cards.)
Up to $1000 can be paid at a time with the 7-11 ATM bill pay, in most cases for a $2 fee although the fee will vary by payee.
Read the whole Doctor of Credit post because he has a list of banks that let you pay them via this new system, and a good question and answer section on how this works.
Ultimately 7-11 ATM bill pay seems like a sorely needed option now that Evolve Money has become hobbled. I’m excited to try this because 7-11s are much more convenient to me than other stores where similar options are available.
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