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Need to meet the $4000 minimum spending requirement within 3 months of account opening to earn the 50,000 point signup bonus for a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card?
Or need to hit the $5000 spend on purchases within 3 months of account opening for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card — newly issued as a Visa Infinite card — to earn 3 complimentary nights at any participating Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton?
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Credit: Ritz-Carlton
It can make sense to pay a fee to use a credit card to pay bills like rent when earning a big bonus like that, but it usually doesn’t make sense to pay a 2.5% fee (Plastiq, which works with almost any bill) or 3.5% fee (Radpad) for everyday spending.
However through the end of the year Radpad will let you pay your rent with no fee using AndroidPay and the credit card of your choice. (HT: Doctor of Credit).
That’s right, you can now pay your rent online with a credit card and Android Pay on the RadPad app without your landlord even needing to know. They can get a check on your behalf from RadPad just like they always have. From now through the end of the year you can simply log into Pay with RadPad from an android device, sign up for Android Pay using the credit card of your choice, and schedule your rent payments.
Your landlord gets a check in the mail (so don’t leave paying until the last minute), you get the miles, and you’re on the way to your next big bonus. That’s a really great deal, enough that you might even want to prepay a bit of 2017 rent when December rolls around. One of the best deals of the year.
Update: Chase cards don’t currently work with AndroidPay. Citi cards do, though American AAdvantage co-brand cards are excluded from that. American Express, Bank of America, and US Bank consumer cards do.