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Plastiq is a great way to spend a lot on a card quickly, for instance earning a signup bonus. But it does come with a fee for doing so. Right now the fee is discounted for rent or mortgage payments when you schedule at least 6 months’ worth.
You pay your bills through their service, they mail a check and charge your credit card. It’s a great way to generate lots of spending quickly for things like signup bonuses. But this makes it worthwhile even for non-bonused spend.
American Express is offering ‘Shop Small’ double points bonus through end of 2016 (Registration required) and Plastiq has been posting that way.
So pay bills, like rent or mortgage and earn double points in the process.
Or pay with a Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express — single most valuable currency — and earn 2 Starpoints per dollar.