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Dec 08

Useful tips for AMEX 2X Shop Small Promotions

One of the easiest and most beneficial way I discovered that I can use the AMEX 2X promotion is through using Plastiq.

Plastiq is a bill pay service that allows you to pay your mortgage, taxes, daycare bills, etc. with a credit card.  They charge anywhere between 2-2.5% depending on the card that you use so typically you have to get creative to actually get your $’s worth, or unless you’re trying to hit big sign-up bonus spends.  

But, right now, Plastiq transactions are actually coded as a small business so you’ll get 2 points for every $ spent.  If you use something like the Everyday card, you’ll get an additional 50% bonus (on the base non-bonus points) so you’re getting 2.5 points for every $ spent.  Considering that I value, conservatively, every amex point at 1.5 cents you’re getting 1.25% (2.5*1.5-2.5) cashback on paying your mortgage without even leaving the house, buying giftcards, etc.

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