Targeted Plastiq Promo, 1% Fee on $10K Mastercard Payment to New Recipient

Plastiq has a new targeted promotion for Mastercards that was sent out by email to some customers. With this new Plastiq promo you can pay up to $10,000 with a fee of just 1%, instead of the regular fee of 2.5%. Related: Plastiq, 1% Fee on 3 Payments Made with Mastercard (Targeted) Offer Make a…

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Another Round Of BlueBird/Serve Shutdowns

It’s been a while since the last time I wrote about Bluebird and Serve cards. My own cards were shutdown a few years ago. Now it seems there’s a new round of emails, telling people that their cards have been frozen. Here’s the text of the email: We are writing to let you know that…

[Dead] New Plastiq Promo, 1.5% Fee for Mastercard Payments

Update 4/29/2019: This was apparently a promotion targeted at specific users and shouldn’t have been working for everyone. Fee should be back up to 2.5% for most people. Plastiq has a new promotion, with a discount on the processing fee for paying bills with a Mastercard credit card. Instead of the regular 2.5% fee, you…

No More 5X with Swych App

Chase Ink Business credit cards are no longer earning 5X. Looks like the changes happened on February 26th.That’s the same day that Chase INK Preferred credit card stopped earning 3X at several merchants that sell gift cards.

Amex Cards No Longer an Option for Serve Backup Funding

If you have a Amex Serve card, then there’s some upcoming changes that you might need to know about. Starting in April, American Express Credit Cards will no longer be accepted as a Payment Funding Source for Backup Funding on your American Express Serve Account. Here’s the text of the email that was sent out:…

Simon Mall Has Raised Daily Limits on Gift Card Purchases

If you rely on Simon Mall for your manufactured spending, then there’s some good news as far as daily limits go. For those who purchase large amounts of gift cards from Simon Mall, the $10,000 daily limit is an issue sometimes. But now that limit is considerably higher. They sell Visa, Mastercard and Amex gift…

PayPal Business Debit Card Can Only Be Funded with Bank Account

PayPal sent out an email today to those who have a PayPal Business Debit Card announcing a change to backup funding. From march 11th, a linked bank account will the the only backup funding option. Here’s the email: Beginning March 11, 2019, a linked bank account will be the only backup funding source supported for your PayPal Business…

Walmart Adds Restrictions to Money Order Purchases

There’s some bad manufactured spending news coming out of Walmart. If you use money orders to unload your gift cards, then you should pay attention, especially if you do large volumes. Frequent Miler reports that cashiers are now being prompted to ask for ID during the checkout process on money order transactions in excess of $1,000.…