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#1 Ronbo

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:43 PM

I have applied for the World MasterCard five times since September of 2015, finally was accepted.
For some reason my credit score was raised, don't really know why, but not complaining!
I am wondering if points can be earned by using the card for such expenses as rent, utilities, etc., or only for more normal retail types of purchases like groceries, travel, restaurants etc.?

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:48 PM

Anything you can use a MasterCard to pay for will earn points. I do not pay my rent or electric with it because of the fee charged for using a credit card by my landlord and by the utility company. :(

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

Anything you can use a MasterCard to pay for will earn points. I do not pay my rent or electric with it because of the fee charged for using a credit card by my landlord and by the utility company. :(


I think that would be true in my case also, but I am thinking that it still might be worth trying. I will have to do the math to see if I would come out ahead. If nothing else, I have a $320.00 storage unit charge that I pay with a different card that I can switch without any fee involved. Anyway, thanks for the feedback.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:32 PM

Yep, I did that - put my storage unit on the AGR card when I had it (the storage unit).  I also pay my car insurance, cable, cellphone, etc with my card.  I like doing this for two reasons.  1) to get the points, 2) I don't have to worry about having the money available right when the bills are due.  I pay my AGR card off every two weeks.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

That's what my strategy will be also, use the card for as many expenses as possible! Now we just need to hope that the trains keep on rolling! So we can use the accumulated points!

Edited by Ronbo, 07 April 2017 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:15 PM

I use mine to pay my cell phone, apt rent, cable bill and others.

Now if I can just use it to pay off a certain person to turn her nuclear powered snowblower another direction!:giggle:
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

I use mine to pay my cell phone, apt rent, cable bill and others.

Now if I can just use it to pay off a certain person to turn her nuclear powered snowblower another direction! :giggle:

You can pay me in points.  ;)



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:06 PM

It would be nice if you could pay your mortgage with the card, but the banks are not too keen on allowing that.

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:12 AM

Take a look at plastiq for that kind of thing. 


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