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hickstead

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Paying bills with credit card - tips?
« on: April 19, 2018, 03:55:32 PM »
Hi all,

I have a PC Financial Mastercard that gets me a lot of nice free grocery points. We'd like to pay our household bills through the credit card... does anyone have any easy tips they use to do this? There's no way to do it through the online website, and they don't have an app.

I'd rather stay away from setting up auto-payments with the bill companies for now... but it looks like that's my only option? Either that, or going to each bill payment site one by one?

Just wondering if there's an easy way to do this that I'm missing.

Thanks for any ideas!

Edited to add: I'm in Canada, if that makes a difference.

dhc

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Re: Paying bills with credit card - tips?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 06:45:33 PM »
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Either that, or going to each bill payment site one by one?

Just wondering if there's an easy way to do this that I'm missing.
Umm...yeah, that is the easy way. And if you don't want to be bothered every month, just set them to autopay.

jlcnuke

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Re: Paying bills with credit card - tips?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 06:24:18 AM »
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Either that, or going to each bill payment site one by one?

Just wondering if there's an easy way to do this that I'm missing.
Umm...yeah, that is the easy way. And if you don't want to be bothered every month, just set them to autopay.

+1  I love autopay. I know people have heard stories of "omg they took out too much that one time!" etc, but I've never seen it myself despite using autopay for everything I could since it started becoming available. I autopay bills on the credit card and have the credit card set to make the minimum payment each month (I pay my CCs off weekly generally, but if something happened to me or I somehow forgot one month they'd still get at least their minimum payments this way).

Trying2bFrugal

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Re: Paying bills with credit card - tips?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 07:07:15 AM »
I set three dates for me to pay utilities or cc. Mostly no autopay. On these three times, I decide which card make sense (for reward points) and look at my usage.