For each referral you make on Plastiq through April 18, you will earn double the standard amount of Fee Free Dollars. That’s $800 Fee Free Dollars per referral instead of $400.
Plastiq is an online bill payment processing system that allows you to pay bills you’d normally pay in cash or with a check on a debit card (for a 1% fee) or credit card (for a 2.5% fee). Fee Free Dollars are credits you earn to make payments without that fee when someone signs up and uses Plastiq through your referral link.
What to Do to Earn Double Fee Free Dollars
If you haven’t signed up for Plastiq yet, you can do so using my referral link. Then create a referral link of your own and leave it here in the comments for others to use so we can spread the Fee Free Dollar love.
Your referral has to make a payment through Plastiq of at least $20 by April 18, 2017 at 11:50 PM ET for it to count towards the promotion.
How Plastiq’s Referral Program Normally Works
Everyone that signs up on for an account on plastiq.com is given a referral link they can share with anyone new who is signing up. You and the person both receive benefits once they make a payment of $20.
The following screenshots were taken from Plastiq’s blog:
FFDs are “Fee Free Dollars”–basically amounts of payments you can make without the card processing fee. You have 90 days to use the FFDs after you earn them.
To read more of the specifics about the current double FFD promotion, read Plastiq’s blog.
Back up…How Does Plastiq Work?
You simply specify who you want to pay, and Plastiq pays them either via check or electronic transfer depending on what the recipient accepts. You are notified once your payment is received.
Who and What You Can and Cannot Pay via Plastiq
Examples of Who and What You Can Pay
- Anyone providing a good or a service
- Tuition and housing fees
- Taxes (income and property)
- Car payments
- Home loan payments
- Home repairs/construction
Examples Who and What You Cannot Pay
- Yourself (cash advances)
- Recipients who have not provided a good or service (i.e. you can’t pay your friend back for lunch)
- Recipients that are located outside the United States or Canada (however the sender can be)
- Payments to savings accounts, trust accounts, retirement accounts, health savings accounts, or similar
- Payments to 529 Education Savings Programs
Read Is Plastiq Worth It? Paying Your Bills Online with Credit Cards to Earn Miles to learn who and what you can and cannot pay via Plastiq.
Did you scoop up one of the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards with a temporarily elevated sign up bonus? Each one comes with 35k SPG points through April 5. The payoff is big, but the minimum spending requirements are pretty high–$5k for the personal card and $8k for the business card. Using Plastiq to pay your mortgage, taxes (it’s that time of year folks!), rent, car payments and more can really boost your spending power.
Plastiq can be quite helpful for meeting large minimum spending requirements when you might not otherwise be able to. Even without Fee Free Dollars, using Plastiq for this purpose is probably worth it if the return is high–i.e. the sign up bonus is large.
But even better, you can pay your bills with no fee if you accrue FFDs. And from now through April 18, when one of your friends signs up through your link and makes a payment over $20, you’ll get 800 FFDs instead of 400.