RadPad

RadPad and Android Pay…It’s Complicated

I know you’re sick of RadPad, but this one is just a quick public service announcement in case you haven’t heard yet.  Although I’m sure you have heard,it wouldn’t feel right not to cover this.  I figure if I’m toting RadPad so often this year, I need to make sure the 0.000003% of humans that actually take my advice get the latest updates.

Long story short, RadPad has cancelled their Android Pay promotion.  The email went something like this:

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Citi and AAdvantage

Citi and American Airlines seem to get along very well.  There’s a selection of Citi/AAdvantage co-branded cards, and Citi often offers miles for new bank accounts.  I got lucky with two special AAdvantage bonuses this past Fall.  I decided to take full advantage of both of them.

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UPDATE: RadPad

Hi everyone!  I have exciting news for those of you looking to increase your ability for monthly spend.  You know how I just posted about RadPad?  You already forgot?!  Sheesh, it was only last night..

Well, I should have waited another day, because I just heard news about RadPad, explaining some new information:

Using a MasterCard credit card now only incurs a 1.99% fee.

I know it doesn’t sound like much, but this is a big deal!  Hear me out:

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Review: RadPad

This post has been updated with new information.  Please read this, and then check out the new post here.

RadPad

RadPad essentially offers to pay your rent using a card.  Debit or credit, and they process the payment and then mail the check for you.  It is easy to use, but not a good idea for everyone.  They charge a 3% fee on credit card transactions, which makes it hard to justify for normal spending.  Think about it, do you want to spend an extra $3 for every $100 worth of rent?  Bills are tough enough as is!  However, in a few circumstances, RadPad can be a great tool to earn special card perks, or to meet a tough minimum spend on a new card.

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