- Sep 9, 2020
Can you still earn points if you paying via bpay on auspost website through your amex?
Yep. Amex Plat Card earns points.Can you still earn points if you paying via bpay on auspost website through your amex?
I was under the assumption post bill pay only accepts Visa/MC. What I could gather from above posts is that you can use paypal ( if it is accepted for bpay) linked to your Amex card.
Not quite - Amex is smart enough to detect PayPal * AP as a government merchant in many cases. It's unreliable for the purposes of evading Amex paying less points.PayPal adds an extra layer of separation from AusPost as a government merchant, so even if your biller takes Amex directly PayPal is probably a better option.
Yes, I experienced that too, although they seemed to change it a while ago. It's been working for me recently. At any rate, I think that if you find a PostBillPay biller who takes Amex directly, it's probably going to have more chance of being treated as government spend than mediated through PayPal. Certainly Amex used directly in an Australia Post outlet earn as government.
It does depend. The council for my investment property used to, but stopped. And my local council takes PostBillPay but only Visa/MasterCard, no PayPal or Amex.I think it depends on the council, some accept payment this way, some don't. Worth trying.
Unless it's changed in the last week or two since I last paid YVW...For my water utility YVW there was an option to pay by paypal, however I have just checked now and only Visa or MC available for YVW. Can anyone advise which merchants accepts paypal?
Thanks you are correctUnless it's changed in the last week or two since I last paid YVW...
The UI on PostBillPay is a bit weird now. It initially just shows Visa/MasterCard but then after you move down the page and enter (IIRC) reference number, it eventually enables the radiobutton to select PayPal if the biller accepts it (which YVW did quite recently).
Agreed - Council rates attract .5 point per dollar, better to pay direct with a Master or Visa paying 1 point ( or close too that ) per dollar