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American Express Platinum: $30 PayPal Credit Per Month Until June 30

American Express Platinum: $30 PayPal Credit Per Month Until June 30

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Some ideas just as known examples -- in any given category there are probably many more that will work, just look for a Paypal option on the checkout page.

Originally Posted by gengar View Post
Just in case someone hasn't linked it already, here's an incomplete list of merchants that take PayPal. https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mp...l-credit-promo
You can add Paypal into Google Pay: payments.google.com > Payment Methods > Add a payment method (note that not all Google Pay is created equal; e.g. this doesn't seem to work for Fi payments)

Travel
  • Airfare purchased from many airline websites. Does not work with Delta, United, or Southwest. None of AmEx cards are allowed within Paypal.
  • Uber Cash reloads
Donations and similar platforms
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Feeding America
  • Pro Publica
  • WBEZ
  • KUOW
  • Bandcamp
  • Patreon
Shopping
  • eBay
  • Starbucks card reloads
  • Target (not on iOS app)
  • Walmart
  • Best Buy
  • Home Depot (definitely online, possibly also in-store)
  • Macy's (online only?)
  • Ace Hardware (online only?)
  • AARP Gift Cards (Discounted ones every Monday through the rewards portal)
  • Express Scripts prescription fulfillment
  • USPS.com (stamps, shipping supplies, cards and envelopes, etc.) (Web only, not at post office)
  • Gap Factory Web(may work with regular Gap too - just havent tried)
  • Chewy
  • PayPal eGift cards (merchant gift cards)
Streaming/Digital subscriptions
  • AT&T TV Now
  • CBS All Access
  • Disney+
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • NY Times
Phone Service
  • VOIP.MS
  • Airalo.com
  • Skype
Gas Stations
  • Shell (via Shell app)
  • BP (via BPme app)
Gaming Digital Distribution Platforms
  • Steam (wallet reloads work)
  • PlayStation Network (wallet reloads work)
Dining
  • Grubhub / Seamless / UberEats
Retail Stores - in-store
  • CVS Drugstore/Pharmacy (using “show to pay” QR code generated in Pay Pal app) Pay Pal must be “mapped” to qualifying Amex card with said benefit

Home utilities
  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
  • Possibly others that use "Paymentus" as a processor
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Old Jan 1, 21, 4:12 pm
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American Express Platinum: $30 PayPal Credit Per Month Until June 30

New credit to replace the streaming / wireless credits.....


https://www.americanexpress.com/en-u...s/paypal-faqs/
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Old Jan 1, 21, 4:43 pm
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I've never purchased anything using paypal. I assume it posts as "paypal" in some way so you cannot double dip (i.e. pay with PayPal from Saks and get the $50 refund as well)?
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Old Jan 1, 21, 4:43 pm
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Anyone know if using Paypal to pay ebay fees (e.g. shipping, seller's fees) should count for this? I'm going to test it out either way but it wasn't clear to me whether this should work from the FAQ
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Old Jan 1, 21, 4:43 pm
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Literally just cold hard cash! Almost makes me want to upgrade a Gold... Wait, can you not just send this back to your linked bank account?
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Old Jan 1, 21, 5:18 pm
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Is there any US online source for buying Amazon gift cards at cost via Paypal?
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Old Jan 1, 21, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
Literally just cold hard cash! Almost makes me want to upgrade a Gold... Wait, can you not just send this back to your linked bank account?
I'm almost positive the terms would exclude that type of thing. No way Amex would let that slip by.

Even for organic use this is incredibly easy to use as the majority of websites take Paypal.
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Old Jan 1, 21, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Sloflyer032 View Post
I've never purchased anything using paypal. I assume it posts as "paypal" in some way so you cannot double dip (i.e. pay with PayPal from Saks and get the $50 refund as well)?
For the saks credit I assume it’s like Amex offers to where you need to purchase directly without 3rd party (PayPal) vendor.

for categories they stack (I’m not sure if any carriers accept PayPal)
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Old Jan 1, 21, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by kdm31091 View Post
I'm almost positive the terms would exclude that type of thing. No way Amex would let that slip by.

Even for organic use this is incredibly easy to use as the majority of websites take Paypal.
excludes p2p transactions.

literally, if you’re spend 30$ a month online you could use this credit easy
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Old Jan 1, 21, 5:54 pm
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Nice!
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Old Jan 1, 21, 6:01 pm
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This is great, since applying and becoming a card member since August 2020 am almost receiving $1k in value!

$100 (5 months of streaming credits)
$100 (5 months of wireless credits)
$200 (southwest airline credit)
$100 (saks store)
$200 (uber credits)
$100 (amex offer that came up for Dell purchase 100 off 100)
$180 (this new paypal credit)
= $980, almost doubling the $550 annual fee that was paid!
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Old Jan 1, 21, 6:11 pm
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I'm actually having a hard time coming up with ideas on how to use this credit. Are there any recurring services that accept PayPal as a form of payment?

EDIT: I set my itunes account to PayPal (tied to me AMEX Platinum). Will see if that works.

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Old Jan 1, 21, 6:12 pm
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What is an “eligible merchant”?

I read the FAQs, but didn’t see an explanation of it, or “eligible purchases”.
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Old Jan 1, 21, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Sloflyer032 View Post
I've never purchased anything using paypal. I assume it posts as "paypal" in some way so you cannot double dip (i.e. pay with PayPal from Saks and get the $50 refund as well)?
You're correct. It posts as Paypal, so it wouldn't trigger any Saks credits or many Amex offers that require you to buy directly from the merchant and not through a 3rd Party.
I don't know how Amex handles Paypal transactions when resolving a dispute.

One time I made a large purchase through a merchant using Paypal as the payment method. When I had an issue with the quality of the merchandise, I contacted the merchant and then the credit card company. Since the transaction was coded as Paypal, the credit card company said I needed to deal with Paypal. Eventually, everything was resolved, but it's why I typically don't use Paypal for large transactions or cases where I may want purchase protection/extended warranty coverage etc, since Paypal adds an extra layer as the middle man.

As someone that that doesn't use Paypal regularly, I would recommend buying from Target or Walmart for groceries/incidental items and use Paypal as the checkout method.
Most grocery items are small enough in value that Walmart/Target will just let you exchange the item if you have an issue and you aren't going to need extended warranty protection on a jar of pickles or peanut butter or a bunch of bananas
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Old Jan 1, 21, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by newsmanhoss View Post
I'm actually having a hard time coming up with ideas on how to use this credit. Are there any recurring services that accept PayPal as a form of payment?
Yes! From what I’ve seen so far with my own accounts, Netflix and Disney+ do (I read Hulu might, but I no longer subscribe so I couldn’t confirm); the NYTimes’ digital subscription does as well.
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Old Jan 1, 21, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by newsmanhoss View Post
I'm actually having a hard time coming up with ideas on how to use this credit. Are there any recurring services that accept PayPal as a form of payment?
Do you shop online? Most major merchants take Paypal as payment
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