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Stivelio Jan 4, 17 3:49 pm

Billpay at Walmart(2017)
 
Any DP on how to use BP for US bank flexperks business cc? I went to Walmart to try it with visa and last 4 of my credit card and it brought up some weird name.

Stgermainparis Jan 5, 17 12:43 pm

So this is weird. I paid 3 Chase Visa's on Sunday. Two posted yesterday but third hasn't. Anyone else?

EDIT: Nevermind. I realize now that, while the payment itself isn't listed in my activity, the total balance has been reduced. I wish they would do it all at the same time.

danpeake Jan 5, 17 2:22 pm


Originally Posted by Stgermainparis (Post 27710277)
So this is weird. I paid 3 Chase Visa's on Sunday. Two posted yesterday but third hasn't. Anyone else?

EDIT: Nevermind. I realize now that, while the payment itself isn't listed in my activity, the total balance has been reduced. I wish they would do it all at the same time.

Was it a business card that was the problem? They take a few days longer to post activity in my experience.

Stgermainparis Jan 5, 17 5:32 pm


Originally Posted by danpeake (Post 27710855)
Was it a business card that was the problem? They take a few days longer to post activity in my experience.

Bingo. I hadn't thought about that. But yes this late one was biz and the others personal.

bodiddely Jan 5, 17 7:16 pm

So, intrigued by recent discussion of paying AmEx via MoneyGram (and an appetite to do more AmEx MS than I have MO bandwidth for), I looked up the AmEx options here and found: AMEX STANDARD 2-3DAY (14398). Went to WM, did my usual MO order, then asked to pay a MoneyGram bill. She was very excited when I said I had the biller code when she was ready for it, saying most people have no idea and it takes forever to lookup.

Anyways, she looks it up, finds it and says it's $1.99 to pay. Score! But she enters in all my info, payment for $1998.01 etc but after getting to the end, it said invalid account number. Tries again, same thing. Thinking the issue might be that it was a biz card (SPG), I have her try my OBC. Same error.

Anyone have ideas what I or the cashier might be doing wrong? She is probably the savviest cashier there and I do CFP BP with her all the time. Do you need to signup for a MoneyGram account online first or something?

vagrants Jan 6, 17 4:26 pm


Originally Posted by bodiddely (Post 27712233)
So, intrigued by recent discussion of paying AmEx via MoneyGram (and an appetite to do more AmEx MS than I have MO bandwidth for), I looked up the AmEx options here and found: AMEX STANDARD 2-3DAY (14398). Went to WM, did my usual MO order, then asked to pay a MoneyGram bill. She was very excited when I said I had the biller code when she was ready for it, saying most people have no idea and it takes forever to lookup.

Anyways, she looks it up, finds it and says it's $1.99 to pay. Score! But she enters in all my info, payment for $1998.01 etc but after getting to the end, it said invalid account number. Tries again, same thing. Thinking the issue might be that it was a biz card (SPG), I have her try my OBC. Same error.

Anyone have ideas what I or the cashier might be doing wrong? She is probably the savviest cashier there and I do CFP BP with her all the time. Do you need to signup for a MoneyGram account online first or something?

Not all AMEX cards are created equal. Cashier didn't do anything wrong. Either system rejects your card # or it goes through as simple as that.

Technically speaking and YMMV thing, since you are buying MoneyGram MO and using MoneyGram Bill pay, if combined is >$3k, the WM is required to file a form separate from the WM from, but MoneyGram form I was told...just you know.

currid7 Jan 6, 17 7:02 pm

Make payment to SO CC account?
 
Can I make a payment to my wife's CC account? If so, do I give my name when I provide my info, but use my wife's CC #? Will this work?

Just wondering if I can walk into Walmart and make a payment to my wife's CC.
Thanks guys

By the way, I made a payment to my Chase Ink+ using "Visa"

Chelski Jan 6, 17 7:21 pm


Originally Posted by vagrants (Post 27717239)
Not all AMEX cards are created equal. Cashier didn't do anything wrong. Either system rejects your card # or it goes through as simple as that.

Technically speaking and YMMV thing, since you are buying MoneyGram MO and using MoneyGram Bill pay, if combined is >$3k, the WM is required to file a form separate from the WM from, but MoneyGram form I was told...just you know.

Not true. Not required. Only currency transactions required.

vagrants Jan 7, 17 3:20 am


Originally Posted by Chelski (Post 27717908)
Not true. Not required. Only currency transactions required.

Read the back of MoneyGram Express Payment form. How a particular WM interprets, I don't know. WMs don't usually file over $900 even, so depends on the WMs. But, some WMs are picky. Some just love being a cop.

Not true or not required really don't matter. It's a reality for some WMs I used. You know there is no point in arguing with picky WM cashiers, right? Please note that I didn't say MO alone MG form may need to be filed. And, please don't ask mod to delete your comment after you read back of the MG Express Payment form. I think you are the one who quoted a bunch of members on Simon/5B GC thread saying unrelated to the thread. I replied saying are they really, all the sudden, your comment and mine disappeared. If you are going to discredit others, then be prepared for being discredited yourself.

vagrants Jan 7, 17 3:31 am


Originally Posted by currid7 (Post 27717848)
Can I make a payment to my wife's CC account? If so, do I give my name when I provide my info, but use my wife's CC #? Will this work?

Just wondering if I can walk into Walmart and make a payment to my wife's CC.
Thanks guys

By the way, I made a payment to my Chase Ink+ using "Visa"

If your WM isn't picky, then it'll work. I don't know what CFP/MG is transmitting along with the payment, so I wouldn't go berserk...

Congrats, my Ink isn't VISA but MC, been doing that for a while.

Stgermainparis Jan 7, 17 7:26 am


Originally Posted by currid7 (Post 27717848)
Can I make a payment to my wife's CC account? If so, do I give my name when I provide my info, but use my wife's CC #? Will this work?

Just wondering if I can walk into Walmart and make a payment to my wife's CC.
Thanks guys

By the way, I made a payment to my Chase Ink+ using "Visa"

Yes, you can in theory. I took spouse cc the first time I paid it. Card is entered into my WM BP profile with my phone number but spouse name and cc. I pay it every month and it's in the system now so I only give the rep my phone number and last four digits of card I want to pay. Never had a problem.

vagrants Jan 7, 17 9:48 am


Originally Posted by Stgermainparis (Post 27720317)
Yes, you can in theory. I took spouse cc the first time I paid it. Card is entered into my WM BP profile with my phone number but spouse name and cc. I pay it every month and it's in the system now so I only give the rep my phone number and last four digits of card I want to pay. Never had a problem.

Some WMs mandate bringing bill stub every time and if something seems wrong like male having female name, they ask for an ID to match to the bill stub...

Then, there is a worry of getting shutdown by CC issuers since many of shutdown at Citi seems to be linked to WMBP according to somebody's summary (I got a phone call from Citi, so I read last like 10-20 pages of 2016 shutdown in the Citi section)....in the past, making payments from SO's real checking accounts to my CCs had never ever caused the problem although I don't know what data is transmitted there either. Better safe than sorry however.

rocky_nnc Jan 9, 17 1:31 pm


Originally Posted by vagrants (Post 27720852)
Some WMs mandate bringing bill stub every time and if something seems wrong like male having female name, they ask for an ID to match to the bill stub...

Then, there is a worry of getting shutdown by CC issuers since many of shutdown at Citi seems to be linked to WMBP according to somebody's summary (I got a phone call from Citi, so I read last like 10-20 pages of 2016 shutdown in the Citi section)....in the past, making payments from SO's real checking accounts to my CCs had never ever caused the problem although I don't know what data is transmitted there either. Better safe than sorry however.

Could you please cite the shutdowns from Citi ?
I saw some blog where all his barclays card shut recently.
Probably people here could update the wiki with risky banks for shutdowns.

Stgermainparis Jan 9, 17 8:32 pm


Originally Posted by vagrants (Post 27720852)
Some WMs mandate bringing bill stub every time and if something seems wrong like male having female name, they ask for an ID to match to the bill stub...

Then, there is a worry of getting shutdown by CC issuers since many of shutdown at Citi seems to be linked to WMBP according to somebody's summary (I got a phone call from Citi, so I read last like 10-20 pages of 2016 shutdown in the Citi section)....in the past, making payments from SO's real checking accounts to my CCs had never ever caused the problem although I don't know what data is transmitted there either. Better safe than sorry however.

I've been reading about that. I may lay off for a while. Using my ST DL debit for payments for the measly 4k SM per month. Just not worth the risk ultimately. But I do think they've seen my pattern over the last few years and have accepted it. Plus, my payments are often $3k+. Clearly not MS in the traditional sense.

vagrants Jan 10, 17 1:43 am


Originally Posted by rocky_nnc (Post 27732587)
Could you please cite the shutdowns from Citi ?
I saw some blog where all his barclays card shut recently.
Probably people here could update the wiki with risky banks for shutdowns.

Summary by a member: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/26546110-post184.html

The whole thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/citi-...wn-2016-a.html


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