Utility bills- BillMatrix

Old Jul 8, 18, 12:12 pm
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Utility bills- BillMatrix

I'm new to this so please re-locate this thread if needed. I searched for "utility" and "electric" and "billmatrix" and didn't find anything.

In San Diego, our utility company uses a third party "Billmatrix" that customers can use to pay utility bills (electric and gas) via credit card. The fee charged is a fixed $1.95 (seems cheap to me). Has anyone used this and does this qualify for rewards points etc.? Specifically I'm interested in whether it will qualify for CSR card I just got and need $4000 spend in 3 mos. Let me know if anyone has experience using "billmatrix" or any other third party for paying utility bills. Thanks.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 2:20 pm
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Why will it not count to meet MSR?
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Old Jul 8, 18, 4:36 pm
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Of course it will count. Shouldn't be any problem, it's totally valid spend. In fact I'd consider that organic spend, not even MS.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by pdragn78 View Post
I'm new to this so please re-locate this thread if needed. I searched for "utility" and "electric" and "billmatrix" and didn't find anything.

In San Diego, our utility company uses a third party "Billmatrix" that customers can use to pay utility bills (electric and gas) via credit card. The fee charged is a fixed $1.95 (seems cheap to me). Has anyone used this and does this qualify for rewards points etc.? Specifically I'm interested in whether it will qualify for CSR card I just got and need $4000 spend in 3 mos. Let me know if anyone has experience using "billmatrix" or any other third party for paying utility bills. Thanks.
you sure its for cc not dc?
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Old Jul 8, 18, 9:28 pm
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I've done this numerous times through them prepaying my electric bills here in Va. It's organic spend as previously mentioned. No problem getting regular or min spend bonus points this way.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by lumangoy View Post
Why will it not count to meet MSR?
It just seems too good to be true so was wondering if I was missing something or if there was a catch since it is a flat fee $1.95 and no percentage fee.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by CDO View Post
you sure its for cc not dc?
The website (https://www.sdge.com/businesses/pay-...ayment-options) states debit and credit cards. Looks like the fee is only $1.50. Even better! I'll try paying my next utility bill to make sure there isn't a percentage fee and will post results.

Results are in: works great! Max transaction amount is $1k and flat fee of $1.50.

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