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Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« on: June 17, 2014, 03:01:47 PM »
Does it make sense to buy 4 $500 gift cards at $4.95 per card to use Evolve Money to send $2,000 a month for my mortgage? Evolve Money only allows 4 transactions per month to the same payee. Or should I just send the $2,000 directly from my checking account to the bank?

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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 03:03:27 PM »
Does it make sense to buy 4 $500 gift cards at $4.95 per card to use Evolve Money to send $2,000 a month for my mortgage? Evolve Money only allows 4 transactions per month to the same payee. Or should I just send the $2,000 directly from my checking account to the bank?
Is 4 x $4.95 worth that many points to you? If yes, there's your answer.
You can also look out for fee free GCs or those that come with rebates (like staples this week).
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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 03:03:57 PM »
Does it make sense to buy 4 $500 gift cards at $4.95 per card to use Evolve Money to send $2,000 a month for my mortgage? Evolve Money only allows 4 transactions per month to the same payee. Or should I just send the $2,000 directly from my checking account to the bank?
Is $20 worth it for you to get the points???

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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 03:05:38 PM »
Not sure if its worth it or not. What is the rule of thumb?

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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 03:07:28 PM »
Not sure if its worth it or not. What is the rule of thumb?

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There is no rule of thumb! It depends on what the points are worth to you, and how much your paying for them...
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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 03:10:37 PM »
Hi, I'm new to Evolve Money. I didn't realize there is a limit of 4 payments per payee per month.  Is it 4 free payments, and you can pay for additional ones, or is it just 4, and you can't do any more?

Sadly, my mortgage is a lot more than I can pay with 4 $200 GC's (and even more than 4 $500 GC's, though I don't know where to find those...suggestions on that, too, would be welcome!).

Thanks, all.
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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 03:12:20 PM »
There is no rule of thumb! It depends on what the points are worth to you, and how much your paying for them...

I'm paying $4.95 per 500 points. I don't know if its worth it. Your thoughts?

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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 03:12:26 PM »
Sadly, my mortgage is a lot more than I can pay with 4 $200 GC's (and even more than 4 $500 GC's, though I don't know where to find those...suggestions on that, too, would be welcome!).
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Look for the variable fee ones - they go up to $500.
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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2014, 03:12:47 PM »
I'm paying $4.95 per 504.95 points. I don't know if its worth it. Your thoughts?
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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 03:13:41 PM »
Four per payee period. But you can always pay the rest through your bank like you normally would.

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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 03:15:24 PM »
Not sure what that means.
Fixed that for you...

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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 03:16:08 PM »

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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 03:16:46 PM »
Fixed what?
If you spend $504.95 on a gift card, you get 504.95 points, not 500.
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Re: Gift Cards and Evolve Money
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2014, 03:19:17 PM »
If you spend $504.95 on a gift card, you get 504.95 points, not 500.

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Is it worth it?