Tip: How To Pay Your Verizon Bill With A Credit Card & Still Get The $10 Discount

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How To Get $10 Auto Pay Verizon Discount Pay With A Credit Card

How To Get $10 Verizon Discount & Still Pay With A Credit Card

One of our Facebook Group members about how Verizon was charging them $10 to pay their cell phone bill with a credit card.  That was not entirely accurate, Verizon gives you a $10 discount per month for setting up auto pay with a debit card or bank account.  The Facebook Group member had changed their auto pay from a debit card to a credit card so the bill went up $10.  Some other members chipped in on how you can have the best of both worlds.

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

Phone bills are a big time bonus category for some of us.  If you have a card like the Chase Ink Cash or Chase Ink Preferred then you are getting 3X-5X Ultimate Rewards for that bill.  That equates to 5%-9% back with a 1.8 cent valuation.  But if your cell phone bill is under $100 you would be better off with the $10 discount since that is a savings of 10%+.

A few different members explained how to get the best of both worlds.  What they do is set up the Auto Pay feature for a debit card or bank account and then prepay all or most of their bill each month with a credit card.  You get the discount and still earn the points!

Conclusion

This is a pretty easy tip that can save you $10 a month if you are a Verizon customer.  Another option may be to purchase Verizon gift cards at a grocery store and pay your bill with those.  That is me just hypothetically speaking since I have no real world experience with this.  But you could get 6%+ back at the grocery store for the purchase and maybe earn fuel points too. That may be another option if you don’t have a card that earns bonus points on phone bills.

 

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  1. >>What they do is set up the Auto Pay feature for a debit card or bank account and then prepay all or most of their bill each month with a credit card.>>

    you’re implying a switcheroo? I don’t think it’ll work because CCs are easily distinguished by the first 6 digits BIN. If not a switcheroo, care to explain how to set up with DC and then pay with CC?

    I refused to give Vzn my bank’s info in exchange for $10/month.

    • From my understanding they set up the auto pay with a debit card but go in an make an “extra” payment each month with the credit card. So it won’t auto bill your credit card you need to manually pay it each month with a credit card before the auto billing happens.

  2. This works for at&t too. My bill becomes due the 4th, auto debit is set for the 21st. I have until the 21st to pay via credit card. I still get the $10 discount.

      • Yes, I tried yesterday in the app. When I tried to svchedule a one time payment to pre-pay the bill, a message poped up saying that my discount will be removed for that month. I guess they figured out the workaround.

      • Yes, I tried yesterday in the app. When I tried to svchedule a one time payment to pre-pay the bill, a message poped up saying that my discount will be removed for that month. I guess they figured out the workaround. Im taling about the Internet. Im not sure what the story is with TV/cell phone

      • According to https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/auto-pay-faqs/, Gene’s right:

        “If you’re getting the $5/month Auto Pay discount and you use a credit card to make a one-time payment online or through the My Verizon app, the $5/discount will be removed for the current month. The removed discount will appear as a $5 charge on your next bill.”

        I notice it says $5 not $10 so maybe that’s outdated but the rule is pretty clear otherwise

  3. Thanks for this tip. I had been bummed about losing 5x when I signed up for a new Verizon deal that required autopay.

  4. Thought it was odd I never saw that discount offer until I realized you were talking about cell phone bills! Might want to clarify that in the title.
    There is now way it is worth it for Verizon to offer that discount long term, better take advantage while it lasts.

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