American Express Payments Return to Plastiq
Plastiq is a great way for many to rack up large amounts of points and to easily complete minimum spend requirements. This is particularly important for American Express cards since they recently changed their rules and no longer allow gift cards to count towards minimum spend. Plastiq was a legit way to put large amounts of spend on your American Express cards and get around their RAT team. That was great until a little while ago when Amex cards stopped working on Plastiq. Good news…they are back…kind of.
Using Amex Cards on Plastiq
Plastiq was able to bring American Express back into the fold as a payment partner but it is in a limited role. You can now use Amex cards on Plastiq for the following payments:
- Residential Rent
- Government Payments
- Club fees and memberships
These are limited options and they are missing the most desired payment – mortgage payments. Plastiq removed the ability to pay mortgages back in June for Visa cards and then in September for Amex cards.
It is welcomed news to see American Express as an option again at Plastiq. It gives us another way to meet minimum spend that should be ok with the RAT team. I know we all wish mortgage payments would have returned with it. Something is always better than nothing though.