As originally posted in Interesting ATM’s there is a special ATM called a Vcom where you can pay bills.
Reader pier11 and I have tested the Vcom ATM a few times and this is what we’ve come up with:
- Despite an option to reload a prepaid card, our experience is that you can not load a Bluebird or Serve account
- Bill Pays cost $2
- Nationwide Visa Buxx can’t be used at all
- Gift cards with PIN can’t be used at all
- Paypal debit card works
- Max amount may be $1000/transaction
In the heavily redacted receipt below, I paid my AMEX card $998 using my Paypal Debit card. Based off the receipt, if the cards that do not have a “Checking Account” it looks like it will not work.
Manufacturing spend via Paypal + Vcom I am generating points at $.0049/point @ a 2x multiplier using my US Bank Flexperks and Chase Ink Bold. Total fees per 1k transaction, $9.90. 2016 points for the $1000 + fees for Paypal Cash Cards. 9.90/2016 = $.0049/pt. If you use a 1x card the cost would be twice that, and you would be paying about $.01/point.
Below is the transaction details on the Paypal side