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Update 6:35PM PST on 11/6/2014: Evolve Money just sent out an email announcing that they will accept Visa and MasterCard payments in 2015. Scroll to the bottom for more information.
Evolve Money Adds Discover Credit Cards as Bill Pay Payment Source
This afternoon, I was browsing around Evolve Money and stumbled onto something new, something BIG. Evolve Money has partnered with Discover and is now accepting Discover credit cards as a funding source for all Evolve Money bill payments. It looks like Evolve Money is promoting the Discover It credit card (affiliate style) on their site. To see the announcement, click here.
When you log into your Evolve Money account, you can manage the cards in your account. You will see a new box that says Add New Credit Card, followed by the Discover logo.
Adding my Discover It Credit Card to Evolve Money was easy.
My Discover It Credit Card now shows up as a credit card on file with Evolve Money.
I tried adding a Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit card to my Evolve Money account, but all resulted in the same error message.
I needed to pay a bill, so I used my Discover It Credit Card as the funding source on Evolve Money.
Here is a copy of my Evolve Money receipt.
I logged into my Discover account and the $999 Evolve Money charge (shows as VESTA EVOLVE MONEY) is pending. The $1 charge is only a temporary authorization and will disappear in a few days.
You might be worried about a Discover cash advance fee. Well, my Discover It has no cash advance line and the charge still went through, which suggests that Evolve Money transactions will count as a purchase. Earning cash back on Evolve Money bill payments is TBD.
Lastly, this quarter, the Discover It Credit Card is offering 5% cash back for online shipping. I have already maxed out my online shipping, so I am not sure if Evolve Money bill payments will count as online shopping, that is TBD as well.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.
P.S. Shortly after publishing this article, Evolve Money sent out the following email announcing that they will be accepting Visa and MasterCard credit cards in 2015.