SG Budget Babe
Asked on 12 Dec 2019
Hi parents of children attending childcare, I'd like to check if there are alternative methods to pay child care fees- asides from CDA and direct debit from a bank account. Would this be possible for My first Skool, E-bridge etc? Are there's credit card / grabpay or any other hacks that I should know about?
Have to see if they accept cards which some of them don't. If yes, discovers or chase feeedom unlimited card is the one i would recommend to go for. You basically earned 3 miles for every dollar spend in your 1st year.
I am a parent and most childcare don't accept credit cards. Only NETS and cheques. and bank GIRO.
so you do pay a small processing fee. not worth the trouble in my opinion.
Grabpay Hack yes there is!!
If your childcare school is from Etonhouse or busybee, then use AXS mobile payment to pay the school fees. For your payment option, choose Grabpay. As many will now know you can top up grabpay credits with UOB one card or UOB's lady card to earn cashback or miles repescectively when topping up.
If the school accepts debit card Mastercard payment, use youtrip to pay, youtrip can be topped up by Grabpay credits via Grabpay master card
If there is no credit card, you can use cardup/ipaymy etc which allows you to pay invoices etc. The catch is there's a processing fee, around 2.6% though but since it's a decent amount I would say it's worth it to just pay that extra amount to get miles and cashback
The best alternative to consider is via third party platforms where they charge a fee in return for using your credit card to clock your rewards.
Personally, I ain't a huge fan of this method due to the additional cost involved.
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Hey there, i'm no parent yet so I'm not sure which schools accept AXS payment. But if they do, as shared on https://community.whatcard.sg/t/axs-has-for-now-stopped-accepting-grabpay/560, you could consider "paying your AXS bills using your Grabpay Mastercard under “Credit Cards” option of the AXS app."
So you may top up your Grabpay wallet using any of your credit cards, then paying your bills with the Grabpay Mastercard that's linked to your Grabpay wallet.
I was trying to find out on this as well, but I have checked with several schools and they don't accept credit cards. Although EtonHouse do accept payments through AXS so using grabpay virtual mastercard will still work.