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Asked on 12 Dec 2019

What are some alternative methods to pay for childcare fees?

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?

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Wallace Chai
Wallace Chai
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 12 Dec 2019

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.

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Cedric Jamie Soh
Cedric Jamie Soh, Director at Seniorcare.com.sg
Level 8. Wizard
Updated on 20 Dec 2019

I am a parent and most childcare don't accept credit cards. Only NETS and cheques. and bank GIRO.

CardUp and ipaymy allow you to pay merchants that does not accept credit card, but it is like sort of they paying them in cash for you...

so you do pay a small processing fee. not worth the trouble in my opinion.​​​

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Choon Yuan Chan
Choon Yuan Chan
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Updated on 12 Dec 2019

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​​​

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VC
Vicki Chng
Level 6. Master
Answered on 24 Dec 2019

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

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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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Jacob
Jacob
Level 6. Master
Answered on 18 Dec 2019

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.

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Yanisa Koh
Yanisa Koh
Level 6. Master
Answered on 18 Dec 2019

Not sure if e-bridge has the same system as Etonhouse, but you could use Grabpay on AXS to pay!

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Barry Allen
Level 6. Master
Answered on 10 Feb 2020

Card up/ Citi Payall

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Isabel Wong
Isabel Wong
Level 6. Master
Answered on 24 Dec 2019

I'm not a parent but you can consider using third party platforms like cardup.

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Hwee Kian
Hwee Kian
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 18 Dec 2019

Hi Anon,

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. ​​​

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Keith Ng
Keith Ng
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 12 Dec 2019

CardUp, ipaymy, and Citi PayAll are good options to maximise your mile accrual if the childcare centre doesn't take credit cards.

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