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    Default Can you buy a money order with a credit card?

    (Updated 2013) Where can you buy a money order with a credit card? I am sure there must be somewhere that allows it. I would like to regularly buy large money orders in order to rake up rewards, as long as the cash back exceeds the money order fee. It's vital that the money order is treated as a standard purchase and not a cash advance since that would start accruing finance charges immediately.

    Please share where it would be possible to purchase a money order with a credit card.
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    There's an alternative that's even better. But I'm not aware of any places where you can buy a money order with a credit card. The processing fees on cards would outweigh the costs of the money order, typically 2% to 4% of the transaction.

    An alternative (though check with the CC company if it's allowed) is to use the credit card to send money to a friend or family member's Paypal account. They could then use their Paypal debit card to withdraw the cash at an ATM or transfer the money to their bank account and withdraw it that way (and of course you can then take that cash and buy a money order with it). If you go this route it might be a good idea to apply for 0 APR credit card so you can save on interest charges.
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    Buy a money order using a credit card? I wish bec I would have so many miles that way

    What about buying gift cards with a CC? I think at the grocery store I go to you can buy American Express gift cards at check out but don't know the fees and don't know if they accept credit cards for them.
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    The grocery store gift card idea does work, I've done it before. The thing is most of the gift card options are for things like department stores and restaurants, which I have other cards for that give high rewards at anyway.
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    You might be able to buy a money order with a credit card. It would be up to the place selling the money order.

    But if you are trying to do this to earn points forget it. Such a purchase would be treated like a cash advance. You would pay interest on it immediately and likely would not earn points/rewards/cashback. Buying casino chips works the same way..
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    Default Dollars for miles

    It's all over now, or is it...It seems the Mint charges $275 for 250...right?
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    Yeah, its over, thanks to those buying boatloads of coins just to deposit in their bank accounts.
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    Directly? Probably would have to do the whole cash advance route and pay for it that way.
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