Category Archives: Visa

Does your Utility Company Accept Credit Cards?

Want to know if your local water company accepts Visa? How about whether your gas company will take MasterCard as a payment? Charging your necessities (like utilities) on a credit card is probably one of the easiest ways to accumulate reward points and miles, but finding out which merchants actually accept plastic can be a chore.

Fortunately, both Visa and MasterCard have compiled directories to help with this very task.

  • See Visa’s excellent Biller Directory where you can actually search by either category or biller name, or just see which billers are common in your zip code.
  • See MasterCard’s Directory of Service Providers where you can search merchants by either category or state.

Of course just because a merchant accepts credit doesn’t mean you should use it. You’ll still want to check that there is no additional ‘convenience fee’ being charged for using your credit card.

Free Zagat Survey Access with a Visa Signature Card

Visa has just added complimentary access to Zagat Survey restaurant ratings and reviews for its Visa Signature cardholders. This will go along with the other fine wine and food services that Visa Signature provides, including:

  • A Visa Signature Concierge available 24/7 to handle restaurant reservation requests
  • Discounts on Zagat Survey guides and maps, ZAGAT TO GO software, packs and bundles, and membership
  • Exclusive tastings, cooking classes and private gourmet events

For more information, see

Every Tenth Meal at BK Is Free When Paying with Visa

This promotion comes to us from the proud folks at the Morgan Spurlock Marketing Department:

Upon qualified registration, use your registered Visa check card or credit card at any participating BURGER KINGĀ® Restaurant for 10 purchases between June 1 – August 31, 2007, and receive a credit for the amount of every 10th purchase (up to $7.00 max value) on your future Visa check card or credit card statement. No minimum amount required for any purchase.

To participate, you need to register your Visa card first at this link. You may also want to consider visiting this page in preparation as well.


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