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You Can Now Use Venmo to Pay at Amazon (but You Shouldn’t)


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New payment methods are never a bad thing — but some are worse options than others.

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Venmo is one of the most popular ways to send money electronically. It’s handy for things like paying rent to your landlord or reimbursing your friend for dinner.

In recent years, Venmo has expanded its usability to merchants, as well. The most recent addition is Amazon; Venmo is officially an option when paying for your Amazon cart.

It’s nice to see more flexibility in Amazon payment options, but they aren’t always a good idea. For example, Amazon allows you to pay for your cart with credit card points — but the value you’ll receive is too poor to make it a good option for most people.

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