I used to dread paying bills. Just thinking about having to fall into really long lines, standing and waiting for your turn… And this is not just one line we’re talking about. There’s one for credit card, water, electricity, cable, internet, phone and mobile phone. Did I mention we have to pay for two households? Ugh!
But I hate going at the back of a line and waiting. If only I could pass up as a senior citizen, perhaps the ladies at the back of the window would consider my payment first. I actually took advantage of my pregnancy during the last trimester as it is pretty obvious that I shouldn’t be in line. Well, that resulted to a bloated picture of me on my driver’s license, passport and SSS ID. Ah, the price I’d pay to not to get in line.
I thought I’d just tell you about each of the easiest payment procedures I’ve found:
1. Online Payment. This is the easiest I have found so far. I can pay for the bill on the same day or I could schedule it to be paid on another day or schedule it to pay the same amount for a number of months. You can register your statements and pay for it after. I always copy and paste the reference number into notepad and save it on my machine. If I forget about that last part, it always sends the reference number to my email address. Nice, huh?
2. Phone Banking. It does the same as online payment although registration has to be made at your bank’s local branch. I also have to take down the reference number on a paper which I always have the habit of losing.
3. Bayad Center. This one still requires falling in line but it is reduced to twice a month. I say twice a month because not all the due date of the bills fall into a week of the month.
These three saves me precious time and transportation cost (parking fee as well!). Not to mention it’s more comfortable rather than running around the city paying for your bills. This is by far the most frugal/easiest ways of paying for your bills. How do you pay for yours?