Hertz Gold Plus Reduces 2021 Elite Status Requirements, Extends Point Expiration

Hertz is reducing the requirements for earning Five Star and Presidential Circle elite status in 2021 (but only barely). Plus, you don't have to worry about your Hertz points expiring soon, as Hertz is extending the expiration of points through the end of 2021. Here's what Hertz Gold Plus members need to know about these changes.
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How to Pay Taxes With a Credit Card (and When You Should)

Self-employed taxpayers have another quarterly tax payment due January 15, 2021. While paying the IRS is never fun, it does present a fantastic opportunity to earn points and miles by paying taxes with a credit card. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about paying taxes with a credit card so you can build up those points balances.

Marriott Offers Elite Status Boost, Drops Off Peak Award Rates

Marriott just announced a string of major updates for the Bonvoy program in 2021. Among the changes are a 50% headstart towards Bonvoy status for 2020 elites, a lowered spending threshold for earning Bonvoy Ambassador, and lowered Off Peak and PointSaver Off Peak redemption rates. But is this effort enough to convince travelers to return to Marriott properties?

Buy United Miles With Up to a 100% Bonus, 1.75 Cents Per Mile

United has launched its latest buy miles sale, offering up to 100% bonus miles. If maximized, you’ll pay as little as 1.75¢ per mile. That’s the best rate we’ve seen United sell miles and could translate into significant savings in some circumstances. But, when does it make sense to buy miles, especially during a pandemic? Let’s take a look at some examples.

The Only Airline That’s Still Blocking Middle Seats

Since the start of the pandemic, some airlines adopted policies limiting the number of passengers allowed onboard—including blocking middle seats. Unfortunately, all but one of these airlines have rolled back these policies since the beginning of December. To help you keep track, we’ve compiled all of the airlines that ever blocked middle seats and the current timelines for when this flyer-friendly policy will ending.

Register Now for Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Promotion

Hilton Honors’ Q1 2021 promotion is out! Points Unlimited allows members to rack up bonus points on each of their stays, with additional bonus points every 5 nights. Hilton also reduced its qualifications for elite status and Milestone Rewards by 50% for 2021. So, you’ll earn benefits from your stays twice as fast.