Interviews Available Now! Trusted Traveler Enrollment Centers Reopened On September 8
Trusted Traveler Program Enrollment Centers have not conducted interviews for new applicants since March 19th. But, after months of delays, the centers finally reopened on September 8, 2020. Interview slots are wide-open in some locations meaning now is the time to schedule your appointment if you’ve been unable to get one in the past few months.
How to Pay Taxes With a Credit Card (and When You Should)
Self-employed taxpayers have another quarterly tax payment due September 15, 2020. 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.
Hilton Honors Rolling Over All Elite-Qualifying Nights From 2020 To 2021
Hilton Honors announces updates to Elite Rollover Nights for the 2020 calendar year. The new changes will allow members to roll over all of their qualifying stays from 2020 into 2021. Use this to maintain or upgrade your Hilton elite status through March 31, 2023!
Get the Most Out of the United Explorer 60K Offer
Chase has temporarily raised the sign-up bonus for the United℠ Explorer Card. Now, new applicants can receive 60,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 within the first three months of account opening—20,000 more miles than usual! In this post, I cover some of the best ways to maximize this fantastic sign-up bonus.
COVID-19’s Impact on Travel: A Look at the Data
COVID-19 all but shuttered the travel industry in March, but just how bad did things get and how have AwardWallet members been affected? We recently took a look at how many reservations AwardWallet users added to their timelines before and after the pandemic took hold. Check out the results for yourself with the interactive tool we built to track air, hotel and auto reservations.
Best Credit Cards for Groceries and Supermarkets in 2020
Using the best credit card for groceries can mean a lot of extra points each year. Here’s our roundup of the best cards to maximize your rewards. If you’re curious about whether a specific store will earn a bonus, our merchant lookup tool lets you check how many points were earned in recent transactions by other AwardWallet members.
Buy Flying Blue Miles With a Best-Ever 100% Bonus
Flying Blue has announced it’s latest buy miles promotion, offering loyalty members the opportunity to snag miles for as little as 1.6¢ a piece. This rate is the best we’ve ever seen Flying Blue offer! And good news for those that don’t feel comfortable purchasing miles now. You have until December 31, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.
How to Earn and Use IHG Award Night Certificates
Did you know that you can get an IHG free night each year just for having a credit card with a $89 annual fee? The IHG Anniversary Night is a great credit-card perk, but it does have some limitations. Here’s everything you need to know about earning and using these certificates.
9 Ways That I Saved Money on My Road Trip, and You Can Too
When we think of maximizing points and miles, we generally imagine luxurious vacations in exotic locations around the world. With international travel on hold, using points and miles for these traditional redemptions isn’t an option. So, I took my family of 6 on a road trip around Utah to visit national and state parks. Here’s how we did it for minimal out-of-pocket costs, and you can too.
19 Airline, Hotel Programs That Have Suspended Point Expiration Due to COVID-19
With everyone stuck at home, the last thing award travelers want is for their hard-earned points to expire while they’re unable to use them. Thankfully, at least 18 loyalty programs have temporarily paused point expirations—at least so far. In this post, we’ve rounded up all of the updated expiration policies to create a one-stop resource.