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.

Why I’m So Excited About Flexible Point Currencies Right Now

Low cash prices and increased earning opportunities are making flexible points more valuable than ever before. With these points, you have a choice between transferring to airline and hotel partners or redeeming for a fixed, cash value. The conventional wisdom is to transfer points for higher value. Today, I’ll explain why that advice might not be true right now—and how to make the right choice on your next redemption.

Hilton Slashes 2021 Elite Status Requirements, Extends Point Expiration Pause

Hilton just announced several positive changes to the 2021 Hilton Honors program in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The changes include reducing the qualifications needed to earn elite status in 2021, extending the pause on Hilton points expiration, and extending the validity of credit card benefits. Here’s what members need to know about the most recent round of changes.

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 2021

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.