What All You Can Pay For With Your Credit Card?

21Dec - by Grace - 0 - In Finance

There are many things that you can pay for with a credit card. There are many things that you need a credit card to pay for. But the answer can sometimes be clearer when it comes to the question of what exactly can be paid with your credit card. So here is a look at several common expenses that people want to know about before filling out credit card applications:

Travel

Travel is one of the most popular things you can pay for with your credit card. You use it to book flights, secure hotel rooms, buy tickets to museums and shows, and more. Your card may even offer travel insurance, so if a flight is delayed or canceled, or if you lose your luggage while on vacation, you’ll have some protection from these unfortunate events.

Buying tickets for concerts, shows and sporting events is also easy with your credit card: make sure not to exceed the limit of what you can afford before purchasing those tickets!

Online Purchases

You can also use your credit card to buy items on the internet, whether they’re from overseas or not. For example, if you want to purchase a book from Amazon but you don’t have any cash on hand, and none of your friends are around to lend you some money, all you need to do is head over to their website and select the option for using a credit card as payment. This will allow you to complete your transaction without having any trouble with PayPal or other online payment methods. “You can swipe, dip (where you insert it), or tap your card to make a payment,” says SoFi advisors. 

Utility Bills

You can use your credit card to pay for your utility bills. Most utility companies allow you to pay online through a credit card.

You may have heard of this practice as “paying with points” or something similar. But it doesn’t work like that at all! Your credit card company will treat the payment just like any other transaction and charge you interest if you carry a balance from month to month (or even if you don’t). The only difference is that instead of using cash, which is generally not accepted by these services, you are using points earned from another source. It can be anything, such as the airline or hotel program listed on your monthly credit card statement.

Medical Expenses

You can use your credit card to pay for medical expenses worldwide. When you use your credit card to pay for a medical expense, you’re given a grace period of around 45 days to settle the bill before interest starts accruing on it.

Mortgage Payments

Credit cards are also used to make mortgage payments, with some caveats. First, it’s important to note that your credit card issuer won’t charge interest on this purchase—they’re not making money by lending you money for your house. That said, you should be aware that the way a mortgage works is that the principal balance (the amount still owed) goes down over time as monthly payments are made.

Grocery Purchases

You can use your credit card to buy groceries in the store, or you can use it to make installment payments on groceries at a store. You can also use your card to pay for groceries online and have them shipped directly to your home.