Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

Delta Diamond Choice Benefits: Which to choose and when

Delta's top tier Diamond status isn't easy to get, but it it comes loaded with perks.  Among them is the ability to choose three Choice Benefits each year. Choice Benefits page link The normal way to...

Is Delta loyalty still worth pursuing? (on my mind)

Delta miles seem to drop in value every time I turn around.  The latest hit is to international partner awards (see: Delta torpedoes SkyMiles value for partner awards).  Delta's partner award prices for flights...

Delta global upgrade certificates now improved for Air France and Virgin Australia flights

Delta Diamond status offers elite members members three Choice Benefits each year. The single most valuable choice, in my opinion, is four Global Upgrade Certificates.  These certificates can be used to upgrade from the...

Frequentmiler.com is ours! Celebrate w/ huge swag giveaway

I started this blog as a hobby in 2011.  When I picked the name "Frequent Miler," I made sure that the FrequentMiler ID was available on Twitter, but it never occurred to me to...

Which Premium Cards are Keepers? Version 3.5

Many premium credit cards are worth signing up for because they have great welcome bonuses that are worth more than the first year's annual fee. That's not the question. The question is whether the...

Great value for non-travel rewards (want stuff?)

A couple of years ago a friend asked me which credit card she should get. She was interested in earning rewards, but not for travel.  She wanted to use her rewards to treat herself...

COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide (Added Sapphire Grocery Bonuses and more)

Travel rewards credit cards don't have the same appeal during a pandemic.  To keep our business, card issuers have been throwing temporary new perks our way.  We've seen a constant barrage of COVID credit...

Greg’s Top Picks: Current credit card offers (Oct 2020)

This post has been updated with new Top Picks: JetBlue 100K and Virgin Atlantic 65K offers. I've moved the Sapphire Preferred 80K offer to the top since it is expiring soon. I've also removed...

Virgin Atlantic 65K offer is back

The Virgin Atlantic 65K offer is back! H/T US Credit Card Guide Bank of America's Virgin Atlantic credit card is now offering a 65,000 mile welcome bonus: That's 60,000 miles after $2,000 in purchases in...

Beginner with business credit card plan: Over 500K points & 2 years Companion Pass

Separately I published a first year credit card plan for a single person with no ability or willingness to apply for business cards: Beginner credit card plan: over 500K points in 12 to 15...

My Amex +3X strategy (on my mind)

Amex's "3 for All" referral offer is a crazy valuable deal for big spenders.  If you're lucky enough to be targeted, you can refer a friend to another Amex card (it doesn't have to...

Which enhanced Marriott bonus is best? 5 nights vs points & Platinum

Update: The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless offer for 5 free night certificates is scheduled to end on 10/28/20. Yesterday, American Express unveiled new enhanced welcome bonuses for their Marriott Bonvoy cards.  Meanwhile, Chase's Marriott Bonvoy...

Which Amex Cards are Credit Cards? Which are Charge Cards? How many can you...

Amex credit cards vs Amex charge cards Amex offers both credit cards and charge cards.  At a high level, the difference is that charge cards are required to be paid off in full each month...

PayPal Key virtual “master” card: Unlock the power of all of your cards

If you've previously turned your back on PayPal, it may be time to return.  Personally, I think that PayPal Key is worth it.  It's a single virtual credit card number that can be used...

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