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.

No escape from Hyatt Residence Club resort fees (and no elite benefits)

Consider this a Public Service Announcement.  I recently stayed on a paid rate at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Pointe (review coming soon).  As a top tier Globalist, I expected the resort's $20...

Hyatt’s Miraval Arizona Wellness Resort: Bottom Line Review

Recently, my wife and I spent four nights at the adults-only, almost all-inclusive, Miraval Arizona Wellness Resort.  Usually the resort costs 65,000 Hyatt points per night for two, but we took advantage of Miraval's...

Loews Ventana Canyon Tucson: Bottom Line Review

My wife and I visited Tucson specifically to go to Hyatt's Miraval resort, but we arrived two days before our Miraval stay.  Originally I had used Marriott 50K certs to book a return to...

Which Mastercard should you get?

Whether you're interested in playing the AA Loyalty Point Pursuit game or you want to pay your mortgage with a credit card, it's helpful to have at least one highly rewarding Mastercard in your...

Welcome to the team Tim!

A few months ago we announced that we were looking to add a new writer to our blog.  The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about points and miles, be willing to work odd hours...

AA’s Loyalty Point Pursuit game: Earn status w/out flying

Let the game begin!  As of January 1st, 2022, American Airlines has moved to a new way for members to earn elite status.  The old EQMs and EQDs are gone.  Now, we can earn...

FM Predicts: Here’s what will happen in 2022…

With COVID-19 continuing on unabated, travel providers and their associated loyalty programs will continue to react to ever changing demand.  Last year we saw a huge boom in domestic leisure travel while international travel...

2021’s Amazing Deals

Old timers in the points & miles game like to reminisce about long lost opportunities.  They talk fondly about Mint coins, pudding cups, LifeMiles SAW/GUM, REDbird, Kate, Last Night Free awards, and more.  Usually...

Unpublished treasures: Posts we never wrote in 2021

I often have an idea for post, sit down to start writing it, but then abandon it.  Sometimes I've lost enthusiasm for it.  Sometimes another topic grabs my attention.  And sometimes I realize that...

How to find Qatar Q-Suites award space

Qatar’s Q-Suites business class is widely considered to be one of the best business class products available worldwide.  Seats can be configured to be either very private or with shared space as shown below. ...
Delta Premium Select

Delta Choice Benefits: Which to choose and when

Delta's Platinum and Diamond elite status levels include "Choice Benefits" in addition to many automatic perks.  Platinum elites can choose one Choice Benefit each year they qualify, and Diamond elites can choose three.  In...

Chase launches Ink Business Premier in-branch [Update: Points not combinable or transferable]

Update from Greg: There has been a lot of confusion over whether the rewards earned with the Ink Business Premier card can be transferred to other Chase cards and/or to airline and hotel programs....

Bucket List Flights Bookable Now

In my recent post "My most anticipated award flights" I listed the top 10 luxury flight awards that I haven't yet flown, but that I'm eager to try.  It turns out that some of...

Becoming undead and grabbing over 250,000 points

Thanks to a couple of overlapping promotions, I had the chance to earn over 250,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after adding 5 employee cards to my Business Platinum account.  The problem?  On Saturday, an...

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