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Greg The Frequent Miler

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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.

Best uses for Marriott free night certificates (35K and 50K)

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In recent posts, I asked readers for recommendations for the best places to use free night certificates, and the response was awesome.  In the second iteration of this post I present many more of...

Zion National Park: Cliffrose Springdale, Curio Collection by Hilton. Bottom Line Guest Review.

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A reader going by the handle "Dr. Jay" sent me this review of a Hilton Curio Collection hotel with access to a walking path to the Zion National Park entrance. Zion is one of...

Awesome credit card combos

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A number of banks have their own points programs, and in some cases it's possible maximize value by combining the benefits of multiple cards.  For example, you can use one card to earn more...

Bypass Amex’s lifetime rule when you “expand your membership”

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Update: I found a link for the 150K Business Platinum "expand your membership" offer! My wife was approved instantly and I was approved after a quick phone confirmation. You'll find the link further down...

Best Hyatt Category 1-4 Hotels & Resorts

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I've updated this post with many reader suggestions, including another category 4 hotel in Hawaii! I recently wrote about my plans for using free night certificates from Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott ( “Forced” to adventure...

Do America’s poor really foot the bill for credit card rewards?

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"The ugly truth behind your fancy rewards credit card: America’s poor foot much of the bill for credit card points, miles, and cash back." Friends, family members, and readers keep sending me links this...

Buy points for less: Save on Choice, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt, and Wyndham points

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  There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you're doing, it's often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better...

How I saved my Wyndham points from expiry

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We've written a lot lately about how Wyndham Rewards has become a much more interesting program than ever before.  The most exciting reason is the ability to book one-bedroom Vacasa Vacation Rentals for only...

Seeking $750, a reader finds a 200K offer…

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Correction: In the original version of this post I wrote that the reader had applied online for the business banking account, but he had actually applied in-branch and received the credit card offers described...

Amex Business Platinum 150K offer (no lifetime language — sort of)

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Amex has been emailing business cardholders with a welcome offer for the Business Platinum card: 150,000 points after $15K spend in 3 months.  I recently wrote about how my son took advantage the same...

Frequent Miler Live Tuesday (June 8) at Noon ET. Ask Us Anything!

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Greg and Stephen (Nick is on vacation) will be back with another round of Frequent Miler Live: Ask Us Anything on Youtube on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.  As always, we'll be there to discuss...

The Schwab Platinum Invest with Rewards Rumor: 1.5 cash out?

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In addition to American Express' generic consumer Platinum card, there are two current co-branded variants: The Platinum Card from American Express Exclusively for Morgan Stanley and the American Express Platinum Card for Schwab.  For...

Sapphire Preferred 100K Q&A: Everything you need to know

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Everyone is excited about Chase's new 100,000 point offer for the Sapphire Preferred card.  It is, without question, a fantastic and exciting offer.  Pretty much anyone who can qualify ought to sign up.  But...

Dirt Cheap Flights and The Battle of 100K Offers

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Nick is on vacation this week and so it's up to me to fill you in on this week's happenings and to introduce the latest episode of Frequent Miler on the Air.  On the...

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