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.

Gambling on Qatar’s 40% transfer bonus #3Cards3Continents

Ever since Draft Day, I've been madly working on plans for my 3 Cards 3 Continents challenge trip.  As a reminder, Nick, Stephen, and I are competing to see who can build the most...

The best points-bookable new hotels in the world (2022)

One of the things that I love most about collecting points and miles is that it gives me the opportunity to book incredible travel experiences that are otherwise so expensive that I never would...

Reminiscing my 40K to Far Away (On Greg’s Mind)

While planning my strategy for the Frequent Miler team's new 3 Cards 3 Continents challenge, I became more and more nostalgic about my trip from the previous big challenge: 40K to Far Away.  In...

Revealed: Greg’s Round the World plans for draft day #3Cards3Continents

I'm laying all my cards on the table.  Tomorrow evening (June 22 9pm ET), the Frequent Miler team will be livesteaming our 3 Cards 3 Continents draft (details here).  We'll take turns picking 3...

Challenge! 3 Cards, 3 Continents. Buckle Up!

The Frequent Miler team is ready for our next challenge!  While Carrie and Tim can't join us in the field this time, Nick, Stephen and I are ready to compete.  The challenge goal?  Book...

Chase Sapphire Reserve: Should I keep it?

I no longer redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for 1.5 cents each.  I used to do so regularly.  I once was so flush with Chase points and I was spending them so seldomly that...

Blogging and accepting gifts (On Greg’s Mind)

IHG reached out to me the other day to offer me points and Milestone Rewards so that I can try out features of their new elite program.  They had previously gifted me Diamond status,...

Is the Curve card ready for prime time? (hint: not yet)

Curve is intended to be the one card to rule them all.  No matter how many credit cards you have, the concept is that you can carry only the Curve card, and behind the...

Pay taxes via credit card, 2022 edition

Update: This is a reminder that Q2 2022 estimated payments are due June 15, 2022. You might not like paying taxes, but when you pay taxes via credit card can be quite rewarding. The key...

My near-disaster switching my Marriott award from points to certs

The Inn at Bay Harbor is an excellent Marriott Autograph Collection resort in northern Michigan.  Even during normal times (i.e. before the current domestic travel boom) it was nearly impossible to book summertime award...

Delta Premium Select Bottom Line Review

My wife and I recently flew Delta round trip from Detroit to Amsterdam.  We applied Global Upgrade Certificates (available only to Diamond Medallion elites) in both directions.  These certificates now instantly upgrade you from...

(Still live via referral) Sapphire Preferred 80K Q&A: Everything you need to know

Update 6/3 - Yesterday, the public offer for the Chase Sapphire went down to 60K, but this 80K offer is still live via referral (although who knows for how long). This is a terrific...

Best card for free access to Delta Sky Clubs

If you fly Delta often, then you're probably interested in Sky Club access.  Sky Clubs provide free food and drink, free internet, and (when not overcrowded) a comfortable place to work or relax when...

The InterContinental Ambassador Experiment

InterContinental Lyon, May 2022. Experiment codename "Ambassador Prestige Suite." Results tallied. Details below... I recently had occasion to book a weekend stay at the InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu.  As I weighed various options for...

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