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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.

My $895 plus 75,000 points retention call

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Last week, annual fees appeared on two of my Amex cards: $595 for my Business Platinum card and $95 for my Everyday Preferred card.  I didn't necessarily want to keep either card and so...

The Hotel Collection Mini Guide: Prepaid rates earn hotel points/perks, and more surprising finds

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Recently Amex Platinum cards added a new benefit: Earn back up to $200 per year on Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) or The Hotel Collection (THC) prepaid bookings.  We already knew that FHR prepaid...

Should YOU abandon Capital One?

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Following my experience with Capital One shutting down my new Venture card without warning and cashing out my points for only a half cent each, people keep asking if they should use up their...

Citi offers an AA exit: Bail out or double down? [On My Mind]

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I was a bit shell shocked yesterday (in a good way) by the news that Citi is now offering 1 to 1 transfers from ThankYou Rewards to American Airlines.  This is something that we've...
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina. Bottom Line Guest Review.

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The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort interests me for several reasons.  First, there simply aren't that many nice points-bookable resorts in the U.S. outside of warm weather or skiing destinations.  Second, this one is...

Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection (Marriott). Bottom Line Review.

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My wife and I have been visiting Marriott's Inn at Bay Harbor in northern Michigan almost every summer for the past ten years or so.  This summer, we visited twice: once for five nights...

Find your own Fine Hotels & Resorts deals

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This morning Nick posted "Searching for deals through Fine Hotels & Resorts."  In that post he listed a number of Fine Hotel & Resort (FHR) properties around the world that were at least sometimes...

Greg’s Top Picks for July: Blockbuster Offers

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In June, I cheered on the many 100K offers available from various cards.  Now, that excitement seems almost quaint.  Beyond any doubt, the current star of the show is the Amex Platinum card.  If...

Capital One shut down my account and gave me only a half cent per...

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In April, I was super excited when Capital One finally approved me for a credit card.  By some miracle, I got in on the 100K Venture offer despite the fact that Capital One had...

Documents reveal changes coming to your favorite rewards cards

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Forget the flat 2x or 3x dining and travel rewards that these cards have offered to-date.  New rewards are coming.  And these aren't just rumors.  The leaked documents come directly from the card issuer...

Which Premium Cards are Keepers? Version 4.0

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With Amex increasing the annual fee on their personal Platinum card from $550 to $695, they've raised the stakes.  It was already a bad idea to keep paying the Platinum card annual fee if...

Your Platinum card has new perks. Here’s what to do next…

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Thanks to the almost unbelievably good welcome bonuses that have been available in recent times for consumer Platinum cards and business Platinum cards, I expect that many readers have recently picked up a new...

Morgan Stanley Platinum Card Fee Free (how to earn the $695 Annual Engagement Bonus)

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Amex Platinum cards come loaded with high end perks such as airport lounge access, hotel elite status, airline fee rebates, prepaid hotel rebates, digital entertainment rebates, Uber credit, and much more. Amex Platinum cards come...

The Amex Platinum “Coupon Book” Review [On my mind]

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American Express has increased the annual fee for consumer Platinum cards from $550 to a whopping $695 per year.  In exchange for the extra $145, they threw in new rebates for prepaid hotels, select...

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