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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.

(Last Call- Ends 5/31) Sapphire Preferred 80K Q&A: Everything you need to know

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Update 5/20 - Chase has announced that the 80K offer on the Sapphire Preferred will be ending on May 31st at 6pm EST. We don't know yet what the offer will be once it...

Digging the Capital One Shopping Browser Extension

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Usually, I avoid shopping portal browser extensions like the plague, but I recently installed one anyway and... I like it!  Thanks to the extension, I've stumbled upon rewards that I wouldn't have otherwise, and...

X1 Card Review: 2x to 4x Everywhere. Fee Free.

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Now that I've had the X1 card for 6 months, it's time for a full review.  The original version of this post was published before I got the card and that version relied heavily...

Are the IHG Premier cards worth our big spend?

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I originally published this post before IHG's new elite program details were announced.  We knew at the time that $40K spend would result in earning Diamond status, but we didn't know what Diamond status...

Great ways to save money or miles on flights

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With airfare prices going sky high these days, it was high time for me to update this post. This post is intended to be a quick lookup guide.  Before you book a flight, skim...

[Update: Access on arrival restored] Delta Reducing Sky Club Access To 3 Hours Before...

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Update 5/12/22: Delta sent an email to members today indicating that they have had a change of heart: customers will be able to access the Sky Club on arrival, with or without a connection. This...

A work-around for Virgin Atlantic’s grayed out “Points” search

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Here's a solution to a problem that I expect relatively few readers will encounter or care about.  But those who have run into it have no doubt been extremely frustrated.  When using Virgin Atlantic's...

Delta Mileage Running from Home (2 Player Mode)

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I've previously written in depth about how it's possible to earn high level Delta Elite status through credit card spend alone (see: Manufacturing Delta elite status in 2020 and beyond).   The problem is that...

Greg’s Top Picks for May: Business Offers, Blockbuster Offers and More

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This month, card issuers (especially Barclays) have increased offers for many business cards.  That's great because most of these cards won't appear on your credit report and won't add to your 5/24 count.  To...

Grand Hyatt SFO: A terrific hotel connected to San Francisco’s airport

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Recently, my wife and I had a 5:40am flight out of San Francisco's airport (SFO) and so we booked the night before at the Grand Hyatt SFO.  The Grand Hyatt is connected by SkyTrain...

Sweet spot awards that I actually use [On Greg’s Mind]

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We frequently post about great deals using points & miles, and we refer to these as "sweet spot awards."  Some of these are almost unbelievably great.  For example, the ability to book ANA First...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

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Virgin Atlantic points are super easy to get.  For example, you can sign up for the Virgin Atlantic credit card (which often has a 65K welcome bonus) and then average more than 2 cents...

A trick for viewing the Flying Blue award calendar

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Air France / KLM Flying Blue miles are super easy to get. You can transfer 1 to 1 from any major transferable points currency: Amex, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Bilt, or even Brex.  Even...

Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Marriott's rewards program, named "Marriott Bonvoy," in my opinion offers better than average rewards for paid stays, a fair elite program, a huge selection of hotels that run from very low end to ultra-luxury,...

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