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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.

The games we play

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What is this points & miles stuff all about?  There's no good name for our miles/points/deals hobby.  People used to refer to the collection of things we do as "travel hacking," but that term...

X1 First Impressions: Fun, Rewarding, Scary

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I recently successfully signed up for the X1 card.  Regular readers may remember that this is the start-up card that has no annual fee and offers 3x everywhere for those who spend $15k within...

Delta vs. Spirit [On Greg’s Mind]

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After many, many years of avoiding flying Spirit, I finally gave them a try last month.  I was happily surprised by how pleasant the experience was.  I had paid for a Big Front Seat...

Maximizing value from Amex multi-referrals

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We are updating and republishing this post because the current +4 referral offer ends in 11 days and it may just be the deal of the year if you play it right. That is because...

10 Years of Frequent Miler

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On September 11th, 2021, Frequent Miler turned 10 years old and I forgot my own blog's anniversary.  Oops!  On that particular day, it so happened that Nick and I arrived at Le Meridien Maldives...

How to use your Citi ThankYou point fortune

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I first published this post just two months ago, but much has changed already.  Since then, Citi has removed the ability to transfer to AA (as expected), and surprised us with the addition of...

Help Wanted: Join the FM team!

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We are looking to add another writer to the Frequent Miler team!  We're looking for a points/travel/deals enthusiast to work 20 to 40 hours per week for Frequent Miler.  This would be a contract...

Nordic Choice Sweet-Spots: Great Value w/ Choice Points

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I've long heard that redeeming Choice Privileges points at Nordic Choice Hotels offered great value, but I've never previously looked very closely at this.  Now I have.  And I found that great value is...

Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Protections

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With the introduction of their Venture X card, Capital One became the latest major card issuer to offer an ultra-premium card.  So, it was time to update this post.  I dug into Venture X's...

Which Premium Cards are Keepers?

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Credit card annual fees keep going up.  In recent years, Amex increased their consumer Platinum card annual fees twice.  First from $450 to $550, and more recently to $695.  Other notable increases include Chase's...

Delta Downgrades Upgrades (but there’s good news too)

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Delta has announced huge changes to their upgrade certificates beginning Feb 1, 2022.  The biggest and saddest change is that we will no longer be able to confirm upgrades from main cabin economy to...

Build your Amex Point fortune: Up to 620K points with $25K spend

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If you have a large amount of spend to make in the near future, this is a great time to collect Amex Membership Rewards points!  A combination of current promotions make it possible to...

My bite-sized thoughts about everything new in points & miles (Nov 2021)

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In the past month or so there have been huge changes related to points, miles, and loyalty.  Each week, Nick throws in his 2 cents about these things in his Week in Review series,...

Hyatt Peak/Off-Peak Analysis

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As promised/threatened, Hyatt's peak and off-peak award pricing is now live for stays beginning March 1, 2022 and beyond.  That means that instead of each hotel having a fixed award price at all times,...

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