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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.

Choice’s Cambria Hotel Gems (Great value with Citi points!)

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Ever since Citi added the ability to double your points when transferring to Choice Privileges (details here), I've been on the hunt for great uses of Choice points.  Towards that end, I've looked at...

How to Earn Rewards by Paying Mortgage

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Separately, I posted How to Earn Rewards by Paying Rent.  There aren't as many ways to earn rewards from paying your mortgage, but it is still possible.  Here's a primer on the best ways...

El Capitan Hotel Merced California: Bottom Line Review

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Last week, I tagged along with my wife to Merced where she had been invited to deliver a talk at the University of California Merced.  We spent three nights at Hyatt's El Capitan Hotel...

Dumping Delta Diamond [On Greg’s Mind]

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For quite a few years now, I've been manufacturing Delta Diamond elite status through credit card spend.  That has required a huge amount of spend ($250,000 per year), but the rewards have been huge...

What are IHG points worth?

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IHG recently updated their rewards program and credit cards in positive ways.  Now, more than ever, I expect that many readers are considering earning IHG points through credit card spend (so as to also...

What is Delta elite status worth (now that Global Upgrade certs are worth less)?

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Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. This is usually handled through elite status. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”. Of course, not all elites are...

A new way to find Singapore award availability

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Greg wrote this post about Singapore award availability over two years ago, right before the pandemic started, and it didn't get quite the attention it deserved...from me anyway. I stumbled across this again a...

Which hotel loyalty program is most rewarding on paid stays?

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Thanks to big shake-ups in the hotel loyalty arena, I've recalculated the charts in this post.  IHG recently announced the launch of their new IHG One Rewards program.  And, following Marriott dumping their award...

Current Amex Offers (many new offers!)

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Current Amex Offers: Updated 4/15/22 with many new offers including Marriott Bonvoy, Amazon.com, and more. This specific page is designed to show current Amex Offers.  If you have any Amex cards, even authorized user cards,...

Which hotel elite program is best?

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Following the news that IHG is introducing exciting new elite benefits, it's now worth comparing IHG to the other chains that offer significant elite perks: Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt.  Which chain offers the most...

Hilton Double, Triple Points Promo

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Hilton has opened registration for its next promo which starts on May 2 and runs through September 5, 2022. It has the potential to be very rewarding as you can earn up to 54...

How to earn 2 years of IHG Club Lounge membership

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In response to my post about IHG adding significant elite perks to their program, a reader asked if it was possible to time your Milestone Rewards so that you can get two full years...

30K + Extra 2 points per dollar w/ Wyndham Earner card

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Stephen's wife received a very good offer for the fee-free Wyndham Earner card: Earn the usual 30K points after $1k spend AND earn an extra 2 points per dollar for all spend through 10/31/22. ...

Delta companion certificates quick guide (eCredits now usable)

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Both the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express offer a free companion certificate each year upon renewal.  This means that once per year you can buy...

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