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.

Chase 5/24 Rule: How to Count Your Status – 3 Easy Ways (Chase approving...

With most Chase credit cards, Chase will not approve a new card application if you have opened 5 or more cards, with any bank, in the past 24 months.  This is known as the...

How to use Hyatt free night certs on a multi-night stay

There are a many ways to get Hyatt free night certificates.  The World of Hyatt card offers a category 1-4 cert each year upon renewal and again when you spend $15K within a calendar...
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Escape Lounges (2 free guests for Platinum cardholders)

Did you know that Amex Platinum cards still offer free guest access to Escape Lounges?  In recent years, Escape Lounges were rebranded to the unwieldy "Escape Lounges - The Centurion® Studio Partner."  At that...

The best American Airlines credit card

In our last podcast, Loyalty Program Changing Fortunes, Nick and I discussed how we were loving the fact that we bought over 1 million AA miles each when it was briefly possible to do...

Awesome bonus: Five 50K free Marriott nights [On My Mind]

As we reported separately, Marriott once again is out with a huge welcome offer for the Bonvoy Boundless card: five 50K free night certificates after $5K spend in 3 months.  While there are plenty...

Marriott Bonvoy Choice Benefits. Which to pick? (2023 Benefits Now Live)

Update 4/13/23: After a significant delay, Marriott's 2023 Choice Benefits are now live. But which one should you pick?  See Greg's advice below. If you have earned 50 elite qualifying nights with Marriott Bonvoy within...

Chase Sapphire Preferred Complete Guide

If you're interested in the Sapphire Preferred card, this is a great time to get it.  There is currently a 90,000 point offer available in-branch.  Below you'll find everything you need to know about...

How to find and book the world’s best first class award flights

The thing I love most about points and miles is that they often make it possible to enjoy experiences that I would never dream of paying cash for.  A great example is the ability...

What are Marriott points worth?

Marriott has now jettisoned the last remnants of their old award charts by removing top-end award price caps.  Stephen collected data before and after the cap was removed and discovered that the results weren't...

Greg’s Top Picks

The stars of the show at the moment are the 200K targeted Amex Business Platinum card offer and the Hilton cards which currently offer a free night certificate as part of their welcome offer. ...

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Guide and Review

In my recently revised post about Shortcuts to Marriott Elite Status, I pointed out that the quickest and easiest way to get to Platinum Elite status is by signing up for the Bonvoy Brilliant...

Shortcuts to Marriott Elite status

If you stay at Marriott hotels often, but not often enough to earn high level Elite status, you may be missing out on perks like free lounge access, room or suite upgrades, free breakfast,...

No joke: Tim goes full time at Frequent Miler

Note: Even though this is an April Fools post, the title is true.  Tim is now full time at Frequent Miler! You'll be seeing a lot more of Tim now.  That's partly because I put...

SeatSpy: An amazing tool for finding non-stop awards.

SeatSpy is a tool for finding awards on select airlines.  The tool is quick and displays a full year of results all at once.  Plus, if the awards you want aren't currently available, you...

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