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.

Hertz Amex Offer: Spend $200, Get $40 back

Amex is out with a new Amex Offer for Hertz car rentals that gives a $40 statement credit on $200+ in purchases.  This offer appears to be available on both consumer and business Amex...

Greg & Maisie’s Great Adventure: Vietnam (3 Cards, 3 Continents)

Vietnam (Wednesday evening to Thursday evening) We landed earlier than expected at the Ho Chi Minh International Airport but we were still late for our date with Chef Peter Chong Franklin at Anan, which was...

United Polaris Lounge SFO Bottom Line Review

My first 3 Cards, 3 Continents flight was United Polaris Business class from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Tokyo Haneda.  This was my first ever chance to try out the United Polaris Lounge. ...

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

I'm republishing this review because I had the opportunity to stay here again (in preparation for the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge).  The experience was just as good as before, but this time I...

Introducing Maisie, The Culinary Concierge: Greg’s travel companion for the #3Cards3Continents challenge

For the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge I previously revealed that I would be taking along a mystery travel companion.  Stephen Pepper speculated that my companion might be someone named Ana (since I booked...

What’s in Greg’s go-everywhere backpack?

If you travel often, it makes sense to keep a small backpack always stocked with all of your travel needs.  That way, when you head out on a flight or drive, you won't chance...

Some Gaming is good [On Greg’s Mind]

The optimal amount of fraud is non-zero.  That's the title of a Bits about Money essay by Patrick McKenzie (hat tip to View from the Wing for pointing it out).  The essay's premise is...

How often do transfer bonuses come around?

On September 1st, Amex unleashed an unprecedented* twelve transfer bonuses from Membership Rewards to airline and hotel programs .  Most of those transfer bonuses end when September ends.  That begs the question: if you...

How to book Delta flights with Virgin Atlantic miles (2022 Edition)

With Amex currently offering a 30% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic, I realized that it was well past time to update this post for 2022.  Virgin Atlantic points continue to be...

Award spotlight: Marriott’s Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Portugal

Torre de Palma Wine Hotel belongs to Marriott's Design Hotels brand.  I stumbled upon this place when researching options for my 3 Cards 3 Continents trip.  It turned out that this hotel didn't fit...

Gift lounge access, elite status, and more. Top cards offering great authorized user perks.

Most ultra-premium credit cards justify their steep prices by offering airport lounge access, elite status, and other high end perks.  In many cases, it's possible to share those benefits with close friends and family...

Shortcuts to top tier Hyatt elite status

Thanks to two overlapping double-elite-night promotions and a new status match opportunity, there are more shortcuts than usual to get to top tier Hyatt Globalist elite status... Hyatt's top tier Globalist elite status is awesome....

Citi Premier Card Complete Guide

In our 3 Cards 3 Continents Challenge, I picked the Citi Premier card with its 80K welcome bonus as one of my 3 cards.  My other picks were the Amex Gold with a 90K...

Best way to earn AA miles & status via hotel bookings

The "AA Loyalty Pursuit Game" began Jan 1 2022 when American Airlines began offering loyalty points in addition to redeemable miles in almost all situations where customers earn miles.  Suddenly there were many ways...

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