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.

Pay taxes via credit card, 2023 edition

You might not like paying taxes, but when you pay taxes via credit card can be quite rewarding. The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset tax payment fees. For...

FM Predicts: Here’s what will happen in 2023…

Despite our poor success rate with predictions in 2022 we're at it again.  Just like Charlie Brown who never gave up hope that he'd successfully kick the football from Lucy's hands, we're winding...

American Express Membership Rewards Complete Guide

Membership Rewards is American Express' transferable points currency. Membership Rewards can be earned via credit card spend, new account bonuses, credit card referrals, and in many other ways. Once earned, these points can then...

Frequent Miler’s 2022 State of the Business Report

In 2020, I posted a series detailing how the Frequent Miler business was coping with COVID.  In the first post, at the start of COVID lock-downs, I predicted that revenue would likely drop to...

What are IHG points worth?

IHG doesn't have an award chart.  Award prices closely follow cash rates, but there's enough variance that we can't simply use a formula to determine what points are worth.  Instead, we observe cash and...

End of Year Checklist for 2022

Republishing this because time is running out!  With only a week remaining in 2022, it's your last chance to take care of those things you've been putting off!  Earlier this week I finished spending...

Marriott Titanium achieved. Here’s how I sprinted to the finish.

In the November 4th post "Should I go for Marriott Titanium Elite Status?" I explained that my travel plans meant that I would be 8 nights short of requalifying for Marriott Elite Titanium status...

“Must have” Chase cards

If you're just getting started with credit card rewards, Chase is a great place to start.  Chase offers a terrific variety of valuable cards, often with great welcome bonuses.  That's good, but the main...

Apply Delta Upgrade Certificates Online

Finally, Delta has enabled the ability to apply upgrade certificates online.  In 2021, Delta greatly enhanced upgrade certificate usability by making it possible to view upgrade availability online and to apply them to award...

Capital One shut me down… Again

In 2021, I was excited when Capital One finally approved a new card application for me.  After years of trying, I was approved for the Venture card which had a 100K offer at the...

365,000 point bonanza with 2 new cards and a checking account

My 23 year old son recently applied for two business credit cards and a business checking account.  In all three cases, he was instantly approved.  Even better, by the time he is done meeting...

Bonvoyology: Mastering Marriott’s Mysteries

Marriott Bonvoy is a maddeningly complex program which promises the world, but often delivers disappointment.  Want to sign up for a second Bonvoy card?  Good luck figuring out if you're eligible.  Think your elite...

What are Marriott points worth?

In March 2022, Marriott dumped their award charts.  Behind the scenes, though, hotel prices were capped to a maximum value that usually wasn't far above the peak pricing from the good old award chart...

Etihad First Apartment Review: Simply Awesome (and back again!)

Update 12/9/22: My favorite first class product is back! Etihad has announced that they will again be flying four A-380's between London and Abu Dhabi. In March of 2020, Etihad grounded its fleet of...

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