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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.

How to buy points and miles for less than a penny

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CAUTION: While this post offers a way to buy points and miles at bargain rates, there are serious risks involved in this approach. Before trying this, please review the "Risks" section at the bottom...

Use airline miles for last minute travel

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It's often difficult to get good value from domestic award redemptions, especially with Delta. In the case of last minute, unexpected travel, though, your miles can be a life saver. Take this...

How to meet credit card spend thresholds without breaking a sweat

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Credit card sign-up bonuses these days are amazing: 40,000 miles! 50,000 points! 75,000 miles! And so on. A person can rack up close to a million points a year by signing up for these...

Free Filtered Water at any Hotel

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This quick tip comes courtesy of my wife, Mrs. Miler: One of the perks of elite status at some hotels is free bottled water. This may not sound like much until you look at...

Buy American Airlines Miles for less than 1.6 cents each. No limit.

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THIS DEAL IS NOW DEAD: As reported by DealsWeLike (see comments), the Aadvantage shopping mall is no longer offering 10 points per dollar for Sears' purchases. However, for those with Chase rewards...

Perpetual Point Machine… Not!

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When I was very young I invented a perpetual motion machine (a machine that runs on its own power, forever).  I drew a picture of a little car with a vertical gear that was...

How to maximize points and virtue through Kiva loans

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ABOUT KIVA Kiva is a nonprofit organization that provides micro-loans to enterprising individuals around the world so that they may earn their own way out of poverty.  By making loans through the Kiva website, you...

40,000 AA miles for $2000 Sears spend!

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 THIS DEAL IS NOW DEAD: As reported by DealsWeLike and a reader named Joe (see comments), the Aadvantage shopping mall is no longer offering 10 points per dollar for Sears' purchases. However, for those...

Chase Sapphire: 43% off Land’s End Purchase + Free Shipping!

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For those of you who love to get stuff from Land's End, here's an outstanding deal.  If you shop Land's End online by going first through the Mr. Rebates shopping portal, you can get...

Buy Samsung Tablet Get 25,000 Delta Miles Free!

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Quick deal alert: Until Sunday, September 18th, make $500 in SkyMall purchases through this link, and you'll receive 25,000 Delta miles.  That's a pretty great deal:  Even if you value Delta miles at only a...

Give to charity, fly free

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Using a travel rewards credit card to give to your favorite charities is a great way to do good in the world and earn points and miles.  With most cards, you will earn 1...

Amazon.com: earn 4 Hilton points per dollar!

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NOTE: Since this post was originally written, US Airways no longer offers miles for shopping at Amazon.  Also, Hawaiian airline miles have droppe to 1 mile per dollar. Others have previously posted this, but I...

Delta: International business class for the price of coach! Hurry…

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Until the end of September, Delta is offering to double SkyMiles that are transferred from one person to another.  This is the perfect time to make use of little pockets of miles in different...

30,000 Continental Airlines miles for $2,000 Sears spend!

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In an earlier post I described how to "triple dip" to earn rewards from Sears' purchases.  In that post, the "second dip" was to use Big Crumbs for a cash rebate.  In this post...

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