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.

Finally approved by Capital One!

Six months ago, I applied for the Capital One Venture Rewards card.  Denied.  18 months before that, I applied for the Spark Miles Business card.  Denied.  Other family members tried either or both cards. ...

Earn Hawaiian Airlines elite status with 50% fewer miles or segments

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that they've cut in half the requirements for 2022 elite status.  That means that in 2021, you can achieve elite status that will be good throughout the rest of 2021...

Hawaiian Airlines miles no longer expire

The title of this post says it all.  Hawaiian Airlines miles no longer expire.  Cool.  Here's the info from their website (found here): Miles no longer expire Effective immediately, HawaiianMiles are no longer subject to activity-based...

(EXPIRED) 50% transfer bonus: Marriott (and others) to Etihad Guest

Etihad is offering 50% more miles when you transfer from Marriott, Accor, and select other programs to Etihad Guest. The Deal Through April 30th, Etihad Guest is offering a 50% bonus for transferring points to Etihad...

IHG retreats from devaluation!

Good news!  In the recent post "What are IHG points worth now that the gloves are off?" I detailed an analysis showing that IHG had devalued their points and free night certificates.  Now, thanks...

The Revised Amex Platinum Card – Details and Review

Rumors have circulated for a while now that Amex was planning to increase the Platinum card's annual fee and change up some of the card's benefits.  We haven't reported these rumors previously because so...

Best uses for Delta’s Regional Upgrade Certificates

Delta's Regional Upgrade Certificates have become more and more valuable over time.  Unlike when they debuted, they can now be used to upgrade flights booked with companion certificates; to upgrade award tickets; to upgrade...

[Update: Only 31x so far] Going for Wyndham’s 124x offer

Update 4/9/21: As expected, my Wyndham portal purchase tracked at far less than the promised 124 points per dollar.  The portal is showing only 31 points per dollar earned.  I filed a claim here,...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

This post has been updated with the news that ANA awards can be booked one-way for half the price of round-trip. Virgin Atlantic points are super easy to get.  For example, you can sign up...

What are IHG points worth now that the gloves are off?

Update 4/9/21: IHG has already reversed course! See updated analysis here: IHG retreats from devaluation! This is not the post I expected to write. I expected to say something along the lines of "Relax, you're...

6 points & miles things I’m excited about (or at least hopeful)

This is a somewhat random post.  There are several things happening in the points & miles world that I'm excited about... or, at least hopeful.  Here's what's on my mind... Excited Use IHG points at Six...

Airlines eliminate change fees: Quick reference chart

Recently, each of the domestic US airlines has announced that they are eliminating change fees.  That's awesome.  But the details can be hard to remember.  Which fare classes apply?  Do we keep the fare...

Delta Elite status via award tickets, plus 50% to 75% elite bonus on all...

Delta is out with a truly innovative promotion named "2022 Medallion® Status Accelerators."  Starting April 1 and throughout the rest of 2021, Delta fliers will earn 50% to 75% more towards elite status.  That's...

Wyndham Vacasa: Great Value is Real!

Wyndham Rewards points recently became far more valuable.  For real this time.  I previously wrote about the possibility of getting great value using Wyndham points to book vacation rentals.  After a frustrating exploration, I was...

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