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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.

Your Platinum card arrived. Here’s what to do next…

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Thanks to the almost unbelievably good welcome bonuses available, I expect that a number of readers have recently picked up a new Platinum card.  If you're one of the few and proud new Platinum...

How to convert Amex Membership Rewards to cash with the Schwab Platinum card

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The Platinum Card from American Express for Schwab has a unique super power: it makes it possible to convert your Membership Rewards points to cash at a good value: 1.25 cents per point.  Even...

(EXPIRED) Marriott Homes & Villas Double Points Promo (Book by Feb 22 for stays...

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Homes & Villas by Marriott is running a double points promo.  Instead of the usual 5 points per dollar, you'll earn 10. Note that 10 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar is the usual rate...

The Amex popup is real!

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It's real!  For years now, I've been applying for Amex cards and hadn't ever seen the popup that tells you that you're not eligible for an Amex welcome bonus.  In fact, in 2018, I...

Best Western slashes elite requirements for 2021 (Woo Hoo!)

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Best Western has slashed elite requirements for 2021 in half.  Now, aspiring Best Western elites can earn coveted status with as few as 5 nights or 3 stays or 5,000 points.  Woo hoo!  That...

Amex derails my Hilton plans with great new offers (on my mind)

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Despite their sad approach to pandemic breakfasts, I'm hoping to return to the Madison Beach Hotel in Connecticut later this year (see my bottom line review here).  The bad news is that cash prices...

Hyatt Points Advance: The Globalist perk you didn’t know about

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If you're a regular Frequent Miler reader, then chances are good that you either have Hyatt's top-tier Globalist status, are well on your way towards it, or have at least considered pursuing it.  That's...

COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide: Now with Amex dining & wireless credits…

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The COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide has now been updated with Amex's restaurant, wireless, and spend offers for Delta, Hilton, and Marriott cards.  See also: Delta cards: Enhancements for 2021 (dining, wireless, status...

Brex: How I earned 20K for depositing sales revenue

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UPDATE 2/24/21: Multiple people (including our own Nick Reyes) have confirmed that simply adding your Brex Cash bank account to your PayPal wallet (even with a consumer PayPal account) is enough to trigger the...

Searching for Emirates sweet spots with partner airline awards [JAL, Copa, and Qantas awards...

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UPDATE 3/2/2021: Emirates has completed their partner devaluations. Now all partner awards follow the same not-great distance based award chart. I no longer know of any good partner awards using Emirates miles. UPDATE 2/1/2021: Emirates...

Delta cards: Enhancements for 2021 (dining, wireless, status boost, and Delta spend bonuses)

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American Express today has launched awesome temporary perks for most of their airline and hotel co-branded cards.  In this post I'll highlight the perks available to Delta cardholders.  In separate posts I've covered perks...

Marriott Amex cards: Enhancements for 2021 (dining, wireless, and spend bonuses)

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American Express today has launched awesome temporary perks for most of their hotel and airline co-branded cards.  In this post I'll highlight the perks available to Marriott cardholders.  In separate posts I covered perks...

Hilton cards: Enhancements for 2021 (dining, wireless, and spend bonuses)

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American Express today has launched awesome temporary perks for most of their hotel and airline co-branded cards.  In this post I'll highlight the perks available to Hilton cardholders.  In separate posts I covered perks...

Greg’s Top Picks: Fantastic Offers

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In a past Frequent Miler on the Air episode, Nick and I discussed an amazing Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 5 free nights offer (now expired).  By some measures, this was one of the best credit...

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