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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.

(Last Call- Ends 5/31) Sapphire Preferred 80K Q&A: Everything you need to know

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Update 5/20 - Chase has announced that the 80K offer on the Sapphire Preferred will be ending on May 31st at 6pm EST. We don't know yet what the offer will be once it...

Wow! IHG to offer real elite benefits. Watch out Marriott.

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IHG has finally released details of their new rewards program.  The new program borrows liberally from Hyatt and, in my opinion, competes very well with Marriott.  Confirmed suite upgrades, free lounge access, and free...

What are welcome offer free nights worth?

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In order to provide our readers unbiased credit card bonus recommendations, we estimate the first year value of each credit card offer.  We use that info at the top of our Best Offers page...

World of Hyatt Complete Guide

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World of Hyatt is, by far, my favorite hotel loyalty program.  Points are easy to earn (largely through their partnership with Chase), and Hyatt's generous award chart makes it possible to get huge value...

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Pointe: Bottom Line Review

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The Hyatt Residence Club Sedona is a timeshare resort in which units can be rented nightly with cash or points.  It is also a category 4 Hyatt and so can be a good use...

Maximize value with your Amex Platinum Card

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Earlier this week, Nick taught us what to do when it comes time to cancel the Amex Platinum card.  But should we cancel it at all?  The recent addition of credits for Disney+, The Disney...

The Club at Charlotte International Airport (CLT): Bottom Line Review

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My wife and I recently flew out of the Charlotte airport (CLT).  We had a few minutes to stop for lunch before our flight and so we used my Priority Pass card to access...

Pay taxes via credit card, 2022 edition

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Update: This is a reminder that 2021 end of year tax payments and Q1 2022 estimated payments are due April 18, 2022.  Since last publication we have updated the post to indicate that there...

My IHG Free Night Strategy [On Greg’s Mind]

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I’m a fan of IHG’s revamped  Premier card and its new business card twin. For only $99 per year, both cards offer Platinum Elite status, up to $50 per year in United Airlines TravelBank credit, 4th...

Park Hyatt NYC: Bottom Line Review

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I recently went to New York City for one night to attend an event celebrating the official launch of the Bilt card.  I also had a category 1-7 Hyatt free night certificate that was...

Spirit Airlines extends loyalty to the afterlife

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Spirit Airlines announced today that they've enhanced their Free Spirit loyalty program with benefits for members who have transcended their corporeal forms.  "Membership is no longer limited to the living" said loyalty spokesman Clarence...

Marriott’s dynamic pricing is looking surprisingly good (for now)

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As promised or threatened, depending upon your perspective, Marriott dumped their award charts on March 29th.  This is awful news for the most expensive Marriott properties since their award prices are no longer capped...

Which credit card offers the best free night certificates?

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I'm pretty excited about IHG's revamped Premier card and its new business card twin.  Each comes with an annual 40K free night certificate upon renewal.  A single person could sign up for both cards...

Best uses for Marriott free night certificates (⏱Book these now!)

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If you have Marriott points or free night certificates, now is the time to plan your Marriott stays.  Starting March 29th 2022, Marriott will no longer have award charts and award pricing will track closer...

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