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.

Tips for booking “just in case” flights

When booking travel, there are times when it makes sense to have backup plans.  Maybe, for example, you absolutely have to make it to the departure city for that expensive cruise you bought.  Or,...

My experience applying a Ritz Club Upgrade Certificate

Chase's Ritz-Carlton credit card is one of my favorite ultra-premium cards.  For $450 per year, the card offers an annual free night certificate good at any Marriott costing 50K points or less, $300 in...

Greg & Nick fly away… The GUC trip begins!

We are outa here!  This morning, I'm on my way to Washington Dulles Airport to meet up with Nick so that we can begin our great GUC adventure.  As a reminder, "GUC" stands for...

How to use your Citi ThankYou point fortune

Following my post detailing how to use your Amex point fortune, a reader asked if I could do the same for Citi ThankYou Rewards.  Indeed, I can, and I did.  I think that this...

How best to book Hyatt luxury suites

World of Hyatt stands alone among hotel loyalty programs in offering standard all-points award rates for both standard and premium suites.  Hyatt also offers multiple other ways to use rewards to book suites: Use...

Brex: 110K transferable points without a credit inquiry (for business owners)

UPDATE 8/30/21: While the originally reported offer is long dead, there is now an opportunity to earn the same 110,000 total points, but this time there's a requirement to spend $9,000 within 30 days. ...

Leveraging Delta’s Same Day Flight Changes (It’s good to be Gold)

Most airlines in the U.S. now offer free flight changes on most routes (see our quick reference charts here).  That's great, but they don't usually waive the price difference between two flights.  For example,...

The Rumored Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card. Is it worth $650?

Recently, news broke about potential upcoming changes to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card.  The Points Guy published details from an American Express survey that sought reactions to very specific proposed changes.  Normally I wouldn't...

How to use your Amex Point fortune

Lately Amex has made it crazy easy to accumulate their Membership Rewards points.  Every time we turn around, it seems like there are bigger and better offers for referring friends, for adding authorized users,...

How I’ll use the new Chase Sapphire Perks [On my mind]

As of August 16th 2021, Chase added perks to their Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cards.  I signed up for the Sapphire Reserve when it debuted in 2016 and I've kept it since.  Initially,...

How long does it take to transfer points to airline and hotel programs?

I love transferable points.  The ability to transfer points to multiple airline and hotel programs makes it possible to get far outsized value from your points.  Want to book ANA First Class from the...

Wyndham Earner credit cards review: Surprisingly strong

Republishing due to Wyndham cards offering double their original welcome bonuses. It appears that these doubled offers end 10/14/21 (H/T DoC) Barclays and Wyndham recently unveiled three new "Wyndham Earner" rewards credit cards.  While I...

Managing rewards in multi-player mode

The points & miles game is more rewarding when playing as a couple or a family.  Why get only one new welcome bonus when you can get two or more?  Nick expanded on this...

[Update: It’s official & new lounge info] Documents reveal changes coming to your favorite...

  Update 8/10/21: This news is now official and new benefits begin on 8/16/21. Chase also announced that they will open 3 locations of Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club - more info is added...

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