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.

Plans for rebuilding my point fortune

I love having a big stash of points in a wide array of loyalty programs.  That way, when opportunity strikes, I can pounce on it.  For example, when United briefly opened up business class...

Melio: Pay business bills by credit card [New $250 bonus for iPhone users]

Now that Plastiq no longer accepts American Express cards, it makes sense to look for other ways to pay bills by credit card.  Melio is a bill payment service that continues to accept Amex. ...

My Buying Group Experiment: Day One Failures

A couple of weeks ago, my wife, my son, and I all applied and were approved for new credit cards (see: 3 Inks approved again. 420K points “in the bag”).  In total, we expect...
Baby Yoda American Airlines Executive Platinum

AA “enhances” the Citi Executive card and encourages spend elsewhere

With the announced changes to the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard, we no longer have a cheap way to grant American's Admirals Club lounge access to everyone in the family.  However, we now...

Business class to London for less with this Asia Miles trick

Flying business class to London can be very expensive, even when using miles.  The reason is that the two airlines that tend to have the most award availability to London (British Airways and Virgin...

Pointsyeah: Free flight award searches and alerts

Pointsyeah may just be a game changer...  Like some other tools, it offers a Kayak-like interface for finding award flights.  And, like point.me and roame, it allows searching for business and first class in...

3 Inks approved again. 420K points “in the bag”.

Last week, my wife, son, and I each applied for the Ink Business Preferred card.  The card's current welcome bonus is for 100,000 points after $8K spend.  Even better, it's possible to refer friends...

Are first class awards worth the extra miles?

On this week's podcast, Nick and I discuss the huge advantage of flying business class over economy or premium economy (and how airline miles make that possible at a reasonable cost), and debate the...

How to sign up for Chase Ink cards

Some of the best credit card signup offers around also happen to be some of the best point earning cards around: the Chase Ink Business cards.  These include the Ink Business Preferred, Ink Business...

Which 40 Night Hyatt Milestone Reward should I pick?

Update: Reposting this because I recently received my 2023 40 Night Milestone choice.  I chose 5,000 Hyatt points rather than the $100 Hyatt gift card so that I'd have one less thing to remember...

Curve card review: Awesome, but limited (Update: Smart Rules working)

Curve is the one card to rule them all.  Or it would be if it supported all common credit cards.  Instead, Curve is the one card to rule your Mastercard and Discover card collection. ...

My favorite luxury flight experiences (all booked with miles)

The entire Frequent Miler team recently flew together on ANA's new first class called "The Suite."  The five of us had the entire first class cabin to ourselves.  It was undoubtedly the most fun...

Why AAdvantage is my new favorite mileage program

In December 2021, American Airlines ran an incredible promotion with SimplyMiles where you could earn 240 miles per dollar donating to Conservation International.  That was equivalent to buying AAdvantage miles for less than half...

Chase 5/24 Rule: How to Count Your Status – 3 Easy Ways

With most Chase credit cards, Chase will not approve a new card application if you have opened 5 or more cards, with any bank, in the past 24 months.  This is known as the...

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