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Should we stop overlooking Spirit?

With cheap fares, a revamped elite program, more substantial snacks, and one of the most comfortable domestic premium cabin seats in the sky, Spirit has exceeded our expectations as of late. But it isn't...

The games we play

What is this points & miles stuff all about?  There's no good name for our miles/points/deals hobby.  People used to refer to the collection of things we do as "travel hacking," but that term...

Status cruising: Saving $2K+ on a cruise to Europe, Alaska, etc with a match

Update 11/25/21: Just a quick update to note that as several readers advised, my wife received a free balcony offer about a week after receiving the initial free interior room offer. If you complete...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and stacking opportunities [2021]

Many 2021 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have already gone live and many more will develop in the coming days. If you are reading this post in email form, I recommend clicking through...

X1 First Impressions: Fun, Rewarding, Scary

I recently successfully signed up for the X1 card.  Regular readers may remember that this is the start-up card that has no annual fee and offers 3x everywhere for those who spend $15k within...

I give up: Missing the welcome bonus for the first time (On Nick’s mind)

I give up; I am part of the way to a welcome bonus that I won't even try to finish earning. It's just not worth it. Amex has absolutely ruined my wallet in a way...

Delta vs. Spirit [On Greg’s Mind]

After many, many years of avoiding flying Spirit, I finally gave them a try last month.  I was happily surprised by how pleasant the experience was.  I had paid for a Big Front Seat...
Last Chance Deals

Last Chance Deals: 10% Off Sam’s Club Daily, Singapore Transfer Bonus & More

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. It's Thanksgiving week which means there will be a lot of...

Amex +4: Deal of the year?

If you have been sleeping on the Amex +4 referral promotion, it is time to wake up. The chance to earn at least 5x everywhere (and 8 or 9x in popular bonus categories or as much as...

Maximizing value from Amex multi-referrals

We are updating and republishing this post because the current +4 referral offer ends in 11 days and it may just be the deal of the year if you play it right. That is because...

10 Years of Frequent Miler

On September 11th, 2021, Frequent Miler turned 10 years old and I forgot my own blog's anniversary.  Oops!  On that particular day, it so happened that Nick and I arrived at Le Meridien Maldives...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of timing

The points bonanza of the past two years has been absolutely bonkers. Credit card issuers have long offered welcome bonuses and spending category bonuses to entice us to get and use their cards, but...

How to use your Citi ThankYou point fortune

I first published this post just two months ago, but much has changed already.  Since then, Citi has removed the ability to transfer to AA (as expected), and surprised us with the addition of...

Wyndham Added As a Citi ThankYou Partner

Citi ended its temporary feature offering transfers from ThankYou points to American Airlines yesterday, but they've returned today with a brand new - and seemingly permanent - transfer partner. You can now transfer Citi ThankYou...

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