About 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.

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Best cards for grocery store spend, and dining, and…

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If you spend a lot at grocery stores, which credit card should you use?  What if you spend a lot on dining?  Travel?… I’ve long maintained a page, previously called “Best Category Bonuses,” that lists best cards for each type of spend.  That page has been a useful resource, but the title didn’t really give much of a hint as to what it was about.  Another issue with the old page was that I used…

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Portal Alerts for March 29, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/29/2017 Best Rate on03/28/2017 ECCO 2 mi./$ Best Rate History EMCINTERACTIVE Ltd 6 mi./$ Best Rate History Foreo UK 5 mi./$ Best Rate History HotelPower.com 2 mi./$ Best Rate History JCPenney 10 (2) mi./$ 6 (4) mi./$ Best Rate History Moschino 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Nasty Gal 10 pt./$ Best Rate History Nasty Gal US 5 mi./$ Best Rate History NET-A-PORTER 10 (4) mi./$ 8 pt./$ Best…

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Real world extreme stacking in-home dining and more

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I often write about ways to extreme stack deals for huge rewards or savings.  In this post I’ll document one approach that I use regularly to treat my family to great steaks, seafood, treats, and more.  First, here are some real world examples of what is possible… Stock Yards sells four 6 ounce Filet Mignon cuts for $99.99.  After stacking, I would pay $30.46 (or less), delivered. Harry & David sells their Maine Shore Seafood…

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Portal Alerts for March 28, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/28/2017 Best Rate on03/27/2017 Aldo Shoes 7 mi./$ 6 mi./$ Best Rate History Best Buy 2 (1) mi./$ 1 pt./$ Best Rate History Kelly’s Running Warehouse 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Restaurant.com 25 (6) mi./$ 12 mi./$ Best Rate History Sofft Shoe 7.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/28/2017 Best Rate on03/27/2017 Aldo Shoes 7 pt./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History…

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Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works March 2017?

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Whether you need to increase credit card spend to earn a new credit card signup bonus, or to earn elite status, or simply to earn credit card rewards, it’s important to keep up with the latest news of what works and what does not. This month, I’m trying out a new format.  I’ve moved details about each “increase spend” technique to a separate page: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide.  To be honest, most of the techniques…

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Portal Alerts for March 27, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/27/2017 Best Rate on03/26/2017 ECCO 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/27/2017 Best Rate on03/26/2017 Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/27/2017 Best Rate on03/26/2017 A1 Supplements 6% 5% Best Rate History Autoparts123 3% Best Rate History Born Shoes 15% Best Rate History Burkes Outlet 8% 6.5% Best Rate History Cellars Wine Club 5% 4% Best Rate History Garden Inn…

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Portal Alerts for March 26, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/26/2017 Best Rate on03/25/2017 Barnes & Noble 4 (2) mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Lumens 5 mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Rosetta Stone Language Software 10 (5) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/26/2017 Best Rate on03/25/2017 Lumens 5 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/26/2017 Best Rate on03/25/2017 AtlasForMen.nl 1%…

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Portal Alerts for March 25, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/25/2017 Best Rate on03/24/2017 East Dane 5 mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Spencers 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/25/2017 Best Rate on03/24/2017 Aerie by American Eagle 3 pt./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History American Eagle Outfitters 3 pt./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History East Dane 5 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History James Perse 5 pt./$ 3 pt./$ Best…

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Use companion tickets for business and first class flights

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Earlier this week I published a roundup companion ticket opportunities: The Complete Guide to Travel Companion Tickets. We have also recently published a few options for getting great business class flight prices.  For examples, please see the following: How to find great business class fares with Google Flights Build your own business class fare sale with vacation packages Business Class to Europe + 7 hotel nights for $2225: Investing in Marriott Travel Packages Another approach…

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