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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Up to 1.67 cents per point value from ThankYou points

The Citi ThankYou Rewards program is weird, but in a good way — sort-of.  If you have multiple ThankYou cards, you can keep your points separate by card or you can pool your points together.  Chase, on the other hand, keeps all Ultimate Rewards points separate by card, but they let you freely move points from one card to another.  Amex works the opposite way: all Membership Rewards points are automatically pooled together. With both…

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Portal Alerts for July 26, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/26/2017 Best Rate on07/25/2017 3Dcart.com 150 mi./$ Best Rate History Best Cigar Prices 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Finish Line 6 (3) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Glasses.com (InA 7/25/17) 10 pt./$ Best Rate History Glyde 1.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Keetsa Eco-Friendly Mattresses 5 mi./$ 3.75 mi./$ Best Rate History Kohl’s 4 (2) mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Laneige 12 mi./$ 7 mi./$ Best Rate…

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Should you book Prestige 4th Night Free online?

Now that the Citi Prestige card has turned into a bit of a turkey through the loss of AA Admiral’s Club access, less valuable points, no more free golf, etc., I thought it was worth taking a second look at the key benefit that’s still somewhat intact: 4th Night Free hotel bookings. Citi has changed this benefit in a few ways.  First, the 4th Night Free no longer includes room taxes and fees.  Second, the…

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Portal Alerts for July 25, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/25/2017 Best Rate on07/24/2017 123 Inkjets 20 (11) mi./$ 11 mi./$ Best Rate History California Wine Club 7 mi./$ Best Rate History Dell Consumer 6 (2) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Gwynnie Bee 3700 mi. Best Rate History Lenovo 4 (2) mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History New Balance 12 (3) mi./$ 10 pt./$ Best Rate History Pelican Water 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Rosetta Stone Language…

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St. Pancras Renaissance Junior Suite. Wow!

I recently stayed with my wife and son at the St. Pancras Renaissance London in a gorgeous Junior Suite.  Suites are located in the elegant Chambers wing of the hotel, which is a huge step up from the modern Barlow wing.  And, all Chambers wing rooms have access to the awesome Chambers Club lounge (which I reviewed previously, here). Chambers Suites usually cost at least 500 GBP per night (over $600, depending upon the current…

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Portal Alerts for July 24, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/24/2017 Best Rate on07/23/2017 FitFlop 5 mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History LogoSportswear.com 0.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Restaurant.com 15 mi./$ 12 mi./$ Best Rate History Watch Station 4 mi./$ 1.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/24/2017 Best Rate on07/23/2017 Watch Station 5 pt./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/24/2017 Best Rate on07/23/2017 7…

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Portal Alerts for July 23, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/23/2017 Best Rate on07/22/2017 BackCountry 10 (4) mi./$ 8 pt./$ Best Rate History Finish Line 6 (2) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History JClub.com 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History JCPenney 6 (3) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Moods of Norway 5 mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History New Balance 12 (3) mi./$ 10 (4) mi./$ Best Rate History Nike 10 (2) mi./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History…

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Portal Alerts for July 22, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/22/2017 Best Rate on07/21/2017 800Bear.com 5 mi./$ Best Rate History California Delicious 7.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Coach 4 mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History CVS.com 3 pt./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Dell Outlet 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Giglio 5 pt./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Helzberg Diamonds 4 pt./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Office Furniture Up to 2.5 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History…

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The awesome St. Pancras Renaissance Chambers Club

St Pancras is a gorgeous London building that hosts a hotel (St. Pancras Renaissance, which is a Marriott property), residences, and a major train station (this is the home of the Eurostar, for example).  The hotel consists of two separate wings: the modern Barlow wing and the opulent Chambers wing.  The Chambers Club is a lounge within the Chambers wing. Access: Platinum, but not Gold All guests staying in the Chambers wing get free access…

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