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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Portal Alerts for June 25, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/25/2017 Best Rate on06/24/2017 Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/25/2017 Best Rate on06/24/2017 Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/25/2017 Best Rate on06/24/2017 Bodyscapes 8% Best Rate History Fiverr Success 16% Best Rate History Kmart 11% 10% Best Rate History Lung Detoxification 14% Best Rate History Macy’s 9% 8% Best Rate History TripAdvisor Sweden $0.4 $0.3 Best Rate History Travel Mileage/Points Decreases Merchant Best…

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Portal Alerts for June 24, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/24/2017 Best Rate on06/23/2017 Grande Cosmetics 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Inhabit NY 4 mi./$ 0.5 mi./$ Best Rate History YLiving 1 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/24/2017 Best Rate on06/23/2017 Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/24/2017 Best Rate on06/23/2017 Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels 5% 2.5% Best Rate History Cambria Hotels & Suites by Choice Hotels 5%…

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Meet the FM team in Chicago and/or Ann Arbor

Nick and I had a great time meeting points & miles enthusiasts and presenting at FTU (Frequent Traveler University) Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago.  Personally I always love opportunities to meet others in this game.  Also, meeting other enthusiasts is the single best way to learn secrets that no one blogs about.  It’s not at all a stretch to say that I’ve learned new tricks from attendees at every event like this I’ve attended. …

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Newbie’s new credit card plan, and initial results

A bit over a week ago I published “A credit card plan for a well informed newbie.”  There I detailed a plan for this retiree to quickly rack up huge numbers of points through credit card signups.  Readers weighed in with helpful suggestions, and I modified my recommendations.  I wrote: Thanks everyone. Based on your input, I’ll recommend these changes to Ben: 1. Sign up for Ink Biz Pref and Ink Cash same day in…

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Portal Alerts for June 23, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/23/2017 Best Rate on06/22/2017 Chico’s (InA) 1 pt./$ Best Rate History Dooney & Bourke 7 mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Guess 4 mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Lumens 5 mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Rosetta Stone Language Software 12 (3) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Sephora 12 (4) mi./$ 5 pt./$ Best Rate History The Body Shop 12 (4) mi./$ 8 pt./$ Best Rate…

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Buy Marriott points for 0.7 cents each

Through June 30th, Points.com is offering SPG Starpoints for 35% off.  Since the normal price is 3.5 cents per point,  this discount makes it possible to buy those points for 2.275 cents each.  But you can do even better: Start with TopCashBack to get 2.5% cash back Pay with your SPG Amex card to earn 2 points per dollar By following the above steps, you will get more SPG points for less money (after the…

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Delta first class: great companion ticket deal (glitch?)

Delta First Class Dining

I stumbled upon something surprising the other day.  Thanks to my Delta Reserve companion ticket, I was able to book two people into domestic first class for less than the price of a single economy ticket. Holiday High Prices Most years we visit family in southern Florida after Christmas.  And this year we thought we would book our trip very early rather than waiting until prices skyrocket later on.  But, it turned out that prices…

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Portal Alerts for June 22, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/22/2017 Best Rate on06/21/2017 Laneige 10 mi./$ 6 mi./$ Best Rate History Lenovo 6 (3) mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Magazines.com 40 (20) mi./$ 25 mi./$ Best Rate History Nike 8 (4) mi./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History Restaurant.com 15 mi./$ 12 mi./$ Best Rate History Safelite Auto Glass 200 mi. Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 06/22/2017 Best Rate on06/21/2017 Cash…

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Morgan Stanley Amex: Do you need a Morgan Stanley account to apply?

Morgan Stanley offers two compelling Amex cards which earn Membership Rewards points.  One is the Platinum Card which beats out Amex’s standard Platinum card by offering the first authorized user Platinum card for free.  The other is the Morgan Stanley Credit Card which offers a few compelling 2X category bonuses.  For more about each, see: Which is the best Amex Platinum card? The other Morgan Stanley Amex is worth a look The applications for both…

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