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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Is it a keeper? My take on BOA’s new Premium Rewards Card

Bank of America’s new card was originally expected to be an ultra-premium card.  Rumors were that it would compete in the $450 / $550 space with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Amex Platinum, Citi Prestige, US Bank Altitude Reserve, etc.  But… Either the rumors were false, or Bank of America changed course along the way.  The new and creatively named “Premium Rewards Credit Card” is just $95 per year. For full details about the Bank of…

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Portal Alerts for September 19, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/19/2017 Best Rate on09/18/2017 Coach 7 mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History HealthmateForever 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Karen Walker 8 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History L’Occitane 6 (3) mi./$ 5 pt./$ Best Rate History Lucky Brand 4 mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Online Shoes 8 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Sabon 4 mi./$ Best Rate History WSJ Wine 12 (6) mi./$ 7 mi./$ Best…

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How to dodge Plastiq cash advance fees

Plastiq is a bill payment service that lets you pay almost any bill with a credit card in exchange for a 2.5% fee.  Paying rent, tuition, or other big expenses through Plastiq can be a great way to meet minimum spend requirements for new credit cards. For more details about Plastiq, please see: Complete guide to Plastiq credit card payments. But, if you try to pay a new recipient with a Visa credit card, you…

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Portal Alerts for September 18, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/18/2017 Best Rate on09/17/2017 PhoneSoap 5 mi./$ Best Rate History SK-II 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/18/2017 Best Rate on09/17/2017 Blue Apron 1300 pt. 800 pt. Best Rate History Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/18/2017 Best Rate on09/17/2017 Ann Taylor 7% 6% Best Rate History Blue Nile 6% 5% Best Rate History Carter’s 6% 5% Best Rate History…

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Portal Alerts for September 17, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/17/2017 Best Rate on09/16/2017 Groupon 6 (2) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Hurley 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Kmart 3 mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/17/2017 Best Rate on09/16/2017 Converse 3 pt./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History Kmart 3 pt./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/17/2017 Best Rate on09/16/2017 HairCareChoices.com 2%…

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Portal Alerts for September 16, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/16/2017 Best Rate on09/15/2017 Century Novelty 6 mi./$ Best Rate History JanSport 2 mi./$ 1 mi./$ Best Rate History Nike 4 mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Plus In Love 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/16/2017 Best Rate on09/15/2017 Nike 4 pt./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/16/2017 Best Rate on09/15/2017 AmorePacific 12%…

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Portal Alerts for September 15, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/15/2017 Best Rate on09/14/2017 Fuse Lenses 5 mi./$ Best Rate History HP 14 (2) mi./$ 5 (2) mi./$ Best Rate History Journelle 3.5 mi./$ 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Magazineline 45 pt./$ 35 pt./$ Best Rate History Proactiv 30 (12) mi./$ 15 mi./$ Best Rate History Samsung Electronics America 2 mi./$ 1 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/15/2017 Best Rate on09/14/2017…

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How much can you really save with Shipt and Amex?

Those of us who live in an area served by Shipt (a grocery delivery service) may be attracted to a widely available Amex Offer: Spend $100 or more, get $50 back. On the surface it appears that it’s possible to get up to 50% off groceries this way. I have the offer available on quite a few Amex cards. Between my wife and me, and a bunch of authorized user cards, we have 11 Amex…

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Portal Alerts for September 14, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/14/2017 Best Rate on09/13/2017 Coach 5 mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Kate Somerville 7 mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Shu Uemura Art of Hair 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Stock Yards 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Timberland 5 mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 09/14/2017 Best Rate on09/13/2017 Coach 5 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Kate Somerville…

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