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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Real world extreme stacking in-home dining and more

1800Flowers Stockyards Filet Mignon

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?

Gift Card Churning

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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Can you get a second Amex bonus with a second business?

Can you get a second Amex bonus under a second business?

“Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” Most American Express credit and charge card signup bonus offers include the above language.  For the most part, the language is self-explanatory.  If you have, or used to have, the same credit card, then you won’t get the signup bonus if you sign up now. There are known exceptions to this rule.  If you cancelled an account more than 7 years…

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Portal Alerts for March 24, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/24/2017 Best Rate on03/23/2017 Adorama Pix 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Gander Mountain Up to 2.5 mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History iMomoko 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History JCPenney 10 (2) mi./$ 6 mi./$ Best Rate History Maryland Square 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Saks Off 5th 12 (3) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Yowza Fitness 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best…

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