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 May 25, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/25/2017 Best Rate on05/24/2017 Adorama 6 pt./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History American Eagle Outfitters 6 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Apple Store 6 pt./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Ashford 18 pt./$ 8 pt./$ Best Rate History Bed Bath & Beyond 12 pt./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History Blue Nile 15 pt./$ 5 pt./$ Best Rate History Contacts Direct 7 mi./$ 6 mi./$ Best Rate History…

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Piecing together Delta awards for great value to Hawaii and Europe

Ever since Delta did away with their award charts, they’ve maintained that the award price you see online is the award price.  Period.  And, supposedly, there’s nothing you can do about high award prices except wait and hope that prices come down. In the good old days, there was something you could do about it.  You could find saver award space segment by segment and string the segments together for a cheap award.  Here’s a…

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Portal Alerts for May 24, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/24/2017 Best Rate on05/23/2017 CharmingCharlie 2 mi./$ 1 mi./$ Best Rate History Coach 5 mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Converse 7 mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Electric 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Nautica 6 mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History New York Times 1700 mi. 1000 mi. Best Rate History The Sunday Times Wine Club 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best…

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Transfer SPG 1 to 3 to… Choice?

You already knew that it’s possible to transfer SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) points to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, but did you know that the same is possible with Choice?  This is another one of those Rube Goldberg approaches to miles & points, but this one actually works. When Marriott bought Starwood and let loose 1 to 3 point conversions, all kinds of great things happened.  Suddenly, top tier Marriott properties (45K…

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Portal Alerts for May 23, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/23/2017 Best Rate on05/22/2017 Eyeglasses.com 6 pt./$ 4.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Gilt Groupe 4 (2) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History L’Occitane 10 (3) mi./$ 9 pt./$ Best Rate History Lancome 10 (3) mi./$ 8 pt./$ Best Rate History Magazines.com 40 (20) mi./$ 25 mi./$ Best Rate History Shoes.com 15 (5) mi./$ 6 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/23/2017 Best…

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1.2 million miles available through Top 20 offers

Our current Top 10+ Credit Card Offers page contains a list of all best public signup offers (that we know of), sorted from top to bottom by an unbiased estimate of first year value.  Currently, the top 10 includes four Delta cards each offering signup bonuses of 60,000 or 70,000 miles.  The Ink Business Preferred 80K offer has kept its top spot and the Sapphire Preferred 55K offer has held on to its long-time top…

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Portal Alerts for May 22, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/22/2017 Best Rate on05/21/2017 AHAlife 10 mi./$ 7 pt./$ Best Rate History Dell Consumer 4 (2) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/22/2017 Best Rate on05/21/2017 Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/22/2017 Best Rate on05/21/2017 Alfabank.ru Youth Card $489 Best Rate History Blair Technology Group 8% Best Rate History Burkes Outlet 8% 6.5% Best Rate History Carter’s 6%…

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Portal Alerts for May 21, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 05/21/2017 Best Rate on05/20/2017 Barneys New York 6 (2) mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History JCPenney 6 (3) mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Magazines.com 50 (20) mi./$ 25 mi./$ Best Rate History Nike 10 (2) mi./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History Rosetta Stone Language Software 10 (5) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Saks Fifth Avenue 10 (3) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points…

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Should I go for the 30% transfer bonus to Virgin? Reader input requested.

The Amex Membership Rewards 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic ends Monday, May 22.  I’m tempted to take advantage of it, for several reasons: Virgin Atlantic miles are extremely valuable towards ANA first class flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be quite valuable towards Delta flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be valuable for Virgin Atlantic awards and upgrades if you don’t mind dealing with high fuel surcharges. Necker Island.  I want to go back.  See:  Is…

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