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 July 16, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/16/2017 Best Rate on07/15/2017 Amalfi Decor 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Sears 5 mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Sonos 10 (5) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/16/2017 Best Rate on07/15/2017 Champion USA 6 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Hanes.com 6 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Just My Size 6 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History One…

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Portal Alerts for July 15, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/15/2017 Best Rate on07/14/2017 Bally 8 pt./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Blue Apron 1500 pt. 1071 pt. Best Rate History JoJo Maman Bebe 6 pt./$ Best Rate History Kaplan MD Skincare 10 pt./$ 7 pt./$ Best Rate History Myprotein 8 pt./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Peeps and Company 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/15/2017 Best Rate on07/14/2017 INTERMIX…

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Portal Alerts for July 14, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/14/2017 Best Rate on07/13/2017 Barnes & Noble 4 mi./$ 2 pt./$ Best Rate History Barnes and Noble NOOK 4 mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Sulwhasoo 4 mi./$ 1.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Under Armour 12 (3) mi./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/14/2017 Best Rate on07/13/2017 Barnes & Noble 4 pt./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Barnes and Noble…

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My latest attempt to bypass 5/24

Flying under 5/24

In April, Doctor of Credit posted a “New Way To Bypass Chase 5/24.”  I was intrigued.  I wanted to get Chase’s new Ink card: the Ink Business Preferred for it’s 80K signup bonus and 3X categories, but I was way over 5/24 (Chase won’t approve applications for many of their cards if the applicant has opened 5 or more cards in the past 24 months). The trick that Doctor of Credit described was to apply…

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Portal Alerts for July 13, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/13/2017 Best Rate on07/12/2017 Active In Style 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History AmorePacific 4 mi./$ 1.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Discount Dance 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History MadisonAvenueMalls.com 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Read Your Story 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Reef Dynamic 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Twinkle Deals 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Wildfox Couture US 5 mi./$ Best Rate History YCMC 3.5 mi./$ 3 mi./$…

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What is Membership Rewards First? Are good things coming?

Membership Rewards First

If you’ve recently signed up for the new Blue Business Plus Amex card, and you have a Platinum or Centurion card, you probably received a notice telling you that since you already have at least one eligible card enrolled in the Membership Rewards First program, they have automatically enrolled your new card in that program “as a special thank you.” When I first saw this, I thought the memo was about the ability to transfer…

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Portal Alerts for July 12, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/12/2017 Best Rate on07/11/2017 Ivory Ella 3 mi./$ Best Rate History LogoSportswear.com 0.5 mi./$ Best Rate History NA-KD (US) 5 mi./$ Best Rate History SCDKEY 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Zizo Wireless 10 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/12/2017 Best Rate on07/11/2017 Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/12/2017 Best Rate on07/11/2017 20 Day Persuasion 24% Best Rate History Agoda…

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Portal Alerts for July 11, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/11/2017 Best Rate on07/10/2017 Gemvara 6 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History WE ARE KNITTERS US 3.75 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/11/2017 Best Rate on07/10/2017 Farfetch 4 pt./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Gemvara 6 pt./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History LTD Commodities 2 pt./$ 1 pt./$ Best Rate History Neutrogena 5 pt./$ Best Rate History The Lakeside Collection 2…

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Hotel award booking for 3 in London. Marriott to the rescue.

My wife, once again, is headed to London for work.  And, once again, my son and I are going with her.  We love London, so this a great excuse to return.  The problem is that in the eyes of all hotels everywhere, our son is now an adult.  And that makes booking an award for a single room in Europe difficult. In the parts of London where we wanted to stay, most of the hotel…

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