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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Paypal bought the Tio bill pay service and shut them down

In July, PayPal announced that they had completed the purchase of the bill payment service Tio (formerly ChargeSmart).  Now, via Business Wire, it was reported that PayPal suspended Tio’s operations to protect Tio’s customers.  They wrote: This suspension of services is a result of PayPal’s discovery of security vulnerabilities on the TIO platform and issues with TIO’s data security program that do not adhere to PayPal’s information security standards. TIO is not integrated into PayPal’s…

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Portal Alerts for November 14, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 11/14/2017 Best Rate on11/13/2017 Amara 10 pt./$ Best Rate History Barneys New York 5 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Bumble and Bumble 10 pt./$ 8 pt./$ Best Rate History Fandango 10 pt. 8 pt. Best Rate History Harrods 8 pt./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History HerbsPro 10 pt./$ 7 pt./$ Best Rate History Hip Hop Bling 20 pt./$ Best Rate History Hudson 8 pt./$ 6 pt./$ Best…

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Portal Alerts for November 13, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 11/13/2017 Best Rate on11/12/2017 American Eagle Outfitters 10 (2) mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Apple Store 4 (1) mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Ashford 10 (3) mi./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History Barneys New York Warehouse 15 (2) mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Candlewood Suites 5 (3) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Crowne Plaza 5 (3) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Holiday Inn…

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Portal Alerts for November 12, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 11/12/2017 Best Rate on11/11/2017 Baukjen – UK 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History ECCO 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Hector and Lola 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Hook and Tackle 4 mi./$ Best Rate History JD Williams 3.5 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History LogoSportswear.com 0.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Simply Be 3.5 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Skinny & Co. 5 mi./$ Best Rate History SwissDiamond.us 5…

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Portal Alerts for November 11, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 11/11/2017 Best Rate on11/10/2017 FitFlop 12 (5) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History JCPenney 8 (4) mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Naked Zebra 2.5 mi./$ 1.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Plus In Love 6 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Ruelala 0.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Shu Uemura Art of Hair 10 (3) mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Sunbeam Family of Products (Jarden Consumer Solutions) 4…

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Portal Alerts for November 10, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 11/10/2017 Best Rate on11/09/2017 Burke Decor 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Kerastase 10 (3) mi./$ 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Lumens 5 (4) mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Bank/Credit Card Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 11/10/2017 Best Rate on11/09/2017 Lululemon 4 pt./$ 1 pt./$ Best Rate History Lumens 5 pt./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Cash back Increases Merchant Best Rate on 11/10/2017 Best Rate on11/09/2017…

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