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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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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The music never dies. Richard Branson says he’ll start a new Virgin America.

Virgin America 2.0

Yesterday, Alaska Airlines announced that it would retire the Virgin America brand (most likely sometime in 2019).  Richard Branson responded with a goodbye message to Virgin America which he ended with the following: I’m told some people at Virgin America are calling today “the day the music died”. It is a sad (and some would say baffling) day. But I’d like to assure them that the music never dies. Was that a hint suggesting that…

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Portal Alerts for March 23, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/23/2017 Best Rate on03/22/2017 800Bear.com 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Aldo Shoes 6 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History American National Standards Institute 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Appliance Parts Pros 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Best Buy 2 (1) mi./$ 1 pt./$ Best Rate History Callaway Golf Pre Owned 3 mi./$ Up to 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Calvin Klein 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Dell Consumer…

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e-Rewards talks back and offers a smidgen of hope

e-Rewards talks

On Tuesday I wrote about a rash of e-Rewards account shutdowns purportedly due to discrepancies in members’ account details and/or survey activity. In response to that post, Ollie from e-Rewards reached out to me… @FrequentMiler Hi Greg! Do you have an email address we could contact you on? -Ollie — e-Rewards US (@eRewardsUS) March 22, 2017 Oliver Judge, a Social Media Executive at Research Now, emailed me to explain what was going on.  That was…

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An awesome new “everywhere” card hits the scene

everywhere card

Alliant Credit Union has launched an exciting new credit card: Alliant Cashback Visa Signature Card.  In the first year, Alliant waives the annual fee and offers 3% cash back for all purchases.  But, that’s not what makes this card exciting.  After all, we already get no annual fee, plus $30 in annual flight credits, plus 3% cash back first year from the Discover It Miles card. The exciting thing about the Alliant card is that…

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Portal Alerts for March 22, 2017

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 03/22/2017 Best Rate on03/21/2017 BBC Shop (US) 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Coach 5 mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Eaglemoss 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Harry & David 5 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Home Serve USA 25 mi./$ Best Rate History Lorna Jane (US) 4 mi./$ 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Polarn O Pyret USA 7.5 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Sulwhasoo Division, Luxury…

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e-Rewards shuts down accounts. Rewards lost. (developing)

e-Rewards talks

By Invitation Only… You’ve seen the emails.  Every time you sign up for a new loyalty account, you soon receive an email with the subject heading “By Invitation Only”.  It sounds special, right? These invitations are to participate in the the e-Rewards Opinion Panel.  Basically, in exchange for your time in filling out surveys, e-Rewards offers rewards.  These rewards (e-Rewards Currency / Opinion Points) can then be exchanged for miles, points, gift cards, etc. Shutdown…

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Everything you need to know about Travel Companion Tickets

Travel Companion Tickets

While the Southwest Companion Pass is undeniably the single best companion ticket option around, it is not the only one.  Far from it.  After publishing my tips for using Delta Companion Certificates, I made a list of all of the companion ticket options I could think of.  And it turned out to be a pretty big list: American Airlines CitiBusiness Companion Certificate American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Silver MasterCard Companion Certificate Alaska Airlines Companion Fare American…

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