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Make your move on Marriott, baby steps, and getting your free bag

This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at the Marriotts on which you should make your move — either to book before you can’t or to hurry and book as soon as you can. We also talked about the baby steps of planning for a child’s future and how to make sure you get that free bag you’re entitled to with your United credit card. All that and more to follow in our Frequent Miler…

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First class for fewer miles and how to just say no for free points

If you want to fly up front for fewer miles, we’ve created resources to help you do it, which new pages dedicated to your best options for domestic first class awards and for flying first class to Hawaii. One of those options is by using Singapore Airlines miles to fly on United — which as you’ll see below can now be done online. On top of all that, find out how to just say no…

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When buying miles makes sense, a list for beginners, IHG’s big changes, and more.

Does it ever make sense to buy miles and points? This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at several situations where it certainly might. And in fact, I might just buy some points with the current SPG promo. Since my wife and I will soon each have about enough for a Marriott Travel Package, I might have to take out the calculator and pencil and figure out whether it’s worth picking up some additional points on…

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Can you re-bonus? Should you grab 300K? What the heck is California casual chic?

This week at Frequent Miler, we answered the timeless question “Can you get the same credit card again?” as well as the just-in-time question “Should you sign up now for the new Hilton 100K offers?”.  We also showed how it’s possible to book international premium economy for less than coach; we took a look at Delta’s new upgrade rules; we showed how to deal with Hyatt nights not posting; and we took a comical behind…

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Outrageous schemes, Amex benefits, and a Kimpton Suite

Outdoor Dining at Nobu Malibu

This week at Frequent Miler, we presented three outrageous schemes that just.. might… work…  We also covered a number of Amex things ranging from previously unknown perks for all cardholders to new cards with their own new signup bonuses and perks.  Read on for all that and more in this Frequent Miler week in review. How To Stay At A Hilton Hotel For Free Until April 30th Guest author John Klukas showed us how it’s…

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Secret cards, secret deals, the secrets to a Companion pass without flying and more

This week at Frequent Miler, hotel talk dominated the conversation: we talked about secret hotel cards and revealed how to find the oddly secret Hyatt points plus cash deals that had some hotels pricing from 2500 points and $18. We furthermore contemplated what to with hotel cards on the verge of conversion and how to eek out great value from hotel points with Marriott Travel Packages. Read on for all that and more in this…

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$100 ignites an unpredictable controversy, FM’s newest addition, cheap business class to Africa, and more

As we welcomed 2018 this week at Frequent Miler, Greg laid out some predictions: among them was not how animated the discussion would become over Wednesday morning’s post. In other news this week, there’s a new name and face on the Frequent Miler team and an amazing award ticket that has newly reappeared. All that and more in this Frequent Miler Week in Review. Frequent Miler’s 2018 miles & points predictions   The past two years,…

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75K given away, status for award stays, and the ways to spend more while spending less

In the holiday spirit, this week opened at Frequent Miler with a nice giveaway for those who took a moment to comment. In the end, there could only be one winner — find out who below. After that, we covered several angles of MS this week — from what still works to whether or not it’s worth doing enough to spend a month in a New York City hotel. Status chasers will rejoice with the…

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Easy $100 win annually, a handy reference tool, excluding basic economy and more

Happy holiday weekend! This week at Frequent Miler, we tackled topics ranging from how to avoid basic economy when paying with points to which of the best Platinum benefits are available to additional cardholders. We also added a great quick reference tool for Amex Offers that you’ll want to bookmark for the next time you’re about to make a purchase and want to quickly know whether or not there’s an Amex Offer for that. All…

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