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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The face mask you own already

Now that the CDC has recommended that we wear face masks, my wife came up with a great idea…  It’s time to dust off those old airline amenity kits that we tucked away in our closets.  Pull out those eye shades and strap them on.  Who says they’re only for our eyes?  They already have what we need: straps to keep them on our face, comfortable cloth on the inside, and even a nose bump-out…

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More LIVE questions answered and Greg’s weirdly deep voice

Yesterday, Nick and I were live on Youtube with our first weekly “Ask us anything” show (Click play above to watch the recording).  One thing we learned from our first show is that we need to answer questions faster.  We only managed to get to a handful of questions before the hour was up.  We’ll do better next time, but for now here are answers to many of the questions that were asked via YouTube…

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Free Credit Scores, Reports, and Monitoring: Complete guide.

5/24 status

If you often sign up for credit cards in order to earn signup bonuses, then you’ve probably realized that managing your credit is important. And it’s not just your credit score that’s important — it’s also good to be alerted when new hard inquiries are made and to know the details of your credit report . Chase’s dreaded 5/24 Rule is a good example of this. Chase will usually decline an applicant if he or…

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Frequent Miler was “live”. Here’s the video evidence

Update: If you missed it, watch the video above. We’ll be back next week; same time, same place. We get it.  You’re stuck at home with little to do.  If you’re lucky, you have a job in which you can work remotely.  But concentrating on work under the current conditions can be a challenge.  We can’t help you with that.  But, we can give you something fun to do while your boss isn’t around to…

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How Frequent Miler (the business) will survive COVID-19

This blog, Frequent Miler, was born in September 2011.  I started it simply as an outlet to share my excitement about my latest passion: miles, points, and elite status shortcuts.  It didn’t even occur to me at the time that I could earn real money from the blog, but things changed quickly.  First, Boarding Area offered to host my blog.  This gave me an instant audience and better ad revenue than I could have earned…

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Frequent Miler’s Best April Fools Posts

Happy April Fools Day!  Rather than publish a new April Fools post, I decided to do a quick overview of my favorite April Fools posts from the past.  Here goes… Introducing the Cottonelle Card! (2019) This is one of my favorites.  I didn’t try to fool anyone with this post, but instead made up this ridiculous idea of a two-ply roll of rewards credit cards.  I had no idea when I posted this how valuable…

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On my mind: Is now a good time to apply for credit cards? Really?

I’ve written a fair bit recently about applying for rewards credit cards.  The general idea has been that while this is a bad time for traveling, it’s a great time for earning points, miles, and cash back from home.  But, is that really true? Arguments for applying now… A number of blogs have argued “yes” — now is the time to apply.  One Mile at a Time wrote: If you’re going to apply for credit…

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Book the world’s best first class now. Fly next year.

Feeling restless?  If you’re anything like me, you miss the challenge and excitement of planning travel.  Deciding upon an ideal destination excites the imagination.  Finding ideal discounted flights or award flights that get you to where you want to go with the least discomfort is as challenging and satisfying as solving a puzzle.  Finding and booking hard-to-get award flights is like winning a jackpot. If you’re stuck at home looking for a way to spend…

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Build your own $1,100 bank-funded stimulus check

As I write this, Congress is negotiating an economic stimulus bill to fight the Coronavirus caused recession.  I have no idea what this will look like by the time you read this post, but at the moment the plan includes sending checks of $600 to $1,200 to those who earn $99,000 or less.  Whether this happens or not, I imagine that most Americans would welcome an additional cash infusion.  The one I’m proposing here is…

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