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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A new way to find Singapore award availability

I just stumbled upon something very interesting. If you’ve been eager to fly Singapore Airlines business or first class but have had trouble finding award availability, I may have the solution for you… Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines are partners.  And, as of October 2019, it has been possible to book Singapore Airlines awards with Alaska miles.  Here’s the interesting part: It turns out that Alaska has much better access to award availability than Singapore’s…

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Manufacturing Delta status: spend big now or later?

On January 30th 2020, Delta credit cards issued by Amex will change drastically.  As a result, we have a small window of time to make the most of our cards under the old rules.  If you have the  Delta SkyMiles Blue Amex, the Delta SkyMiles Gold consumer Amex, or the Gold Business Amex then you’ll find that most of the changes are positive.  For example, the Gold cards gain a $100 Delta Flight Credit after…

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Welcome to 2020! Here’s what will happen next…

Welcome to 2020!  This year Amex will increase fees on their Hilton and Marriott ultra-premium cards while Chase will keep the Sapphire Reserve fee unchanged.  Hilton won’t fulfill the long predicted promise of new elite perks, while Bank of America will finally allow point transfers.  Maybe. A look back at 2019 In past years, many of my predictions have come true.  In 2018, for example, I got 3 out of 4 correct when Delta introduced…

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Frequent Miler’s Most Talked About & Viewed Posts of 2019

With 2019 soon coming to an end, I took a look back at the most popular posts of 2019.  Which new posts were viewed the most?  Which new posts were most talked about (had the most comments)?  Which posts, new and old, were viewed the most?  It’s fun for me to look at these because there’s always a surprise in the bunch.  Hopefully you’ll find it interesting too! Most viewed new posts These are the…

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Ultimate Rewards Credit Card Travel Insurance

Many credit cards include automatic travel protections when you use your card to purchase travel.  I’ve separately compared these protections for ultra premium cards, here: Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Insurance.  In this post, I compare protections provided by each of Chase’s Ultimate Rewards cards including the Sapphire Reserve, Ink Business Preferred, Sapphire Preferred, and more. The following chart summarizes travel insurance provided automatically by each Ultimate Rewards card. Cells in green indicate best in class…

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Frequent Miler’s 2019 Naughty & Nice List

Happy holidays!  In today’s post, each of the writers on this blog (me, Nick, and Stephen) picked our favorite and least favorite happenings in the points & miles world in 2019 to compile this Naughty & Nice list. Greg’s Naughty & Nice List Naughty: Citi drops travel & purchase protections Citi used to have some of the best automatic protections available.  Like Chase, Citi offered travel protections even if you paid only partially with the…

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What is the best credit card?

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I get asked variations of this question all the time.  “Which credit card should I get?,” “What’s the best credit card?, “What’s the most rewarding card?” There is no single answer to these broad questions.  But I’ll do my best here to answer them anyway. First, though, if your goal is to earn as many rewards as possible, then you’ve asked the wrong question altogether.  The best way to earn rewards, in my opinion, is…

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Where did Portal Alerts go?

Frequent Miler’s Portal Alerts are no more.  We used to publish alerts every morning.  Each Portal Alert contained a list of merchants in which the best portal rates had increased or decreased from the day before.  We’re in the process of making technical improvements to our site and can no longer support this custom Portal Alerts functionality. For those who rely on the daily Portal Alerts, there’s an easy way to continue to see this…

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Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you’re doing, it’s often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better experience.  For example, you may be able to spend $50 on points to book a hotel that would have cost you over $100 if you booked the hotel for cash.  Or, maybe you were planning to pay $2,000 for an international…

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