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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Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu (Kauai, Hawaii)

I recently spent a week at the Koloa Landing Resort, Autograph Collection in Poipu, Kauai.  Some will be surprised to hear that I stayed at Koloa Landing instead of the much loved and nearby Grand Hyatt Kauai.  More about that later.  To read about the Grand Hyatt, please see Nick’s review here: Grand Hyatt Kauai: a great guest of honor stay and great redemption. Koloa Landing Resort basic info Location: Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii Hotel chain:…

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(EXPIRED) Just for (some of) you: Use Plastiq for free (up to $1,500 in payments).

Plastiq has offered to waive the fee for select Frequent Miler readers on up to $1500 in payments made between now and end of day 8/31 (11:59pm PT).  If you’re eligible, you should receive an email from Plastiq with the subject heading “Just for You: Use Plastiq for Free!” and a banner like this: The Deal Eligible readers will receive an email like the one shown above with the subject heading “Just for You: Use…

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(EXPIRED) Delta 40K round trip to Europe. Dates include spring break 2020!

Business class awards to Europe

Delta is out with their 4th promo this week for their “Dream It, Live It” week.  Today’s deal is for flights to Europe.  Round trip flights start at 40K miles or $539.  As a reminder, the other ongoing deals are: Amazing Delta vacation packages promo: get 2c per mile + earn miles Delta Award Sale: Round Trip Awards As Low As 9,000 SkyMiles Buy $250 Delta Gift Card Get $25 Extra It looks like there…

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Problems with banking SkyMiles via Delta Vacations

Through Friday evening 8/30, Delta is running a fantastic promotion: SkyMiles are worth double when booking a Delta Vacation.  Nick wrote about this deal a few days ago: Amazing Delta vacation packages promo: get 2c per mile + earn miles. When I first learned about the deal, my first thought was “I wonder if we can use this deal to cash out SkyMiles at 2 cents each?  Supporting this theory, are these cancellation terms: If…

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(EXPIRED) Buy $250 Delta Gift Card Get $25 Extra

Delta is out with their 3rd promo this week for their “Dream It, Live It” week.  Today’s deal is a $25 bonus on a $250 gift card purchase.  As a reminder, the other ongoing deals are: Amazing Delta vacation packages promo: get 2c per mile + earn miles Delta Award Sale: Round Trip Awards As Low As 9,000 SkyMiles It looks like there will be a total of 5 deals before the week is done,…

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BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit. 8 things you need to know.

Chase’s British Airways Visa Card has a significant new benefit: Get up to $200 credit per award booking.  That sounds awesome, but there are a number of terms that limit its usefulness.  Here’s what you need to know about the BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit… $200 credit for business and first class awards, $100 credit for economy and premium economy Use your BA Visa to pay the taxes, fees, and charges for a reward…

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Has the BA card just become a “must have” Chase card?

UPDATE: Terms for the surcharge credit are now live.  Please see: BA Visa $200 Award Fee Credit. 8 things you need to know. I recently posted a list of “must have” cards from Chase.  Chase has a lot of great cards but, thanks the 5/24 Rule, you can’t have them all.  In my prior post on this topic, I listed the following as “must have” cards (see the original post for more details): If you…

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Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland

I’ve just returned from a fantastic vacation in Kauai, and I miss it already.  With Hawaii on my mind, I decided to put together a guide to the best ways to get to Hawaii.  Alaska, AA, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United Airlines all have flights from the mainland US to Hawaii, but you can often save points by booking these flights with foreign airline programs.  For example, I used 75,000 Virgin Atlantic miles to fly…

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Marriott travel packages in a Peak world: good value?

When Marriott merged with SPG in August 2018, they massively increased the prices for travel packages.  Travel packages offer a way to spend a big chunk of Marriott Bonvoy points in exchange for two things: a bunch of airline miles of your choice plus a 7 night stay certificate.  The total cost in points depends upon the hotel category stay certificate you want and whether you want 50,000 or 100,000 airline miles. When the post-merger…

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