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Greg The Frequent Miler

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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.

Miles, credits, and certs orphaned by COVID-19 (on my mind)

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Yesterday I cancelled the last of my pre-pandemic travel bookings.  I had used Cathay Pacific miles to book a January 2021 flight: Japan Airlines first class to Sydney.  Maybe Cathay would have refunded my...

Frequent Miler Live Tuesday 9/15 at 12PM ET. Ask Greg anything!

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Tuesday, September 15th, Greg will be back with another round of Frequent Miler Live: Ask Us ME Anything on Youtube.  Nick is on paternity leave and won't be able to join us this time. ...

How to get targeted for the best Amex welcome bonuses.

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An easy way to find the best Amex welcome bonuses is to visit Frequent Miler’s Best Offers page.  But, that page focuses on the best publicly available offers.  This post details a number of ways to get targeted offers that may be even better.  American Express usually doesn’t offer welcome bonuses to those who have had the same card before, so it is especially important with Amex to sign up only for the very best offers.

Hyatt comes out swinging. How will Marriott, IHG, and Hilton respond?

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Wait a minute... what is Greg doing writing this Week in Review post? Isn't that Nick's job?  Why yes it is... usually.  But last weekend, Nick's wife celebrated Labor Day weekend by going into...

Hilton Credit Card Comparison. Which is best?

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Hilton's credit card lineup is not nearly as complicated as Marriott's (see: Which Marriott Bonvoy card is best?).  However, American Express does issue four different Hilton cards for the US market.  Here's everything you...

Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland

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Now that United has announced new routes to Hawaii, the tropical paradise is on my mind again.  Alaska, AA, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United Airlines all have flights from the mainland US to Hawaii,...

United adds nonstops to Hawaii, Africa, and India

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United Airlines today announced new nonstop service between the continental US and Hawaii, Africa, and India.  Here are the details: Destination United Hub Service Aircraft Season Start Hawaii Kona Chicago 4X/Week 787-8 Summer 2021 Maui Newark 4X/Week 767-300ER Summer 2021 Africa Accra DC (IAD) 3X/Week 787-8 Spring 2021 Lagos DC (IAD) 3X/Week 787-8 Spring 2021 Johannesburg Newark Daily 787-9 Spring 2021 India Bangalore San Francisco Daily 787-9 Spring 2021 New Delhi Chicago Daily 787-9 Winter 2020 Regarding Hawaii,...

Pay taxes via credit card 2020 edition (Q3 estimated taxes due 9/15)

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You might not like paying taxes, but when you pay taxes via credit card can be quite rewarding. The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset tax payment fees. For...

Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide 2020

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Chase Ultimate Rewards is a transferable points program available through a number of Chase cards.  In my comparison of transferable points programs, Chase Ultimate Rewards came out ahead of Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou...

Bonvoy Brilliant: Spend $1,000 Get $100 (stacks with 10X offers!)

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I found a new Amex Offer on my wife's Bonvoy Brilliant card today: Spend $1,000 or more, get $100 back. At first I assumed that this was only for spend at Marriott properties, but reading...

Amazon: Spend $100 (or $50), Get $10 Back, 2 Times (Targeted Amex Offer)

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A new Amex Offer has appeared today for Amazon.com.  After spending $100 at Amazon.com, you'll get $10 back.  You can do this two times.  An easy option is to load your Amazon gift card...

How to earn airline elite status without flying

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Lost in the excitement about airlines eliminating change fees was the announcement from American Airlines that their elites will no longer be punished while flying Basic Economy.  Later "this fall," those with AA elite...

Ritz card: Double Dip Restaurants 10X + $300

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This is just a quick post to point out that there are two overlapping promotions for Ritz cardholders.  One of the two ends soon: Earn 10X at restaurants and gas stations on up to...
Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred

Chase Sapphire: What’s Next? (On My Mind)

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A week ago, Chase knocked my socks off with the news that they were revamping their Freedom cards.  The Freedom Visa card (with its 5% rotating categories) will be replaced with the new Freedom...

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