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Earn miles without flying. Frequent Miler is all about getting the most out of the loyalty game. You can easily earn hundreds of thousands of points and miles without traveling, then learn how to use those points towards luxury travel.

In this podcast, Frequent Miler founder Greg, and senior author Nick debate current topics in the points & miles world.

Frequent Miler on the Air Greg Davis-Kean

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 192 Ratings

Earn miles without flying. Frequent Miler is all about getting the most out of the loyalty game. You can easily earn hundreds of thousands of points and miles without traveling, then learn how to use those points towards luxury travel.

In this podcast, Frequent Miler founder Greg, and senior author Nick debate current topics in the points & miles world.

    Virgin Atlantic releases award floodgates | Ep157 | 7-2-22

    Virgin Atlantic releases award floodgates | Ep157 | 7-2-22

    Virgin Atlantic has promised to open up at least 12 award seats on every flight. This has led to unprecedented award availability. Here's how to make the most of it.
    1:27:00 Giant Mailbag: How to log into hotel wi-fi with a Chromebook 4:44:00 3 Cards 3 Continents 3 Updates Stephen cashes out 50K Membership Rewards Greg exchanges 40K ThankYou points for 56K Avios Nick needs to cancel his first booking 14:59:28 Mattress Running the Numbers: Biltmore Arizona 18:35:00 Awards we booked this week (St Pancras, London) 23:07:15 Main Event: Virgin Atlantic releases award floodgates 45:53:00 Question of the week: Are Marriott SNAs worth anything anymore?

    • 51 min
    Where to park your transferable points | Ep156 | 6-25-22

    Where to park your transferable points | Ep156 | 6-25-22

    Got to cancel your card but don't know what to do with your points? Here are your best options.
    00:58 3 Cards, 3 Continents, 3 updates
    17:31 Giant Mailbag: Comments from live stream draft audience https://frequentmiler.com/drafting-the-dream-results-who-got-which-cards/
    21:32 What crazy thing . . . did the Curve credit card do this week?
    26:05 Main Event: Where to park your transferable points https://frequentmiler.com/brex-it-what-to-do-with-100k-brex-points/
    28:37 Air France / KLM Flying Blue
    33:16 Emirates? No.
    33:50 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
    37:26 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer? No,
    37:50 Virgin Atlantic
    40:07 Avios (British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Qatar)
    43:05 Air Canada Aeroplan
    48:03 Avianca LifeMiles
    54:12 Qantas? (nope)
    54:26 Our favorites
    58:22 Question of the Week: What's your favorite brand of luggage? How about your favorite piece of travel-related gear?
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    Music credit: Annie Yoder

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Drafting the dream: Strategies for drafting the best 3 card, 3 continent dream trip | Ep155 | 6-18-22

    Drafting the dream: Strategies for drafting the best 3 card, 3 continent dream trip | Ep155 | 6-18-22

    You're planning a dream trip to 3 continents; which 3 credit cards would you choose for the best combination of welcome bonuses and card benefits? This week, we talk strategy for our upcoming draft -- because once one of us makes a selection, the other two will be left scrambling to strategize the next move.
    1:25 Giant Mailbag
    2:38 Awards we booked this week
    Link to the SimplyMiles deal we referenced: https://frequentmiler.com/incredible-the-240x-simplymiles-deal-is-being-honored/
    11:22 Mattress running the numbers: Marriott Homes & Villas stacking deals
    https://frequentmiler.com/marriott-homes-and-villas-stay-five-nights-get-2x-points-and-free-night-award/
    18:40 Main Event: Drafting the Dream: Strategies for drafting the best 3 card, 3 continent dream trip
    https://frequentmiler.com/challenge-3-cards-3-continents-buckle-up/
    Link to read about the previous 40K to Far Away challenge: https://frequentmiler.com/40k-to-far-away-afterglow-help-us-design-the-next-40kfaraway-challenge/
    51:09 Post Roast
    https://frequentmiler.com/chase-sapphire-reserve-should-i-keep-it/
    54:21 Question of the Week: Is there a downside to having multiple car reservations and deciding at the counter which update is best?
    Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/
    Music credit: Annie Yoder

    • 1 hr
    Amex end game: What to do once you've signed up for all the cards? | Ep154 | 6-11-22

    Amex end game: What to do once you've signed up for all the cards? | Ep154 | 6-11-22

    Yes, you can continue to march on the Amex point parade even after you've signed up for all the cards.
    00:53 Giant Mailbag: What's the best loyalty program outside of the United States?
    4:18 Mattress running the numbers: Magazines.com stacking deals
    https://frequentmiler.com/magazines-com-citi-offer-giving-15-on-20-spend-stack-with-aa-portal-simplymiles-or-40x-rakuten/
    9:08 What crazy thing did....Curve do this week?
    https://frequentmiler.com/is-the-curve-card-ready-for-prime-time-hint-not-yet/
    14:25 Main Event: Amex end game
    15:52 No Lifetime Language offers (NLL)
    19:26 A "lifetime" may be shorter than you think
    https://frequentmiler.com/bending-amexs-lifetime-rule/
    22:50 Downgrade / Upgrade path
    26:11 Ways to earn more points with your existing cards (first up: referrals)
    31:11 Authorized user / Additional cardholder bonuses
    https://frequentmiler.com/20k-membership-rewards-bonus-with-new-authorized-user-and-2k-spend-targeted/
    34:07 Pay Over Time bonuses https://frequentmiler.com/amex-20000-mr-for-enrolling-in-pay-over-time-check-link-to-see-if-youre-targeted/
    41:04 Retention Offers https://frequentmiler.com/a-well-timed-retention-offer-yields-18-75x-without-a-new-account/
    44:45 Post roast Nick Roasts Marriott
    https://frequentmiler.com/marriott-award-booking-adventure/
    48:21 Greg Roasts Nick https://frequentmiler.com/the-hidden-cost-of-point-transfers-should-you-take-advantage-of-that-transfer-bonus/
    53:09 Question of the Week: I got an Amex authorized user bonus. How long do I need to keep the AU accounts open?
    Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/
    Music credit: Annie Yoder

    • 57 min
    Keeper features of ultra premium cards | Ep153 | 6-4-22

    Keeper features of ultra premium cards | Ep153 | 6-4-22

    00:50 Giant Mailbag https://www.allegiantair.com/military-discount
    https://www.caesars.com/myrewards/promotions/caesars-rewards-salute-card
    5:13 What crazy thing.....double feature! First up: Virgin Atlantic takes away calendar view (but we've got ya covered)
    https://frequentmiler.com/the-virgin-atlantic-monthly-award-calendar-still-exists-heres-how-to-find-it/
    8:03 What crazy thing...did Germany do this week?
    https://frequentmiler.com/germany-offering-monthly-train-tickets-for-9-euro-june-july-august/
    11:22 Mattress running the numbers: Is the 50% transfer bonus from Chase to Marriott a good deal? 
    https://frequentmiler.com/50-transfer-bonus-from-chase-ultimate-rewards-to-marriott-bonvoy/
    18:20 Main Event: Keeper features of ultra premium cards
    https://frequentmiler.com/which-premium-cards-are-keepers/
    39:01 Question of the Week: Is it worth spending toward Delta elite status to get my family upgraded?
    Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/
    Music Credit: Annie Yoder

    • 45 min
    Credit card strategies for low spenders, medium spenders, and big spenders | Ep152 | 5-28-22

    Credit card strategies for low spenders, medium spenders, and big spenders | Ep152 | 5-28-22

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

UncleFlizzy ,

Favorite points site and podcast

Discovered travel hacking with points and miles several years ago. Strong and broad field of content makers out there, but for my money Greg and Nick and the team are the best. Honest, thorough, and fun.

.JT. ,

Terrific Detail & Analysis

I've only done very basic miles and rewards in the past, so decided to up my game this year.
Discovered this podcast via a friend and really love the detail and analysis that goes into their discussions.
Admittedly, being a relative newbie, the first few episodes I listened to I had to file quite a few things they mentioned for follow up later since I couldn't keep up. But, after reading through their blog posts and now a few dozen podcast episodes under my belt- the speed and detail is exactly what I need to ramp up in this game. Thanks guys!

kleinrn ,

These guys make this hobby fun!

I’m just a newbie in the credit card travel rewards hobby! But I love all the topics presented on this podcast, and I’ve learned so much from listening to these guys on a regular basis. And they’re super fun!

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