Jess Farley

Senior Contributor and Compliance Team Lead

Jess is a long-time member of the AwardWallet family, joining the team in 2016. Hailing from New Zealand, Jess studied frequent flyer programs in-depth to reduce costs while traveling full-time with his wife and young son.


Interested in adventure and experience-based travel, he primarily uses points and miles to transport his wife and kids between family in New Zealand, his home in Australia, and whatever adventure he can dream up in Asia. His favorite travel experiences include traveling through the highlands of Tibet with his wife and son, and an extended winter stay in a cabin in the mountains of Nagano, Japan.


When he’s not banging pen and paper together for AwardWallet, you’ll find Jess nerding out on Forex charts, running trails, competing in Ironman, cooking up a storm, doing yoga, or traveling with his young family. Jess is currently based in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Bask Bank Launches New Refer-a-Friend Bonus

Bask Bank has launched a new offer which lets current account holders earn up to 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles by referring friends. We also cover ways you can put your bonus miles to good use, and how earning miles stacks up against a high-yield savings account earning 2% interest.

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card Review

Hilton’s first ultra-premium rewards card, the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card is the star of Hilton’s co-brand lineup of credit cards from American Express. With annual perks including a $250 airline fee credit, a $250 resort credit, a free hotel night, Priority Pass Lounge access, and top tier Hilton Diamond status, this card easily justifies its annual fee.

Earn 150,000 Bonus Points with the Hilton Aspire Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card is currently offering an increased welcome offer of 150,000 bonus points. Cardholders also receive Hilton’s top-tier Diamond Elite status, up to 2 weekend-night rewards each year, a $250 airline-fee credit, a $250 Hilton resort statement credit, complimentary lounge access, and more!

How to Maximize the Value of Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards

When discussing top-value rewards programs, Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards is typically not the first program that comes to mind. However, if you love the convenience of booking airfare without hunting down award space, enjoy paying low or no annual fees, and crave the simplicity of a basic two- or three-card rewards strategy, Go Far Rewards can offer a ton a value.

Citi’s No Annual Fee Cards and the Strategy Behind How to Get Them

Whether you’re looking to reduce your annual fees or boost your ThankYou Points earnings, Citi offers two excellent no-annual-fee cards that can add thousands of extra points to your balance every year. But there’s a strategy to getting them without locking yourself out of getting another sign-up bonus in the next 24 months. Here’s what you need to know.

Apply for These Top Offers While You Still Can

With so much uncertainty, now is the time to evaluate your card portfolio and consider moving from high-cost cards with travel benefits to a streamlined lineup of low- or no-annual-fee options. Q2 is right around the corner, and we think there could be a historic devaluation of offers combined with an increase in approval difficulty in the coming months. Here’s why.