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.

Top Small-Business Credit Card Offers for May 2022

Want to leverage your business expenses to earn a stack of cash back or travel rewards? We’ve put together the best business rewards card offers available to new cardmembers right now. Whether you are a business owner, freelancer, consultant, or entrepreneur, there is a card to suit your goals and budget.

Best Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2022

Each month the AwardWallet editorial team assembles the top credit card offers that are currently available. The welcome offer — adjusted for how much the points are worth — get’s the most weight. But, we consider each card’s long-term value, application restrictions, and take into account how much spending is required to capture the full bonus. Here are our top rewards card offers for May 2022 and why each made the list.

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Mid-tier hotel elite status grants perks like free breakfast, room upgrades, bonus points, and more — making it a sweet spot in many hotel loyalty programs. Best of all, many programs offer shortcuts to getting mid-tier elite status through credit card perks and tie-ins with other loyalty programs. Here are our favorite mid-tier hotel elite statuses and how to get them.

Earn up to 70,000 Miles with the United Explorer Card

Chase is running a new increased offer on the United℠ Explorer Card of up to 70,000 bonus miles after meeting the minimum spend. This is an excellent bonus offer for this card, and far better than the standard bonus we typically see. Now is a great time to add the United℠ Explorer Card to your wallet.

The Best Cash Back Credit Card Offers for Every Budget

Cashback credit cards are an essential ingredient for a well-balanced rewards strategy. Earning cash back gives you the ultimate flexibility and makes it easy to plan around a fixed return on spending. We think these are the best cash-back credit card offers available right now.

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card Review

The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card is one of three personal Southwest credit cards offering new cardmembers 40,000 points after meeting the minimum spend requirements. But, is this the right card for you? Let’s review the card’s perks—and some downsides that might make another Southwest card a better fit.