Jess Farley

Compliance Guru

Jess is a long-time member of the AwardWallet family, having joined the team in early 2016. Hailing from the lush surrounds of New Zealand’s South Island, Jess discovered travel early courtesy of his Mum’s career as a luxury travel journalist. A relative latecomer to points and miles, he 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 perilous quest he can dream up in Asia. His favorite travel experiences include traveling through the highlands of Tibet and dragging his then 6-year-old son to stay at Everest Basecamp, 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 tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.

Biggest Ever 125,000 Point Bonus on the IHG Rewards Premier Card

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Using a small-business rewards card gives you a huge advantage to accumulate points for travel. The banks are more motivated than ever to find new customers, and that means offers are getting far more generous. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for a card with an annual fee—especially if your expenses are limited. Here are the top no-annual-fee cards that can supercharge your rewards.

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If you’re using miles from your United, Delta or American Airlines account to book flights to Hawaii you’re likely paying almost 50% more than you could if you used a different travel rewards currency. There are great alternatives with transferrable points that can get you access to the same seats at much better prices.