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.

Increased Amex Blue Cash EveryDay Offer: Up To $300 Cashback

Many of the best welcome offers we’ve seen recently require quite a bit of spending. If you trimmed your budget lately, there are two cashback offers from American Express that might be a perfect fit. Earn up to $300 cashback after hitting the minimum spend on the Amex Blue Cash Everyday, or $250 cashback on the Amex Blue Cash Preferred! Even better, you can take advantage of a 0% intro APR on purchases!

United Business Card Review

The new United℠ Business Card is a great value for anyone who flies with United at least a few times per year. Benefits include free checked bags, access to extra award space (only open to United elites and co-brand cardholders), and 5,000 bonus miles every account anniversary if you also hold a United personal card. Check out our full review for all the details.

HURRY! Last Call for 80K Bonus with Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card’s all-time-high 80,000-point welcome bonus is set to disappear in just a few days. This card was already an AwardWallet favorite thanks to its great benefits and valuable Ultimate Rewards points, but the new offer is a huge win for anyone who doesn’t already have this card in their wallet.

Redeem Venture Miles for Airfare You’ve Already Purchased

Have you ever found a great travel deal but didn’t have the points or miles you needed to book? Today’s post covers a strategy you can use to book a flight now and redeem miles for a big discount up to three months later. Even better, if you play your cards right, you can earn up to $600 worth of miles between the time you book your trip and redeem your rewards.

Top 140,000 Point Bonus for IHG Rewards Premier Card

Chase has published one of the best offers we’ve seen to date on the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. New cardholders can now earn 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months. This bonus could get you 2 nights in IHG Rewards Club’s top Category 13 properties, which include some of the most aspirational hotels in the world

(Expired) Last Chance to Earn a Bask Bank Refer-a-Friend Bonus

Final call for Bask Bank account holders to earn up to 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles by referring friends! This offer ends on September 30, 2020 and will not be extended. 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.