Jess Farley

Senior Contributor and Compliance Team Lead

Jess is a long-time member of the AwardWallet family, having joined the team in early 2016. Hailing from the lush landscapes of 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 perilous quest 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 tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.

Major Overhaul of American Express Card Benefits in 2020

American Express has announced sweeping changes to benefits across almost its entire range of business and personal cards, set to take effect on 01/01/2020. There are positive and negative changes and the updates affect both credit and charge cards. Check out the post for all the details.

3 Killer Rewards Card Offers to Maximize Business Spending

In the past few months, we’ve seen an unprecedented number of small-business cards offering huge bonuses. In today’s post, we review five top-tier business offers by breaking down the welcome bonus, key benefits, and how much monthly spending you’ll need to maximize the current offer.

Claiming Compensation for a Delayed, Overbooked, or Cancelled Flight

Flight delays and cancellations can be expensive and stressful. Fortunately, there are some strong consumer protections in place to make sure you don’t get stuck with the bill when irregular operations force you to change your plans. If you know your rights, you can avoid worrying about covering extra costs out of pocket and make sure you extract the full compensation to which you’re entitled.

Limited Time Offer: Earn 60,000 Miles with United Explorer Card

Chase has launched a limited-time welcome offer of up to 60,000 bonus miles on the United Explorer Card after meeting minimum spending requirements. Although we’ve recently seen a slightly higher bonus (with a higher spending requirement), the current deal is far better than the 40,000-mile bonus we typically see for this card. Now is a great time to add the United Explorer Card to your wallet.

Refreshed Amex Green Card Earns 3X on Travel and Restaurants

American Express has made some major updates to the Green Card, adding 3x earning categories for travel and restaurants and unique statement credits for CLEAR and LoungeBuddy. With the changes, the card goes from relative obscurity to a viable alternative to the Chase Sapphire Reserve and other premium travel cards.

Current Offers for Capital One Spark Business Cards

After a massively popular second run with huge limited-time offers, the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business cards, have come back down to earth with the standard offer of 50,000 miles or $500 cashback after meeting minimum spending requirements.