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.

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.

Can I Transfer Miles Between Frequent Flyer Programs?

Can you combine points and miles from different frequent-flyer programs? The simple answer is no, but there are always exceptions and ways to make it happen. Unfortunately, most present a poor value, but you may still be able to achieve your goal. Check out this post for all the details.

Record-High 80,000 Point Offer for Citi Premier® Card

Citi recently launched a best-ever 80,000-point offer on the Citi Premier® Card for new cardholders! This card is often overlooked, but it can deliver huge value that makes it easy to justify its modest annual fee. You’ll earn 3X points at hotels, restaurants, gas stations, supermarkets, and on airfare. Plus, if you take advantage of the new $100 annual hotel credit, this card pays for itself!

Best Credit Cards for Earning Avios Points

For the first time in over two years, the three credit cards that earn Avios points are offering a 100K bonus that you can earn without having to meet a huge spending requirement! If you’ve passed on these cards before, it’s time to take another look.

When Hotels.com Rewards Might Be Better Than Earning Hotel Points

Have you ever picked a hotel that wasn’t your first choice—just for the sake of earning points? Hotels.com Rewards is a fantastic way to get rewarded for every dollar you spend on accommodation without having to commit to one of the major hotel chains. With over 500,000 properties to choose from and a very simple rewards program that gives you a free night for every ten nights stayed, Hotels.com is worth a closer look.

Best Hotel Credit Cards With No Annual Fee (2021)

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean you can’t take action that will save you real money on a trip you can take in the near future. If you plan to hold off on flying for a while, a little road trip to explore your own state might be just what you need to fight the cabin fever. Here are the best cards with no annual fee that can help you pay for a low-risk weekend getaway.

Top Rewards Credit Card Offers for November 2021

Each month the AwardWallet editorial team assembles the top credit card offers that are currently available. The bonus — 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 November 2021 and why each made the list.