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.

Best Rewards Credit Cards Featuring 0% APR on Purchases

While many cards offer an introductory 0% APR period on both purchases and balance transfers, we’ve focused this post on cards featuring a 0% intro APR on purchases. Allowing you to take advantage of the purchase protections offered by rewards cards, earn rewards on your purchase, and potentially pay no interest or fees on a large purchase that would cost substantially more using traditional financing.

Capital One Announces Lucrative Airline Transfer Program

Capital One has announced a new airline transfer program which will join its fixed-value redemption options. We’re huge fans of flexible rewards currencies and, from first impressions, Capital One has produced a well thought out milage transfer program featuring high-value partners and transfer ratios that will encourage many cardholders to move significant spend onto Capital One cards.

American Express® Business Gold Card Review

With the dust still settling following the release of the refreshed American Express® Gold Card, Amex has lifted the lid on its revised business counterpart, the American Express® Business Gold Card. The new card replaces a long-time favorite of the points and miles community, the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express, and features a revised earning structure, bonus categories, lightly revamped perks, and an increased annual fee.

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card Review

Hilton’s first ultra-premium rewards card, the  is the star of Hilton’s co-brand lineup of credit cards from American Express. In addition to the highest points earning rate ever offered by Hilton, the  scores top-tier Hilton Diamond elite status, Priority Pass…

Best Credit Cards for Price Protection [2019]

Ancillary benefits such as price protection don’t sound quite as sexy as free flights or five-star hotels, but there’s every possibility you’ll receive more dollar value from card benefits than credit card rewards over the life of your card. Provided you know what items your card covers and you can navigate the claims process, price protection can potentially save you thousands of dollars per year.

Comparing American Express Cash Back Cards

Looking for a cash back card to add to your arsenal of rewards cards? Cash back cards play an essential role in any rewards strategy, putting money back in your wallet with every purchase charged to the card, while at the same time keeping things simple and straightforward.

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card Review

The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is one of two new IHG co-brand cards from Chase, replacing the discontinued IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card. While it sports a higher annual fee it comes with increasing earning capabilities and some new perks. Definitely worth a look if you’re an IHG loyalist.