Best use of David Jones Membership Rewards to fly to Europe?

Hi there

I am planning a Europe holiday for my wife and I for August 2018 and am trying to figure out the best way to use the points we have accumulated using our David Jones American Express Card.

Currently we have about 107,000 points in the David Jones Membership Rewards option. Plus I am about to upgrade to the platinum version of the card because (though not exclusively because) they have offered us an upgrade bonus of 50,000 points if we upgrade. So we will have 150,000+ membership points available to use when we go to buy the tickets.

I know that there is a difference between the membership points version and the frequent flyer version, and that you can do a one off transfer between the two, but I don’t really understand what the best way to do this is.

Also, I have read a little bit about the Starwood Preferred Guest thing on this blog and that the David Jones card sync well with that, but I don’t fully understand it either.

We haven’t got a big priority about which carrier we fly. Just want to fly a good quality airline at the cheapest possible out of pocket expense to us.

Any help would be great!



Hi Max

The 150,000 membership rewards can be transferred to Qantas FF points at a rate of 1 reward point = 0.75 Qantas points so you will have around 112,500 or more points in your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. I assume to make this transfer you will need to log into your credit card reward points account and make the transfer from there.

You will first need to be a member of Qantas Frequent Flyer so if not already check out this link

After that you can start searching flights after logging in as a member on the Qantas website and check for reward flights.

Hope that’s some help, sorry I can’t help with the SPG question.