i have a Platinum ANZ Rewards card that currently has 280,000 points. I normally just redeem these for gift cards but in December this year our family of 2 adults and 2 kids are travelling to the states for a month. Our Qantas flights have been booked and i dont think they are upgrade-able so i thought the best option may be to transfer them to SPG points to save us some accommodation costs. Is this possible and the best option?
Also as our platinum Amex card is not effective after August i was thinking of getting an Amex Explorer or Platinum to get the signup bonus. Would the platinum card be worth the $1200 fee to give us hotel elite status considering we are booking approx 30 night accommodation? We currently have approx $4k to $5k monthly spend on our cards.