I am a newbie.
I have so far gotten myself a Velocity points card (2168 points) and an American Express Platinum Edge credit card (16910 points). I have also joined up with most of the major frequent flyer programs and hotel programs.
I would like to go to Brisbane this weekend for 4 days.
Then in Early May I would like to travel from Sydney - Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Kauai) for 3 weeks - Japan 2 weeks - Taiwan 5 days - South Korea min. 3 weeks I won’t need accommodation - (12hour Stopover in Singapore) - Back home to Sydney around Mid July. I am flexible with dates and the order of places I travel, except I would like to travel to Hawaii first.
What is the best way to use these cards, and earn/spend points? I know how to earn through buying petrol, at Woolies and through the velocity online store, but I’m not sure where to start with buying flights/hotels and using points.
I’m so used to buying the cheapest ticket on Jetstar and finding decent and cheap accommodation without worrying about points!
I appreciate any help. I hope to buy the Brisbane ticket at least today.