Very vague question and I’m sure this may even get the odd eye roll reading this and this could show if I am naive or not, but hear me out.
I’ve been into Point hacks for about a year or so now (thanks guys you are all legends) I have 355k qantas points, and have been accumulating for almost 2 years now.
I have 2x credit cards: The Qantas Amex Ultimate and the HSBC Platinum Qantas Card (through the affiliate links, there ya go guys :-)).
I use the Amex for basically everything and the HSBC where Amex is not accepted. We shop through the Qantas online mall, activate all rewards for woolworths, buy wine regularly etc etc.
I am finding Qantas redemptions are good but not great, and the taxes have no mercy. I will obviously keep my Qantas points where they are and use them eventually, but I am sort of leaning towards changing over to Amex rewards (or something similar, any tips?) for example, to have the option where my points go and not being locked in to purely Qantas Frequent flyer.
After flying on Singapore airlines economy for the first time recently and seeing how awesome their higher products are, it makes me want to look into Krisflyer.
I also do not want to exceed more than 2 credit cards total with a minimum spend across the 2 cards being $15-$20k and, don’t mind paying $400 annual fee per year per card, minimum 1 point per dollar spent on both cards (is that too much to ask).
I don’t want to rule Qantas frequent flyer out completely as earning in Australia is so easy, but I am looking at what else other community members and staff recommend and why. You could say I am maturing past the gate keeper of Australian ff programs (Qantas) and opening my eyes to what else is out there haha.
Any guidance or tips would be appreciated,