I was looking up some of the resorts that were offered as special rewards at 40% off the usual rate the other day and noticed that some say they have points usage available with 2 upgrade certificates or other requirements on the reservations site. My usual go-to is CS anyway. Then I try looking them up myself to make sure, or vice versa.
I hate to admit that I always call the Platinum line when I'm booking a big vacation on points.
First I do my prioritizing with my spouse on:
Then, once I have "management approval," I call the Platinum line and inquire about "our" preferred weeks and properties, and we work our way through the various room options.
Happy hunting and good luck!