Bilt: Full Week Of 6X Dining, 4X Travel, 2X On Other Spend

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The Bilt Mastercard, the no annual fee card that lets you earn points paying rent at no cost (up to $50,000 per year) and earns double points on travel and triple points on dining, earns even more one day a month for “Bilt Rent Day,” but for this month it’s running a full week thanks to Black Friday.

November 25th – December 1st cardmembers receive double earnings on all of their spend except rent (which still earns 1 point per dollar).

  • Double points on all non-rent spend, up to 50,000 extra points
  • And that double points isn’t just ‘an extra point’ they even double the accelerator categories, so it’s 6x on dining, 4x on travel, and 2x on all other purchases except rent

Note that you still need 5 transactions a month to earn points.

What To Do With Your Points

Each Bilt point can be spent at 1.25 cents apiece towards travel through their portal or transferred 1:1 into:

  • Star Alliance: Air Canada Aeroplan, Turkish Miles & Smiles, United Airlines MileagePlus
  • oneworld: American AAdvantage, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus
  • SkyTeam: Air France KLM Flying Blue
  • Non-alliance: Emirates Skywards, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles, Aer Lingus Aer Club
  • Hotels: Hyatt, IHG Rewards

With these great options – they have American and United as well as Hyatt as well as unique high value partners like Turkish – please don’t redeem your Bilt points with Amazon.

Bilt Mastercard

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Bilt is now my main dining card. As a result, I recently downgraded my AMEX Gold to Green.

    Gary, maybe your next article should be about the dying points game. I now see more and more airlines charging exorbitant amounts of points for business class, not just Delta. Sooner rather than later, a plain 3-5% cash back card maybe give you more bang for the buck!

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