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Bilt Rewards points are a valuable, transferrable currency. The program partners with a host of travel loyalty programs for easy transfers when you want to book award tickets or rooms. One of the unique benefits of the Bilt Mastercard® is that you can use it to pay rent without fees. I have been using this card for my monthly rent payments this winter while living in Florida and it’s been great not having to write a check and being able to earn points for a bill that normally would not.
Bilt announced today that it is increasing the annual cap on how many points you may earn from rent payments from 50,000 to 100,000 each calendar year. I’m not sure if this is because rent prices have spiked recently, but it’s great news if you’re paying a high monthly housing cost.
I’ve been stockpiling my points and will find a fun redemption in the future. As a refresher, these are Bilt’s transfer partners:
- Air Canada (Aeroplan)
- Air France/KLM (Flying Blue)
- American Airlines (AAdvantage)
- Cathay Pacific (Asia Miles)
- Emirates (Skywards)
- Hawaiian Airlines (HawaiianMiles)
- United Airlines (MileagePlus)
- Virgin Atlantic (Virgin Points)
In addition to being able to pay rent, Bilt makes the first of every month fun with its Rent Day promotions. You’ll get to play some games and earn some nice bonuses:
- 1 point per $1 spent on rent
- 2 points per $1 spent on travel (doubles to 4 points per $1)
- 3 points per $1 spent on dining (doubles to 6 points per $1)
- 1 point per $1 for all other spend (doubles to 2 points per $1)
The Bilt Mastercard® has no annual fee and has earned a place in my wallet. I tend to buy dinner, book travel, and make some other purchases on the first in order to maximize earnings. If you don’t currently have the card, use the link above to learn more and apply.
Anthony’s Take: Bilt continues to make its program better. The new points earning cap will cover just about any rent (unless you’re paying over $8,333 per month). I’m anxiously awaiting May’s Rent Day.
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