Bilt is back with another monthly promo, but this one is bigger than a single Rent Day: It's all about helping travelers with the *Bilt Mastercard* earn even more points on your holiday shopping – or dining.
Starting on Thanksgiving Day and running all the way through Cyber Monday (11:59 p.m. PT on Nov. 27), all non-rent, dining, and travel purchases on your *Bilt Mastercard* will earn 2x points – up from the norm of just 1x for everyday shopping. You can earn double points on up to $20,000 of spending through Cyber Monday – enough to earn 40,000 Bilt Rewards points.
It gets better if you're dining out after Thanksgiving. From this Friday, Nov. 24 through Dec.1, you can earn 10x eating at select Bilt Dining restaurants in several U.S. cities so long as you link and pay with a Mastercard, Visa, or American Express card. Dine out on Dec. 1 and pay with a *Bilt Mastercard* , and you'll earn 16x points per dollar thanks to the usual Rent Day double points benefit.
Thrifty Tip: Before Dec. 1, pay with your *amex gold* to stack with this Bilt Dining bonus and earn an additional 4x Amex points on your purchase, too.
That's all in addition to the regular Bilt Rent Day promotions like earning double points on all non-rent spending on Dec. 1, a way to win some extra points through trivia, and a new chance for cardholders to secure a seat at a special dining experience in New York City.
Building on Bilt Experiences – and the expansion of Bilt Dining – Bilt is offering a way for *Bilt Mastercard* cardholders to book unique dining experiences as part of next month's Rent Day festivities.
Starting on Friday, Nov. 25, at 12 p.m. ET, you can book a five-course meal inspired by the regions of Italy with dishes from four of New York City’s top Italian restaurants – Saint Theo’s, Di Fara, A Pasta Bar and La Baia – on the Bilt Dining app. You can secure your spot for 12,500 Bilt points or $150 per person, with up to two seats total available per Bilt member.
All dining experiences will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time on Dec. 1, at Lavan Chelsea. Attendees must be at least 21 years old to attend.
You can learn more about these dining experiences in the Bilt app before reservations officially unlock on Friday at noon ET.
Earn Double Points on Rent Day
There's always one thing to keep in mind on Rent Day: Bilt always offers double the points if you hold the *bilt rewards card*.
On the first of each month, cardholders will earn the following when paying with your Bilt Mastercard:
- 2x Bilt points on everyday purchases (usually 1x)
- 4x Bilt points on travel (usually 2x)
- 6x Bilt points on dining (usually 3x)
This is all in addition to the 1x Bilt points you earn on rent payments with the Bilt Mastercard when you make at least five additional transactions each statement cycle.
Learn more about the *bilt rewards card*
Other November Rent Day Promos from Bilt
There's more in store for Bilt members on Dec. 1.
You can (and should) participate in Bilt's “Point Quest” Trivia for a chance to win additional Bilt points. It works like this: Boot up your Bilt Rewards app on Dec. 1, answer five questions and win up to 150 Bilt Points. Answer all five questions correctly and you’ll get a final bonus question worth another 100 Bilt Points – for a total of 250 Bilt Points.
Also returning from previous months is Bilt's “Rent Free” game show which gives Bilt Rewards members the opportunity to earn a month's worth of free rent by guessing three of the most popular answers to several different questions. Each month Bilt brings on a well-known individual to play its Family Feud-esque game show and determine how much free rent will be paid. This month's guest is New York food influencer Cug.
How to Use Bilt Rewards Points
Just because the points can be fairly difficult to earn, doesn't mean they aren't useful – just the opposite. There are many ways to use Bilt points. Once you've got them, they're some of the most valuable points in the world of travel.
The easiest way to use them is to book through the Bilt Rewards travel portal, where each point will be worth 1.25 cents apiece. That means 10,000 Bilt points are worth $125 toward travel.
But you'll get the best value for your Bilt points by transferring points to one of its 14 travel partners, including World of Hyatt, American Airlines, Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles, United Mileage Plus, and British Airways Avios, among many others. Just keep in mind that unless you've earned Bilt status, you'll need to transfer points in increments of 2,000.
Here's the full list:
|Aer Lingus Avios||Airline||1:1|
|Air France/KLM Flying Blue||Airline||1:1|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||Airline||1:1|
|American Airlines AAdvantage||Airline||1:1|
|British Airways Avios||Airline||1:1|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||Airline||1:1|
|Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles||Airline||1:1|
|Turkish Miles & Smiles||Airline||1:1|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||Airline||1:1|
|World of Hyatt||Hotel||1:1|
If you prefer to use your points for something other than travel, Bilt recently introduced the ability to “cash out” Bilt Rewards points (at a rate of .55 cents per point) by applying them as a statement credit to the outstanding balance on your Bilt Rewards Card. At approximately a half-cent per point, redeeming them this way represents poor value and should really only be done as a last resort.
Prior Rent Day Promotions
Over the months, Bilt has done a good job leveraging its partners to come up with some really creative (and often incredibly lucrative) promotions. While not every month's promo is a home run for travelers, the majority of Bilt's Rent Day promos do a good job engaging members on a day that's otherwise un-celebrated.
Here's a look back at some of the other Rent Day promotions from the past year:
|November 2023||Up to 150% transfer bonus to Emirates Skywards|
|October 2023||Bilt Experiences: NFL Suite & Game Tickets from 2.5K Bilt Points|
|September 2023||Free SoulCycle Rides|
|August 2023||Up to 150% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic|
|July 2023||Get up to $25 in Lyft credit|
|June 2023||Bilt's birthday celebration: Solve the puzzle and receive a present from Bilt|
|May 2023||100% transfer bonus to Air France/KLM Flying Blue|
|April 2023||Complimentary World of Hyatt Explorist elite status|
|March 2023||50% bonus on points redeemed with Amazon|
|February 2023||100% transfer bonus to Hawaiian Airlines|
|January 2023||Rent Day Challenge: Free rent (up to $2,500) for three people who correctly complete the challenge|
|December 2022||One full week of double points earning on the Bilt Rewards Mastercard and a 100% transfer bonus to IHG|
|November 2022||Complimentary United Airlines Premier elite status|
Most of Bilt's Rent Day promotions are centered on travel and even the ones that aren't are still valuable for most Bilt Rewards members. Looking at prior Rent Day promos, you have to wonder how Bilt will continue to raise the bar in the coming months.
Make sure to take advantage of the Bilt Rewards Thanksgiving and Black Friday promotion to get some extra points on your dining and holiday shopping. And make sure to tune back in on Dec. 1 to take advantage of the spending bonuses offered on Rent Day.