Disclaimer: The author of this article, Julia Menez, is a senior advisor for Bilt Rewards.
From now through October 31, 2022, you can earn 3x rewards points on gas purchases (up to 2,500 points, equal to $1,250) with the Bilt World Elite Mastercard®. That includes purchases made at gas stations, automated fuel dispensers, and electric vehicle charging stations.
If you are purchasing gasoline or electric vehicle charging at membership clubs like Costco, grocery stores, car washes, auto repair stores, or other merchants, you may also earn bonus points depending on the store’s merchant category code. I recommend testing a small purchase first to see if you receive bonus points. It can take up to a week for bonus points to post.
Through the Bilt Mastercard gas promotion, you can earn up to 2,500 Bilt Rewards points.
The Bilt Mastercard is a credit card that lets you earn points on rent for no fees — there is no annual fee on the credit card, and there is no fee to pay rent with your credit card. Even if your landlord does not accept credit cards as a valid form of rent payment, you can get around it because Bilt can either send a check to your landlord or wire an ACH payment to your landlord to pay your rent, and then the charge appears on your credit card and you will earn points.
To earn these points (including points for the promotional gasoline offer), you must make at least five transactions each month with the Bilt Mastercard — even if those transactions are small $1 subscription fees with five different services or five small Amazon reloads each month.
In addition to the 3x points promotion on gasoline, Bilt Mastercard cardholders can also earn 2x points on travel purchases and 3x points on dining purchases that accrue in their Bilt Rewards account.
Bilt also offers many additional ways to earn free points. If you download the free Bilt Rewards app (even if you do not have a Bilt credit card), you can earn more than a thousand points in just a few minutes by making a free loyalty account with each of the Bilt Rewards transfer partners and linking it to the Bilt app; you’ll earn 100 points per linked partner.
Bilt points can currently transfer 1:1 to:
- Star Alliance: Air Canada Aeroplan, Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, United Airlines MileagePlus®
- oneworld®: American Airlines AAdvantage®, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus
- SkyTeam®: Air France-KLM Flying Blue
- Other airline programs: Emirates Skywards, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles, Aer Lingus AerClub
- Hotels: World of Hyatt®, IHG® One Rewards
With the ability to transfer to all of the major airline alliances, Bilt points are highly valued by points sites such as View from the Wing. The Bilt points are also unique in that they are the only major flexible currency that transfers directly to American Airlines (Chase, American Express, and Capital One do not currently offer this transfer option).
While transferring points to these travel rewards programs will yield the highest value per point, there are other ways to redeem Bilt points as well. You can redeem Bilt points to offset your rent payments, shop on Amazon, purchase exclusive art collections, or take fitness classes at SoulCycle, [solidcore], Y7® Studio, or Rumble Boxing.
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