I’ve written before about the Bilt Mastercard (review), which is a useful no annual fee card that allows you to pay your rent by credit card without a fee. The card has lots of other perks, from valuable bonus categories, to cell phone protection, to rental car coverage. If you pay rent in the United States, then getting this card is a no-brainer, and even if you don’t, the card could still be worthwhile.
Bilt goes beyond just a co-branded credit card, though, as you can also earn rewards with the program even without getting a credit card. At the moment there’s a great opportunity to earn bonus points with Bilt.
Earn bonus points for linking Bilt partners
Bilt has 11 transfer partners, all of which allow 1:1 transfers:
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- Air France-KLM Flying Blue
- American AAdvantage
- Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Emirates Skywards
- Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
- IHG Rewards
- Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- United MileagePlus
- Virgin Points
- World of Hyatt
As a standard offer, Bilt offers 100 bonus points for each partner program that you link to your Bilt account. Given that there are 11 transfer partners, that’s an easy 1,100 bonus points right there.
The process of doing this is easy. Just log into your Bilt account, and then along the top click on the “Flights” or “Hotels” tab. You’ll want to select each individual partner, and then click the “Link” button.
You just have to enter your basic account details, and then the bonus points should post instantly.
Of course I should note that by doing this you’re sharing your account details with a third party, which some people aren’t comfortable with. At the same time, we do that constantly in life, and at least we’re being rewarded here. Everyone will have to decide for themselves if this is something that they consider to be worthwhile.
Limited time: 500 bonus points for linking World of Hyatt
Through Friday, May 27, 2022, Bilt members can earn 500 bonus points for linking their account to World of Hyatt. There’s no registration required for this promotion, but rather the bonus will post automatically if you’ve never linked your accounts before — it’s that easy.
Even if you’re not comfortable sharing your information with a third party for 100 points, maybe 500 points is a more worthwhile “carrot.”
We saw a similar elevated offer for linking your American AAdvantage account back in April. Maybe this will be an ongoing thing, so it could make sense to only link a partner if there’s an elevated bonus (unless you’re making an imminent transfer, of course).
Bilt offers bonus rewards just for linking your account to those of transfer partners. While you can ordinarily earn 100 bonus points for each partner you link, at the moment you can also earn 500 bonus points for linking World of Hyatt.
Regardless of whether or not you have the Bilt Mastercard, this is an offer that could be worth taking advantage of.