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Bilt Rewards adds Blade helicopter as a partner ( Platinum members get free ride )

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Bilt Rewards ( I’m an investor/advisor ) has announced a new partnership with Blade – the helicopter transfer service that operates in NYC, Monaco, and Nice. Member will be able to earn 2x + there are 10% discounts for silver and gold elite members, lounge access for gold members, and if you hold top tier Bilt Rewards Platinum status you’ll get one free Blade ride between EWR/JFK and Manhattan, or Monaco and Nice. How cool is that?

a man in a city with a helicopter

Here are the details:

Bilt Rewards members ( meaning you don’t need the credit card to participate ) can earn 2x Bilt points when you use a debit or credit card that is linked in the Bilt app AND you’ll get the following elite benefits:

  • Bilt Silver – Save 10% off BLADE airport flights booked in the Bilt app or website.
  • Bilt Gold – Save 10% off BLADE airport flights plus access to BLADE lounges even when not flying.
    • Limited to Platinum and Gold Members, during operating hours only and limited to 2 drinks per person
  • Bilt Platinum – Above benefits plus one free BLADE flight between Newark, JFK, and Manhattan or Monaco and Nice.

I would point out that if you are Bilt Gold or Platinum you can go to the Blade lounges in NYC even if you aren’t taking a Blade flight. You are limited to 2 drinks per person, but that’s pretty awesome.

  • These lounges are located at West 30th Street and East 34th Street

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
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  • $95 Annual Fee

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Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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