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Bilt Rewards adds Milestone Rewards ( starting at 25k points )

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Last year, Bilt Rewards revamped their status qualifying requirements with new thresholds for status and “Milestone Rewards.” At the time of the announcement we didn’t know what the Milestone Rewards would be, and I believe this isn’t the entirety of what the Milestone will become, but rather, the first stage of their integration. As you know, I am an advisor and investor in the program, and it’s great to have extra points, rewards, etc, but I’m more excited about some of the rumored rewards that may get folded in later.  I’ll always take extra points, rewards, etc, but I’m not sure these, on their own, will entice many people to push heavy spend onto the card in the same way the transfer bonuses do. That’s my honest opinion.

They start at 25k points earned and you will be able to elect which Milestone Reward you want in app…it’ll look like this:

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Let’s take a look at the Milestone Rewards

There is a further breakdown of the Milestone Rewards below, but there are caps to the bonus earning, some at the 1000 point level, some at 3000, etc.

25k Points

  • 2x on Bilt Dining for seven days
  • 1,000 points for the Bilt Collection
  • 2X at grocery stores for 30 days
    •  (Exclusive to Bilt Mastercard cardholders)
  • 2X at gas stations for 30 days
    • (Exclusive to Bilt Mastercard cardholders)
  • 2X on sports and concert tickets for 30 days
    • (Exclusive to Bilt Mastercard cardholders)

75k Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards from prior levels
  • 10X on your next 3 Lyft rides
  • 2X on digital wallet purchases for seven days
    • (Exclusive to Bilt Mastercard cardholders)

100k Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards from the prior milestone
  • Get 5,000 points closer to your next status

150k Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards from the prior milestone
  • $10 toward your next fitness class

225k Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards from the prior milestone
  • 7,500 points for the Bilt Collection

250k Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards from the prior milestone
  • 4X at grocery stores for 30 days
    • (Exclusive to Bilt Mastercard cardholders)
  • 4X at gas stations for 30 days
    • (Exclusive to Bilt Mastercard cardholders)

 

Here’s a detailed look at each Milestone Reward:

  • Double points on Bilt Dining for 7 days
    • Earn double points at Bilt Dining restaurants using any linked debit or credit card.
      • Use this Milestone Reward for 7 days after you claim it
      • Earn up to 1,000 bonus points
      • This is in addition to your usual card rewards, only the Bilt Dining multiplier is doubled
  • 1,000 points for the Bilt Collection
      • Get 1,000 points to use towards purchasing a piece from our hand-curated catalog of art, decor, and apparel.
        • Redeem for any available item in the Bilt Collection
        • This Milestone Reward can be claimed three times per year
  • 2X at grocery stores for 30 days
        • Earn 2X at grocery stores when you use your Bilt Mastercard® at checkout.
          • Use this Milestone Reward for 30 days after you claim it
          • Earn up to 1,000 bonus points
  • 2X at gas stations for 30 days
          • Earn 2X points at gas stations when you use your Bilt Mastercard®.
            • Use this Milestone Reward for 30 days after you claim it
            • Earn up to 1,000 bonus
  • 2X on sports & concert tickets for 30 days
            • Earn 2X points when you use your Bilt Mastercard® to buy select tickets to your next concert or sporting event.
              • Use this Milestone Reward for 30 days after you claim it
              • Earn up to 1,000 bonus points
  • 10X on your next 3 Lyft rides
              • Earn 10X points on your next 3 Lyft rides when your Bilt and Lyft accounts are linked
  • Link your Bilt and Lyft accounts in the Rideshare tab under the Neighborhood Rewards section
    • Earn 10X on up to $25 of Lyft rideshare spend
  • 2X on digital wallet purchases for 7 days
    • Earn 2X points on purchases with your Bilt Mastercard® made through your digital
      • Earn 2X on 1X categories
      • Use your Bilt Mastercard from Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay
      • Use this Milestone Reward for 7 days after you claim it
      • Earn up to 1,000 bonus
  • Get 5,000 points closer to the next status
      • Get 5,000 points towards your progress to the next status, bringing you closer to more exclusive benefits.
        • Points apply to earn-based status progress
        • Points aren’t spendable
  • $10 towards your next fitness class
    • Get $10 off a fitness class at some of the nation’s top group fitness studios when you book through the fitness tab on the Bilt app.
      • Use at any fitness class bookable through the Bilt app
      • One fitness credit can be applied per class
  • 7,500 points for the Bilt Collection
    • Get 7,500 points to use towards purchasing a piece from our hand-curated catalog of art, decor, and apparel.
      • Redeem for any available item in the Bilt Collection
      • This Milestone Reward can be claimed once per year
  • 4X at grocery stores for 30 days
    • Earn 4X at grocery stores when you use your Bilt Mastercard® at
      • Use this Milestone Reward for 30 days after you claim it
      • Earn up to 3,000 bonus points
      • This Milestone Reward can be claimed once per year
  • 4X at gas stations for 30 days
    • Earn 4X points at gas stations when you use your Bilt Mastercard®.
      • Use this Milestone Reward for 30 days after you claim it
      • Earn up to 3,000 bonus
      • This Milestone Reward can be claimed once per year

Overall

Bilt continues to commit to adding value to the program, and that’s what they’re doing. Is this enough extra bonus value that I’d pivot spend to get these Milestone Rewards? Probably not, but I have pivoted spend to it in order to hit status so I can enjoy larger transfer bonuses…if I can get a Milestone Rewards along the way. Awesome. I look forward to what else they add later this year.

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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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.

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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. 

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