I do earn referral credit if you sign-up for the Bilt Mastercard using the link in this post. However, you don’t need to sign-up for the card to earn the 500 bonus points or use the discount code.
Free points are one of my favorite things and Bilt Rewards has a super easy way to earn 500 World of Hyatt points in just a few clicks. Bilt Rewards also has a new Hyatt discount code that could save you money on your next stay. More on that later.
The free 500 bonus points has a short timeframe to take advantage of, expiring on Friday, May 27th. You don’t need to hold the Bilt Mastercard to earn the points, just sign up for a free Bilt Rewards account. Once you have a Bilt Rewards account, navigate to the “Hotels” tab and link your Hyatt account.
While Bilt notes it may take some time for the points to credit to your account my bonus posted instantly:
While Bilt Rewards does have other hotel and airline partners that you can link, I recommend waiting for now unless you need to transfer points. Bilt Rewards offered a bonus when you linked your American Airlines AAdvantage account, so there’s a chance they may offer a bonus for connecting other partners in the future.
I’m pretty high on the Bilt Rewards Mastercard. For starters, I think it’s a complete no-brainer for renters. You can earn one point per dollar on your monthly rent, up to 50,000 points per year. And, those points count towards elite status with Bilt, which can earn you “interest” on your points balance each month.
Because the card has no annual fee, I also think it’s a good card for non-renters to think about. It has a very simple earning structure, very similar to the Chase Sapphire Preferred (which comes with a $95 annual fee).
I’m honestly befuddled by the push back I’ve received from some folks in the points and miles community. Some of the push back seems to come from the fact that the card has no traditional sign-up bonus. No doubt, a sign-up bonus would be better than none. But, since you’re not paying for one, you’re not really at a disadvantage. The only case where I can see why you definitely shouldn’t get the card is if you’re saving a slot to sign up for a new card because of rules like Chase 5/24, where they will only generally approve you if you’ve opened fewer than five new cards across all banks in the past 24 months. Other than this instance, I think the Bilt Mastercard is a solid choice for many.
- The ability to transfer to American Airlines AAdvantage is key for me. I dropped the Citi Executive Platinum card a number of years back, so this gives me the opportunity to earn bonus points on travel and dining that ultimately turn into AAdvantage miles. I can earn similar bonuses on Chase Sapphire (and better on AMEX Gold in relation to dining), but I can’t transfer either of those points to American Airlines.
- The ability to quickly top up accounts across a number of different programs (United, Hyatt, American, Aeroplan and half a dozen others) with points I earn from every day spending.
- Trip cancellation and delay protection isn’t something you see on no annual fee cards very often.
- The card also offers some other potentially valuable benefits such as cell protection and monthly Door Dash and Lyft credits.
Save 15% on Hyatt Stays
If you book paid stays directly with Hyatt you can save up to 15% using the code BILT4YOU. You’ll need to book by August 15th, 2022 for stays to be completed by November 22nd, 2022. 15% off will typically get you a discount similar to or less than the AAA rate, so these are real savings for Bilt Rewards members. And, you don’t need to have the Bilt card or spend any money with Bilt to use the discount. Note: I did not find this rate on every property I checked but did find it on quite a few.
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