(EXPIRED) Bilt November Rent Day: Up to 150% Transfer Bonus to Emirates Skywards

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Update 11/1/23: These Rent Day promotions are live for today only.

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Bilt Rewards has announced its Rent Day promos for November 1, 2023. The headliner of the monthly promotion is that Bilt Rewards members will be able to utilize a 75%-150% bonus on points transfers to Emirates Skywards. The actual transfer bonus will depend on Bilt status, with Blue members starting out at 75% and Platinum members topping out at a 150% transfer bonus.

If you plan to take advantage of this bonus and don’t yet have an Emirates Skywards account, open one and link it to Bilt ASAP. We’ve seen data points over the last couple of years that Emirates will lock accounts that receive points transfers soon after creation.

In addition to the transfer bonus, Bilt cardholders will once again have the opportunity to earn 2x points on purchases on Rent Day (up to 10,000 bonus points), will be able to get a SoulCycle class for free and have opportunities to register for a chance to get their rent paid. Points Quest Trivia will also be back again.

Bilt Rent Day

The Deals

  • Emirates Transfer Bonus
    • On November 1st, Bilt Rewards Members will be eligible for a 75-150% transfer bonus, depending on their Bilt status:
      • Blue members – 75% bonus
      • Silver members – 100% bonus
      • Gold members – 125% bonus
      • Platinum members – 150% transfer bonus
  • Bilt Mastercard Spending Offer
    • Earn double points on the Bilt Mastercard (up to 10,000 points):
      • Dining – 6x points (normally 3x)
      • Travel – 4x points (normally 2x)
      • All other spend excluding rent – 2x points (normally 1x)
  • Bilt Dining Experiences
    • On November 1, 2023, Bilt cardholders can have exclusive dining “experiences” in Boston, Dallas, Miami and New York.
      • Starting on October 27 at Noon ET, Bilt cardholders can purchase up to two seats at select restaurants using 12,500 Bilt points or $150.
      • This redeems points at a value of only 1.2 cents each, well below our value for Bilt points of 1.55 cents each.
  • Point Quest Trivia
    • You can earn extra Bilt Points by answering trivia on “Point Quest” in the Bilt app on November 1st.  Answer 5 questions, and you win up to 150 Bilt Points. Answer all 5 questions correctly and you’ll get access to a bonus question for another 100 Bilt Points to win a total of 250 Bilt Points.
  • “Rent Free” Game Show
    • Starting October 26 at 7 a.m. ET, members can guess the top three answers to questions that were asked to 1,000 Bilt members
    • Each member will get one entry into the rent sweepstakes for each correct answer they get (up to three entries max)
    • Up to seven winners will get a free month of rent (maximum of $2,500 per person)
  • Monthly Rent Giveaway
    • Enter for a chance to have next month’s rent paid for. For your chance to win, submit your name, home address and e-mail address to rentdayride.giveaway@biltrewards.com.
    • Winner will be notified via Instagram
  • SoulCycle and Rent Sweepstakes
    • Bilt members can take a free class at SoulCycle locations nationwide on November 1st. Each class has up to ten free spots for Bilt members. Free classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Key Terms

  • Bilt Mastercard Spending Offer
    • Cardholders will receive double earnings up to 10,000 bonus points from 12:01am ET through 11:59pm PT on November 1, 2023. Cardholders will continue to earn 1x points on their rent payments when paying with the Bilt Mastercard. Don’t forget, cardholders must use their card 5 times each statement period to earn points.

Quick Thoughts

This year, Bilt has had a series of terrific Rent Day promos including a 100% transfer bonus to Hawaiian Airlines, a 100% transfer bonus to Flying Blue and a Hyatt Globalist fast track.

This Emirates promo is essentially the same structure as August’s transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic. Although the percentages are impressive, Emirates heavily devalued their award chart over the holidays last year and drastically increased their surcharges on flights going to and from Dubai. Because of this, many of those flights will have limited appeal to some folks. The two major exceptions would be the airline’s fifth freedom routes from Newark-Athens and JFK-Milan, which escape the surcharges levied on Dubai flights and can still be booked for as low as 87k miles one-way or 108k round trip plus ~$100-150 in surcharges each way.

Bilt is also promoting curated “dining experiences” that give access to seats at various restaurants in Boston, New York, Dallas and Miami. The redemption rate is only 1.2 cents each, however, so it doesn’t offer particularly good value. We’ve no idea if reservations at these “hard to get into” restaurants are really that difficult. If some of them are, I suppose it could be a somewhat appealing way to score one.

The rest of the promotions are the usual Rent Day fare. For cardholders, the 2x Rent Day spending offer makes the 1st of the month the ideal time to hit your 5 transaction minimum in order to earn points on rent and/or all of your card purchases, so don’t forget to bust it out on November 1st if you’re a cardholder.

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SMR

The fuel surchargers ruin it for me. You can transfer 70,000 Bilt to AA and fly Qsuites FREE or 70,000 to Emirates and fly their first class (most of them OLD) for $900 No thanks!!! Smaller seat, better wine. EK has worse food than QR

Jason

I just searched the round-trip between EWR to ATH on 05/01/24 to 05/15/24 cost 174K miles plus $251 instead of 108K as you said in the post. Am I missing something? Thanks!

Scott

@Greg @Tim Have yall seen that Emirates quotes extreme, potentially illegal surcharges on mileage tickets from countries that ban or restrict them? For instance AU, NZ, Phil, etc. As in $500 surcharge on one way SYD-DXB, mileage tickets only, not on cash fares.

Last edited 5 months ago by Scott
loungeabuser

send in our troops from Qatar. It’s good to be king! (Or a guy who’s an arab with a middle and last name of Al Baker as if it’s his first and last name)

Scott