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Bilt Rewards introduces an easy way to find the best flight deals using points and miles

Bilt's latest partnership with point.me makes cashing in credit card points for travel much easier.

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Bilt first made a name for itself by allowing members to earn points by paying their rent each month. The company's no-annual-fee Bilt Mastercard® has since grown to become a rewards credit card allowing everyday spenders to also earn when paying for expenses such as travel and dining.

And now, Bilt wants to make it easier for its members to cash in those credit card points and miles for travel.

Bilt recently announced its partnership with search engine point.me, meaning members can now find and book the best flight award availabilities by just typing in their preferred route and date in the Bilt Rewards app. Say goodbye to spinning your wheels trying to redeem your travel credit card rewards.

CNBC Select dives into everything you need to know.

Bilt Mastercard®

On Bilt's secure site
  • Rewards

    Earn points when you make 5 transactions that post each statement period - up to 1x points on rent payments without the transaction fee (up to 100,000 points each calendar year), 3x points on dining, 2x points on travel, and 1x points on other purchases.

  • Welcome bonus

    None

  • Annual fee

    None

  • Intro APR

    N/A

  • Regular APR

    See Terms

  • Balance transfer fee

    Introductory fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater, for 120 days from account opening. After that, up to 5% for each balance transfer ($5 minimum).

  • Foreign transaction fee

    None

  • Credit needed

    Excellent/Good

See rates/fees and rewards/benefits; terms apply.

How does point.me work with Bilt?

Bilt members can access the point.me search engine through the Bilt Rewards mobile app. Once logging in to the app, they'll go to the "Rewards" screen at the bottom. Near the top, they'll select the "Travel" tab, then "Flights" and toggle to "Transfer Partners."

Here, they can search in real-time economy and premium cabin award flight availability across all of Bilt's transfer partners:

  • Aer Lingus AerClub
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • Emirates Skywards
  • Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
  • Iberia Plus
  • Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Virgin Red

This allows members to easily compare redemption options for their desired itinerary and get maximum value from their points. Once a member finds a flight that works, they can seamlessly transfer the points necessary directly through the app.

Screenshot of Bilt Rewards app
Photo courtesy of Bilt

Take note that Bilt members can only see search results for airline loyalty programs that partner with Bilt Rewards. In order to see flight award availability from a loyalty program not currently partnered with Bilt, members have to subscribe to a point.me plan ($260 per year or $12 per month) or buy a day pass ($5). Read more about point.me's pricing here.

Bottom line

The Bilt Rewards app's integration with point.me is a great perk for any Bilt member as it allows them to find flight deals much quicker than calculating point and mile redemptions on their own. If you're already using the Bilt Rewards Mastercard to score points on your rent, this is a great tool at your disposal.

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