Refer a friend: Earn 25,000 points for Bilt Mastercard referrals

Mar 28, 2022

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The Bilt World Elite Mastercard® is the first credit card that allows you to earn points on rent — and with no fees.

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Today, this New York City-based startup announced that Wells Fargo is now the official issuer of this card. This partnership has allowed applications for the previously waitlist-only Bilt Mastercard to go live for any prospective cardholder.

(Featured photo by Bilt)

Coupled with this announcement, cardholders can now earn a lucrative bonus through their brand new referral program. Here are the details.

(Editor’s note: TPG founder Brian Kelly is a Bilt advisor and investor.)

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How to earn 25,000 points

You’ll earn 25,000 Bilt Rewards points for every five people you refer to the Bilt Mastercard. Note that they’ll also have to use the card for one transaction within the first 30 days of account opening.

Based on TPG’s valuations, each Bilt Rewards point is worth 1.8 cents apiece, making this bonus worth a tremendous $450 toward travel.

To find your exclusive referral link, visit the Bilt Rewards app. Then, share away – and cardholders can earn up to 1 million bonus points from referrals.

(Screenshot courtesy of Bilt)

It’s worth noting that merely referring one friend won’t get you 5,000 bonus points. In order to earn the bonus, you’ll first need to hit the threshold of referring five people before those 25,000 Bilt Rewards points are deposited into your account.

While the Bilt Mastercard has no annual fee, there’s also no welcome bonus to draw in new applicants. Therefore, this referral program is another avenue for cardholders to rack up thousands of additional points.

After all, there are more than 100 million renters in the United States who can now earn points on this monthly expense with little to no legwork, so it’s likely that you have friends who want to get in on this lucrative program.

Related: Should you use the Bilt Mastercard? Why it could be a game changer for renters

Bilt’s transfer partners

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

Since its launch in 2021, Bilt has secured an impressive list of airline and hotel transfer partners — which now numbers 11:

  • American Airlines AAdvantage.
  • Air Canada Aeroplan.
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (new!).
  • Emirates Skywards.
  • Flying Blue – Air France/KLM.
  • Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles.
  • IHG Hotels and Resorts.
  • Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles.
  • United Airlines MileagePlus (new!).
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
  • World of Hyatt.

If navigating loyalty programs isn’t your thing, then you can also redeem your Bilt Rewards points for a handful of solid options, whether that’s saving toward future rent or earning a mortgage credit, fitness classes and more.

Related: Bilt Rewards adds two new airline transfer partners

Bottom line

This new referral program from Bilt is great news, since applications for the Bilt Mastercard are now live for the general public thanks to its new partnership with Wells Fargo. Best of all, the 25,000 Bilt Rewards points you receive after five referrals can go a long way toward your next redemption — whether that be for a five-star Caribbean resort or a business-class flight to Asia.

Featured photo by Bilt.

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Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program.

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