Bilt Rewards points earned on rental payments can be converted into travel rewards with major airlines and hotel chains enabled by Points’ Exchange service
Toronto, ON – June 22, 2021 – Paying your rent could now help you save on your next vacation, thanks to a new partnership between the innovative loyalty program for renters, Bilt Rewards, and the global leader in loyalty commerce, Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM).
Unlike other financial transactions such as retail purchases and credit card spend, rent is typically an outlay that consumers cannot accrue any rewards on – despite it often being their biggest financial commitment each month. With Bilt, renters have a way to start earning on this monthly expenditure and use their points towards a wide range of products and services.
One of the key ways that Bilt Rewards customers can redeem points is by using their points for future travel bookings. Members can simply link their Bilt Rewards loyalty account to that of their preferred airline or hotel partner. Travel programs available will include American Airlines AAdvantage®, Air Canada Aeroplan, Emirates Skywards, Air France-KLM Flying Blue, Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles, Virgin Points and World of Hyatt. Members can then seamlessly convert their Bilt Rewards points 1:1 into the miles or points of their program of choice.
Bilt Rewards marks the first-ever rewards program for the housing sector and the $500 billion/year rental market at-large. “Housing is the single largest expense for the vast majority of Americans,” says Bilt CEO and Founder Ankur Jain, “And until today, it has been the only major expense you couldn’t earn points through. Over a renter’s lifetime, that’s thousands upon thousands of dollars that they’ve never been able to earn something back on. With the launch of the new Bilt Rewards program, renters will now be able to travel and take their next dream vacation just by paying their rent.”
Rob MacLean, CEO of Points, also welcomed the news: “We are pleased to be partnering with Bilt Rewards and playing an integral role in this industry-first loyalty program. Our Exchange service provides loyalty programs the ability to add new partners into their reward suite quickly and easily; in turn, increasing currency utility and value for members. We look forward to extending our collaboration as we continue to enhance the Bilt Rewards program with the integration of additional travel loyalty partners.”
Earn Free Travel with Rewards Apps
You can also earn free gift cards by downloading rewards apps and using them. Your’re probably thinking yeah right, there is no way I can earn free gift cards. That’s ok I was skeptic too, til my mom was like no this works! I mean who is going to tell mom she is wrong?
Fetch Rewards – So basically all you need to do is download the Fetch Rewards app and enter the code: EF9PC and scan any grocery, hardware store, pet store or gas receipt within 7 days and you will get a bonus of 2,000 points. Grocery receipts can be up to 14 days old. You will get points for every receipt you scan and bonus points for certain brands. Then you can redeem those points for FREE gift cards like Amazon, Walmart, Cabelas and many more! As you can see I have enough points in my account right now to redeem for a FREE $50 gift card!
ShopKick App – Shopkick is an app you down load on your smart phone. Using the app you’ll get points for scanning products in the store and points for just walking in the door. You can also link your bankcard card and earn points for shopping at your favorite stores.
Once the app is downloaded onto your iPhone or Android phone, it recognizes when you go into participating stores, restaurants and more. That’s how you get the walk-in points. Just make sure the you open up Shopkick on your phone before entering the store. Stop right inside the door and wait for your app to confirm your location. Once it does a circle will pop up on your screen with your points on it. Use code: CONSUMERQUEEN when you sign up to get 500 bonus points when you walk into a store and earn at least 10 kicks within 7 days.
7-11 Rewards app – Planning a roadtrip? Download the 7-11 Rewards app. When you download the app it automatically gives you 800 points which you can redeem for FREE FOOD like Pizza, Coffee, snacks and more! BUT…… if you ENTER CODE: wg5oya it will give you 1,000 points. That 200 extra bonus points! Once you hit 1200 points you will unlock even more rewards.
They will also give you points for purchasing certain items in their store. For example for a limited time you get 200 points just for buying two taquitos. You will also earn 10 points for every dollar you spend on eligible items in store.
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