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Bilt Rewards is offering 5X points for all spend on Black Friday, up to $10,000 in total spend or 50,000 total points, on *almost* anything besides rent.

If you aren’t yet a Bilt Mastercard holder, there’s still time to apply and participate in the promotion. Immediately upon approval of a Bilt Mastercard, the digital version of your card is available in the Bilt Rewards app for use. Skip the waitlist today with code BLACKFRIDAY.

If you are in a cash crunch, you should avoid travel rewards credit cards until you are caught up. Here are our favorite credit cards for Intro 0% APR offers and for balance transfer offers

(Note, I get nothing whatsoever from your application or use of this promo, nor will they even know I referred you – I simply always want you to be aware of, well, everything…)

If you are interested in the Bilt ecosystem, earning 5X points for spend that doesn’t otherwise have a bonus category is sweet, though I don’t think I’d apply just for a one day promo.

*Qualifying transactions can be made in person or online, and remember you always have access to your digital Bilt Card in the Bilt Rewards app. The following types of transactions will not count as a Qualifying Purchase for this promotion: balance transfers; cash advances; purchase of travelers’ checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions; purchase of lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions; writing or cashing checks; unauthorized or fraudulent charges; gift cards and other cash-like instruments. See all promotion terms and conditions here.

Also, specifically, these additional categories won’t count:

The following types of transactions will not count as eligible purchases:
• rent;
• balance transfers;
• cash advances;
• purchase of travellers’ checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar
cash-like transactions;
• purchase of lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting
transactions;
• writing or cashing checks;
• Insurance sales & underwriting;
• bail and bond payments;
• tax payments;
• court costs & government services;
• advertising services;
• interest;
• unauthorized or fraudulent charges;
• fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable;
• purchases made prior to signing up for the Bilt Program;
• Discounts, gift cards, offers, promotions, coupons or any other rewards received through
this Program or otherwise are not eligible for earning Points;

I didn’t originally notice these additional exclusions, like tax payments and advertising services, so be sure your planned payment isn’t in one of the above categories.

Bilt transfer partners include:

American Airlines AAdvantage
Air Canada Aeroplan
Emirates Skywards
Air France/KLM Flying Blue
Turkish Miles & Smiles
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
World of Hyatt
IHG Rewards Club

50,000 Turkish miles or Hyatt points from $10k in spend is pretty sweet.

Citi Premier
Get 80,000 Citi ThankYou points when you spend $4,000 in 3 months. Using Turkish as a transfer partner, this could be worth 3 round trip domestic flights in Business Class or 1 round trip to Europe in Business Class! Get This Offer

Thoughts?

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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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