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Bilt Rent Day (April): Fitness-focused benefits and changes to the Rent Free game

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. TPG founder Brian Kelly is a Bilt adviser and investor.

There’s good news for Bilt Rewards members: April 1 is another Bilt Rent Day. As on previous Rent Days, you can play trivia to earn Bilt Points and earn double points on non-rent purchases — you must use the card five times per statement period to earn points (see rewards and benefits). But this Rent Day, Bilt rolled out some fitness-related perks and changed how you can win the Rent Free game.

The Bilt Rewards program is free to join, and you don’t need to have the Bilt Mastercard® (see rates and fees) to participate in most Rent Day offers. Here’s what you need to know about the April Bilt Rent Day.

Bilt Rent Day fitness benefits

Bilt is expanding its Neighborhood Fitness program to include six new partners. To celebrate, April Rent Day includes the following fitness-related perks:

  • Fitness experiences: On April 1, enjoy free fitness experiences exclusively for Bilt members at select local studios via the Rent Day Sweat Series. You can view and book these experiences in the Bilt app on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Buy one, get more fitness classes: For each upcoming fitness class you purchase in the Bilt app April 1, you’ll get one free class credit per booking if you have Bilt Rewards Blue or Silver status. If you have Gold or Platinum status, you’ll get two free class credits per booking. These credits can be used at the same studio location as your purchased class within 90 days of Monday.
  • Bilt Fitness Collection: You can redeem Bilt points or purchase a fitness capsule with wearable weights, water-repellent speakers and post-workout recovery essentials in the Bilt app.

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Rent Day SoulCycle rides

Bilt is also continuing its Rent Day SoulCycle rides April 1. These rides are 45 minutes long and offer a full-body indoor cycling workout.

Bilt members can enjoy complimentary bikes at Rent Day Ride classes on a first-come, first-served basis when they reserve their ride through the Bilt app. Even if you miss out on a complimentary bike, you can usually book a bike for a Rent Day Ride class on the fitness tab using points or regular payment.

Bilt is also offering up to $2,500 to one rider who participates in an April Rent Day Ride class to cover their monthly rent.

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Bilt Rent Day trivia

If you’re good at trivia, you can boost your Bilt Rewards balance for free each Rent Day.

Bilt gives its members five trivia questions through its app each Rent Day. The questions increase incrementally in difficulty and value. The first question is worth 10 points, the second question is worth 20 points, the third question is worth 30 points, the fourth question is worth 40 points and the fifth question is worth 50 points.

If you get all five questions correct, Bilt will unlock a sixth question worth an extra 100 points. You could earn 250 Bilt points through trivia each Rent Day if you correctly answer all six questions.

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

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Extra Bilt points on non-rent purchases

As on previous Bilt Rent Days, you’ll earn double points when you use your Bilt Mastercard to make non-rent purchases between midnight EDT on April 1 and 2:59 a.m. EDT on April 2. You’ll earn as follows for purchases each Rent Day:

  • Dining: 6 points per dollar spent
  • Travel: 4 points per dollar spent
  • Other purchases (excluding rent): 2 points per dollar spent
  • Rent: 1 point per dollar spent

You can earn up to 10,000 bonus points on purchases with your Bilt Mastercard each Rent Day. However, you must use your Bilt Mastercard at least five times each statement period to earn points (see Bilt Mastercard rewards and benefits here). If you dine at a Bilt Dining restaurant on Rent Day and use your Bilt Mastercard to pay, you can earn up to 11 points per dollar spent.

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Rent Free game

In August 2023, Bilt launched a new way to win free rent for a month (up to $2,500): the “Family Feud”-style Rent Free game show. Bilt has since offered the Rent Free game show each Rent Day, with a new creator or personality — for this month, the guest is singer and songwriter Tinashe — playing each month. In previous months, how well (or poorly) the celebrity played would determine how many Bilt members won free rent that month.

Bilt is changing how its Rent Free game works for April and future Rent Days. Now, you’ll earn points when you pick a top three answer, when you correctly rank that answer and when the celebrity guest picks the same answer as you.

The top 10 scoring players will be the winners for April Rent Day, and the next 600 top-scoring members will earn Bilt points. If you tie with another Bilt member, the tie will be broken based on who played the game first. The Rent Free game for April’s Rent Day is live, so play now.

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History of Rent Day promotions

Bilt offers at least one special promotion each Rent Day in addition to its standard Rent Day offerings. For the April Rent Day, you can enjoy fitness experiences at local studios across the country, a buy one, get one fitness class deal and the chance to buy new fitness gear.

Here’s a summary of the promotions we’ve seen on previous Rent Days:

  • March 2024: Bilt members could book men’s college basketball playoff tickets as Bilt Experiences. Plus, Bilt members voted via a single-elimination bracket for March Rent Day benefits. The ability to earn 1,000 points when linking a new credit card (up to two cards) to the Bilt Cards tab won, while the chance to earn 5 points per dollar spent at grocery stores (valid for up to 2,000 points) when paying with the Bilt Mastercard finished second.
  • February 2024: Bilt offered several Valentine’s Day dinner reservations and a status-based transfer bonus to Air Canada Aeroplan.
  • January 2024: Bilt brought back some of the program’s top Rent Day promotions, including a $5 Lyft credit for Bilt cardholders, a 50% redemption bonus on Amazon and status-based transfer bonuses to IHG One Rewards, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Air France-KLM Flying Blue.
  • December 2023: Bilt offered a special tasting experience in New York City for cardholders Dec. 1, more points at Bilt Dining restaurants from Nov. 24 through Dec. 1 and double points on purchases that would normally earn 1 point per dollar spent from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27.
  • November 2023: Bilt offered special Bilt Experiences at select restaurants and a status-based transfer bonus to Emirates Skywards.
  • October 2023: Bilt launched Bilt Experiences at three professional football games and offered 5 points per dollar spent on eligible sports tickets (up to 10,000 bonus points).
  • September 2023: Bilt expanded its Rent Day Rides to every SoulCycle studio across the U.S., with 10 complimentary bikes per class. For the Sept. 1 Rent Day, Bilt also paid a month of rent (up to $2,500) for one rider in each Rent Day Ride class.
  • August 2023: There was a 75% to 150% transfer bonus to Virgin Red based on your Bilt status tier as of Aug. 1.
  • July 2023: You could activate a $10 Lyft ride credit if you were a Bilt member without a Bilt Mastercard or a $20 Lyft ride credit if you had a Bilt Mastercard by the end of July 1. Plus, you could get an additional $5 credit if you activated the offer, had Bilt set as your active Lyft loyalty partner and took a Lyft ride July 1.
  • June 2023: Everyone won a gift of Bilt points, points to use toward the Bilt Collection, Lyft ride credit, free rent or round-trip award flights when they solved the June 1 Rent Day Challenge puzzle.
  • May 2023: There was a 100% transfer bonus to Air France-KLM Flying Blue on May 1.
  • April 2023: Bilt members could enroll between March 28 and April 1 to obtain World of Hyatt Explorist status for 90 days and then keep Explorist status through February 2025 by staying 10 qualifying nights between April 17 and July 16. Alternatively, members could unlock Globalist status through February 2025 by staying 20 qualifying nights between April 17 and July 16. Bilt also hosted members-only social events at three Hyatt properties April 1.
  • March 2023: You could get a 50% bonus when you redeemed points toward Amazon purchases March 1, plus 50% off all items in the Bilt Collection on March 1.
  • February 2023: You could get a 100% transfer bonus to HawaiianMiles on Feb. 1. Bilt also launched its exclusive five-piece capsule collection with SoulCycle.
  • January 2023: Bilt introduced trivia to Rent Day: Bilt offered its members 10 trivia questions worth 50 points each and an additional question worth 100 points if you got all 10 questions correct Jan. 1.
  • December 2022: You could get a 100% transfer bonus to IHG One Rewards on Dec. 1 and double points on non-rent spending from 12:01 a.m. PST on Nov. 25 to 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 1.
  • November 2022: Bilt members could enroll in a complimentary United Airlines Premier status challenge between Oct. 27 and Nov. 1. Bilt Blue tier members could get Premier Silver, while Bilt Silver, Gold and Platinum tier members could get Premier Gold. Premier status was valid for 120 days, but you could extend your status through Jan. 31, 2024, by getting 1,000 Premier qualifying points and 4 Premier qualifying flights for Premier Silver and 2,000 PQPs and 6 PQFs for Premier Gold.
  • October 2022: Bilt launched Rent Day with double points on non-rent spending and themed SoulCycle Rent Day rides Oct. 1.

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Bottom line

If you’re a Bilt Rewards member, you know to open the Bilt app on the first day of each month. Whether you earn extra rewards through trivia, spending or both, Bilt Rewards’ Rent Day allows you to boost your points balance. This Rent Day, Bilt Rewards members can also enjoy various fitness-related benefits.

See Bilt Mastercard rates and fees here.
See Bilt Mastercard rewards and benefits here.