Daily Points: New IHG Card Bonuses; Bilt Milestone Rewards

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Happy Friday. Here’s your miles, points, travel, and deals news for February 9, 2024:

New IHG Credit Card Welcome Bonuses

There are two new good welcome bonus offers for two IHG cards:

I prefer the IHG Premier over the IHG Traveler since the IHG Premier offers a free anniversary night (up to 40,000 points), IHG Platinum elite status, and up to $50 per year in United TravelBank credits.

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Bilt's Milestone Rewards

Bilt Rewards finally announced their Milestone Rewards, with Bilt Mastercard® members having access to the all the reward options.

Earning 25,000 Bilt Points:

  • Double points on Bilt Dining for 7 days
  • 1,000 points for the Bilt Collection
  • 2X at grocery stores for 30 days (Bilt Mastercard cardholder exclusive)
  • 2X at gas stations for 30 days (Bilt Mastercard cardholder exclusive)
  • 2X on sports & concert tickets for 30 days (Bilt Mastercard cardholder exclusive)

Earning 75,000 Bilt Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards at prior Milestone
  • 10X on your next 3 Lyft rides
  • 2X on digital wallet purchases for 7 days (Bilt Mastercard cardholder exclusive)

Earning 100,000 Bilt Points:

  • All of the Milestone Rewards at prior Milestone
  • Get 5,000 points closer to the next status

Earning 150,000 Bilt Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards at prior Milestone
  • $10 towards your next fitness class

Earning 225,000 Bilt Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards at prior Milestone
  • 7,500 points for the Bilt Collection

Earning 250,000 Bilt Points

  • All of the Milestone Rewards at prior Milestone
  • 4X at grocery stores for 30 days (Bilt Mastercard cardholder exclusive)
  • 4X at gas stations for 30 days (Bilt Mastercard cardholder exclusive)
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Delta Announced Premium Lounges

Delta announced that they are building new Premium Lounges starting at New York (JFK) with a 38,000-square-foot space that will feature both a full-service brasserie and a casual, chef-assisted market with open kitchens, dedicated wellness areas and more.

Additional premium lounge locations will be open later in 2024 at Los Angeles (LAX) and Boston (BOS): 

  • LAX: Delta will bring the premium experience to the west coast with the opening of the LAX premium lounge featuring an exclusive outdoor terrace. The 10,000-plus-square-foot space will be directly accessible by elevator from the Delta One check-in area.
  • BOS: The new 6,300-square-foot BOS-E premium lounge will seat 120 customers. The premium lounge will be connected to the recently opened BOS-E Delta Sky Club; premium lounge guests will have access to both spaces.
Delta Premium Lounge JFK

Deals and Points News

  • Citi ThankYou Points will have an upcoming 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club from February 18th to March 16th.
  • The American Express® Green Card added new bonus restrictions if you have or have had the Amex Green, the Platinum Card®, the Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Morgan Stanley, the Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab, the American Express® Gold Card or previous versions of these Cards.
  • Lufthansa has an business class sale when you book at least two people for flights departing Frankfurt and Munich. Roundtrip flights to the US are about $2,200, but the sale doesn’t work for flights starting in the US.
  • United has a new Mile Play promotion that you should register for. I wasn’t targeted for any deals, but my wife received an offer of book one trip and get 4,400 bonus award miles.
  • Southwest Airlines’ schedule was extended until November 2, 2024, allowing you to book dates fall travel for cheap.
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