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Compare the Features and Benefits of Instacart Mastercard® Credit Card and
Bilt Mastercard®

Detailed Comparison Overview

Key Facts
Annual Fee
Avg. Min. Credit Score
Ongoing APR
Balance transfers fees
Best Multiplier
Avg. Point Value
(Learn More)
Bonus Offer
Rating
Review
Key features
Unique Card Benefits
Trip Protections
Secondary Car Rental CDW Waiver
Extended Warranty
Purchase Protection
Roadside Assistance
Concierge Services
Earns Transferable Points
Primary Car Rental CDW Waiver
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Cell Phone Protection
Annual Fee
$0
Avg. Min. Credit Score
670-850 *
Ongoing APR
20.24%-28.99% (Variable)
Balance transfers fees
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater.
Best Multiplier
5x Airfare

Only on purchases made through Chase Travel (SM); 1X otherwise

5x Hotels

Only on purchases made through Chase Travel (SM); 1X otherwise

5x Car Rentals

Only on purchases made through Chase Travel (SM); 1X otherwise

2x Gas Stations
2x Dining Out / Food Delivery
2x Streaming Services
1x Everything Else
Avg. Point Value
(Learn More)
$0.01
Bonus Offer
Best Offer: Get a free year of Instacart+ and a $100 Instacart credit automatically upon approval. Membership auto-renews. Terms apply.
Rating
YBCC Card Rate Stars Filled
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(2.88) Our Review

Our ratings are determined by the authors and editors on our team. Each individual card feature is compared against all other cards we offer and the total score is an average of those 4 ratings.

Review

This card is designed for heavy Instacart uses. Much like the Amazon credit card only makes sense if you spend a ton at Amazon, the Instacart credit card only makes sense if you already spend a ton at Instacart as the 5% back will add up – and it’s a no annual fee credit card.

If you are looking for a powerful card for all supermarket purchases, you’d be much better off with one of our top credit cards for supermarkets like the American Express Gold Card, which earns 4X Membership Rewards at supermarkets, up to $25,000 a year (earn 1X thereafter).

But if you are loyal to Instacart, this card is worth considering.

It is a World Elite Mastercard, so it does come with some additional benefits as well.

Additional Benefits include:

  • World Elite Concierge
  • Baggage Delay Insurance
  • Extended Warranty Protection
  • Purchase Protection
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Secondary Car Rental Collision Damage Waiver coverage

Overall, if you are a huge Instacart user, this card is worth it for the 5% back on all your purchases. But if you aren’t, you might find a better card for your spend in our Famous Card Explorer.

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Unique Card Benefits
yes
Trip Protections
yes
Secondary Car Rental CDW Waiver
yes
Extended Warranty
yes
Purchase Protection
yes
Roadside Assistance
yes
Concierge Services
yes
Earns Transferable Points
no
Primary Car Rental CDW Waiver
no
No Foreign Transaction Fees
no
Cell Phone Protection
no
Annual Fee
$0 (Rates and fees)
Avg. Min. Credit Score
*
Ongoing APR
-
Balance transfers fees
-
Best Multiplier
3x Dining Out / Food Delivery
2x Airfare
2x Car Rentals
2x Hotels
2x Cruises
1x Rent
Avg. Point Value
(Learn More)
$0.018
Bonus Offer
There's no traditional bonus offer, but you'll be eligible for Rent Day double points on the 1st of every month (excluding rent).
Rating
YBCC Card Rate Stars Filled
YBCC Card Rate Stars Empty
(4.13) Our Review

Our ratings are determined by the authors and editors on our team. Each individual card feature is compared against all other cards we offer and the total score is an average of those 4 ratings.

Review

What is Bilt?

The Bilt Mastercard® is the only credit card that lets you pay your rent with no transaction fees and earn one point per dollar in the process.

This works with any landlord, up to $100,000 in rent per year as long as you make 5 other purchases each statement period.

Bilt Transfer Partners

Bilt Transfer PartnersAll transfer at a 1:1 ratio. Transfer times below:
Alaska Airlines MileagePlanTBD
American Airlines AAdvantage®Within 1 day
Aer Lingus AviosWithin 10 minutes
Air Canada AeroplanWithin 10 minutes
Air France Flying BlueWithin 10 minutes
Avianca LifemilesWithin 10 minutes
British Airways AviosWithin 10 minutes
Cathay Pacific AsiaMilesWithin 10 minutes
Emirates SkywardsWithin 10 minutes
Hawaiian AirlinesWithin 10 minutes
Iberia AviosWithin 10 minutes
IHG RewardsWithin 10 minutes
Marriott BonvoyUp to 48 hours; generally within minutes. (5,000 point bonus when you transfer 20,000).
United Airlines MileagePlusWithin 10 minutes
Turkish Airlines Miles&SmilesWithin 10 minutes
Virgin PointsWithin 10 minutes
World of HyattWithin 10 minutes

Rent Day

On the 1st of every month, Bilt Rewards has “Rent Day” – where you’ll earn double points on dining, travel and other purchases excluding rent for purchases (up to 10,000 points each Rent Day) – for purchases made on that one day.

On Rent Day, they also have other bonuses and giveaways, which may include status trials on an airline or hotel partner or a points transfer bonus.

Summary

Overall, this card is pretty much a “must have” for renters, since there is no other way to earn points – with no transaction fees – when paying your rent.

There is also no annual fee to hold the card and no Foreign Currency Conversion Fee.

I have one myself and don’t see any reason for any renter not to have it.

Disclaimers

 

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Unique Card Benefits
yes
Trip Protections
yes
Secondary Car Rental CDW Waiver
no
Extended Warranty
no
Purchase Protection
no
Roadside Assistance
no
Concierge Services
no
Earns Transferable Points
yes
Primary Car Rental CDW Waiver
yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees
yes
Cell Phone Protection
yes

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