Leased another BMW a couple months back and when I was going through the process I came across the BMW Card. Not a ton of info online but I crunched the #s and think it’s a pretty good hack if you have good credit.
Basically if you put everything you owe DAS on the card plus the signup bonus you can easily easily get enough points for a $500 statement credit (or more).
In addition it’s zero percent interest for the first 15 months and no annual fee so it’s kind of a no brainer.
1.) Sign up and earn 30,000 bonus BMW Reward Points when you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 90 days after account opening.
2.) Lease/buy your BMW and put the entire charge on your BMW card - because you are spending at a BMW dealer you get 3x points.
So for me it worked out as follows:
30,000 points for sign up
21,750 points for BMW puchase
51,750 points total = $500 statement credit