One of my favourite use for the Diners Club cards is their 10x categories. A few months ago, they discontinued all 10x categories. In preparation for the upcoming holiday and festive season, however, they are back with an arsenal of 10x vendors which you could use to buy stuff from and get 10 times your usual points.
This list clearly includes all the big names in travel and e-commerce, and then some offline partners too:
- e-com: Flipkart & Snapdeal
- Travel: IRCTC, Cleartrip, GoIbibo, Yatra
- Shopping: Reliance Digital, Lifestyle
I surely do love the fact that on the Black Card, with these merchants, I can earn 50 points for every INR 150 spent.
The 10x Rewards are valid from 14 September, 2015 to March 31, 2016. For use on IRCTC website, you need to select the HDFC Bank payment gateway. No EMI transactions qualify. For online transactions, the points will post within 7 days and for offline transactions, it will take upto 60 days to post.
I think this is an awesome offer. However, sometimes I still don’t use it. For instance, I was going to book some tickets on an international carrier, and I found the perfect flights to only line up on the Yatra website, apart from the airline’s website. In this case, the pricing for the tickets was about INR 15,000 extra for two tickets, since they were perhaps looking at different fare classes, and I eventually decided to directly book with the airline.
I hope you’d be able to make some good use of these new offers from HDFC Bank Diners Club cards.