HDFC Bank renewed its list of 10x partners. In their attempt to keep the HDFC Bank Diners Club card holder happy, they added the international spend program in September 2017, where one could get HDFC Diners 10X points for International Spend through December 31, 2018. The international spend promotion was not renewed after the end of December 2018, which had me look for other ways to get 10X points on International spends with HDFC Bank. Now, we have a new way to bulk up on some bonus points from your international spends.
We recently saw American Express offering Marriott Vouchers to their customers. Citibank is offering a waiver on the forex charges for customers. Kotak Credit Card offers 5% cashback on forex transactions.
2500 bonus points on International Credit Card Spends
Much on the lines of the HDFC Bank 5X Rewards points Fivetastic promotion, now, there is another promotion valid on all HDFC Bank Credit Cards for International Spends. It is valid on all personal HDFC Bank Credit Cards which issue Reward Points and not those which issue JPMiles or other currencies.
The new HDFC Bank International Spends promotion is valid between May 1 and June 30, 2019. Through June 30, HDFC Bank is offering its card members the opportunity to earn 2,500 bonus Reward Points, and you need to spend INR 15,000 at Point of Sale terminals outside the country to get the bonus points. The points come in by September 2019, and you need to pay in a foreign currency to be able to get your points.
Value of the International Spends Promotion
- HDFC Bank Diners Rewardz: You earn INR 750 worth of points, so 5% cashback.
- HDFC Bank Diners Premium / Club Miles / Regalia: You earn INR 1250 worth of points, so 8.33% cashback.
- HDFC Bank Diners Black/Infinia: You earn INR 2500 worth of points, so 16.67% cashback.
Of course, HDFC Bank has a lot many more credit cards as well, which have this feature and you will have to compute the value of your RoI as well.
Again, these are promotions for points earning cards and not valid for miles earning cards such as those with JetPrivilege. You need to make transactions over INR 150 to be eligible for the points in the first place.
I’m glad that HDFC Bank continues to keep its customers happy. So, if you are on an international trip, here is the place to direct some of your spends on. What are your thoughts on the promotion?