Get 1000 Reward Points Every Month on HDFC Premium Credit Cards

By | November 23, 2016

Recently i requested HDFC to send me the breakup of reward points earned on my Diners Black Credit Card and i was surprised to see a credit of 1000 points twice and was wondering what is it for. As usual, customer care guys do not know anything about it. However, i came across the offer on emails sent by HDFC which states below.

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Get 1000 Reward Points Every Month on HDFC Premium Credit Cards

Welcome Offer on HDFC Bank Credit Cards

  1. Use your HDFC Bank Credit Card 5 times a month for atleast Rs.1000 each and get 1000 bonus Reward points every month for a year!
  2. This offer is available for a 12 month period, beginning from the subsequent month of card delivery
  3. Offer is applicable on  – Regalia, Regalia First, Business Regalia, Diners Black, Diners Rewards, Diners Premium & Infinia
  4. Offer applicable only on Credit Cards sourced till 30th September 2016
  5. Actual Offer Source: here

And i was LUCKY enough to grab the card before Sep 30th. This is huge as this account for 12,000 points over a period of 1 year which equates to Rs.12,000 (1 point = 1 Rs. on Diners Black) in value when redeemed on their Diners site. I’m super excited to see this and i will now make sure i don’t loose the points whatsoever.

While you can’t do anything if you haven’t got the card before Sep 30th, there might be many of you who might not be aware of the offer. This is just a reminder for those and also, its wise to apply for cards if you happen to see such offers beforehand.

Such offers are getting common with HDFC, as earlier they used to provide 3X points for first 3 months when applied online. These are incredible offers. So keep an eye on HDFC Card Offers or simply visit Cardexpert often 🙂

Note: You can also know your reward points breakup by calling customer care.

Have you requested HDFC for Reward Points breakup earlier? What’s your experience with it?

Author: Siddharth

I’m a Credit Card freak minting reward points and cashback for years. Obsessed with aviation, airport lounges and luxury travel at affordable cost.

43 thoughts on “Get 1000 Reward Points Every Month on HDFC Premium Credit Cards

  1. Prashant Gupta

    Just happen to see on the website (smartbuy). I have done 5 transactions this months lets see. Is it valid on card upgrade also. Mine was upgraded from Air miles to regalia in September last week.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Prashant,
      They have mentioned “Offer applicable only on freshly issued cards” which means upgrades are not considered.
      But how they describe “freshly” is bit tricky.

      So wait until the statement gets generated and check with Customer care if you’ve got the bonus points.
      Do share the info here once you’ve it. Might be useful for others 🙂

      Reply
      1. Kapil Khurana

        Freshly includes both – newly issued credit card as well as newly upgraded card

        Reply
        1. Ganesh

          Hi Kapil,

          Did you confirm this with customer care or based on your own experience, you know that the offer is applicable for both new issued and newly upgraded cards?

          Regards,
          Ganesh

          Reply
  2. PJ

    Hi Siddharth,
    I have Regalia card issued in Sep 2016 but before Sep 30, 2016. I called up HDFC customer care but they were clueless about this offer. Is there any other way to check whether my card is eligible for these offers. Did you receive any email communication regarding the same?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Only way is to make 5 txn’s and wait for a month 🙁
      If its freshly issued before sep 30th, you will get it or you can raise complaint to get it, as per the mentioned offer on their website.

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      1. Rajesh M

        just load 1000rs 5 times to mobikwik and withdraw to bank with no additional charges :p

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      2. Gagan

        A question, these additional reward points come when? The immediate statement or after sometime?

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          1. Gagan

            Thanks for quick revert.. I have not received yet, have raised complaint, let’s see.

            For me the transactions were done within one billing cycle month but not one calendar month

          2. Ganesh

            I did 5 transactions of more than INR 1000 during Dec 1st to Dec. 6th and CC statement got generated on Dec. 12 but additional 1000 reward points are not included. So, as per your experience, the points will be included next month’s statement (i.e. Jan, 2017), right?

            Regards,
            Ganesh

          3. Siddharth Post author

            Please wait for a month time. They take sometime to post it. Not longer than a month though.

  3. Niranjan

    Were you able to get insight into whether the MMT transactions without using HDFC5X also gives 10x?

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Yes, i do.
      They’ve giving out 10X points for all txn’s even if you don’t mention HDFC5X 🙂
      However, no idea when they gonna stop it!

      Reply
  4. Shail

    THis offer is about swiping card for min 1000Rs atleast 5 times in a month. However, I’m not sure if that’s a calendar month (1st to 30th) or billing cycle.

    Reply
  5. Niranjan

    Hi Siddharth,
    How did you manage to get the break up of the reward points? I called customer care and they refused to give the details.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Hangup the call and try again 🙂
      Some guys donot know.
      Btw, they can see only RP summary for last stmt, not the current one.

      Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Its usual Cust. care no. Ankur.
      When they don’t understand what u ask, hang up & try again or simply ask to transfer the call to their senior.
      It always worked for me 🙂

      Reply
  6. Vijay

    Is it possible to get Diners Credit Card in addition to Regalia Card. I currently own a Regalia Card and was wondering if I could get Diners without cancelling Regalia. Please advice.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      It depends on your credit limit & relationship value with HDFC.

      Reply
  7. Krishna R M

    Dear Siddharth,

    Recently I received a call from HDFC Bank and I was offered upgrade of my Titanium Edge credit card to Regalia card and applied for it. Later, my application was rejected stating that the existing credit limit did not meet the criteria for upgrade to Regalia card.

    Could you please let me know what can I do if I want a regalia card? Also let me know the difference between regalia and Regalia first credit card.

    Reply
  8. jitendra saraogi

    i am having hdfc regalia card before 30th sept2016 but am not aware about above offer.
    why it has not been communicated or highlighted by hdfc ?

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Always watch smart buy for the offers. HDFC doesn’t communicate all times.

      Reply
  9. Rohit M

    Also got a message for bookmyshow vouchers for new cards,1 voucher for every 5 transactions UpTo 3 per month.

    Reply
  10. Urluck

    For Regalia card eligibility is 12 lacs ITR, 7 lacs for Regalia first and for dinners black eligibility is 21 lacs.

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  11. Urluck

    Mr. Vijay, usually HDFC GIVES only 1 credit card to 1 customer.
    I am also trying for dinners card in addition to already having Regalia.

    Reply
  12. Prateek

    How do I get reward points breakup on Diners Black? Called customer care twice and they said they do not have any such breakup and can’t send the same.

    Reply
  13. Gagan

    Is this only for cases where smartbuy is used? Or for anywhere we have used HDFC Credit Card?

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      1. Gagan

        Thanks for clarification. I did 6 transactions, each of more than Rs 1000 but have not received extra reward points; I have Regalia Card Just wrote email to them…let’s see.

        Reply
  14. MANU KUMAR

    Has any body got the 1000 extra points, I gave been waiting for ages now…

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      I’ve received multiple times. It happens the next month.

      Reply
      1. Manu kumar

        Siddarth,
        I have mailed those guys, lets see what happens..
        Further whom do you contact in case of Credit CARD issues, because the personal banker assigned does not deal with cards in my case

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Email & social Media support is faster.
          If you prefer phone banking, talk to supervisors.

          Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Yes, as mentioned, Offer applicable only on Credit Cards sourced till 30th September 2016

          Reply
          1. Ganesh

            Applicable only for newly issued cards not the upgraded cards, till Sep. 30th.

  15. Prashant Gupta

    I did nit received the points. Got a reply from support that its meant for new card only. Also i have not received the 5x points on transactions done in smartbuy. The cc of hdfc is pathetic.

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  16. Gagan

    The buggers at HDFC have silently updated the Terms & Conditions. The revised one is as following:

    1. Use your HDFC Bank Credit Card 5 times a month for atleast Rs.2000 each and get 1000 bonus Reward points every month.
    2. This offer is available for a 12 month period, beginning from the subsequent month of card delivery
    3. Offer is applicable on – Regalia, Regalia First, Business Regalia, Diners Black, Diners Rewards, Diners Premium & Infinia
    4. Offer applicable only on credit cards sourced till 31st Mar 2018

    So in place of 5 transactions of Rs 1000 each now they want of Rs 2000 each. HDFC is withdrawing all offers which made it’s card lucrative. On top of that their Customer Service is pathetic. I guess time to explore alternates and review for Yes Bank Exclusive First

    Reply

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