Amex Offer: Get 3X Rewards on your Paytm wallet recharge

By | March 5, 2020

While most banks discourage wallet loads from credit cards, here is American Express wanting you to recharge your Paytm wallet and give you extra points on that. While I couldn’t understand why Amex does this, here are the offer details:

Amex Paytm Offer Details

  • Offer: Recharge your Paytm wallet for ₹10,000 or more with your American Express Card and earn 3X Membership Rewards® Points.
  • Offer Period: March 5, 2020 to March 31, 2020
  • Offer Type: Targeted, only those received the communication are eligible.
  • Max Bonus Points: 1,000 Bonus Membership Rewards (Equivalent to ~Rs.500)
  • The offer is only valid on Paytm wallet recharges & not valid for transactions done on Paytm to pay a merchant or buy a product or to pay bills for services.
  • Fulfilment: April 30, 2020
  • Offer T&C

To maximize the offer, you need to spend Rs.25,000 so you get 500 MR Points (regular )+ 1000 MR points (bonus) = 1500 MR Points in total.

For Gold cards, Good news is: Cardmember can spend a total of Rs.10,000 or more in one or more transactions on Paytm for wallet recharge, so you can grab the 1K monthly bonus rewards too.

Bottomline

While the offer is good, Paytm also added charges recently for a/c’s adding more than 10K a month. So I went ahead and tried to add 11K to a/c but it wasn’t charging me anything extra. Maybe Paytm revoke this again or some accounts are sparred? or maybe they charge after adding funds to a/c?!

That aside, as long as you receive this offer and as long as Paytm doesn’t charge you extra, its a great offer to avail as Paytm is more like real cash which can be used almost for everything like: fuel, online & offline spends.

Have you received this offer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Siddharth

I love credit cards, enjoy travelling for free using reward points & airmiles. Obsessed with business class cabins, airport lounges and luxury hotels.

88 thoughts on “Amex Offer: Get 3X Rewards on your Paytm wallet recharge

  1. Vipul Aggarwal

    I tried to add me more than 10k in February, and pop up message came stating you are crossing 10 k limit and you will be charged 2%. PAYTM

    Reply
  2. Amar

    Can more than 1 account be loaded? Don’t wanna risk above 10k on 1 account.

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    1. Rahil

      PayTm has now brought in restrictions whereby you may not be able to add more than 10K through separate accounts as well. Don’t know about others, but I’d received a pop-up message last month stating that adding money beyond 10K through a single credit card [even through different accounts] cannot exceed 10K in a month. So all in all, this offer may not be worth it if you have to pay 2% to add money to your PayTm wallet in excess of 10K in a month.

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      1. VIJAY

        If you are going to redeem these 1000 points as a part of 24K carat points redemption, you are still gaining a bit from it!!

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      2. Rajeev K R

        I added only 10k in march without any fee as it shown 2% for adding more . So on the night of March 31st ie April 1st 00:05 I added again 10k, paytm didn’t charge any fee. Amex recognised it as a transaction done on March 31st. So I got 800 bonus points for adding 20k.

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  3. Gautam

    This can be done in one or more transactions.
    Not necessary 10k in single transaction as mentioned in T&C

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  4. Gautam

    Charges on loading beyond Rs.10k is only for CAT B of users. CAT A continues to enjoy free wallet loads. I have been able to load Rs. 30k without any charges recently.

    For more details one can refer paytm website.

    Reply
      1. Venkat

        Looks like they reverted to the old Classic/Privilege customer. Not mentioned, but I guess if you don’t withdraw money from wallet to bank, they will likely not continue to charge you…

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      2. Abhishek Roy

        He is talking about Premium vs Classic Customers. Classic customers are charged 2% for any wallet load via credit cards. Whereas Premium Customers can reload any amount with credit card without any charges.

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        1. prateek

          I’ve never got this 2% thingy. That is until now. Funny but it is not coming on trying smaller amounts, but only on larger amounts.

          The link does not mention of any such T&C based on amount

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  5. Prashant Gupta

    i got the offer on Gold credit card which i have never used :-).

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      So you can grab extra 1K monthly bonus points too.

      Reply
      1. Prashant Gupta

        @Sid

        its a normal base level credit card which they issued just to retain my account, not Gold Charge card.

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          1. MAA-traveler

            Many get confused. Amex has the following “gold” cards: Gold Charge Card, MRCC and a Gold Credit Card.

    2. Gaurav Gupta

      Prashant gupta, can you share the link to enroll the offer. If anyone enrol thRogh link, he gets the benefit.

      Reply
  6. Surya

    Holding Amex Travel Card for 4 years, never received spend based offers. Though Amex is great on customer service, but not giving spend based offers to everyone makes them look bad. Amex should really focus on this area to expand in India.

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    1. swapneil

      Yes. Same for me. No spend based offers for me on hdfc Regalia/ amex travel / citibank prestige / stan chartered ultimate / tata sbi .
      In 4 years i got spend based offer only on indusind platinum

      Unsure how they pick the client for these spend based offers

      Reply
  7. Aanal Shah

    Conditions :

    Cardmember to spend a total of Rs.10,000 or more in one or more transactions on Paytm for wallet
    recharge during the Offer period via their American Express Card (including the spend on their
    Supplementary Card(s)) and get 3X Membership Rewards® Points. Cardmember will earn 3
    Membership Rewards® Points for every Rs.50 spent only when they spend a total of Rs. 10,000 or
    more in Paytm wallet recharge during the offer period.

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  8. kartheek T

    Can we not add just 10 K exactly in one transaction in 1 registered PAYTM account for the Month and get the benefit ?

    Reply
  9. Praveen Perumalla

    It is better to load with StanC Ultimate which gives a better return than this offer.

    Reply
    1. Himanshu Kainth

      Praveen,

      Not everyone has ultimate card moreover redemption options are too limited on ultimate. I think it is better offer when we compare all things not just reward rate.

      Reply
  10. Diners Man

    Isn’t StanC ultimate better in terms of rewards on wallet loading ?
    I thought it was 3.3%
    Amex is 3% only

    Reply
  11. gala

    Getting below error, inspite of KYC done — anybody else facing the same issue?
    “You can add up to Rs. 10,000 per month using Credit Card in your wallet. To continue, please use UPI or Debit Card payment option”

    Reply
      1. Harissssssssss

        I tried Today and it was successful in one shot.
        Alert: You’ve spent INR 10,000.00 on your AMEX card **XXXXX at PAYTM COM WA on 07/03/2020 at 01:05PM IST. Please call 18004190691 if this was not made by you.

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    1. Anirban Sen

      I faced the same issue and contacted their customer service on phone late night. I was quite surprised that they actually knew there was some issue. They fixed something and I had to logout/login and try from the phone app.
      At the juncture, the extra Rs. 200 (2%) popped up and I thought the deal wasn’t worth it.
      I am heading towards using more of AmazonPay using my ICICI Card.

      Reply
  12. Prashant Gupta

    Sc ultimate is best for wallet load and reward redemption options are not that bad.

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    1. Naresh kumar

      Yes, these cheap offers will come and go but stanc ultimate is the daddy of wallet loading cards. The biggest advantage is that they count transantions in 30 multiples and give 1 reward point for transactions which don’t complete to rs 30. Ex: rs 16 transaction also gives 1 reward point.
      Stanc ultimate and dcb/infinia is the best combo anyone can have.

      Reply
  13. Anirban

    What I understood is in total it should be minimum 10K during the offer period. So it may not be 10K wallet recharge at one go but you can break it up in smaller denominations as well. Am i correct?

    Reply
  14. Sumit

    first min wallet load should be more than 10k ( break amount any within offer period is included), Max amount one can load in Paytm using a Cradit card is 10k for max. Customers. There is a trick that if you have supplementary card you can use that card for wallet load to other Paytm account.

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  15. Shiva

    >>To maximize the offer, you need to spend Rs.25,000 so you get 500 MR Points (regular )+ 1000 MR points (bonus) = 1500 MR Points in total.

    How this is possible?
    We get 3x points for spending on paytm, which includes regular points also.

    Does it works only selected types???

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  16. Vineet

    Can someone please make a list of credit cards which gives points on wallet loading besides Stan Chartered Ultimate. I know citibank, Hdfc and Amex don’t. (Though Amex does count the spends for bonus points offer). What about AXIS bank Magnus card?

    Reply
  17. Abhi

    Aside of the ongoing topic, have a different concern here. On my MRCC card, I do 4 transactions of >=1000 in a calendar month to get 1000 bonus reward pts. This month I did two transactions on 1Mar and two on 7Mar. In Feb I separately did four. The ones on 1Mar I did after 1am early morning. Now Amex statement is showing those as 29Feb instead of 1Mar, so its counting them as 6 transactions in Feb and 2 in March rather than 4 and 4. I ll end up having to do two extra transactions now..

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    1. Gautam

      It happened with me as well in January. But don’t worry the actual statement generated at the end of monthly billing cycle will contain the correct date. You anyway have proof in the form of PAYTM statement/bill payment receipt that you can show, if need be.
      Thx
      Gautam

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      1. Abhi

        They agreed to manually add the monthly bonus points and count those 2 transactions as 1Mar.
        Point to be noted: do your transactions only after 7am on 1st of the month, else it ll get counted as last date of prev month.
        I had done at 1am on 1Mar so it was taken as 29Feb.

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        1. Prateek

          I got it from 5th March to 31st March.

          1st to 5th March not counted

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  18. Amex Guy

    There was a 3X offer from 6-8th March for Women’s Day on any spend. Did not receive any communication but I got the bonus points.

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    1. SH

      That was only for Plat Charge. I saw it in the app. It was for all domestic tx between 6th and 8th. Personally I did not use it as I am pursuing the targetted spend offer of 4.5 lac, and the same card also has the 3X paytm load offer.

      Reply
    2. Rakesh

      Yes…I too recieved 2x women’s day bonus points along with regular pts.. though there was no communication !

      Reply
  19. Arkopravo Maity

    can the offer be available on doing 5+4+ 1k transaction?
    if yes then 1k will collect 2% ie rs 20
    Then it is somewhat ok else offer is not good.

    Reply
  20. Saumya Chaturvedi

    Can I recahrge my spouse’s paytm wallet with my amex card to get 3x point benefit as I have already crossed 10k for my account?

    Reply
  21. Aryan Kohli

    Hi Sid, This one is off topic but important!!
    Check out this message which I just got from ICICI.
    They have devaluated almost all the benefits of the card expect some top end cards.

    “ Effective 15-Apr-20,BookMyShow, Inox & airport lounge programme applicable on your ICICI Bank Coral Credit Card will be revised.Visit bit.ly/2vIuyjN .T&C apply”

    Reply
    1. Shivi

      Would have been better if you posted it in the relevant thread.

      Reply
  22. Sumair

    For people who have not received the offer email, all you need to do is to get in touch with the Custermer care and ask them if this offer is valid on your card or not.
    I also did not receive the email to date but when I asked the Amex team they confirmed that the offer was valid on my Amex platinum travel card and that No enrolment was required.
    So for all those who are unhappy because they dint get the email, you still have a chance.

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  23. Ani

    Hi Siddharth one question which is not related to the topic. My AMEX platinum charge card renewal is April. What’s your thoughts on this by looking at the uncertainty in India … is it worth to pay 70k? Do they offer any waivers? What’s your observation

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Given that you won’t be able to travel next 3-6 months, you can’t get much value from it. Ask Amex reg. the same and see what they could offer.

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      1. Ani

        Any of your contact got any offer on this ? They offered me 50k points Or 20k Taj voucher which I didn’t accepted.

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Yet to check with others.

          20K Taj voucher is usual,
          50K points is decent though but anyway as its not a travel season, Amex could offer better.

          Maybe they will, once they see significant # of cards getting cancelled.

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          1. NAVNEET AGARWAL

            Please make separate page for credit card payments moratorium of rbi including advantages and disadvantages.

            Thanks
            Navneet Agarwal

          2. MT

            @Navneet

            In simple terms , for credit card dues , your minimum payment due will be reduced to 0 if you opt for moratorium with interest accruing at the APR(interest rate) the bank assigned to you … if you have emi , the amount you dont pay will be treated as new loan and added to your outstanding principal

            Only advantage is if you dont pay , they wont report to CIBIL

            Disadvantages being very high interest rate that your credit card carries

            Pleae understand , none of this moratorium business is in consuner favour , it was ,is and will always remain in bank’s favour , they just found a new way to earn more interest

            Please only take the moratorium only if you dearly need it and you genuinely cant pay

    2. Varun

      Ask them for the 50 percent fee waiver or else cancel the card. They should be able to acknowledge fee waiver.

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      1. Ani

        VARUn that’s what’s I requested35k + 50k points. Do u ahve any info any one got this offer or anything near to it

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        1. suryua

          hey ani.. any update on what Amex responded to? I have my platinum charge renewal next month. They said whatever waiver/reversal can be done only after the charge of 70k has been posted.

          Reply
  24. Soumyadeep Chakraborty

    Hey Siddharth! Your blogs are great. Some queries –

    1. HDFC Regalia Website is showing that we can redeem 0.50/- in travel bookings and not 0.75/ Point. Has that been changed?
    2. I have a Regalia First Card with good history. I want to upgrade to a card with more reward value (can be a cashback card/reward point card). I can spend max 1.5 Lakh in a year including offline spends such that there is no joining/renewal fee. AMEX MRCC/Diner’s Club Int. will not work as i don’t have that great online spend and can’t swipe it in Kolkata/Bangalore. Is Regalia the only best for me then? Am I missing some better deals.?

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  25. Mayank Goel

    Can someone help me? I mistakenly paid the AMEX bill to the now closed AMEX gold charge card instead of AMEX MRCC. What will happen?

    Reply
    1. Saurabh

      Call Amex there will transfer the amount to the active account normally its done within 48hrs.

      Reply
      1. Mayank Goel

        Thank You Guys. I called customer care and they refunded it back to my account.

        Reply
        1. Ramesh Kumar

          Amex customer care service is way above other banks and always thinks from customer’s perspective to solve the issue.

          Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Well, most spends that matters are down, so nothing much to significantly save at this point in time. So no content.

      But what content are you expecting? Would be happy to write.

      Reply
      1. Shivi

        How about a workaround for obtaining AmEx for those living outside their city network?

        Reply
      2. Hardik

        Hey Sid,
        From long time haven’t seen any limit enhancement tricks thread or post from you,i would to happy to learn about how to get better limit for better upgrades !

        Reply
      3. Binay

        Most desired credit cards from all over the world
        Amazing stories and snippets related to credit card
        Whats in my wallet (top 5)(MKBHD style)
        Rankings of card according to style, design, utility
        Take any existing popular card, and make it awesome(with real world limitations obviously)

        Reply
      4. fftalker

        Maybe a post on how Vistara closed it only lounge at the Delhi airport? All members and voucher holders directed to Plaza premium.

        Reply
      5. shivam

        write a blog on ‘post-Covid world- Role of credit cards to drive up consumer demand’

        Reply
  26. Prathmesh

    Probably something to do with offers for online grocery shopping.

    Reply
  27. Nitin Gupta

    Got email for new offer from citibank…10% instant savings on Bill Payments on Amazon with Citi Cards..happy to frwrd the email for your reference.

    Use this as one stop service for all the cashbacks, visiting almost daily to check the new offers and promotions…

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  28. MAA-traveler

    @Sid,
    Some content ideas:

    – is it worth paying annual fee now? Specially cards like citi prestige or Amex Platinum which are perks heavy
    – some old trip (your south east trip report is pending), hotel reviews
    – comparison of multiple hotel/resort in a place (fisherman cove vs temple bay vs intercontinental etc or various hotels in Kochi etc)

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Thank you all for the inputs, will work on them.

      Reply
  29. vikram

    I am not able to buy instant vouchers on smartbuy website as the payment gateway is not reading my dinersbalck number (it is considering that number as RuPay 🙁 )
    Will 10x offer be applicable if i buy instant vouchers through payzapp payment way on the smartbuy portal?

    Reply
  30. FrequentFlyer15

    Anybody got the bonus 2x points? The regular 1x points are received but the 2x are pending. I was told that the offers are automatic without human intervention so the 2x points should have been automatically added by now.

    Reply
  31. valliappan

    I haven’t got the full bonus points to my account. I texted them so they checked and told that i have to call customer care to get my bonus points. This is indeed an eye opener for people thinking offer will be fulfilled automatically.

    Reply
    1. FrequentFlyer15

      Not really. I spoke to them and they told me we will get it by May end. Usually they are very quick with points but this Covid has affected their timelines hard.

      Reply
  32. SH

    They have communicated to me wife that the bonus MR credit will happen by 31-march

    Reply
  33. FrequentFlyer15

    1000 bonus points credited to my account yesterday.

    Reply

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