If there is one type of offer that i don’t like with Credit cards, that’s the “top spender” program. Its more like a lott*ry promo as you’ve no control on where you stand among the others. So if you decide to spend 3 Lakhs hoping to win and if you loose, you not only loose the offer but also loose all those points that you could have earned otherwise on other cards/offers.
Anyway, SBICard have came up with lots of prizes that it maybe worth for some who don’t have access to other card offers. Here’s the offer:
SBICard Diwali Top Spender Program – Offer Details
- Rs.50,000 MMT Holiday Voucher
- Winners Count: 20
- Spend Period: 9th Oct to 8th Nov 2018
That’s 5% value if you can spend 10 Lakhs and win. Not worth spending more than that for obvious reasons. This is not possible for many, so lets move to next offer.
- Xioami Mi Mix 2 (Value: Rs.23,000 as on Flipkart)
- Winners Count: 75 (25/week for 3 weeks)
- Spend Period: 9th Oct to 8th Nov 2018 (Weekly reset)
That’s again close to 5% value when you can spend about 5 Lakhs and win. Probability of winning this is more compared to the Offer #1 as the No. of winners are high.
- Rs.5,000 MMT Hotel Voucher (5*1k)
- Winners Count: 60 Winners/day
- Spend Period: 9th Oct to 8th Nov 2018 (Daily reset)
Now this is the offer that can be easily achieved given the per day winner count volume. Infact a lot of you will be getting this voucher even if you spend close to ~1L, because if someone spends more, they’ll goto the offer #2 as only one voucher is given to the winner in the entire offer period.
But the most important thing is: Its Useless for many as you can use only one 1k MMT voucher per booking. More info on the offer is here.
I still continue to skip these types of offers for now, for the reasons i’ve mentioned above. If SBICard really cares about its customers, they could have atleast done a mix of confirmed offer on spending Rs.X with Offer #2 and leaving the Offer #1 for top spender.
In a country where Lott*ry is prohibited, I wish RBI too comes up with a ban on these types of promos. What say? 😉
Anyway, if you’re disappointed with SBICard offers, you may also check out other credit card diwali offers here.
That aside, who’s counting on SBICard promos this year? Wondering if there are any souls around here.
These offers are just useless , I haven’t even tried read about these offers till now,though I received it in mail box multiple time
Hope next time,SBI should come with some confirmed rewards
Exactly. I did the same too.
But the intention of this article is that they at-least get a feedback and fix it in their future promotions.
Sometime lottery give u entertainments. Assured rewards are fine but not competitive, I remember icici kwid car offer where I lost car for a mere 20K short swipe but people swiping 3.00 lakhs got car worth 4 lakhs too.
In such offer prizes are big, but in assured offer your rewards are limited to 5 or 7 k.
But of this offers, Icici sound transparent, others only gave winner list.. ICICI shared winner target amount also.. I sincerely appreciate it.
Very true & support your thoughts!
Banks need to come out with more assured category for their high spenders.
Its like cheating as there is no transparency how winners are decided.
It is good if they give offers where benefits are certain on achieving given threshold.
They have spend and get bonus points offer too. But it is less rewarding than other cards. However I’ve the Prime card where we get 2.5% on dining/grocery spends and we can use this here.
100% Bonus RP Offer – Bonus Reward Points will be calculated as 1 additional Reward Point to be credit for every Rs 100 spent. This will be in additional to base reward point value proposition for Reward accrual.
200% Bonus RP Offer – Bonus Reward Points will be calculated as 2 additional Reward Point to be credit for every Rs 100 spent. This will be in additional to base reward point value proposition for Reward accrual.
50% Bonus RP Offer – Bonus Reward Points will be calculated as 1 additional Reward Point to be credit for every Rs 100 spent. This will be in additional to base reward point value proposition for Reward accrual.
25% Bonus RP Offer – Bonus Reward Points will be calculated as 1 additional Reward Point to be credit for every Rs 100 spent. This will be in additional to base reward point value proposition for Reward accrual.
I got this offer:
Shop for 45000 or more with your SBI Credit Card ending xxxx & earn 50% BONUS Reward Points.
Max Reward Points: 2000
Offer validity: 10 Oct – 05 Nov’18
I guess this spend based offer is limited to very few % of the users.
Winners announced….Dear Sid, did u just won a MMT 50K Voucher your name seems to be appear in winner list on Second no. he is from CHENGALPATTU. i think its you……
May i have the link to the winners list pls?
P.S. I hardly spent on the card during that period. So even the luck god can’t help 🙂
here you go: link
Thank you! Its a surprise to see someone with perfect Name match. But not the city anyway!
So, you (or) any other readers here won anything?
Nope ! Bad luck here too even I made a swipe of 2.5 Lacs swipe on 6 nov alone (Bday offer on Prime :p) and 4.5 lacs in that week alone. Your say that this is pure lottery is 100% true. I cann’t Even challenge it anywhere.
4.5L spend and you didnt even qualify even for MMT 5k vouchers? that’s unbelievable!
This link is from 2018 winners and not 2019.
Anyone has link for 2019 winners?
Any idea why SBI Diwali Offer 2019 is not on this blog
Because it was limited to Amazon and Flipkart sites only and was not a general purpose Diwali offer
Thats not correct they had Top Spender’s program with daily, weekly and overall prizes.
Can anyone suggest the best w ay to use the sbi prime points that we have accumulated? I don’t find anything great in the list..
Folliowing, I have been redeemig for cash @.25 paisa
Yep. As Nipun mentioned, it is best and most rewarding to redeem as statement credit.
Any update on the winner list, even the offer is removed from the website and customer care is asking refence link for the contest, Anyone have it in mail?
Here is the winner list for 2020 Diwali promo. Surprised to see that 6.00 Lakh spend also could not make entry for highest spender of the day.
Received 3rd class puma voucher even though i spent 2 lacs in one swipe
Siddharth sir was right, this is useless, no transparency. I also spent 5 lacs in a day