HDFC Credit Card Offer: 3X Reward Points on International Spends

By | April 11, 2017

If you’re dealing with lots of txn’s or spending on bonus reward points category, one of the important things you need to do with HDFC Credit Card is ASK for the reward points breakup for your last month statement. They’ll take about a week to provide you an excel file with all the info about date/description/reward points credited to your account in detail.


3X Reward Points on International Spends – HDFC Credit Card offer

This is how i actually found that i can earn 12,000 Reward points which i covered in my previous post: Get 1000 Reward Points Every Month on HDFC Premium Credit Cards. So always pay attention to your Reward points. It can save a lot of money especially on premium cards.

3X Reward Points on International Spends

While looking into the Reward Points breakup of my previous month statement, i saw an unusual description as: 3X RP – Intl Spends which simply means i’m getting 3X rewards on all international spends. That’s really huge on Diners Black and i’m unsure if its just for me or for everyone holding HDFC cards. Well, here are the Numbers,

  • Diners Black usual Reward Rate: 3.3%
  • 3X Rewards Means: 9.9%
  • Markup Fee: 2%+tax = ~2.5%
  • Net Savings: 9.9-2.5= 7.4%

That’s awesome 7.4% value back on any international Spends baby! I was sticking to Indusind Exclusive Signature Debit card for all International transactions these days, which has 0% markup fee + 2% value back, but Diners black gives me whooping 7.4% which i wasn’t even aware of.

Its like: You spend Rs.1,00,000 and get Rs.7,400 back. Tempting isn’t it? 😀

Its time to re-route the Intl spends now. But, the problem however is the acceptance issue. I can’t use it on bigger scale, but even small amount of reward points is still good. Also, i guess they would be having an upper cap for this promo, which maybe 1000 points a month maybe, but it’s not mentioned anywhere.

Few Tips:

  • I noticed i was receiving the 3X points on Intl spends both on Sep & Oct 2016. So its likely to continue for sometime.
  • The offer maybe available on all HDFC cards, or just on premium cards. You’ve to ask HDFC or simply do a txn and test it yourself and see reward points when statement is ready.
  • They’re posting this 3X bonus RP in a week time.

Update: This offer seems o have got expired by December 2016

Are you spending in foreign currencies? Its time to explore your Reward Points breakup. Feel free to share your thoughts in comments below 🙂

Author: Siddharth

Helping Indians to choose right credit cards, pick right offers and enjoy luxury vacations for less. Day & night exploring the spiritual reality of our human existence.

11 thoughts on “HDFC Credit Card Offer: 3X Reward Points on International Spends

    1. Siddharth Post author

      No, you don’t need to. You just need to be eligible, based on when its given to you.

  1. Rajat

    How did you request for a reward point statement? They just sent me the whole number without any breakup of points.

  2. Ashu

    same question: How did you request for a reward point statement? They just sent me the whole number without any breakup of points.
    I already raised complaint and they are not providing the details. how to escalate the issue?

    1. Siddharth Post author

      You can get it, just ask again.
      You can also get on Phone call with Cust. care. Just keep asking that you need the “breakup” of points 🙂

  3. Chiranjoy Chowdhuri

    Good news!

    I have received 3X reward points in Dec 16 and Jan 17 on my Diners Black card. So, it is still on.

    I have only one thing against HDFC (not as a customer) but as a business – if you have such a lucrative offer running, why would you not advertise or inform your customers?

    I was wondering about the speed at which I have accumulated reward points on my card since getting it 2 months back and I came across Siddharth’s note.

    1. Siddharth Post author

      Yes, well said. Good to know that you’re getting it as well.

  4. Ankur Mittal

    The 3x offer was till December 2016. I have checked the detailed breakdown of my transactions and got no 3x points from January 1


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