MMTBLACK Membership by MakeMyTrip – Review

By | June 24, 2019

Online Travel Agents providing Flight/ Hotel/ Tour package services are growing by day and there is hardly anything that separates wheat from the chaff. This results in kind of no loyalty to any particular platform. Hence limited growth prospects for the companies, as offerings are mostly similar (Just like term insurance plans by several life insurance organizations).

Despite being an early entrant in Indian market, Makemytrip must have experienced that loyal customers are hard to come by (as new entrants provide more discounts & lucrative deals to capture market share).

Then came the innovative entry of MMTBLACK membership (invitation only) by makemytrip in August 2017. Within 3 months of launch they were able to get 73K registrations. What’s it all about? Here’s everything you need to know.

My Journey

I received complementary MMTBLACK membership invitation via email courtesy YesBank’s Yes First savings account in March 2018. Once registered it remains active for lifetime. Only difference is that spend counter gets reset every year for claiming the benefits associated with it.

MMTBLACK Benefits

  • With every completed booking of Flights/ Hotels, the spend counter starts and shows if any milestone is reached
  • Milestones are the points at which you get MyCash in your makemytrip account
  • Each milestone rewards you with specific MyCash amount
  • MyCash can be used without restriction on makemytrip for Flight/ Hotel bookings
  • MyCash can also be used for partner subscriptions & vouchers on makemytrip, the option for which varies dynamically
  • MyCash earned through MMTBLACK has a validity of 3 months only (wish they could have kept this at 12 months instead)

A milestone is triggered at following spends—

  1. Milestone I: Spend 20K / Get 500 MyCash
  2. Milestone II: Spend 50K / Get additional 2000 MyCash
  3. Milestone III: Spend 200K / Get additional 7500 MyCash
  4. Milestone IV: Spend 500K / Get additional 15000 MyCash

As can be seen from the illustration above, MMTBLACK is best rewarding for use upto Rs.5 Lakh spends per year, if you can spend that much. Besides you also get specially curated travel deals almost every other day through makemytrip app notification.

#Pro tip: If you are able to reach 15000 MyCash, the best use as per me would be to book tax inclusive unforgettable one night stay (except blackout days) at the ultra luxurious “THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS” at Udaipur, Rajasthan. One night stay at this Oberoi group property costs upwards of 25K anyday.

THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS

Conclusion

As it’s a win-win situation for Makemytrip, most probably everyone holding a premium credit card reading this review would have got the invitation of MMTBLACK membership already.

However if you haven’t received the invitation yet and have a big travel plan coming in near future, there is a sure shot way of getting this membership. Please go through the review of MakeMyTrip ICICI Bank Signature Credit Card here.

If you already own HDFC bank Diners Club Black credit card, the 10X deal for select hotels on makemytrip gets sweetened further with MMTBLACK thereby making it a killer combo.

Are you already a MMTBLACK member? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Satish Kumar Agarwal

An Engineer by profession. Charmed by the world of finance including Credit cards, Mutual Funds, Insurance etc. Helping friends in becoming financial savvy gives joy n pleasure to me.

54 thoughts on “MMTBLACK Membership by MakeMyTrip – Review

  1. Saurabh Agrawal

    It’s a pretty good program if one spends a lot on online travel. Make my trip has some really good offers on different credit cards. Recently they were offering double black membership for citi and hdfc cards at 40% discount.

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    1. Aniket

      It is indeed a good program. I have availed 3k my cash after reaching milestones and missed 7.5k my cash by little margin.

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    2. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

      On Citibank Ultima and Prestige cards MMTDOUBLEBLACK was given with 100% cashback for limited period.

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    3. Arpit

      Using this for last one year. Must say its pretty good program. Earned 2500 till date fingers crossed for next milestone.

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  2. Captain Bishuddha Bharatiya

    Again a very useful review. Thanks a ton Siddharth.

    Reply
  3. Pankaj Gupta

    I recieved 10000 my cash on spending 2 lakhs and gladly used that to book flight tkts. I had booked one tour for my family of 4 and that spend achieved the milestone.

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    1. Raj

      Hi Pankaj

      Can we use any promo code along with my cash earned from milestones?

      Reply
  4. Agarwal

    I am a Mmt double black .
    I find the programme very disgusting.
    On cancelation of your hotels or flight goes to my cash.
    Correct me if I am wrong some where.

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  5. Nihar Das

    Only 3 months validity of MyCash ! It’s a deal-breaker for me .

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    1. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

      If you book on MMT anyway, consider this as an added benefit. But if there is a better offer than MMT, you are right.

      Reply
  6. Mouli

    For 200k spend also you can book a one night stay in Trident ,this is also better option

    You need to call to separate booking number and book the rooms under this and you should book in advance as the rooms under this category are limited

    I once tried to book trident in delhi but rooms are not available under this category though it shows the availability in other portals

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  7. George Mathews

    Great Review!

    The MMT cash has a short expiry period and a very small percentage is applied on future bookings so its not easy to fully utilise the MMT cash.

    Booking with Diners Black (with 10x points) is the real opportunity to double dip with two features:
    PRO: 10X points gained from Booking Hotels on MMT is capped at 25000 and is separate from the (now reduced Smart Buy limit of 10000. Also a lot of the hotels on the SmartBuy portal were often overpriced.
    CON: Limited hotels with this offer are available on MMT

    Do review DoubleBlack: the free flight cancellation is attractive more than anything else
    Cheers!

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    1. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

      Thanks for the appreciation.
      Do not get confused between MMT reward bonus with MMT My Cash. My Cash can be used for any flight/ Hotel bookings without restriction and hence can completely use it.
      Will review MMTDOUBLEBLACK shortly.

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    2. nikhil

      MMT cash can be applied fully without any conditions. Please re check the terms since i already used it on booking flights.

      Reply
  8. Poornith Ninan

    I love the MMTBlack program and have completed Milestone IV. The spend cycle resets 365 days from the date you earn the first MyCash. Interestingly, your spends after you complete Milestone IV are counted towards the new spend cycle. That way, you continue to spend hit the reset milestones much faster.

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    1. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

      Good find. So even after reaching 4th milestone, one gets benefit of My Cash albeit in next spend cycle. Congrats on reaching milestone IV.

      May use #PRO TIP provided in the review for a great experience.

      Reply
  9. Prashant Gupta

    Its a nice program coupled with Diners Black 5X or 10X offers. I use 2 accounts as generally reaching the top milestone is difficult so i split between 2 accounts and enjoy greater rewards :-)…

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    1. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

      Yes. Lower milestones are easy to hit and proportionate rewards are more.

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      1. RAHUL BANSAL

        rewards are fixed at 5% cashback. no more or less for more or less spend. it’s a bank of envelope calculation. but to a naked eye it appears as if lower spends give you more rewards.

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        1. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

          You are right. But higher milestones are difficult to achieve for an above normal spender too.

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        2. Prashant Gupta

          Lower spends give more reward. The trident rooms advertised as Rs.7500 can normally be available for Rs.3-4K with BF. One has to pay for BF for free stay. Also lower value vouchres like Puma, Hidesign, Ola, Zomato Gold, BMS are really value for money.

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          1. Mouli

            It depends on the property that you are selecting,trident delhi that I was planning had a starting tariff around 10k so that way it gives better value

          2. Prashant Gupta

            Delhi property is easily available at around 6-7K on various travel sites.

          3. Mouli

            I checked now Trident delhi showing 10000 + taxes Trident Chennai 8500 +taxes.When I checked for delhi in the February.it shows the same tariff.Not all the trident properties gives better returns only selected few that too during peak season.This option is inclusive of taxes

          4. Prashant Gupta

            FOr september trident delhi is Rs.6998 including taxes on makemytrip…… Yes you are right that selected feww give value for money…..anyways enjoy whatever you can for free 🙂

    2. George Mathews

      That’s a great idea Prashant! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply
  10. Ankush

    Hello Satish
    I have DCB , SCB ultimate and YFP . How can i get Mmtblack membership. Any offer available to get this apart from ICICI MMT card.

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    1. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

      If you have an old MMT account, I wonder why you should not have got this already?
      Still an alternate option maybe to take MMTDOUBLEBLACK which comes at a cost of 1499 per year or so and with some card offers it can go down to 999 also at times.

      And I understand that once you enrol into MMTDOUBLEBLACK, you will automatically become MMTBLACK. If this option suits you, enquire about it with their customer care.

      Hope it helps.

      Reply
  11. Shubham Aggarwal

    Reached 2Lakh milestone of ₹10000. Indeed a great offer !

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  12. nikhil

    Hi guys,

    I got enrolled in this program in July 2018 and now i have achieved the 5 lacs milestone and cool 15000 my cash :). Amazing program from makemytrip. Best part is i was booking using MMT with card offers and still benefited from this milestone achievement.

    Reply
  13. MAA-traveler

    Devaluation alert!

    Now flight spends would count for 50% only towards MMTBLACK spends.

    Reply
    1. Satish Kumar Agarwal Post author

      Just saw app notification for this. Will be effective from 4th September onwards.

      Reply
  14. Ankur

    Just received the notification. Major devaluation. All flights 50% counted towards milestone.

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  15. Anish

    Trident and Oberoi voucher vanished. Also, how can i use mycash while booking a hotel on mmt. Have achieved 10000 mycash but don’t see the option to via the same?

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    1. Ankur

      @Anish – During completing booking and at payment stage you will see option to use mycash. Its at top of page of payment details.

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      1. Anish

        Thanks. We have to manually enter the amount to redeem though. I couldn’t understand first. 🙂

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  16. MAA-traveler

    After this major flight devaluation, it does not make sense to book via MMT for the puny 2.5% returns. The offers for booking direct:

    Vistara
    – Free change/cancellation within 24 hours
    – Complimentary Vistara Priority services like priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling at specially designated counters,
    – Earn 100 Bonus CV Points

    SpiceJet
    – Free priority check in

    This apart we get bonus miles (if booked with a FSC), Special discounts like friends, family, students, senior citizens and the Indian Armed Forces personnel. Also managing the booking (seats, FF no entry, check in, selection of meal, etc.) is easier and hassle free.

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    1. Ankur

      @MAA-traveler- This Vistara offer for Free change/cancellation within 24 hours and Complimentary Vistara Priority services are for Gold and Platinum members only right.

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      1. MAA-traveler

        @Ankur,
        Free change/cancellation within 24 hours is for everyone irrespective of your status. Platinum/Gold members get Rescheduling Fee Waiver and other benefits.

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  17. Ravi J

    Can somebody guide me how and where to apply the MMTBLACK code while booking flights? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Ankur

      Hi Ravi,

      While booking the flight, in right side their is coupon code option. Sometimes MMT auto applies some generic promo so remove that and apply your MMTBLACK coupon.

      Reply
  18. Mickey

    MMT airline prices are now much higher than other websites. When you add their service fee and then apply the promo code, there’s not much you can save. Better to book directly with airline in some cases

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  19. Vallankani Fernandes

    Hi
    Thanks to MMT black program
    I had received Rs.25000/- for IV milestone completion.
    Now again i have spends Rs.648663.5 but not yet received any cash back.
    need to know what the reason

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    1. Mouli

      I think its 2500, you mentioned as 25000
      648663.5 used for flight booking ? if so only 50% amount is eligible and that too only after your journey is completed

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      1. Vallankani Fernandes

        Total in all Rs.25000/-
        1st Milestone received Rs.500/-
        2nd Milestone received Rs.2000/-
        3rd Milestone received Rs.7500/-
        4th Milestone received Rs.15000/-
        after these completion i have book for flight and hotel for Rs.648663.50 which is already completed travel
        Please revert

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        1. Mouli

          Every year that’s the max cashback you can get,only after the counter reset after a year then all your spend will started counting
          In the MMT Black section in MMT app you can check when your counter will get reset ?
          Till then you can try your friends or relatives MMT and get the benefits

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        2. Prashant Gupta

          You should have booked from some other account after you reach max milestone. The counter will only reset after 1 year or cycle.

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  20. Prakhar Agrawal

    Pro “pro tip”- use the mycash to book 2 nights (min) at ultra luxurious Oberoi MV Vrinda cruise in Kerala.
    There is only one category of room – full board – 51k++.
    Since the property only offers full board rates, the room only condition of the Oberoi voucher is overridden.
    Experience of a lifetime.

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  21. Vyom Aggarwal

    Oberoi voucher available for 7500 mycash till 10th of Dec for stays upto 19 th December.
    Redeemed and booked at sukhvilas.
    Also milestones for accumulation of mycash have changed . Please update

    Reply

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