Redeem HDFC Infinia/Diners Black points for vouchers at 70ps/point (Limited Period Offer)

By | October 2, 2021
HDFC Infinia & Diners Black Credit Card

HDFC Bank to everyone’s surprise has come up with an unbelievable offer, wherein HDFC Bank Infinia & Diners Black cardholders can redeem reward points for eVouchers at 70ps per point instead of usual 50ps per point.

The offer is as simple as that and it’s only for 3 days. Here are a quick info on the offer:

  • Offer: Redeem points for vouchers at 1:0.70 INR for vouchers
  • Offer Period: 1st Oct to 3rd Oct 2021
  • Detailed Offer T&C

While this is definitely an amazing news for most, don’t forget that we may get the ability to redeem for 1:1 for Apple products and Tanishq vouchers with Infinia metal card soon. (maybe also on regular Infinia, or at-least relatively easy to upgrade to metal from plastic). 

So if you’re an Infinia cardholder, you may need to think about it and redeem accordingly. And we don’t know about the “refresh” of Diners black cards either (as a part of existing hdfc cards re-launch move), which “may” include this 1:1 benefit as well. Mostly not, but there are chances as HDFC treats both cards at same level in most aspects.

To redeem, you need to visit the HDFC Smartbuy portal, choose your card under privileges and redeem accordingly.

I did a test redemption for 10K amazon vouchers and it works smooth. I was surprised to see the voucher getting delivered instantly. As you might know, this usually takes 3-5 days otherwise.

To sum up, it’s better “NOT” to get excited and redeem all the points in your kitty at 70ps, especially if you’re an Infinia cardholder.

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.

79 thoughts on “Redeem HDFC Infinia/Diners Black points for vouchers at 70ps/point (Limited Period Offer)

  1. Shailesh

    Hi Sid, I already redeemed all my reward points for Amazon.

    Apple and Tanishq are good but not good enough. It would be grand if they directly do 1:1 rather than 70:30 but it’s highly unlikely as per my opinion

    For Apple products they have their own inflated prices and old models, I doubt they can procure iPhone 13 variants when apple themselves are out of stock. Tanishq Vouchers don’t allow you to buy gold coins/bars. But with Amazon Vouchers you can buy gold coins, buy anything on amazon, pay for UBER, utility bills since the credit is directly into Amazon Pay.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      True that.

      – Also can buy those Apple products in 3-6 months at a better rate.
      – And the Points redemption on expensive products may not be a good option if we need to go for service/exchange.

      That said, most of these aspects wont fit for impulsive buyers. 😀

      Reply
  2. Ashish

    Do we lose all our points on upgrade from diners to infinia? If so I would redeem and upgrade.
    Thanks

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      1. Jatin

        Hi All,
        Please clarify below points:
        Upgrading from diners to infinia all points will be tranferred intact?
        Amazon pay balance has a limit of 10k spend per month, how are you guys going to spend vouchers worth more than a lakh that you have bought? Any way around this 10k spend limit?

        Another point i saw is while redeeming my points is ” if vouchers are not used within expiry date the points for unused vouchers will be credited back “

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    1. Jatin Kumar Malik

      How to upgrade though? I am also looking to go to Infinia from DCB.

      Reply
  3. Vishal Masand

    Redeemed 142800 Points for 100000 worth of Amazon Vouchers !! Thanks Sid for the quick update

    Reply
  4. Prateek Mittal

    Best redemption still remain as it is which is flight and hotel with 1:1?

    Reply
      1. Siddharth Post author

        Yes it is. But it’s good to have some mix, especially when you’re on too many points and less expected travel.

        Reply
    1. subham

      For DCB & Infinia, here is a catch that for flights only 70% of total invoice can be redeemed with points and remaining 30% with cash, that feels similar to 0.7 value.

      Reply
  5. Aditya Trimurty

    Knew signing up for your Alerts would be worth it.
    In the age of constant point devaluations I
    took the jump and loaded up on Amazon vouchers.

    Reply
      1. Sharad

        How to set an alert? Is that done on FB page or portal or somewhere else? 🙂

        Reply
  6. Ankit

    I will redeem for a phone I am looking for.. will see later about remaining. Though there’s a loss of 39% points value (considering instant discount and 5X rewards)

    Reply
    1. Ankit

      I have DCB with 1.7L points. Would redeem 50K points for the S20 FE 5g. Is this a good decision? Please suggest.

      Reply
  7. Sameer

    Hey Sid,

    I have 10L plus points on my DB which I wanted to use for international trip last year. Looking at the current scenario I don’t think I will be able to travel with family anytime soon. With the 3 years points expire in the mind and the Tanishq voucher that we may get a 1:1 ratio, what would you recommend? I was thinking of redeeming 2L points for Amazon GV.

    Pl suggest.

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      1. Sameer

        Thanks Sid, redeemed 2L points 😊

        Whenever I travel in future, I can still book the flights from Smartbuy and earn 10X/30% back or get a much better deal on say MMT or direct from Hotel/Airline website.

        So this does looks like a best option to me.

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  8. Varchasv

    Siddharth- Thanks for this update. Really loving this website. Any idea on how to upgrade from DCB to Infinia?

    Reply
  9. Varun

    Thanks redeemed points for 1.5 lac Amazon voucher. Still left with 3.4 lacs points to redeem.

    Reply
  10. Ramesh Shah

    Hi, I redeemed 45k worth of points for 30k vouchers about 4 hours back but still not received Amazon vouchers. Any one faced this issue? What to do now?

    Reply
  11. Rohit

    Hi,
    After redeeming the points, I got a voucher code. But not the actual amazon coupons. How do I get the Amazon gift cards?

    Reply
    1. Rohit

      @rohit
      I think you will have to choose Amazon pay e-gift card which might dispatch immediately. But as per siddarth screen shot he choose the normal Amazon pay and he claims he got it immediately.
      Can you please confirm which one to choose Amazon pay or the Amazon pay e-gift card?

      Reply
    2. Sharad bengani

      If you redeemed post 9PM, the vouchers would be sent next day morning via email.

      Reply
      1. Rohit

        I got a instant voucher code ..Do i have to do anything with that code or I would get separate mail for voucher which we generally add in Amazon pay gift section.

        Reply
        1. Gurkirat

          You’ll receive separate mail with vouchers. I received vouchers instantly.

          Reply
  12. Pavan krishna

    Seems like most of the amazon vouchers are sold out. Now we have only voucher+prime membership coupon combo, reduced the redemption.

    Reply
  13. gala

    Are Amazon vochers sold off?
    can see only Amazon voucher only with Prime Membership.

    Reply
  14. Roshan

    Amazon pat to MF or FD ?
    Amazon Pay India, the payment processing platform of American e-commerce giant, Amazon, on Wednesday, 8 September, announced its partnership with investment platform Kuvera.in.

    This partnership allows Amazon Pay India customers to invest in mutual funds and fixed deposits. “Kuvera will provide its services, products, and technology know how to create an exclusive experience for Amazon Pay’s users to facilitate investments into Mutual Funds, Fixed Deposits, and more over time,” reads the official statement, as quoted by news agency PTI.

    Reply
  15. Ashish Nimodia

    Presently the amazon vouchers are available only with additional prime subscription n hence charging extra points. Anyway to buy only amazon vouchers?

    Reply
  16. karthi

    now amazon vouchers not available for redemption???? only the combo with prim available. yesterday i had a problem with the site and they disabled my account for 24 hours and now this

    Reply
  17. Yogesh Gandhi

    Only amazon + Prime voucher available now.
    think i am late to party 🙁

    Reply
  18. Ashwani

    I was planning to use my 2 lakh points for Tanishq vouchers since my wife’s birthday is approaching soon. Was glad to get 1.4 lakh instead of 1 lakh. Didn’t want this opportunity to go. I dont want the uncertainty of ‘when Infinia Metal will be launched’, ‘if I will be allowed to upgrade’, and ‘will tanishq vouchers have 1:1 ratio’. Maybe I am at a loss, but I can live with that.

    Reply
    1. Pramita

      Hi Ashwani,
      Kindly let me know how the process went for redeeming vouchers at Tanishq. I want to use them too.

      Reply
  19. Hari

    It says “The card details entered is not enabled for Rewards program. Please contact the Bank for more details.” Any idea?

    Reply
    1. Jatin

      HI Hari,
      I faced the same issue make sure you start your first 9 digits of card with double zero 00

      Regards
      Jatin

      Reply
  20. Rahul

    I have 3.5 lakh points on Infinia.

    Now wondering if i buy some amazon vouchers!

    Reply
  21. Xander

    Was too worried about devaluation of points (had too many!).
    Redeemed a chunk for 2L Amazon vouchers, thanks to Sid!

    Reply
  22. Vikram

    Sid, what’s this Infinia metal card you talking about? In your last post you said that HDFC disappointed us by not speaking about Ultra Premium segment. Have they now? And would people who just got upgraded from DCB to Infinia still be eligible for this metal card?

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  23. Amit

    Rs 5000 Amazon voucher was available for DCB at 6.20 PM. I have used it and it got credited within few min. And I think we can redeem same voucher multiple times.

    Not sure about Infinia portal.

    Reply
  24. Mahesh

    Although they have removed Infinia Metal card in the website, the card is still added in the MITC of HDFC credit cards. So just a matter of time I guess.

    Reply
  25. Saurav

    You guys have received the amazon pay gift voucher details immediately? I did the redemption through the DCB site on 3rd morning, but not received the vouchers yet. The msg after payment said that within 4 hrs the e-vouchers will be received, but did not happen.
    Called up the diners helpline – they said it will take 24 hours, now even that is over.
    Any idea what I am missing here?

    Reply
    1. Umesh

      Did you buy including prime subscription.? If yes, then it would take time . You have to follow up with them multiple times.. I did same thing for one of the voucher and got it only after 3 days

      Reply
  26. Abhi

    Was able to redeem today also.. 4Oct 8am.. 7140pts for 5K amazon voucher.

    Reply
  27. Surya

    Late to the party. Tried my luck, all vouchers are still available at discounted price (0.7₹/pt). Though i am only interested in Amazon vouchers.

    Thanks a lot sid !!

    Reply
  28. Jay

    Strangely the offer is still going on and Amazon vouchers are available.

    Reply
  29. Sharad bengani

    Its 4th Oct morning, the offer is still available 🙂 I was able to redeem for Amazon vouchers at 70p value

    Reply
  30. RB

    This offer is still running, although it was mentioned that it’ll be until 3rd Oct only. Also, yesterday night, Amazon vouchers without Prime Subscription were not available. They are back now!

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      It looks like the Amazon vouchers are not available at night for some unknown reasons. Same happened a day back.

      Reply
  31. Chintan

    Got Late 🙁
    Please update whenever this happen again.
    Also let me know if there is any option to get mail or notification if there is an update on your card, for me Black. Because I mostly receive mail from HDFC after offer expiry.
    Sid please add an option, I want a mail whenever an article has Infinia or Black in title.

    Reply
  32. Shivi

    New super premium card going to be launched by HDFC Bank by the name of Galaxia (Metal Titanium). Annual fee would be Rs.20,000 + GST
    Fee waiver annual spend of 25 lakhs.

    Infinia devaluation coming soon!

    Reply
  33. srihari

    Thanks a lot Sid for the timely update. Based on the previous comments from various users, I am cautious on not loading all the amazon vouchers to my amazon account(1 Lakh redeemed). I am quoting the amazon account being locked/disabled without any specific reasons. So I am doing a cash and carry these days(adding the voucher just before making a transaction in Amazon.

    Reply
  34. Karan

    Hi Sid, and all you expert folks, firstly thanks for the blog, it has been very educational, keep up the good work!
    Would love to get your advice – I have a Citibank Salary account and an ICICI-Amazon CC. I am thinking of getting either a Regalia or Infinia as my 2nd CC. Yearly income 30-35 lakhs. Spend mostly online.
    Q1 – Is it recommended to shift the salary account to HDFC as well (since Citi going down anyways) before requesting for the CC vs. applying for the CC first? How is HDFCs banking experience (Citi has been great 🙁 )?
    Q2 – I was torn between Amex & HDFC for my 2nd CC – but slightly inclined towards HDFC due offline coverage issues with Amex – is this still the right call?

    Reply
  35. Apoorva Tiwari

    Hi Siddharth
    What’s the Infinia metal card and the 1:1 redemption offer? This is the first time I heard about it.
    That would be a great way to use a chunk of my points since air-travel is still a distant dream.

    Reply
  36. Vipul Aggarwal

    I made a mistake, I missed redeeming the points to Amazon vouchers. I like booking directly via MMT and I could use Amazon vouchers to pay there.

    Reply
  37. RM

    Hey Sid!
    Any update on the rumour about the new HDFC Galaxia (metal) credit card. As per the leaked MITC, annual fee is 20000₹ plus GST with a fee waiver on spends above 25lacs a year. Having said that, 7RP/150₹ seems to be to good to be true if 1RP=1₹ like Infinia or DCB. Looking forward to more updates from your side.

    Reply
  38. Sandeep

    I hold a Regalia card for 2 years nows. Recently got the offer to increase the limit to 15L. Do you think I will get the chance /offer to upgrade my card to Infinia in the near future ??

    Reply
  39. Rohit

    I think hdfc would again bring this redeem at 0.70 coz very soon internatinal travel would get resumed and it’s a profit for bank to let go at 0.70 when compared to 1 Rs equivalent.

    Reply
  40. Sreetharan

    I’m stuck with my LTF Diners black now for more than a year with same credit limit of 5.3 lacs. Acceptance is becoming poor day by day though i live in a metro. Is there any way i can upgrade to Infinia or the new infinia metal/galaxia when they launch?

    Reply
    1. Rohit

      Heard that new galaxia card is 24k as annual fee. If I had a Ltf dcb I would happily be with it. I have a backup card for DCB. You can easily get Amazon pay card which is best is what I feel since it’s LTF. Icici bank was humble enough to even offer me LTF rubyx card. Unless you are going to book a flight worth 1 lakh I feel there is no need of upgrading to infinia. Since my dcb is a paid variant and I am planning to fly once open I will ask for infinia.

      Reply
    1. Mahesh

      Not concierge, you can call imperia / infinia customer care for this if you already hold an infinia plastic card. I was told that they can take a request if I am interested, but since my card is LTF now, and the one we request wont be LTF, i did not go ahead with the request.

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      1. Rahul

        I called they said they do not have much information and are not taking requests. Once officially card is launched only then they shall be able to take requests

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      2. Vikram

        Is it at least first year free? My Infinia plastic variant is so and it’s just about a month old. I am just wondering if I convert to the metal variant would it still be FYF.

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        1. Mahesh

          Vikram, For me they told it will be a paid version. So I will wait for few more months once it gets released and settled and then decide after seeing the difference in benefits between the two and if the change is really worth it considering my current inifinia is LTF. In your case if its just FYF, you can go for the metal one, as anyways they will be giving points for the free realised.

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          1. Vikram

            Thank you Mahesh. I’m not split on whether to upgrade now itself or enjoy FYF free of the plastic and then aquire metal.

      3. S&S

        +1
        Got the same offer when I spoke to Infinia customer care.

        Not exercising the option.
        My card is up for renewal in March.

        Reply

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