Taj Shareholder Offers (IHCL): 25% Off on Stay, Dining & more

By | December 10, 2021
Taj fishermans cove - sea view room
Taj fishermans cove – sea view room

With my limited experience in the stock market (equity), IHCL is the only company I know that values the shareholders with “amazing” discount coupons.

These coupons are usually like 25% Off on stay/dining/spa, etc., with some limits. Here are some of the offers that I received recently in the last year.

25% Off on all Spends

Taj Shareholder offer email
  • Offer: 25% OFF on the Best Available Rate across all our participating hotels in India. Also 25% OFF on spends at select restaurants, spas and salons.
  • Discount mode: Digital Coupon
  • Offer Period: valid for stays until 31 July 2022

25% Off on Dining

  • Offer: 25% OFF on dining spends, discount upto Rs.2500. Some 10 such coupons were sent out via post.
  • Discount mode: Physical Voucher
  • Offer Period: valid for stays until 31 Dec 2022

I intend to use them sometime later next year, but problem is they don’t clearly mention how to use these coupons. I wish they make it much simpler.

But never mind, just show it to the executive, he will apply the respective discount.

Discounted Epicure Plans

IHCL Shareholder epicure offer

This one is truly an amazing idea to send discounted Epicure plans for shareholder, but I feel the discount is bit on lower side, not even 10% on the regular price.

A 30% discount on these would be AMAZING. Isn’t it?

Are they useful?

These coupons can save you a LOT if you stay/dine often at Taj hotels. While Gold members get 25% Off on stays anyway, the dining benefit is pretty useful in my opinion.

Moreover, most Taj properties are not part of the dining apps like Eazydiner & Dineout, so in such cases, these vouchers can help you save quite a good amount.

I’ve received all of the above offers but personally not any of used these yet, because anyway I get a cheaper room rate by being a gold member and for dining I use the other dining offers, like this one for November.

Criteria for receiving coupons

So how to get these coupons?

I’m not really sure what system they follow to send out these coupons.

However, someone reported that they’ve got these coupons even with # of shares in single digit.

Otherwise, from what I see from my circle, all of them have got these coupons and they were holding approx. ~100 IHCL shares each, for an year or more.

I wish they have better discounts for those holding shares like 10K or so. Maybe they already have, I’m not sure of that. Have you heard of any?

Bottomline

Apart from dividends, it feels truly great to see such amazing shareholders offers from IHCL. It’s definitely a blessing for those who prefer Taj properties for travel. Who can ignore the pampering Tajness anyway?!

That said, it would be nice if other listed companies too take similar measures to thank shareholders with such offers. Maybe Zomato can send 30% (or) 50% off on food coupons based on the shareholding pattern, among others. What say?

Have you received any other better offers from Taj or any other listed company for that matter? Feel free to share your experiences in the 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.

20 thoughts on “Taj Shareholder Offers (IHCL): 25% Off on Stay, Dining & more

  1. Manish Lalwani

    Not exactly relevant but a few other companies like Relaxo also send discount coupons to shareholders

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Yeah I do see a couple of companies do it (Bata, Trident, etc). The query however is, are they really as good as 25% or above discount as the ones with Taj?
      Because 10% coupons are as good as nothing IMO.

      Will be great if anyone has more info on this.

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  2. Varun

    Can anyone share the type of offers Taj sent for shareholders in the past (before 2020) as Sid covered only the recent ones?

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  3. Anup

    I got 25% discount voucher even though I hold only 2 shares of Indian Hotels

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Cool, thanks for sharing.

      So it seems they don’t care about the # of shares.

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  4. Siddharth M

    Good to know this about IHCL. In fact we can use this thread to list all companies which reward shareholders.

    Hawkins, which I own 6 shares of, sent me 20% discount coupons ( 3 total) which can be used across range

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  5. Ashish

    25% discount on stay is practically useless. I’ve been checking rates for various properties for last few months, shareholder’s offer rate are always higher than Innercircle member rates.

    25% discount on dining could useful for people not having Epicure membership.

    What’s interesting here is discounted Epicure plan. Was it limited period offer? Or open throught year? I usually see very limited time bound discount offer on Epicure plan like recent one with 10% discount with HSBC cards.

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  6. Sreehari

    Seems like a lovely gesture from IHCL to reward their shareholders. Very good benefit to have and a whole year to redeem the same. Can this be used in conjunction with Taj vouchers from Plat Travel? Also are there exclusions in the participating hotels list?

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  7. Abhi

    Bata sends 2 discount coupons of 20% each, even if you hold a single share. In recent years they have switched to e-coupons from physical ones. Family’s been receiving bata coupons for over 35yrs.
    I used to get Hotel Leela vouchers but they have discontinued it seems. Not got for past several years.
    IHCL coupons also are regardless of share quantity.
    Titan also gives coupons to shareholder valid at Titan and Tanishq.

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  8. Sreetharan

    Now comes the usual question. Can we use amex vouchers to settle bills on using these discount coupons? That would make it all the more valuable imo

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  9. Naishal

    epicure membership discount is not received to all shareholders but discounts on stay and dining are provided to all!

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  10. Pankaj Singhal

    Can you share when you got these coupons? I have not received anything.

    Also, please note that as per law, the company cannot discriminate between different shareholders. They need to give the same offer to all shareholders.

    Reply
  11. Praveen

    I hold IHCL shares but didn’t get any coupons.. are the discount codes unique ?

    Reply
  12. Chetan Chopra

    Hi Siddharth, Can you good me on how can I get Taj Inner Cirle Gold membership without the nights of course ?

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  13. Alok

    Hi Sid, Am a base member of Taj Inner circle from day before yesterday and while booking i saw rates were 8775 excluding tax at Taj Westend Bangalore for a day out experience and had some personal work so decided to travel from mysore.

    But when i logged in today through lappy on Taj website i saw the same room for 6390 ex Tax and i booked it 7125 incl tax. is that a Good Rate i know i got a reduction of 2k.

    After booking they say while checkin i have to show my TIC membership for validation but i logged in using TIC and booked it. Now another funny part is while booking the room i saw Membereship no already prepopulated starting 101015***40 but i received a email 600000********787, .

    Am confused which one is the membership no now I paid it online through Taj website . I hope they dont charge me more. After Bookin i saw same rook 15500 . Hoping they dont charge me more and later get embarrased.

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  14. alok

    Hi Siddarth,

    Were you able to see the pics that i sent to your email of Taj West end Bangalore my stay in Dec 2021.

    Thanks in Advance

    Reply

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