HDFC Diners Clubmiles not worth if you dont tra...

HDFC Diners Clubmiles not worth if you dont travel or stay in hotels

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I got a Diners Club miles Card and Amazon ICICI Card (salary a/c HDFC)

I think Diner’s club miles is not useful for me, as I cant use the rewards points much.

is there any other way I could use rewards points?
Also, phone banking team told me that reward points are valued at 1RP= 50p

Thinking of making Diners LTF by using bill pay and then just not using it much.

I have applied for Indusind Iconia Amex Card LTF (can convert points to credit in the statement)
any other alternative than Indusind card (looking for cashback, amazon voucher or credit statements)
Spends are online (amazon) , dmart , pharmeasy, etc. mainly looking for LTF cards.

Also, HDFC customer service is a real pain. Greed employees give their LC code for incentive and make wrong card applications for which I have to do the hassle to correct it. Email query isn’t replied quickly (3-4 days). Phonebanking tells to email the customer service team, I didn’t get my amazon voucher of 1.5K despite applying via net banking (i am fighting with them for this)

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For Diners CLubMiles 1RP=Rs. 0.50 only if you use that for buying flight tickets or hotel stay on SmartBuy portal. You can redeem for cash and in that case 1 RP = Rs. 0.20.

Btw how did you apply for Indusind Iconia Amex Card LTF? I believe they have hefty joining fees. Can you tell me how much joining fees are you paying?

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Konquerror wrote:

For Diners CLubMiles 1RP=Rs. 0.50 only if you use that for buying flight tickets or hotel stay on SmartBuy portal. You can redeem for cash and in that case 1 RP = Rs. 0.20.

Btw how did you apply for Indusind Iconia Amex Card LTF? I believe they have hefty joining fees. Can you tell me how much joining fees are you paying?

Diners privilege 1RP = How much paise?

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0.30

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NIPUN8 wrote:

Diners privilege 1RP = How much paise?

For Diners Privilege too, 1 RP = Rs. 0.20 for cash, 1 RP=Rs. 0.50 for flight and hotel booking at Smartbuy

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Clubmiles is for those who like to play miles game.
1:1 transfer to avios krisflyer vistara etc
Mostly for last minute traveller or business class can get even more than re.1 for each mile n reward point.

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1. So Diners Club miles is not useful for me, I checked their portal for Apple products even that is expensive. so with 2.5% reward rate and 20p conversion for cash, it comes to 0.5% return for me. any better conversion for HDFC diners (except hotel and travel)?

2. BankBazaar, no fee, LTF

@Konquerror

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gandu_ wrote:

https://www.hdfcbankdinersclub.com/diners-club-...

please refer this I guess its 0.50 paisa

I believe you mean 50 paisa, not 0.50 paisa, it would be too low. smile

1 RP = 50 paisa only for flight and hotel booking at Samrtbuy, for cash redemption it’s 20 paisa.

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divyeshmehta1026 wrote:

1. So Diners Club miles is not useful for me, I checked their portal for Apple products even that is expensive. so with 2.5% reward rate and 20p conversion for cash, it comes to 0.5% return for me. any better conversion for HDFC diners (except hotel and travel)?

2. BankBazaar, no fee, LTF

@Konquerror

Well Miles Transfer gives best value, followed by Flight and Hotel Booking at Smartbuy for ClubMiles. I fear there is no better option than these.

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divyeshmehta1026 wrote:

@jambui What can I do with this card then?

Its just like any other hdfc card but better point value. Its on same eligibility criteria as regalia first whose point is worth only 30p when booking flight n hotel.
On spnding 3lac per annum you maybe upgraded to diners privilege and on 5lac to diners club black, many other factors are there for upgrade.
Its upto you to take upgrade path or change loyalty to other bank.

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How about moving to Regalia or Infina (i doubt they will let me move to Infina)?

How is regalia in terms of rewards?
is it similar to this hotel and travel thing or do they have amazon voucher or any better reward structure?
What is the cash value for them?

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divyeshmehta1026 wrote:

1. So Diners Club miles is not useful for me, I checked their portal for Apple products even that is expensive. so with 2.5% reward rate and 20p conversion for cash, it comes to 0.5% return for me. any better conversion for HDFC diners (except hotel and travel)?

2. BankBazaar, no fee, LTF

@Konquerror

Did Indusbank team approached you post applying from BB?

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Yes, I got a number from Bankbazaar, he is an Indusind Employee. he said another executive will call me tomorrow.

@AppleFan

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@ OP… you missed the 10x points feature. You can make it LTF and keep this card only for the 10x thing

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@cm4444 , to use those rewards points as cash redemption is low return.

Thanks, I am trying to make this LTF.

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Just upgraded my Diners Rewardz card to Diners Clubmiles card yesterday … Waiting for the card.

wasnt aware that the points cant be redeemed like Diners Rewardz card ….. what a mistake ….

Is there any way to make this card LTF ?

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avijeet wrote:

Just upgraded my Diners Rewardz card to Diners Clubmiles card yesterday … Waiting for the card.

wasnt aware that the points cant be redeemed like Diners Rewardz card ….. what a mistake ….

Is there any way to make this card LTF ?

Smart pay us there. Is diners rewards system different?
I don’t think so.

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jambui wrote:

Clubmiles is for those who like to play miles game.
1:1 transfer to avios krisflyer vistara etc
Mostly for last minute traveller or business class can get even more than re.1 for each mile n reward point.

Time taken for miles conversion?

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jambui wrote:

Its just like any other hdfc card but better point value. Its on same eligibility criteria as regalia first whose point is worth only 30p when booking flight n hotel.
On spnding 3lac per annum you maybe upgraded to diners privilege and on 5lac to diners club black, many other factors are there for upgrade.
Its upto you to take upgrade path or change loyalty to other bank.

Spending around 15L per annum for last 2 years, still no upgrade option to black/infinia

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@divyeshmehta1026 you can redeem diners clubmiles RP for amazon gift card. the value of 1 RP will be Rs. 0.35(Rs. 500 amazon gv is available for 1420 RP)

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--AJ-- wrote:

Spending around 15L per annum for last 2 years, still no upgrade option to black/infinia

Any relationship with bank?
Plus you sent upgrade form based on spend criteria?

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--AJ-- wrote:

Time taken for miles conversion?

7-10days.

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tank_u_m8 wrote:

@divyeshmehta1026 you can redeem diners clubmiles RP for amazon gift card. the value of 1 RP will be Rs. 0.35(Rs. 500 amazon gv is available for 1420 RP)

They will charge 99+GST for every redemption.

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--AJ-- wrote:

Spending around 15L per annum for last 2 years, still no upgrade option to black/infinia

Someone told me it comes after your credit limit reaches 4 lakhs.

I have also spent some good amount on my Regalia CC last & last to last year but still can’t upgrade to Infinia/DCB.

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sardasa wrote:

Someone told me it comes after your credit limit reaches 4 lakhs.

I have also spent some good amount on my Regalia CC last & last to last year but still can’t upgrade to Infinia/DCB.

my limit is more than 4lk from last 8 months but i have not received any upgradation offer yet.

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avijeet wrote:

Just upgraded my Diners Rewardz card to Diners Clubmiles card yesterday … Waiting for the card.

wasnt aware that the points cant be redeemed like Diners Rewardz card ….. what a mistake ….

Is there any way to make this card LTF ?

How did you upgrade bhai? What all does this process involve? Did you get an upgrade offer, or you approached your RM?

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