Apple unveiled iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max at a virtual event held on September 14. All the models of iPhone 13 will be available for pre-orders in India starting September 17 (5:30 pm IST) and will be available for sale in the retail market from September 24. This is the first time that iPhones are available for pre-orders for Indian buyers before the official release date.

HDFC iPhone 13 Series Cashback Credit Card Offers

HDFC Credit Cards Cashback offer on iPhone 13:

Apple’s official reseller in India, Ingram Micro has tied up with HDFC Bank to offer exclusive cashback benefits to HDFC credit cardholders on pre-booking any of the iPhone 13 models with their HDFC credit card. iPhone 13 price in India ranges from Rs. 69,990 for iPhone Mini (128 GB) to Rs 1,79,900 for iPhone 13 Pro Max (1TB). With HDFC credit cards, you can avail a cashback of Rs. 6,000 on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini (all variants) and Rs. 5,000 on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max (all variants). Thus, if you own an HDFC credit card, you can get hold of an iPhone Mini at an effective price of Rs 63,900. You may have a look at the following chart to get an idea of the effective price of the various iPhone 13 variants if you use your HDFC credit card for the purchase-

iPhone 13 Model Actual Price HDFC Cashback Effective Price after HDFC Cashback
iPhone 13 Mini (128GB) Rs 69,900 Rs. 6,000 Rs 63,900
iPhone 13 Mini (256GB) Rs 79,900 Rs. 6,000 Rs 73,900
iPhone 13 Mini (512GB) Rs 99,900 Rs. 6,000 Rs 93,900
iPhone 13 (128GB) Rs 79,900 Rs. 6,000 Rs 73,900
iPhone 13 (256GB) Rs 89,900 Rs. 6,000 Rs 83,900
iPhone 13 (512GB) Rs 1,09,900 Rs. 6,000 Rs 1,03,900
iPhone 13 Pro (128GB) Rs 1,19,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,14,900
iPhone 13 Pro (256GB) Rs 1,29,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,24,900
iPhone 13 Pro (512GB) Rs 1,49,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,44,900
iPhone 13 Pro (1TB) Rs 1,69,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,64,900
iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB) Rs 1,29,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,24,900
iPhone 13 Pro Max (256GB) Rs 1,39,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,34,900
iPhone 13 Pro Max (512GB) Rs 1,59,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,54,900
iPhone 13 Pro Max (1TB) Rs 1,79,900 Rs. 5,000 Rs 1,74,900

You can also get iPhone 13 (all models) at no-cost EMIs for up to 24 months starting at Rs. 3,329 per month. However, a processing fee of Rs. 199 (plus GST) will be applicable if you choose the EMI option.

HDFC iPhone 13 Cashback Offer Terms & Conditions-

  • Offer is applicable on pre-booking iPhone 13 (all models) on Amazon, Flipkart or official Apple Reseller stores.
  • The offer is applicable only during the pre-booking period, i.e. from 17th September to 23rd September.
  • The offer is applicable on both EMI and non-EMI transactions. However, a processing fee of Rs. 199 is charged for converting the purchase into EMIs.
  • The offer is valid only for 1 transaction per credit card during the offer period.
  • The iPhone must have been purchased at least 90% of the MRP to be eligible for the offer.

Additional Reward Points or Cashback via HDFC SmartBuy:

Apart from the cashback offer mentioned above, you get additional cashback or Reward Points if you purchase iPhone 13 (any model) from Amazon or Flipkart via HDFC SmartBuy.

Amazon Offer-

If you purchase iPhone 13 from Amazon using your HDFC credit card you’ll earn 5X Reward Points (on Infinia and Diners Club Black credit cards) or Bonus Cashback (on other HDFC credit cards).

The following table summarises the accelerated Reward Points benefit on HDFC Infinia and Diners Club Black Credit Cards on Amazon-

Credit Card Regular Reward Points (per Rs. 150) Bonus Reward Points (per Rs. 150) Total Reward Points (per Rs. 150) Max cap (per calendar month)
HDFC Bank Infinia Credit Card 5 20 (additional 4X Points) 25 (5X Points) 15,000 Bonus Reward Points
HDFC Bank Diners Club Black Credit Card 5 20 (additional 4X Points) 25 (5X Points) 7,500 Bonus Reward Points

On other HDFC Bank credit cards, you get the cashback benefit on Amazon as per the chart below-

Credit Card Cashback Rate Monthly max cap
HDFC Bank Regalia and Diners club Premium credit cards 5% Rs. 2,000
HDFC Bank Millennia Credit Card 10% up to Rs. 750, 5% thereafter (up to the max cap of Rs. 1,000) Rs. 750 for cashback at 10% rate and Rs. 1,000 for cashback at 5% rate
All other HDFC Bank credit cards 5% Rs. 1,000

Flipkart Offer:

The additional Reward Points (on Infinia and Diners Club Black credit cards) or cashback (on other HDFC credit cards) benefit on SmartBuy is applicable on purchasing iPhone 13 (any model) from Flipkart as well. The rate of earning Reward Points or cashback is however different on Flipkart.

On Infinia and Diners Club Black credit cards, you earn accelerated Reward Points on Flipkart as per the table below-

Credit Card Regular Reward Points (per Rs. 150) Bonus Reward Points (per Rs. 150) Total Reward Points (per Rs. 150) Max cap (per calendar month)
HDFC Bank Infinia Credit Card 5 10 (additional 2X Points) 15 (3X Points) 1,500 Bonus Reward Points
HDFC Bank Diners Club Black Credit Card 5 10 (additional 2X Points) 15 (3X Points) 7,500 Bonus Reward Points

On all other HDFC Bank credit cards, you get the bonus cashback on Flipkart as per the table below-

Credit Card Cashback Rate Monthly max cap
HDFC Bank Regalia and Diners club Premium credit cards 1% Rs. 2,000
HDFC Bank Millennia Credit Card 6% up to Rs. 750, 1% thereafter (up to the max cap of Rs. 1,000) Rs. 750 for cashback at 6% rate and Rs. 1,000 for cashback at 1% rate
All other HDFC Bank credit cards 1% Rs. 1,000

Accelerated Membership Rewards Points via American Express Reward Multiplier:

You can earn up to 10X Membership Rewards Points on American Express credit cards on purchasing iPhone 13 (any model) from Tata Cliq via Reward Multiplier. The accelerated Membership Rewards Points benefit on the various American Express credit cards on Reward Multiplier is summarised in the following table-

Credit Cards Multiplication Factor Bonus MR Points Base MR Points (as per the normal reward rate) Total MR Points
American Express Centurion Card 10X 54 Points for every Rs. 200 Spent 6 Points for every Rs. 200 Spent 60 Points for every Rs. 200 Spent
American Express Platinum Card 5X 4 Points for every Rs. 40 Spent 1 Point for every Rs. 40 Spent 5 Points for every Rs. 40 Spent
American Express Gold Card 5X 4 Points for every Rs.50 Spent 1 Point for every Rs. 50 Spent 5 Points for every Rs. 50 Spent
American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card 
American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card
3X 2 Points for every Rs. 50 Spent 1 Point for every Rs. 50 Spent 3 Points for every Rs. 50 Spent
American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card
American Express SmartEarn Credit Card
(all other Cards issued by American Express excluding all Corporate Cards and Cobrand Cards)
2X 1 Point for every Rs. 50 Spent 1 Point for every Rs. 50 Spent 2 Points for every Rs. 50 Spent

It should be noted that you don’t get any additional Membership Rewards Points on purchasing iPhone 13 from Amazon, Flipkart or apple.com with your American Express credit card.

Final Thoughts:

This is the first time that Apple is accepting pre-orders for iPhones from Indian buyers starting the same date as in the US, UK, Australia and over 30 other markets. Although we expect more offers from both card issuers as well as e-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart during the upcoming festive season, if you’re an Apple fanboy, it might be too long a wait for you.

If you’re planning to pre-order an iPhone before the official release date (September 24), HDFC credit cards can certainly save you a good amount of money. You’ll not only get additional cashback (up to Rs. 6,000), if you purchase iPhone 13 (any model) from Amazon or Flipkart via HDFC SmartBuy, you’ll also get the benefit of the already running SmartBuy offers on Amazon and Flipkart (see this post for details) that will earn you accelerated Reward Points or bonus cashback.

So, if you purchase iPhone Pro Max (1TB), priced at Rs. 1,79,990 with your HDFC Bank credit card (except Infinia and Diners Club Black cards) from Amazon via SmartBuy, you’ll get a total cashback of Rs. 7,000 (Rs. 5,000 under the iPhone 13 cashback offer and Rs. 2,000 under the SmartBuy offer). This is the maximum benefit that you can avail on your HDFC credit card with these offers.

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