One of the premium credit cards offered by HDFC Bank to its customers, the Diners Club Privilege credit card charges Rs. 2500 as a joining and renewal fee. The card is packed with several exclusive privileges and benefits for the cardholders, in addition to the decent reward rate on spends.
The HDFC Bank Diners Club Privilege credit card has a nice welcome benefit to onboard customers, premium travel, dining, movies, and other lifestyle perks as well. However, recently HDFC Bank announced that for customers who opened or upgraded their Diners Club Privilege card before 15th June 2023, several existing features of the card will be discontinued from 1st August 2023.
If you hold the Diners Club Privilege credit card, then you should check out the features that are being discontinued, and the new features that will come into effect from 1st August.
Feature Changes in the HDFC Bank Diners Club Privilege Credit Card
As announced by the bank, the following features on the Diners Club Privilege credit card will be discontinued from 1st August 2023 –
- 2x reward points on weekend dining spends
- Golf Benefits – 2 complimentary golf games per quarter
- 1% fuel surcharge waiver at fuel outlets across the country, maximum benefit capped at Rs. 500 per statement cycle
- Monthly and annual spend-based milestone benefits
The above features will be discontinued and will be replaced with some new features from 1st August 2023. The following table illustrates both the existing and the new features of the HDFC Bank Diners Club Privilege credit card –
|Category||Features Until 31st July 2023||New Features After 1st August 2023|
|Reward Earning Rate||4 RPs per Rs. 150 spent on retail, excluding Rent and Government spends Up to 10x RPs on spends via SmartBuy||Same as Before|
|Accelerated Reward Rates||-||5x RPs on your Zomato and Swiggy spends. Additional reward points are capped at 2500 per month|
|Entertainment Benefits||-||Buy One Get One offer on weekends on BookMyShow. Get a maximum discount of Rs. 250 per ticket on shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can get maximum 2 free tickets per calendar month|
|Welcome Benefits||Complimentary Amazon Prime, MMT Black, and Swiggy One membership on spends of Rs. 75,000 inside 90 days of card issuance. This offer is applicable till 15th September 2023 for eligible cardholders||This benefit will be discontinued from 1st August 2023.|
|Monthly Milestone||Get 2 vouchers, worth Rs. 500 each, on spending Rs. 40,000 or more per calendar month||This benefit will be discontinued from 1st August 2023.|
|Quarterly Milestone||-||Get one complimentary voucher worth Rs. 1500 from Marriott, Barbeque Nation, Lakme Salon, O2 Spa, or Decathlon, on spending Rs. 1.5 Lakhs or more per calendar quarter|
|Annual Spend-Based Benefit||Complimentary membership to Amazon Prime, MMT Black, and Swiggy One on spending Rs. 8 Lakhs or more per anniversary year||This benefit will be discontinued from 1st August 2023.|
|Exclusive Redemption Catalog||-||Redeem your reward points against experiential dining vouchers, where 1 RP = Rs. 0.5|
|Travel Benefits||12 Complimentary lounge access across the world||2 Complimentary lounge access across the world per quarter, on spending Rs. 15000 or more in the previous quarter|
|Lifestyle Benefits||2 Complimentary golf games per quarter||This benefit will be discontinued from 1st August 2023.|
|Additional Benefits||2x RPs on weekend dining spends||This benefit will be discontinued from 1st August 2023.|
The existing features will discontinue and the new features will come into effect from 1st August 2023. You can head over to the Smartbuy portal to check out the new features or to track your welcome/quarterly milestone benefits.
The HDFC Diners Club Privilege credit card has always been a favorite among HDFC customers, thanks to its impressive travel and lifestyle privileges. However, if you got the card open or upgrade before 15th June 2023, then you must be wary of the existing features that are being discontinued.
As stated in the above article, HDFC Bank is discontinuing several features on the card on 31st July 2023, and the new features will come into effect from 1st August 2023. You can refer to the table above to know about the existing and new features in detail so that there aren’t any confusion.
Let us know your thoughts on these feature changes in the comments section, and whether you wanted any feature to continue or be added to the Diners Club Privilege credit card.