HDFC Bank has changed the benefits of the Dineout dining discount offer (complimentary Dineout Passport membership + Dineout Pay offer) that the bank offers to its credit cardholders. From January 2022 onwards, HDFC credit cardholders will get an additional discount of up to 15% on dining bills paid with the Dineout app, while the complimentary Dineout Passport membership shall be discontinued on all HDFC Credit Cards except the Infinia/Infinia Metal Edition Card.
HDFC Bank Credit Cards Dineout Passport Membership
HDFC Bank used to provide a complimentary membership of the Dineout Passport dining program with many of their credit cards including HDFC Infinia Credit Card, HDFC Diners Club Black Credit Card, HDFC Regalia Credit Card, and HDFC Millennia Credit Card. The bank is discontinuing this benefit w.e.f. 1st January 2022, with the exception of HDFC Infinia/Infinia Metal Edition Credit Card, which will continue to offer a 1-year complimentary Dineout membership.
HDFC Credit Cards Dineout Pay Offer
Apart from the complimentary Dineout Passport membership (which has now been discontinued starting January 2022 with the exception of the Infinia Credit Card), you also get a discount of up to 15% on dining bills on making payment via the Dineout Pay app (HDFC Bank + Dineout clubbed benefit). The Dineout Pay discount is applicable on the various HDFC Credit Cards as per the table below-
|Credit Card||HDFC Bank Discount (old Dineout Pay Offer)||HDFC Bank Discount (new Dineout Pay Offer)|
|HDFC Infinia Credit Card||15%||15%|
|HDFC Diners Club Black Credit Card||15%||10%|
|6E Rewards XL – IndiGo HDFC Bank Credit Card||10%||10%|
|HDFC Regalia Credit Card||5%||5%|
|HDFC Millennia Credit Card||5%||5%|
|HDFC Regalia First Credit Card||2.5%||5%|
|HDFC MoneyBank Plus Credit Card||2.5%||5%|
|HDFC Easy EMI Credit Card||2.5%||5%|
All HDFC cardholders, except HDFC Infinia cardholders, can now avail a maximum discount of Rs. 1,000 per transaction, subject to Rs. 1,000 discount per customer per month from 1st February 2022 to 30th November 2022 under the Dineout Pay offer. No max capping is applicable on HDFC Infinia Credit Card.
How to Avail the Dineout Offer
How to Avail the Discount on Dining Bills
To avail of the discount applicable on your HDFC credit card under the Dineout Pay Offer, all you need to do is make the payment at one of the partner restaurants via the DineoutPay app using your HDFC credit card.
Complimentary Dineout Passport Activation
The complimentary Dineout Passport Membership can be activated through the Dineout app- the benefit is applicable on HDFC Infinia/Infinia Metal Edition Credit Cards only.
It is interesting to note that while the benefit on most premium credit cards (except Infinia) has been downgraded, entry-level credit cards like Moneyback Plus, EasyEMI and Regalia First are now offering a better discount rate under the Dineout Pay offer. Unlike most other credit card offers, this dining offer by HDFC is a year-long offer, therefore despite the reduced discount rate, it is still one of the best dining offers out there.