UPDATE: HDFC Smartbuy Winter Travel Sale would again start from 23rd December 2021, valid till the end of 2021.

HDFC Bank has come up with SmartBuy Winter Travel Sale for its credit card customers. The sale starts on 13th December 2021 and will last till 20th December 2021. HDFC cardholders can avail of an instant discount of 10% on flight bookings and hotel reservations made via HDFC partner travel portals during the sale period.

HDFC Smartbuy Winter Travel Sale

HDFC SmartBuy Winter Travel Sale

HDFC credit cardholders will get an instant discount of 10% on flight bookings through Yatra/Cleartrip and hotel bookings through Cleartrip via the bank’s SmartBuy platform.

Cardholders can get a maximum discount of Rs. 200 on flight bookings and Rs. 750 on hotel bookings. A minimum transaction value of Rs. 3,000 is required to avail of the discount on hotel bookings (no such minimum transaction limit applicable on flight bookings).

Offer Details 10% instant discount on flight bookings through Yatra or Cleartrip via SmartBuy

10% instant discount on hotel bookings through Cleartrip via SmartBuy
Maximum Discount Rs. 200 on flight bookings and Rs. 750 on hotel bookings
Minimum transaction value required Rs. 3,000 on hotel bookings, no minimum limit applicable on flight bookings
Sale Validity 13th December 2021 to 20th December 2021

The aforementioned instant discount benefit is over and above the accelerated Reward Ponts/cashback benefit applicable on SmartBuy transactions. The total benefit that you will get on booking flights/hotels via SmartBuy is summarised in the table below-
Spend Category Winter Travel Sale Benefit SmartBuy Benefit Total Benefit
Flight bookings through Yatra/Cleartrip via SmartBuy 10% Instant Discount up to Rs. 200 10X Reward Points on Infinia & Diners Club Black credit cards

5% Cashback on other HDFC Credit cards
10% Instant Discount + 10X Reward Points/5% Cashback
Hotel bookings through Cleartrip via SmartBuy 10% Instant Discount up to Rs.750  10X Reward Points on Infinia & Diners Club Black credit cards

5% Cashback on other HDFC credit cards
10% Instant Discount + 10X Reward Points/5% Cashback

How to Avail the SmartBuy Winter Travel Sale Discount

To avail the Winter Travel Sale discount, visit the flights/hotel section on the SmartBuy portal, select the flight or hotel room/suite you wish to book after comparing the prices of all the available options and checkout with your eligible HDFC credit card.

Promo code SBFLY must be used to avail of the sale benefit on flight tickets and promo code SBSTAY must be used to avail of the sale benefit on hotel bookings at the time of check out.

SmartBuy Winter Travel Sale Terms & Conditions

  • The instant discount shall be applicable only if the transaction is completed with an eligible HDFC credit card.
  • The sale benefit is also applicable on EMI transactions.
  • The instant discount (under the Winter Travel Sale) is over and above the bonus Reward Points/cashback benefit applicable on SmartBuy transactions.
  • A minimum transaction value of Rs. 3,000 is required to avail the instant discount on hotel reservations.
  • The winter travel sale benefit is not applicable to select hotels (find the list of hotels here).
  • The SmartBuy Winter Travel Sale starts on 13th December 2021 and ends on 20th December 2021.

Bottom Line

If you are an HDFC credit cardholder and are planning a vacation in near future, this may be the right time to book your air tickets and make hotel reservations. What makes the SmartBuy Winter Travel Sale even more attractive is, this time HDFC is offering an instant discount instead of cashback or bonus Reward Points. Other card issuers including ICICI and American Express are also running travel offers on their credit cards.

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