By Rajat Gaur
Updated On September 22, 2022

HDFC bank launched two cobranded credit cards by partnering up with IndiGo, India’s largest airline and MasterCard in March 2020- The 6E Rewards XL and the 6E Rewards cards. The XL variant is the more premium variant and offers a higher reward rate along with a higher membership fee of Rs. 2,500. Earlier, HDFC was also offering a free variant of the 6E Rewards XL Credit Card, which provided more or less the same benefits except for the welcome benefits. The free variant has however now been discontinued.

This is the first time that IndiGo Airlines has come up with a Reward Program for their customers. With this card, you earn 6E Reward Points which are redeemable for 6E Rewards’ benefits on IndiGo including IndiGo flight tickets. If you travel domestically more often then this card is certainly worth consideration. Keep reading to know more about this co-branded travel credit card offered by HDFC and IndiGo.

6E Rewards XL Indigo HDFC Bank Credit Card

(4.6/5)

Best Suited For

Travel |

Joining Fee

Rs. 2,500 plus applicable taxes (zero fee variant also available as a limited period offer)

Reward Type

Reward Points |

Product Details

  • 1 Complimentary 6E Prime Add-On as a Welcome Benefit (Priority check-in, choice of seat, a complimentary meal & quicker baggage).
  • A complimentary IndiGo air ticket of worth Rs. 3,000 on making 3 or more purchases in every 3 months after card activation (provided that the annual fee of Rs. 2,500 is realized).
  • Welcome gift vouchers from Budweiser (worth Rs. 250 each).
  • IndiGo 6E Rewards as Reward Points.
  • IndiGo 6E Rewards- up to 20% on IndiGo featured partners, 5% on IndiGo, 3% on dining, grocery, and entertainment and 2% on all other spends.
  • Discounted Convenience Fee on IndiGo tickets (discount of Rs.100 per passenger).
  • 8 Complimentary Domestic Lounge Access per calendar year (2 per quarter) under the MasterCard Lounge Program.

Rewards and Benefits

Welcome Benefits

1 Complimentary 6E Prime Add-On, Welcome vouchers from Accor Hotel stay (30% off )- Rs 5,000, Accor Hotel Dining voucher Rs 1,000 and Budweiser worth Rs. 250 each.

Movie & Dining

3% 6E Rewards on Dining spends, discount at premium restaurants across major cities under the Good Food Trail Dining Program, 10% off additionally.

Rewards Rate

6E Rewards- 5% on IndiGo, 3% on dining, grocery and entertainment, and 2% for every other transaction.2zx

Reward Redemption

The IndiGo 6E rewards are redeemable for 6E Rewards’ Benefits including IndiGo flight tickets (1 6E Reward Point = Re. 1).

Travel

Complimentary access to domestic lounges

Golf

N/A

Domestic Lounge Access

8 complimentary domestic lounge visits annualy (max 2 per quarter)

International Lounge Access

N/A

Insurance Benefits

N/A

Zero Liability Protection

If the loss of the card is reported to the bank within 24 hours, the cardholder will not be liable for any unauthorized transaction.

Fees & Charges

Joining Fee

Rs. 2,500 plus applicable taxes (zero fee variant also available as a limited period offer)

Renewal Fee

Rs. 2,500 (plus applicable taxes)

Spend based Waiver

N/A

Rewards Redemption Fee

Nil

Rewards Redemption Fee

Nil

Foreign Currency Markup

2.5% (plus applicable taxes)

Interest Rates

3.6% per month (43.2% annually)

Fuel Surcharge

1% fuel surcharge waiver (min transaction of Rs. 400 required, max waiver capped at Rs. 500 per statement cycle)

Cash Advance Charge

2.5% of the withdrawn amount, subject to a minimum charge of Rs. 500.

Add-on Card Fee

Nil

6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Credit Card Features and Benefits

Welcome Benefits

  • Enjoy 1 Complimentary 6E Prime Add-On (Priority check-in, choice of seat, a complimentary meal and quicker baggage), provided that the joining fee is realized, with 6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Credit Card.
  • You also get Welcome vouchers from Budweiser (worth Rs. 250) with the card on joining the card membership.
  • The welcome benefits can be availed only 6 months after the card set-up.

Milestone Benefits

You are entitled to 1 Complimentary IndiGo flight ticket that is worth Rs.3,000 on making 3 or more transactions in each of the first three months after card issuance. This benefit is applicable only if the membership fee is paid.

Travel Benefits

  • You earn 5% 6E Rewards on IndiGo flights.
  • You also get complimentary airport lounge access with the HDFC 6E Rewards XL Credit Card at domestic airports across India.

Dining Benefits

  • 6E Rewards XL HDFC Credit Card earns you 3% 6E Rewards on Dining spends with the card.
  • You also get exclusive discounts at premium restaurants across major cities under the Good Food Trail Dining Program.
  • An additional discount of 10% is applicable on dining bills at

Airport Lounge Access

  • 8 complimentary domestic airport lounge visits (2 per quarter) with the MasterCard Lounge Program.
  • The 6E Rewards XL Card does not offer any international lounge visits.

Fuel Surcharge Waiver

Get a 1% waiver on fuel surcharge at fuel stations all over India, subject to a max waiver of Rs. 75,000 per billing cycle.

Zero Cost Liability

Any fraudulent transaction done on the card post reporting the bank about the Stolen/lost card, the cardholder will not laible towards the same. However, for transactions made prior to reporting the loss of the card, the liability lies solely with the cardmember.

6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Credit Card Rewards

  • Indigo 6E Rewards- up to 20% on IndiGo featured partners, 5% for transactions made on IndiGo, 3% on grocery, dining and entertainment, and 2% on all other spends.
  • The additional 1% 6E Rewards gained for dining, grocery, and entertainment spends are subject to the max capping of Rs. 75,000 per statement period.
  • The card offers no 6E rewards for fuel transactions and the maximum rewards earned on payments towards insurance premium can not be above Rs. 1,25,000.
  • The 6E Rewards are valid for 24 months (2 years) from the date of accrual.
  • Discounted convenience fee on IndiGo tickets (Rs. 100 discount per passenger).

Reward Redemption

The Reward Points earned as 6E Rewards redeemable on the IndiGo 6E portal for 6E Rewards’ Benefits including IndiGo flights.

6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Credit Card Fees and Charges

  • Annual Fee: IndiGo HDFC Bank 6E Rewards XL Credit Card carries an annual fee of Rs. 2,500 (plus applicable taxes). The free variant of the card offered earlier has now been discontinued.
  • Interest Rate: HDFC Bank charges an interest rate of 3.6% p.m. ( 43.2% per annum) on the due balance on the 6E Rewards XL Credit Card in case of non-payment of the monthly bill of the card in full by the payment due date.
  • Cash Advance Fee: A charge of 2.5% is applicable as a cash advance fee on cash withdrawals from ATM or Rs. 500 (whichever is higher).
  • Foreign Currency Mark-up: HDFC Bank levies a forex transaction fee of Rs. 2.5% of the transaction amount on foreign currency transaction made with HDFC IndiGo 6E Rewards XL Credit Card.
  • Card Replacement Fee: HDFC charges a replacement fee of Rs. 100 to issue a new credit card if you misplaced your existing card.

6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Bank Credit Card Credit Limit

The credit limit that an applicant is allowed on their 6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Credit Card depends upon the credit score (CIBIL score), income (as per ITR/salary slips) of the applicant. Usually, the credit limit is around two to three times the monthly earnings of the cardholder.

6E Rewards XL HDFC Credit Card Eligibility and Documentation

The eligibility criteria with respect to the age and income for 6E Rewards XL HDFC Credit Card has been explained below:

Age Income
Salaried Applicants 21-60 Years Gross Monthly Income more than Rs. 1,20,000
Self-employed Applicants 21-65 Years Rs. 14.4 lakh per annum (as per ITR)

Documents Required

Following are the document that are required to be submitted to the bank while applying for the 6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Credit Card-

  • ID Proof- Voter Card, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Passport, driving license, etc.
  • Address Proof- Voter Card, electricity/telephone bill, Aadhar Card, Passport, driving.
  • Proof of Income- An audited ITR acknowledgment or salary slip.

How to apply for IndiGo 6E Rewards XL Credit Card

HDFC credit cards can be applied online. To apply for this 6E Reward XL IndiGo HDFC credit card, all you need to do is, go to the card’s homepage on the bank’s website, fill in your details in the designated fields and upload the required documents.

How to check application status?

Check the status of the application that you submitted for the HDFC 6E Rewards XL Credit Card by entering your details (mobile number and application reference number or application form number or DOB) on the HDFC’s credit card application tracking page.

Activation and PIN Generation

You can activate your activate and generate the PIN for your HDFC 6E Rewards XL Credit Card in the following two ways-

  • Through Internat Banking- Login to your HDFC Bank Internet Banking account and select the Credit Cards option and continue with the PIN generation process. In case you have not already registered you credit card for internet banking, you will need to complete the registration for internet banking before you can generate the PIN for your credit card.
  • Through ATM- You can also generate the PIN for your HDFC IndiGo 6E Rewards XL Credit Card by visiting your nearest HDFC ATM and following the instructions as displayed on the ATM screen.

Login and Internet Banking

HDFC allows its credit card customers to take full control of their credit cards via the bank’s internet banking service. To register your HDFC 6E Rewards XL IndiGO Credit Card for internet banking-

  • visit HDFC’s internet banking page.
  • Click on Register at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • enter your details in the form on the page that opens and proceed with the registration process.

If you have already registered your credit card for internet banking, you can simply login to your HDFC internet banking account to control your credit card online- you can change the credit limit, disable/enable your card for a particular category of transactions (e.g. international transactions, contactless payments, etc.) or temporarily block your credit card.

6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Bank Credit Card Bill Payment

You can pay HDFC 6E Rewards XL IndiGo Credit Card bills via multiple channels- via HDFC mobile app, via HDFC Internet Banking, via Billdesk, or through a third-party app like CRED or Paytm.

6E Rewards XL IndiGo HDFC Bank Credit Card Customer Care

In case you require any assistance with regards to your HDFC 6E Rewards IndiGo Credit Card or to report card lost or stolen to the bank, you may dial the bank’s 24×7 customer care number 1860 267 6161 or 61606161 (prefix STD code). The Customers that are traveling abroad may dial 022 61606160 to reach out to HDFC’s customer care desk.

Conclusion

IndiGo Airlines is the largest and the most popular domestic carrier in India. Considering the benefits that this card offers to IndiGo flyers, it can be considered one of the top travel credit cards presently available in the market. The eight complimentary domestic lounge access offered with this card every year make the benefits taste even sweeter. All these benefits make this card the ideal credit card for frequent domestic fliers. Although, you have to pay an annual membership fee of Rs. 2,500 (zero fee variant also available as a limited period offer), this card is still worth the amount for frequent fliers. Share your views on the card in the comments below and if you already used one share your experience with it with others.

FAQs:

The 6E Rewards are valid for 24 months (2 years) from the time of accrual and expire thereafter.

The 6E rewards can be redeemed on the IndiGo portal for 6E Rewards’ benefits which include IndiGo flight tickets.

Yes. You earn 3% 6E Rewards on dining, entertainment and grocery spends, and 2% 6E Rewards on all other spends.

Yes, this credit card does support contactless payments.

1 6E Reward = Re. 1

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