One of the travel metasearch engines in India, Ixigo, has been recently offering a very lucrative promotion where they have tied up with Jet Airways and offer varying amount of cashbacks on tickets booked with Jet Airways, when the original query has been sourced from their website. Till April 30, 2015, they are offering INR 1000 per domestic booking which is over the value of INR 2499 on Jet Airways.
How it works?
You simply use the Ixigo portal to search for flights you need to book. The ixigo portal points out the various opportunities where the cashback is valid. Once you click book, it leads you to the Jet Airways website and you can complete your ticketing there.
After you have completed the ticketing, you feed your details back to the Ixigo website, where they take about 10 days to verify with their internal records if the ticket was really sourced via their website or not. You need to make these claims within 7 days of making your booking otherwise you lose your spot in the queue. Once verified, the cashback goes into your online wallet, from where you can spend it or choose to withdraw it into your bank account.
While this has been an ongoing offer for the past 3-4 months, I’ve used this a few times and the earlier process was sometimes buggy since you needed to share your entire ticket with them, which was a privacy concern as well. However, I’ve saved tonnes of money by adding this additional step to my reservation process. Earlier in the year, they had an INR 2015 per ticket cashback, which was great to reduce the cost of some tickets I booked then.
Ixigo also offers INR 500 cashback for other airlines (Austrian, Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, GoAir) and hotel booking engines Agoda and Booking.com. Basically, they are taking their affiliate fee and feeding it back to you.
Have you used the ixigo cashback promotion? How often do you use it?