One of the new enhancements that JetPrivilege rolled out for members a few weeks ago was the extension of their miles validity from 3 years to 5 years, as long as you had one co-branded debit or credit card, and one activity on the card in the past year. I think it is a great feature to offer, and I personally benefit from it if I drop off from my Platinum status sometime.

Now, just very recently, HDFC and JetPrivilege’s co-branded debit card, dropped fees to INR 500 per annum (free for first year for Classic,Preferred and Imperia banking members). In this case, you’re getting 1000 JP Miles, to set up your debit card, 2000 JP Miles for your first transaction as well. Along comes an INR 750 discount coupon for a round trip.

If you manage to swap out and set up this new debit card, on HDFC Bank’s netbanking facility by today (January 31, 2015), you also get 500 JP Miles bonus for doing this online.

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HDFC Bank and Jet Airways have offered the only mileage earning co-branded debit card in the Indian market since 2013. Here are the salient features of the card:

  • 1000 JP Miles as enrolment bonus, 2000 JP Miles on first use.
  • INR 750 as discount voucher on round-trip booking.
  • 2000 JP Miles on renewal every year.
  • 2 JP Miles for every INR 150 spent and 4 JP Miles for every INR 150 spent on Jet Airways.
  • MasterCard Lounge Access.
  • 5% off on domestic & international air tickets booked on jetairways.com

The fee for this card was INR 1000 per annum, and free for the first year to HDFC Bank’s Premium Banking members (Classic, Preferred and Imperia).

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However, HDFC Bank has now dropped the fee for the card, and offering it with an annual fee of INR 500 from now on. 

Additionally, if you choose to swap your existing HDFC Bank Debit Card for the JP Debit Card via net banking, you earn an additional 500 JP Miles if you complete the process till January 31, 2015.

I think this is a sweet reduction, and makes the case for everyone to have one of these cards if they use a debit card for most purchases.

Would you help yourselves to a JetPrivilege HDFC Bank Debit Card now that the price has dropped?

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I just received a wonderful surprise from JetPrivilege in my email, something that maybe a lot of you would be receiving shortly or have already received as well.

JetPrivilege just sent out an email stating that the validity of all my JetPrivilege miles was being extended from 3 years to 5 years. I wasn’t ever worried about their expiry due to my JetPrivilege Platinum status, but seems like I have more time now even in case I don’t have Platinum status anymore.

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The email states that you need to hold at least one active co-branded credit card to get yourself the 2 year extension of your mileage balance expiry. This means not just holding the card but having made at least one transaction on the card in the past twelve months.

While I did not know this could happen, I very much appreciate this new feature addition to JetPrivilege, which has recently rolled out many great features. The following credit cards are counted as co-branded cards by JetPrivilege:

This is a great customer-friendly move by JetPrivilege for those of us who want to accumulate rewards over a longer period of time, or need that time to accumulate enough rewards for a bigger family.

How do you feel about the new move from JetPrivilege?

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