Earlier this year, when I first wrote about the Jet Airways ICICI Bank Credit Card offer where JetPrivilege was offering thousands of bonus JPMiles, I knew that I had to apply for the topline variant, the Jet Airways ICICI Sapphiro credit card.
The calculation was simple; I was getting 8,000 bonus JPMiles on top of the 10,000 signup JPMiles for an annual fee of INR 5,000. So, essentially for 5,000 rupees, I was getting 18,000 JPMiles plus a one-way free ticket on Jet Airways. INR 0.30/JPMile sounded like a sweet deal!
Ajay already has the card for a few years and has written about it. He told me to apply for both, the Amex and the Visa variant. All I had to do was tick them off on the application form. Again, I double, triple checked the form after filling it out.
Now that both the cards are in my hand, I realise that with the Amex variant I have a better mileage earning structure:
- Domestic Spends: 5 JPMiles/INR 100
- International Spends: 7 JPMiles/INR 100
- On JetAirways.com: 10 JPMiles/INR 100
However, in places that do not accept the Amex card like Gaggan, the two Michelin-star restaurant, then I have the Visa variant as well. The Visa variant accumulates at the following earning structure:
- Domestic Spends: 4 JPMiles/INR 100
- International Spends: 5 JPMiles/INR 100
- On JetAirways.com: 8 JPMiles/INR 100
There are a few other features that I quite like about this card. For starters complimentary airport lounge access. The Dragon Pass that otherwise costs USD 99 comes free with this card and offers two complimentary international lounge access every year. Plus I get two complimentary spa sessions at select airports in India. I can’t wait to use the latter.
The other perk that I’ve already used is the free movie tickets on BookMyShow. ICICI Bank has had a long-standing deal with BookMyShow, where Sapphiro credit cardholders get free tickets. So twice every month when I buy one ticket, I get up to INR 500 off on the second ticket. Last week Ajay and I watched Mission Impossible on swanky recliners and paid INR 900 for two tickets. Not bad!
The card offers me a bunch of other benefits such as free Golf lessons and dining discounts. I think that this is a nice co-branded card I’ve added in my wallet. The free one-way ticket and the benefits on offer justify the price point.
If you are contemplating applying for this card then no time better than now. ICICI Bank is offering a 50% discount until August 31, 2018. The offer drops the price for Jet Airways ICICI Sapphiro Credit Card to INR 2,500 + taxes for initiation fees. You get the 10,000 JPMiles and a free Jet Airways Economy Class ticket, which makes it an easy way to get JPMiles for INR 0.25 per mile and the Economy ticket comes free. Applying through these links will get you the promotional pricing.
- Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card (INR 2,500 plus taxes| 10,000 JPMiles + Ticket)
- Jet Airways ICICI Bank Rubyx Credit Card (INR 1,250 plus taxes | 5,000 JPMiles + Ticket)
- Jet Airways ICICI Bank Coral Credit Card (INR 600 plus taxes | 2,500 JPMiles)
The other great offer on this card, one we’ve written about before as well, is the Channel Bonus when you apply through JetPrivilege Cards website. On this website, you get to pay full fees, but you get bonus JPMiles. The offer is as follows:
- Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card (INR 5,000 | 18,000 JPMiles)
- Jet Airways ICICI Bank Rubyx Credit Card (INR 2,500 | 11,000 JPMiles)
- Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card (INR 1,250 | 6,500 JPMiles)
Head to Cards.JetPrivilege.Com to apply.
Have you taken on the Jet Airways ICICI Bank co-branded credit cards? What has been your best use of these cards so far?