A few months ago, I was reaching my limit of my Citibank Indian Oil Platinum credit card very often. More so because my credit card became the family credit card for all sorts of online purchases: airline tickets, movie tickets, furniture, electronics, etc.
I felt the need for another card, when it struck me, what about reward points? My Citibank card was given to me at my first job 7 years ago. I stuck on to it not because of a great need or desire, but just because it was there. The card was supposedly great for filling up fuel at Indian Oil petrol pumps, but I don’t have high fuel needs, so this wasn’t really an advantage. The reward points seemed silly (magazines, suitcases, etc). It didn’t seem like I had an incentive to use the card for points.
That’s when I came across ICICI Jet Airways Credit Cards.
I’m a big traveller and the idea of a credit card that gives me miles instantly appealed. I signed up for the Coral American Express Credit Card:
Major points and benefits below:
- 2500 miles for joining. (Joining fee is Rs 1250, followed by an annual fee of Rs 1250)
- 3 miles per every Rs 100 spent. More points when booking Jet flights.
- 2 free movie tickets at BookMyShow.com every month (This is pretty cool!) – It works on most weekdays if you book early morning. Weekends it never works.
- Accelerated miles and discounts when bookings on www.jetairways.com – You get a 10% discount on Jetairways.com.
- Other restaurant privileges (haven’t really tried these out).
More details on Jet Airways ICICI Bank Coral Credit Cards here.
Jet Privilege is quite cool as well. It’s one of the only frequent flyer programs in India that gives you miles for domestic flights. They’ve also come out with a new scheme called MyFamily+ which allows you to pool in miles from 7 family members. This is absolutely awesome! I’m going to try it out and with my parents soon. We all have miles spread across different accounts which are quite worthless.
I’ll write about my experiences with Jet Privilege in a detailed blog post later.