Entertainment Credit Cards

Entertainment credit cards provide customers with lucrative discounts on films or offer free tickets for films every month. Banks partner with game arenas, amusement parks, and various other entertainment sectors for offering alluring deals to their customers. The banks offering these cards even partner with reputed airlines for providing eye-catching discounts on air tickets to its customers. The cardholder has to purchase the specific entertainment credit card for availing the offers. Banks offer rewards, gifts, film tickets and vouchers from eminent brands as joining benefit to the customers purchasing these credit cards. ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and SBI, provide some of the providers of entertainment credit cards.

Benefits of Entertainment Credit Cards

There is a multitude of benefits related to the entertainment credit cards. Cardholders enjoy discounts on shopping, film tickets, air tickets, dining in restaurants, hotel rooms, fuel purchase and much more.

  • The entertainment credit card holders are entitled to an array of shopping, dining or spa vouchers.
  • These cards provide access to the cardholders to the reputed airport lounges all over India.
  • Members are offered waivers of fuel surcharge at various fuel outlets.
  • Some of the entertainment credit cards offer complimentary golf rounds in plush golf clubs.
  • These offer an array of facilities such as Auto Debit, EMI, Revolve, Cash Advance, Pay Bill etc.
  • Some offer added safety features due to the ‘EMV chip’ and thereby assures secured online transactions.

List of Popular Entertainment Credit Cards from Banks in India

ICICI Bank Rubyx Credit Cards: It is a one-of-a-kind credit card that offers a host of benefits and is specially designed for the spendthrifts. It offers double reward points in a chosen category. The card even offers an array of benefits from Mastercard and American Express Card on the basis of the variant a customer chooses.

Features and Benefits:
  • The holder of this card is entitled to two complimentary movie tickets under the ‘Buy 1 Get 1’ offer upon purchasing the tickets through bookmyshow.com. The value of the free tickets is Rs.250.
  • The card offers access to selected airports lounges in eminent airports all over India.
  • Being the holder of the card you get the opportunity of playing a complimentary golf round in prestigious golf clubs all over India every month provided the expenses on the card exceeds or equals Rs.100, 000 in the previous month.
  • With this card, you can enjoy a 20% discount on the Ayurvedic packages at Kairali and 50% on fitness evaluation and personal lifestyle on the Dosha Analysis. Save up to 10% on the services at the Fountains Spa.
  • You can choose the spending category of card you desire depending on the utilities, shopping, and travel. Earn ‘6 payback’ points on every expenditure of Rs.100 for a specific category.
  • Being the holder of this card you would be entitled to a 2.5% waiver on fuel surcharge at any of the fuel outlets all over India. This offer is applicable on an amount of Rs 4000 in a single transaction.
  • With the help of this card, you can avail the ‘premium concierge’ services of i-Assist’ for making hotel reservations, travel bookings, restaurant and movie bookings etc.
  • Card holders are entitled to discounts of over 15% at the partner restaurants through the ‘Culinary Treats ‘program.
  • Holders of this card get the benefit of complimentary air accident insurance coverage of one crore rupees and the liability of Rs.50,000 for the lost card that would cover expenses of two days before reporting of loss of the card.
  • Card holders can even enjoy a multitude of deals and discounts on fine dining in restaurants.

Citibank Ultima Visa Credit Card: This is one of the best entertainment credit cards available that offers a host of benefits such as unlimited ‘Priority Pass,’ ITC Culinary Plus Program membership, global medical cover and golf privileges.

Features and Benefits:
  • The annual fee of this card is Rs.30000.
  • Earn 1 reward point on every Rs.125 spent or 5 miles traveled.
  • Being a cardholder of Citibank Ultima Visa Credit Card, you have more transfer partners. Citi Bank has partnered with Delta, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Thai Airways, Jet Airways and Cathay Pacific
  • The cardholder is entitled to complimentary room up-gradation in the reputed ‘Taj Hotel and Palaces.’ He even gets a 10% off on the best room rates available due to the card.
  • The card offers sailing privileges in a yacht to its members.
  • The cardholders get the privilege of shopping at ‘The Collective’ luxury multi-brand store.

Axis Bank Infinite Credit Card: This card is for the rich and elite class. It offers a host of benefits which are as follows.

Features and Benefits:
  • It offers unmatched safety features to its customers.
  • The holder of this card is entitled to gain access to selected airport lounges in reputed airports across India.
  • Being the holder of this card you will be entitled to a waiver on the fuel surcharge in many of the fuel outlets all over India.
  • The card offers the ‘Reward Program.’
  • The holder of this card is even entitled to the EMI facility.
  • You can enjoy mobile alerts for being the holder of this card.
  • This card is accepted internationally.
  • You can avail ‘global emergency’ help with this card.
  • The card offers several facilities such as ‘Auto Debit,’ ‘Cash Advance’ and ‘Revolve’ facility.
  • You can transfer the balance amount to the credit cards of the other banks to this card.

SBI Platinum Card: The holders of this card enjoy an ‘interest-free’ credit period of 20-50 days that is applicable on the retail purchases. This card is eligible for people between the ages of 21 to 65 years and with an annual income of Rs.300,000.

Features and Benefits:
  • The cardholders can withdraw cash of more than 1, 00,000 across the globe through Mastercard or visa ATMs.
  • This card offers the facility of transferring the outstanding balance amount of the credit cards of the other banks to this ‘SBI Platinum Card.’ Due to this facility, you can pay back the EMIs at a lower interest rate.
  • Due to the facility of easy ‘pay bill,’ offered by this card, you can now easily pay your utility, telephone, electricity and mobile bills.
  • This card allows access to over 300 golf courses globally.
  • For an expenditure of over rupees two lakhs with this card, get Rs.3000 voucher the following year for purchasing from Jabong, Westside, Shopper Stop, Marks and Spencer etc.
  • Avail 2.5% fuel surcharge waiver when you recharge your vehicle with fuel worth Rs. 500-Rs.3000 at any of the petrol pumps all over India.
  • Buy with the help of this card, products worth R.2500 and you can even convert the transaction into EMI.

HDFC Platinum Times Card: This card is eligible for all the salaried employees who are aged between 21 to 60 years. Even entrepreneurs aged between 21years to 65 years are eligible for applying for this card. This EMV chip-loaded entertainment credit card ensures safe and secure transactions thereby protecting the customers against fraud and counterfeit.

Features and Benefits:
  • As a joining benefit, this card offers a wide range of vouchers to the customers for shopping apparels, entertainment and fine dining in restaurants.
  • The holder of this card can avail a discount of 25% on movies and 20% on the fine dining restaurants. HDFC offers discount and deals 24/7.
  • HDFC offers the ‘My Rewards’ program, which is an internationally acclaimed ‘Rewards program’ that has alluring redemption offers that allow the customers to select from a wide spectrum of vouchers and gifts. Holders of this card can earn up to 3 ‘Reward Points’ on an expenditure of Rs.150. Through the ‘Weekday Dining Bonanza’ program, the cardholders can earn up to 10 ‘Reward Points’ on an expenditure of Rs.150 on dining. The validity of the ‘accumulated reward points is about 2 years. You can redeem the reward points at any of the participating outlets.
  • Card holders can get a waiver on fuel surcharge on an expenditure of Rs.500 on fuel.
  • One of the major benefits of using this card is that is equipped with the EMV chip; it provides greater safety against fraudulent transactions.
  • Holders of this card can avail 50 days of interest-free credit facility, which is applicable from the time of purchasing this card.
  • The card holders can enjoy the ‘revolving credit card’ facility on this card at a low rate of interest.
  • You can register the ‘Platinum Credit Cards’ with SmartPay and pay your utility bills easily.
  • On booking over 4 movie tickets of Rs 150 each with the help of this card, you can avail discounts of 1800 for the complete upcoming year.
  • Enjoy a discount of about Rs. 9600 or 20% on the dining bills that are worth Rs.4000 every month at any of the participating restaurants.
  • For a purchase of fuel every month that costs R.5000 with this card, you are entitled to a Rs. 1500 discount in the rest of the year on future fuel purchase.
  • Scan ‘QR Code’ on your card for enjoying the extra features offered HDFC Bank.

HDFC Titanium Times Card: Salaried employees within the age of 21 years to 60 years are eligible for applying for this entertainment credit. Entrepreneurs aged between 21 years and 65 years are also eligible for applying for this card.

Features and Benefits:
  • Enjoy an array of vouchers from categories such as shopping, dining, and apparels as a joining benefit.
  • Avail discounts of about 25% on the movie tickets and 15% on dining at restaurants.
  • With an expenditure of Rs.150 earn 2 points and by dining in restaurants earn 5 points on an expenditure of Rs.150.
  • Enjoy zero fuel surcharges on an amount of Rs. 250.
  • Enjoy ‘interest-free’ credit of up to 50 days from the time of purchase of the card thereby getting ample time to save and pay the interest charges.
  • For any stolen or lost card report within 24 hours and enjoy a zero liability on the fraudulent transactions, if any occurs.
  • The card offers the privilege of registering with the ‘HDFC Utility Bill Payment Service’ for ensuring timely bill payment without extra charges.
  • With the help of this card, you can save up o Rs.1500 on your fuel expenses with the consolidated fuel charges of worth Rs.5000 or more.
  • You can save up to Rs. 1800 as a discount on the purchase of 4 movie tickets of Rs.150 each.
  • You can save on your dining cost with the help of this card provided you have meals at the participating restaurants and your average bill adds up to Rs.2500 in a month with the discount of 15%.  The annual discount on dining offered by this card is about Rs.4500.

Kotak Trump Gold Credit Card: This card is made exclusively for the salaried employees. It is basically a ‘Visa Gold Card.’ To be eligible for applying for this card, the cardholder should be a resident of India and aged between 21 to 65 years of age. For an ‘add-on’ card the age of the applicant should be more than 18 years. The annual income of the applicant should be more than 3 lakhs to be eligible for applying for this card. The card is applicable all over India in the major cities such as Chennai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Delhi, Noida, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai, Pune, and Mumbai.

Features and Benefits:
  • With this card, you can avail 10% cashback offers at any of the restaurants.
  • This card allows the holders to enjoy a 10% cashback offer on the plays and movies.
  • With the help of this card, no EMI charge is required.
  • This card provides a waiver of 2.5% on the fuel surcharge.
  • There is no annual fee for this card. It is free for lifetime.

Citi Dividend Platinum Select MasterCard: This is a profitable entertainment credit card that comes bundled with huge cashback offers. There is no annual fee for this card.

Features and Benefits:
  • The card offers cashback @ 1% on the purchases, 5% every quarter on the basic categories and 5% on an average while shopping from more than 400 retailers. It offers cash back on the balance transfers worth Rs.1500 and more.
  • This card provides rewards on the balance transfers. Get Rs. 5 cashback on individual ‘balance transfers’ of Rs.1500.
  • The redemption threshold of this card is Rs.50. You can earn up to Rs 300 cashback on your card every year if you can max out 5% categories every quarter.
  • With this card, you can earn 5% rewards if you purchase through ‘Citi Bonus Cash Centre.’ If you have maxed out the Rs.300 reward for a year with the help of this card, ‘the Citi Bonus Cash Center’ would permit you to go on earning. If you use this card once annually the rewards you have earned will not expire.