Axis Bank recently launched their new “Travel Edge” portal wherein one can earn/redeem their Axis Edge reward points for travel, like Hotels/flights & experiences.

This is more or less like the HDFC Smartbuy not only in their functionality but also in its promos. Axis Bank just came up with a lucrative 10X & 20X rewards promo on their Travel Edge portal for a limited period. Here’s everything you need to know.

Offer Details

  • Offer 1: 10X rewards on Flights
  • Offer 2: 20X rewards on Hotels/Experiences
  • Max. Cap: Nil
  • Offer Period: 13th Oct to 10th Nov 2021 (may get extended)
  • Fulfilment: 120 days
  • Offer T&C

That’s a nice offer, except that the fulfilment takes 120 days to kick in – that’s 4 months, Damn! That aside, its surprising to see no max. cap on this.

But the way they displayed the validity period in t&c, it makes me wonder if they are considering the 1L monthly cap for the reward points which they do with their other ongoing 3X rewards promo. It appears to be not the case for now, but maybe in future!

So with this offer, you can save:

  • 10% (flights) or 20% (Hotels & Experiences) on Axis Select,
  • 12.5% (flights) or 25% (Hotels & Experiences)on Axis Magnus
  • 20% (flights) or 30% (Hotels & Experiences) on Axis Reserve

Magnus & reserve definitely looks great on paper. Hope they fulfil the offer as expected.

Speaking of the Travel Edge portal, its bit slow and takes time to pull the city names while we type. You need some patience to use the website and I’m not sure if the site is actually functional, as I get this error most of the time.

Bottomline

While it’s amazing to see Axis Bank coming up with 20X rewards on Axis Travel Edge, it would be nice if they do the same with Axis Gift Edge (instant vouchers) as well, as 5X or 10X is too low for Axis Bank credit cards given that the point value is hardly 20Ps, which is the lowest ever in the industry.

That aside, fulfilment & tech are the most important aspect Axis Bank needs to take care going forward if they want cardholders to really use these benefits.

If Amex can fulfil the rewards on Gift voucher purchase in ~3 days and if HDFC can fulfil other 5X/10X offers in 30-90 days, I guess Axis could do better than 120 days as well.

What’s your thoughts on the Axis Bank’s 10X & 20X offer on Travel Edge portal? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.



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