Santa Claus comes around just once a year. In the meantime, there are Credit Cards.
  • Best credit cards in India for shopping

    Owing to the ever growing popularity, the world of credit cards has seen a huge diversification in terms of availability of category based cards. These categories are aimed at fulfilling specific requirements of various types of users on the basis of their lifestyle needs. The utility factor also plays a substantial role in segmenting the cards offered. Some of the most common categories of credit cards available in India are as below.

    • Rewards
    • Premium
    • Airline
    • Lifestyle
    • Fuel
    • Cashback
    • Shopping
    Each one of these categories offer exclusive benefits and rewards by way of multiple tie ups with various brands and merchants. In the category of shopping based cards, leading banks and issuers in India offer a plethora of cards to suit the requirements of the discerning user.

    Top Shopping Credit Cards

    The section below provides information pertaining to top credit cards in this segment.

    Citibank Rewards Card

    A rewards rich card which offers enhanced rewards points coupled with attractive offers and tailor made shopping deals. The never expiring rewards points can be accumulated and exchanged for a host of goodies, deals and cash back. Some of the benefits of this card have been provided below.

    For every Rs.125 spent at 50 plus partner stores, cardmembers can earn 10 points into their account. For all other purchases of the same value, 1 point is credited.

    The cardmember can be eligible to earn bonus points upon activation. Accumulated points can be redeemed in over 700 plus outlets.

    The annual fee remains waived if the combined annual spends exceed Rs.30,000.

    Additional bonus of 1,000 points is awarded if the total spends exceed Rs.1 lakh in a quarter.

    HDFC Bank Snapdeal Credit Card

    A co-branded credit card which offers rewards points, cash back and other attractive benefits when you shop on Snapdeal. As a privileged cardmember, you get access to deals from top brands, surcharge waiver and 3X rewards points. Detailed benefits of this card has been provided below.

    For every Rs.150 spent on Snapdeal.com with this card, you earn 6 rewards points which is 3x times the regular points.

    In addition, cardmembers can also get customized offers from Cleartrip, Ola and other leading online brands.

    If the total spends during an year exceeds Rs.1,50,000, the annual fee is waived off.

    The cardmember also gets 500 bonus rewards points as a welcome benefit upon signing up for the card.

    HSBC Platinum Visa Card

    This card offers attractive cash back to cardmembers and comes with a host of dining and shopping privileges along with potential to earn rewards points for various types of transactions.

    The most appealing part of this card is that it does not come with annual or joining fee.

    One can get a cashback of up to 10% on select types of purchases at select partner stores.

    Shopping or purchase in specific categories such as hotels and dining can earn 3X rewards points.

    Under the HSBC Dining Privileges program, you can look forward to up to 20% discount on the bill value when you dine at partner restaurants.

    Cardmembers who use their card to refuel frequently can look forward to a waiver of the surcharge billed.

    SBI Simply Save Card

    A premium offering in the shopping category from SBI with a top notch rewards program in the offering. The benefits of this credit card have been provided in the section below.

    For spends in the categories of dining, movies, grocery and departmental stores, you earn 10X rewards points.

    Accumulated points can be redeemed against items from the rewards catalogue and can also be used to offset against the balance outstanding.

    If the total spends within the first two months of activating the card is Rs.2,000 and above, you get an additional 2000 cash points.

    Total spends of at least Rs.75,000 during an year will be rewarded with annual membership fee waiver.

    How to use Credit Card for Online Shopping

    E-commerce is a booming market at present, from clothes to groceries to electronics, you name it and you can buy it online. Online purchases usually require you to use your credit card or debit card for making payments. Although it is not a complicated procedure, it is better to have an idea before you proceed. Also, be aware of the credit limit on your card, before going on a spree. The following steps are involved while shopping online using your credit card:

    Step 1: Selecting Items for Purchase:

    When you want to shop for something online, you first choose the website you want to shop from. It then requires you to select the items you decide to purchase. In this step, you can place your items in a virtual cart or bag. Most websites, usually allow you to click on a tab labelled ‘Add to Cart’ or ‘Add to Bag’ against each item that you pick. When you are done selecting all items, you can move to the checkout page of the website.

    Step 2: Entering Shipping Information:

    The checkout page prompts you to enter details such as shipping address, your contact number, billing address and others. This page also gives you the total bill amount generated by adding all items on your cart. Sometimes your billing address, where you receive your credit card statement may be different from the address where you want your items to be shipped to. Be careful while making this selection.

    Step 3: Choosing Payment Method:

    The payment page will allow you to select the type of card you wish to make the payment with. The options provided to you are usually – MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. Sometimes the merchant does not have a tie-up with your card and it will not be available for you to choose. In such cases, you will have to change your mode of payment.

    Step 4: Entering Name and Credit Card Information:

    The site will then ask for your name as in your credit card, along with other credit card information crucial for payment such as – your card number, expiry date on the card and the security code. Some cards also have the security code (three digit) on the back of the card.

    Third-party Payments:

    Some third party websites like PayPal and Citrus allow you to create an account and register your credit card in their website. This requires you to enter all your credit card information one time and every time you make an online purchase, you will just to have select ‘Pay with PayPal’ and enter the username and password for PayPal and your online transaction gets through.

    Safety and Security:

    Online shopping also exposes your credit card to the risk of potential frauds. Always remember the following points during on online shopping free:

    • Shop only on secure websites and do not choose your sites based on discounts and offers alone. The best sign of safety and security is a lock or ‘Verisign’ on the website.
    • Do not make online purchase from unsafe public terminals or unsecure Wi-Fi networks.
    • Never save your credit card details on any website.
    • Do not enter your internet PIN or ATM PIN number on any site.
    • Ensure you get notified every time your credit card has been used.

    While shopping, whether be it online or offline, you must be very careful while using your credit card. As long as you take some precautions and be a little cautious while making an online transaction, shopping as always will be fun.

      

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    Credit Card Reviews

    • IndusInd Bank Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Recently applied for INDUSIND BANK PLATINUM AURA EDGE CREDIT CARD, they have not charged me annual fee, the credit limit which they have given to me was good, there was no specific reason behind choosing this card, the card came on time, the process of getting credit card was good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Good Credit Card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      ICICI gives good support to the customer, but the charges are bit higher for the late payment. The credit limit is very sufficient, I am using this card around 1.5 year. Whenever I use my card they are providing the points for fuel purpose its good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , virudhunagar
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Since registered member of Bank bazaar i was aware about this website .Need to aware of the current situation from bank end .whether customer is applying for any product communication should be transparent and should not miss guide anything beyond the process.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • Citibank Credit Card
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using the credit card with the CITI BANK where they have given the good offers also the customer service good with this bank as they are responsive and the card service is good without any hassle process. There is a EMI option with this card.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold ICICI bank credit card from long time, they have not charged me annual fee, i am happy with the credit limit which they have given to me good credit limit, i am happy with their service, they use give good offers in shopping, movie tickets etc.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • IndusInd Bank Credit Card
      "Not Satisfied with the Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have applied for Indusind Bank Credit card .The agent gave the required details and not faced any issue.This is a free card but after that paid the charge of Rs.900. This was not informed earlier .The Bank agent not gave the relevant details about the charges.I was not satisfied with the service provided by the bank .Other than that it was ok.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • YES Bank Credit Card
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The process of getting the YES BANK credit card is simple and easy also the card has the good credit limit along with that it is hassle free to use. It has the offers like rewards points, cash backs, online purchase. The card is good card to use.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken the credit card with the ICICI BANK and the card limit is good i have been using the card since from last few years and the documentation process was simple with fast to get the credit card. There was satisfactory offers with this credit card.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • Standard Chartered Bank Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I took Standard chartered bank credit card, They have not been charging me annual fee, the credit limit which they have given to me was good, they have given me limit on based on my expectation, their mobile application is user friendly , so far experience was good with this card.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I use Kotak mahindra bank credit card from long time, They have been charging me annual fee but waiver option is available , i am happy with the credit limit which they have given to me, they use to give good offers in airport lounge, their service was prompt, my experience with this card was good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • SBI Cards Credit Card
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am holding the credit card with the SBI CARD the credit limit with this card is satisfactory also the card is user friendly to access. I am getting the offers but i am using it also the card has the EMI conversion option it is easy to convert the payment.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • HSBC Bank Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      HSBC credit card service is good, they use to give give good offers, like based on my requirement i take offers whenever i get, they have not charged me annual fee, their customer care service is good , they response me well, they use to give good credit limit.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold HDFC bank credit card for an while, They haver given me good credit limit based on my requirement, they did not charged me annual fee, their service is good, they did not charged me any hidden charges, i can easily transfer into emi option whenever i want, their overall service is good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • Citibank Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold CITI bank credit card from longtime, they have charged me annual fee , but waiver option is not available , the credit limit which they have given to me was good, they use to do good transaction, their offers are good, they use to give good cash back and discounts everytime.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • Axis Bank Credit Card
      "Average card"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I hold Axis bank credit card from long time, They have not charged me annual fee, the credit limit which they have given to me was good, but i am not happy with their service, their service is not that up to the mark, their customer care should be improved, there is no issue with card.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • IndusInd Bank Credit Card
      "Average card"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I applied for Indusind bank credit card recently. The process of getting card was simple and easy, the card came on time, the reason behind choosing this card is for their offers they use to give good offers in movie tickets every 1+1 movie tickets every month they give. I am happy with the credit limit which they have given to me.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am using this HDFC Bank Credit Card for the past 4 years.The credit limit was good and i have directly applied with the bank.There was good cashback offers and reward points .There was no difficulties faced so far .I have received the credit card on time .The service is good to me so far.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • Kotak Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am also using Kotak credit card and got reward points and I donâ??t know how to redeem my points and this information is not provided on the mobile app too.The customer service is okay and even the branch response was prompt. I think, they do charge annual fee of Rs.500.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • IndusInd Bank Credit Card
      "AVERAGE"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      They have given the good offers so i have taken the credit card with the INDUSIND BANK. The documentation process was good but there was delay to get the card which is twenty days. The credit limit is good and satisfactory and it is a life time free card.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have no issues with Bank Bazaar and its been a good experience. I have installed the mobile application to check the credit score then it is easy to apply the card according to the offers. I have been using it for long time. The executive explained the details very clearly about the product.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
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