SBI Cashback Credit Card Review

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SBI Cashback – an insanely rewarding and unbelievably simple no-nonsense credit card that has taken all credit card users by storm. After Axis, it seems like SBI Cards has taken the lead to bring good days for all the plastic money enthusiasts. No one would have ever believed that one day some bank would offer products better than HDFC Bank in the market. From here the competition is only going to get fiercer for the banks and better for consumers.

So let’s have a quick look at what this card offers!

Charges and Welcome Benefits

Joining FeesNIL
Welcome BenefitsNA
Annual Fees₹999 + GST
Annual Fee WaiverSpend ₹2L on your card in a year for an annual fee waiver.
Add-on Card ChargesNIL (2 Add-ons Allowed)

Currently, this card is being offered at absolutely zero joining fees with no welcome benefits. The annual fee waiver condition is also not too high keeping in mind that the full threshold of ₹2L will give you accelerated rewards when spending is done online. This card is so simple to understand and use that you simply don’t need to remember anything while using it.

Reward Rate

Spends AreaCashbackCapping
Online Spends*5%₹10,000 per billing statement month.
Offline Spending* and Utility Bill Payments1%None
  • *Cashback not applicable on Rent Payments, Fuel Spends, Wallet Loads, Merchant EMIs, Cash Advances, Balance Transfer, Encash & Flexipay.
  • Cashback is not applicable on any spending done below ₹100.
  • Cashback will always be rounded down to the nearest integer on every transaction.
  • Post ₹10,000 you will continue to get a base reward rate of 1% on eligible online spending.
  • Card Cashback will be auto-credited to your SBI Card account within two days of your next statement generation.

Surprised? So am I! Straightforward 5% cashback credited to your statement without any redemption charges with an insanely high monthly capping. What more do you expect from a card? Let’s see how long can SBI sustain it.

So make hay till the sun shines!

Click on the banner below to apply for this card and get a voucher worth ₹500 on making your first transaction of ₹500 and above.

Apply now for a voucher worth ₹500.
TechnoFino Maximum

Spend ₹2L per month online to reach the huge threshold of ₹10,000 per billing cycle! As simple as that but won’t be easy to touch month on month.

Lounge Access
  • Domestic Airport Lounge Access: 1 Complimentary Visit/Quarter using Visa Lounge Access Program.
Fuel Surcharge Waiver

1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver across all petrol pumps on transactions of ₹500 – ₹3,000, exclusive of GST with a maximum surcharge waiver of ₹100 per statement cycle per credit card account.

TechnoFino Recommends

This card is a delight for cashback lovers and I am highly recommending it! All those who are worried about its fee should think that to break even you need to spend just ₹23,600 in a year and above that, all the cashback is nothing but your net gain if you don’t cross the ₹2L mark!

Stil this card can replace all the cashback cards like ICICI Amazon Pay, RBL Zomato Edition, and Standard Chartered Smart and even beats Standard Chartered Ultimate handsomely if you are a heavy online-only spender and hardly use cards offline. And if you get this one then why even keep paid cards like Axis Flipkart, and HDFC Millennia in your portfolio?

This card also gives a serious run for money to BOB Eterna which is offered for a hefty fee of ₹2500 + GST but be mindful that Eterna rewards wallet loads. So I would not recommend weeding out all the winning cards from your portfolio in haste since the reward rate of this card is definitely not sustainable in long run so replace only what you are confident of getting back in case a devaluation happens.

Initially this card was grabbed by everyone with a lot of enthusiasm which has now fizzed out since SBI has announced that this card will not work in online sales where SBI cards is already running an instant discount offer. So keep this is mind before replacing this with above cards from your portfolio.

Though this card doesn’t give accelerated rewards on Utility Bill Payments like Axis Ace but then you always have the option of routing those spends through any online platform which can help you mask the merchant. 😉

Click on the banner below to apply for this card and get a voucher worth ₹500 on making your first transaction of ₹500 and above.

Apply now to get a ₹500 worth of Gift Voucher.

Are you also planning to grab an SBI Cashback card ASAP? Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Hey .. any more details about “Through any online platform which can help you mask the merchant. ” .. could you suggest some? I know of PayZapp, but not sure if that would be helpful here.

    • Do not waste your time.. Me and one of friend have all required capabilities, but still SBI rejected our application on final step. When we enquired, they are not aware why our application got rejected. Pathetic and time wasting

  2. I applied at Rcity mall, mumbai. They can’t apply for this card yet. Remember, they are 3rd party salesmen working on behalf of SBI card. Asked him to process my application for Prime card. His phone app showed – ‘soft approval no docs required’. SBI card usually calls twice before applying, one from the local SBI office, and once again from their head office (gurgaon?) to confirm your application details. You can ask to change the card during the final call, and they’ll do it. Let’s ee

  3. During the verification call of credit card approval, the executive said that 5% reward rate is not applicable on online utility bills payment, is that true? Because can’t find that anywhere in T&C. And I checked with the executive, LIC/Insurance premiums are counted in utility bills hence, won’t get 5% on LIC premium payments etc. Please do share any information if you have on this. Thank you.

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  5. I applied for this card and it immediately got rejected the very next day.
    Not sure why this happened as I already hold another SBI credit card.
    Has anyone else also faced such issue?

    P.S: I did not even got a call from any SBI representative to process my application. That’s strange.

  6. As of now cashback is fast and shows as earned post billing. T+2 days.

    And they are posting it 5% per transaction and rounding off to lower rupee.

  7. You got it wrong dear, Card is capped on 10,000 online spends for 5% cashback. So for first 10k online purchase your get 5% I.e: Savings per month on this card is 500.

  8. 5% cash back is a very attractive offer online. Important point to note is that this SBI cashback card is *EXCLUDED* from all SBI cashback offers running online or offline be it Big billions days in Flipkart or Amazon Great Indian sale. Its so so disappointing. Therefore not recommended.


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