SBI Miles Credit Card

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Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Last Updated 24th April 2024.

SBI cards have recently launched three miles-focussed credit cards. The variants are named SBI Miles, SBI Miles Prime and SBI Miles Elite which is the topmost version.

Here’s everything you wish to know about the base variant called the SBI Miles Credit Card.

Charges and Welcome Benefits

Joining Fees₹1499 + GST
Welcome Benefits1500 Travel Credits*
Renewal Fees₹1499 + GST
Renewal BenefitsNIL
Renewal Fee WaiverSpend ₹6L or more in a year.
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  • *1500 Travel Credits will be credited on spends of ₹30,000 within 60 days of card issuance.

Just like the other two cards in the lineup, there is no incentive for renewal against the annual fee.

Reward Points Accrual

Spends AreaReward Rate
Travel2 Travel Credits per ₹200
All other Spends*1 Travel Credits per ₹200

*Except for Fuel, Rental Payments, Utility, Insurance, Wallets and Education.

  • Reward points are valid only for 2 years from the date of accumulation

Milestone Benefits

  • Get an additional Domestic Lounge visit to Priority Pass lounges over and above the complimentary domestic limits with every spend of ₹1 Lakh maximum of up to 8 visits in a year.
  • Earn 5,000 Bonus Travel Credits on annual spends of ₹5 Lakh 

Reward Points Redemption

Modes of RedemptionValue per pointReward Rate
AirMiles/ Hotel Loyalty Points1 Travel Credit = Upto 1 Airmile/Hotel Loyalty PointUp to 1% (Travel)
Up to 0.5% (All other Spends)
Travel Booking1 Travel Credit = ₹0.50.5% (Travel)
0.25% (All other Spends)
Merchandise1 Travel Credit = ₹0.250.25% (Travel)
0.125% (All other Spends)
  • SBI has brought in a host of new transfer partners with a mixed bag of transfer ratios. Some of the partners are eligible for 1:1 whereas others are at 2:1.

We have compiled all the Airmiles transfer partners and Hotel loyalty partners for the SBI Miles Prime credit card. The best FFPs for redemption are Aeroplan, Club Vistara and Flying Blue. For hotels, you can target ALL Accor when it comes to value.

Other Benefits

Airport Lounge Access

Access Via – Credit Card
Complimentary Domestic Limit – 4 Visits/Calendar year within India only for primary cardholder (Maximum 2/Qtr)
Network – MasterCard/Rupay

Access Via – Priority Pass
Complimentary Domestic Limit – Up to 8 Visits/Calendar year for primary as well as guests on every spend of ₹1 Lakh
Complimentary International Limit – NIL

  • Priority Pass membership is valid only for the first 2 years.
  • If you exceed the 6 Complimentary visits, you will be charged US $27 + GST per visit. 

Fuel Surcharge Waiver

1% fuel surcharge waiver max up to ₹500 per month.

Insurance Coverage

  • Accidental air death cover worth ₹1 Crore
  • Emergency overseas hospitalization: up to ₹15 lakhs​​​​​​​
  • Lost Card Liability Cover: Upto ₹1 lakh 
  • Up to 6 flight cancellations per year, each limited to ₹ 3,500

Forex Markup Charges

  • FCY Markup Fee: 3%+GST
  • Reward Rate: 0.5%
  • Net: –2.86% (loss)

TechnoFino Recommends

The card just like the other two in the series is poorly rewarding whether it’s the joining benefits, renewal benefits or the earning rate. The market is loaded with better cards like Axis Atlas which beats even the elite version hands down. The only USP is the spending-based complimentary domestic lounge access to select lounges accessible only via PP which are now exclusive to cards like HDFC Infinia, HDFC Diners Club Black and AMEX Platinum after the devaluation of Priority Passes of Axis Magnus and Axis Reserve.

What are your thoughts about this card? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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