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HSBC World Elite MC up to 75,000 points + FYF

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HSBC World Elite MC up to 75,000 points + FYF

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Expiry:
December 31, 2018
This is the highest bonus offer for this card yet!

20,000 points for signing up
+
120 days spending: (thanks for pointing out the mistake)
$1000-$4999 additional 5,000 points
$5000-$9999 additional 25,000 points
$10000 or more additional 25,000 points

Don't forget there is also a $100 Travel enhancement credit and its FYF. Offer until 31 December

https://www.hsbc.ca/1/2/personal/bankin ... mastercard

25,000 points equals to $125 which can be redeemed on any travel spendings made on your card, this card is effectively 1.5% cashback for any purchases and 3% on travel spendings.
Last edited by ginger9300 on Oct 16th, 2018 10:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
Thread Summary
Special Offer for Quebec Residents:
Apply by December 31st, 2018 and receive up to 105,000 Points:
  • 20,000 Welcome Bonus
  • 85,000 Points when you keep your account open and in good standing for 120 days from account open date
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Dec 4, 2008
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Hm, they nerfed it a little bit from the original sign up...previous offer was 20k sign up, 10k after $1k spend within 3 months.

So really this is the next best offer if you didn't sign up/missed the summer promo, and a great offer if you plan to spend $5k or more. Most people are guaranteed 25k points ($125) + FYF rebate ($149) + $100 TEC applicable to flights, seat upgrades, baggage fees, etc. (previous thread has way more DPs on this...) + insurance benefits + boingo wifi + no FTF = $374 in value before you count the perks.

Not exactly a fair comparison to the AMEX Biz Gold/Platinum since both of those have a high AF, but make it up back to you through lounges/discounts/perks/etc.

Keep in mind you can convert HSBC Rewards into BA Avios.

Also... does anyone know if you can apply the TEC to onboard flight purchases such as inflight internet, meals, etc.?
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How do I get to GIFT card point reward program page? Also, just to confirm . IS 25,000 points equals to $125 Gift Card? or just travel credits?
thank you.
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Jul 2, 2018
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sports1 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2018 11:53 pm
Hm, they nerfed it a little bit from the original sign up...previous offer was 20k sign up, 10k after $1k spend within 3 months.

So really this is the next best offer if you didn't sign up/missed the summer promo, and a great offer if you plan to spend $5k or more. Most people are guaranteed 25k points ($125) + FYF rebate ($149) + $100 TEC applicable to flights, seat upgrades, baggage fees, etc. (previous thread has way more DPs on this...) + insurance benefits + boingo wifi + no FTF = $374 in value before you count the perks.

Not exactly a fair comparison to the AMEX Biz Gold/Platinum since both of those have a high AF, but make it up back to you through lounges/discounts/perks/etc.

Keep in mind you can convert HSBC Rewards into BA Avios.

Also... does anyone know if you can apply the TEC to onboard flight purchases such as inflight internet, meals, etc.?
You should try calling in rather than using the online system. I have read on this forum that when you call in you have more options to redeem the travel enhancement credits. I remember reading that some people could also apply it directly towards their flight tickets.
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Jul 2, 2018
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sports1 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2018 11:53 pm
Hm, they nerfed it a little bit from the original sign up...previous offer was 20k sign up, 10k after $1k spend within 3 months.

So really this is the next best offer if you didn't sign up/missed the summer promo, and a great offer if you plan to spend $5k or more. Most people are guaranteed 25k points ($125) + FYF rebate ($149) + $100 TEC applicable to flights, seat upgrades, baggage fees, etc. (previous thread has way more DPs on this...) + insurance benefits + boingo wifi + no FTF = $374 in value before you count the perks.

Not exactly a fair comparison to the AMEX Biz Gold/Platinum since both of those have a high AF, but make it up back to you through lounges/discounts/perks/etc.

Keep in mind you can convert HSBC Rewards into BA Avios.

Also... does anyone know if you can apply the TEC to onboard flight purchases such as inflight internet, meals, etc.?
You should try calling in rather than using the online system. I have read on this forum that when you call in you have more options to redeem the travel enhancement credits. I remember reading that some people could also apply it directly towards their flight tickets.
Koodo - $45/6GB | Telus Pure Fiber 300 - $45/month (on student discount)
Scotiabank Momentum Visa Infinite - FYF + 5% cash back promo
HSBC World Elite MasterCard - FYF + 20k signup bonus + 10k for $1k spend in 3 months
[OP]
Newbie
Nov 20, 2017
8 posts
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sports1 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2018 11:53 pm
Hm, they nerfed it a little bit from the original sign up...previous offer was 20k sign up, 10k after $1k spend within 3 months.

So really this is the next best offer if you didn't sign up/missed the summer promo, and a great offer if you plan to spend $5k or more. Most people are guaranteed 25k points ($125) + FYF rebate ($149) + $100 TEC applicable to flights, seat upgrades, baggage fees, etc. (previous thread has way more DPs on this...) + insurance benefits + boingo wifi + no FTF = $374 in value before you count the perks.

Not exactly a fair comparison to the AMEX Biz Gold/Platinum since both of those have a high AF, but make it up back to you through lounges/discounts/perks/etc.

Keep in mind you can convert HSBC Rewards into BA Avios.

Also... does anyone know if you can apply the TEC to onboard flight purchases such as inflight internet, meals, etc.?
I believe redeeming the TEC and the travel reward should be the same as I recently redeemed the TEC for a flight ticket. As long as the merchant is listed as travel then it should work.
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p2r2tdealslover wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 12:06 am
You should try calling in rather than using the online system. I have read on this forum that when you call in you have more options to redeem the travel enhancement credits. I remember reading that some people could also apply it directly towards their flight tickets.
RE: redeeming towards flight tickets:
ginger9300 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 12:13 am
I believe redeeming the TEC and the travel reward should be the same as I recently redeemed the TEC for a flight ticket. As long as the merchant is listed as travel then it should work.
I know if it's listed I can do it, I just want to have some sort of DPs that I can apply the TEC towards the items I have in mind before I make the purchase.

I have the card already, I probably keep it for a little while longer... maybe until BA has another 30% transfer, then dump all my HSBC Reward points into there.

Which reminds me, you can only redeem your points in 10k increments with a 25k minimum. This goes for both redeeming against travel and for transferring points to a travel partner.
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Dec 10, 2012
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Is there like a rewards chart that we can see and evaluate the points?
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ginger9300 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2018 11:43 pm
This is the highest bonus offer for this card yet!

20,000 points for signing up
+
3 months spending:
$1000-$4999 additional 5,000 points
$5000-$9999 additional 25,000 points
$10000 or more additional 25,000 points

Don't forget there is also a $100 Travel enhancement credit and its FYF. Offer until 31 December

https://www.hsbc.ca/1/2/personal/bankin ... mastercard

25,000 points equals to $125 which can be redeemed on any travel spendings, this card is effectively 1.5% cashback for any purchases and 3% on travel spendings.
Per their site:

Earn additional points when you charge the following amounts to your card within 120 days of account opening :
When you charge : You will earn an additional :
$1,000 to $4,999 + 5,000 Points3
$5,000 to $9,999 + 25,000 Points3
$10,000 or more + 25,000 Points3

Not 3 months, its 4 months i believe. Makes it a bit more attainable for the max bonus!
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Aug 14, 2014
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How strict are they on income requirements?
Sr. Member
Apr 25, 2005
703 posts
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Wow, nice offer for Quebec residents only: 105,000 points and no spending requirements.
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theshowman wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 5:56 am
Wow, nice offer for Quebec residents only: 105,000 points and no spending requirements.
I don't think Quebec residents get FYF though... unless I'm reading it wrong.
Member
Apr 13, 2017
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I think hsbc does a hard credit pull for opening checking account. Will the same suffice for this credit card as well, if I'm opening both at the same time ?
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May 20, 2008
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Looks like you can redeem without having to be boxed into some bank travel website.... this is pretty sweet.

https://rewards.hsbc.ca/en-CA/Travel/TravelLogin
HSBC Mastercard cardholders enjoy more flexibility with Travel Rewards. Points can be redeemed for a statement credit towards an eligible airline ticket, vacation package, car rental, hotel, cruise, rail ticket or tour charged to an HSBC Mastercard. There are no blackout dates; use any travel agent, airline or website, even take advantage of last minute deals!

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