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How to use HSBC Reward Points on travel purchases?

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Here's our tutorial to help you use your HSBC World Elite Mastercard Reward Points on your travels.

HSBC World Elite Mastercard Reward Points

With the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®, you earn reward points on every purchase (and through its welcome bonus).

You can use these reward points for any travel purchase: flights, train tickets, rental cars, hotels, Airbnb rentals, etc). The same applies to any booking made through a travel agency such as Expedia.

Once you have 25,000 points in your account (a value of $125), you can use them. Then in increments of 10,000 points (i.e. $50).

Also, please note that HSBC won’t take back the statement credit if you need to cancel a hotel reservation: you will keep the cash on your credit card .

Access the HSBC Rewards portal

To use your HSBC World Elite® Mastercard® Reward Points, you will need to log in to your HSBC online account.

Then click on“Redeem your Points now.” You can also visit the HSBC Rewards portal at this address.

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Choose the expense to use your Reward Points .

Once in the HSBC Rewards portal, select the “Travel” option from the“Redeem Now” menu. Alternatively, you can click on this link to go to this page.

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Then, all you have to do is check off the eligible expense(s) such as this Easyjet flight. Then choose from the drop-down menu the number of points you would like to use. You will not be able to exceed the amount of your expense.

Then click on“Add to cart“.

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Then, once in your cart, you will have to confirm once by clicking on “Proceed to checkout”.

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Then a second time by entering your email address and clicking on “Redeem”.

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The value of the points redeemed will then appear directly on your credit card account within 48 hours.

Conclusion

The HSBC World Elite® Mastercard® has an annual fee of $149. Don’t forget that you also get a $100 Travel Enhancement credit each year, which virtually lowers your annual fee to $49. What’s unique about a credit card :

  • Mastercard World Elite (with insurance and accepted everywhere)
  • No foreign currency conversion fees
  • Earning 3 points per dollar on all purchases (including Costco)
  • Earning 6 points per dollar on all travel purchases

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