There are only three cashback credit cards but there are nine cards that fit the entertainment rewards category. Not sure what that says about our spending preferences.
We are not proponents of cards that count on one type of perishable spend to reward customers. These tend to be useful for just movie ticket spends. Monthly vouchers to buy tickets might seem great value since a movie a month seems about average, but then you realise that big movie releases are crowded in specific months, and these cards don't offer much in such cases.
Unless you are a family of movie buffs, we would suggest thinking twice before signing up for cards in this category. If you do fit the bill, we found two cards that offer better value than the others
Who should get an Entertainment Rewards Credit Card?
Almost no one. We think enough Travel and General-Purpose cards offer discounts on dining out. Unless you watch every movie comes out, and that's pretty much all you do, we recommend General-Purpose or Travel Credit Cards.
Who should not get an Entertainment Rewards Credit Card?
Everyone. Really, just get a General-Purpose or a Travel card.
What to look (out) for in an Entertainment Rewards Credit Card?
If you must get an Entertainment Rewards Credit Card, look for the returns on non-entertainment spend. They should ideally keep adding to your points, even if at a slightly lower return than travel spend.
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The Best Entertainment Credit Card
RBL Bank Fun+ Credit CardRead full review
- Joining Fee
- Annual Fee
- Joining Bonus
- ₹1,000 BookMyShow voucher
What we like
- Good value on dining and entertainment spend. Average on other categories.
- Inexpensive card at Rs 500 / year
- New RBL Rewards program offer flights, mobile recharges and shopping vouchers
What we don't
- Redemptions have a processing fee of Rs 99
In a tweet
The RBL Bank Fun+ card offers value for movie buffs in the form of bookmyshow vouchers redeemable against all spend
Other Entertainment rewards cards we considered:
- Kotak PVR Platinum
- Kotak PVR Gold
- RBL Bank Movies and More
- HDFC Titanium Times Card
- HDFC Platinum Times Card
- Axis Bank MY Zone
- RBL Bank Aqua GoldBlockbuster