Deals at Restaurants Screening Live Cricket World Cup 2015

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As ICC World Cup 2015 reaches the semi-finals, pubs and restaurants in India are gearing up to entertain you. There is a lot in store for all cricket fans; live screening on a giant screen, happy hours on drinks and to add to it, irresistible deals on your cards! So, get ready to cheer for your team with your friends and enjoy the cricket world cup in king size.

Here is the list of the restaurants that you can head towards with your friends to enjoy the game!

 

Delhi NCR

Uber Lounge

Uber Lounge in Greater Kailash is screening live cricket this world cup to lure all the cricket fans. Apart from the big screen you can enjoy the hookahs and starters while cheering for India. And if you have a Citibank credit or debit card, you can also get 15% off on food items.

Blues

Located in Connaught Place, Blues remains one of the regular favorites for many Delhiites. Being centrally located it’s a convenient place to meet for a drinks. But now you have more incentives for going to Blues! While they screen live cricket at the bar, you can also enjoy 15% off on your food bill with your Kotak Mahindra and Axis bank credit or debit card. This offer is also valid on all American Express Credit cards.

Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill

Underdoggs is one of the most popular bars to hangout during sports seasons. The place is popular for its amazing crowd and the long list of dishes and drinks in its menu.

And guess what? If you have an Axis bank credit or debit card, you can enjoy a 15% off on your food bill.

Game Of Legends – Sports Bar, Grill & Lounge

If you stay in West-Delhi, Game of Legends is the place to catch all the action on the cricket ground! Dhol, Punjabi music and cricket crazy fans is a lethal combination! The best part is that you get to predict the winner; and if you are right: you get a free drink.

And it doesn’t end there! All you need is an ICICI credit or debit card to enjoy a 15% discount on your food bill as well!

Warehouse Cafe

Another great place to go for watching a match in Connaught Place is Warehouse Café. It has a great ambiance along with varied alcohol options. If you hold an American Express Credit Card, you can get 15% discount as well.

 

Pune

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If you want to enjoy the world cup with your friends while you scream hoarsely and your lungs are about to give up,Replay Sports Bar is the place to be in! And all SBI credit card holders can also enjoy a discount of 15% on food and beverages on a minimum bill of Rs. 1500.

Toss Sports Lounge (Lulla Nagar)

This is the Mecca for sports lover in Pune. With memory walls of sportsters, Toss Sports Lounge is a great place to enjoy beer with finger food and a match! There is good news for American Express, Kotak Mahindra and Axis Bank card holders! You can get a 15% discount on your bill if you pay using any of these cards.

KP Lounge (Koregaon Park)

Match, food, drinks and friends; and you are set! If you get a discount on top of it, it becomes even better. Use your Kotak Mahindra Card to get 15% off on your bill.

 

Mumbai

Jersey 9 Sports Lounge

Jersey 9 Sports Lounge is one of the best places in Navi Mumbai to watch a match with friends till late at night. Along with a good grub, a nice drink, great ambiance, this place also has a 15% discount to offer on the food bill if you possess a HDFC or HSBC credit or debit card.

Vakaoo Sports Lounge (Borivali West)

All Axis bank users must enjoy the 15% discount at Vakaoo while cheering for your team during this world cup! Do try the Prawns Butter Garlic and Chicken in VakooO Sause when you go to this place!

Rumours Lounge

Cocktails at Rumours Lounge (Powai) are a delight and if you are going there, you should try it. The taste of cranberry and black current is just lovely. Pay with your American Express card to get 15% discount on your bill!

Booze On Moods

Booze On Moods (Lower Parel) will be the best option for a all guys group. And it can’t get better as you will also get a 15% off on your bill using Kotak Mahindra Card.

 

Bangalore

Beetle Juice Bar

You catch all the World Cup action, LIVE at Springs Hotel and Spa’s Beetle Juice Bar and Lounge. And you can enjoy Happy Hours too. And if you have an America Express or Axis bank card, you can get 15% off on top of it.

Obsidian Sports & Music Bar (Mövenpick Hotel & Spa)

If you are a sports enthusiast you will definitely love this place for its big screen televisions and the great atmosphere. Make sure that you add a pizza to your beers when you are at Obsidian Sports Bar. Don’t forget to pay with your Kotak Mahindra card and get 15% discount.

Turquoise (Lounge Bar)

Turquoise Bar (JP Nagar) is screening the World Cup matches and you will love the zeal and enthusiasm that fills the place. Do try the mushroom and chicken biryani here. Clear the bill with your Axis bank card to avail a 15% discount.

Nostradamus Bar & Lounge

Have you ever tries a combination of beer and dumplings while watching a cricket match? If not, you must try it Nostradamus Bar. They serve the best momos in this part of the town (Cunningham Road Area), and you can also get 15% discount on your bill if you have a HSBC card.

 

Hyderabad

The VUE Lounge (Banjara Hills)

If you like the overflowing saucy pastas you are going to love the Alfredo there! You can also smoke Hookah while hooting and cheering for your team. And all Kotak Mahindra & Axis Bank card holders can also enjoy a 15% discount.

Mocha (Banjara Hills)

Enjoy the match with the famous House Spice Potato, Vertigo and Kenya Aa at Mocha! And use your Kotak Mahindra and Axis bank card to get 15% discount.

It doesn’t end there! They also serve complimentary dessert to MasterCard holders!

Bottles & Chimney (Begumpet)

Great food, perfect ambiance and the right company is all one needs to enjoy a cricket match. But Bottles & Chimney and HDFC bank will give you more; 10% discount on your bill!

If we haven’t covered places close to where you stay, you can always check out all the deals on your cards on Cardback. Swipe smart and save more while you enjoy the world cup 2015!

 

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Prepaid Cards – A great personalized gift

what-are-gift-cards-6Celebration, festivals and family functions run throughout the year in India and selecting a personalized present for different people for different occasions can become extremely difficult. If you want to buy a thoughtful gift for someone without spending too much time, prepaid gift cards can be a great gift for any occasion.

There are several advantages of prepaid cards that make them a great present. They can be redeemed easily and are widely accepted. Also, prepaid cards are a great alternative to gift vouchers that tie recipients to a particular store and limit their choices.

In addition to this, many people are not aware that prepaid cards have most of the offers and discounts that run on the credit and debit card of the same bank. For example, if a restaurant is offering 15% discount for credit and debit cards holders of a particular bank, there is a high possibility that the discount will be applicable on prepaid cards as well! You can download Cardback, if you wish know about offers on your prepaid, credit or debit cards.

Furthermore, prepaid cards can also be presented as travel gifts. As they are gaining acceptance at more points of sale around the world; multi-currency prepaid cards make an appropriate travel gift.

As the popularity and demand of prepaid cards are growing in India, RBI has allowed prepaid debit card owners to issue multiple cards to his/her dependents and family members, while also enhancing the limit on prepaid payment instruments to ₹ 1 lakh. The maximum validity of gift cards has also been increased from one year to three years, by the RBI.

Choosing a prepaid card can however be a strenuous activity. We have listed the best prepaid gift card options available in India:

Changes: Issuance Fee of ₹ 102

Validity: 10 Years

Value: From ₹ 100 to ₹ 10,000

 

Changes: No fee

Validity: 1 Year

Value: From ₹ 500 to ₹ 50,000

 

Changes: Issuance Fee of ₹ 100 (plus taxes)

Validity: 1 Year

Value: From ₹ 5000 to ₹ 50,000

 

Changes: ₹ 100 (plus taxes)

Validity: 1 Year

Value: From ₹ 1000 to ₹ 50,000

 

Changes: ₹ 20 (plus taxes)

Validity: 1 Year

Value: From ₹ 1000 to ₹ 50,000

 

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EMI Facility on Debit Cards

Even though most of know what are EMIs, we do not understand the dynamics involved in EMI payments. Before we reach out for an EMI option, we should first understand how it works. Let’s assume that your credit card has a credit limit of ₹50,000 and you want to purchase a product worth ₹40,000 on EMI. In this case, you block the credit limit of ₹40,000 on your card. This amount then gets divided in 12 installments (supposing a 12 month installment period), along with the interest. Thus, EMI is granted against the ₹40,000 credit limit security of your card. In a debit card scenario, this security is missing and therefore most banks do not offer EMIs on debit cards. However, one way of covering this is fixed deposit.

Based on the fixed deposit option, ICICI Bank has launched the first EMI (Equated Monthly Installments) facility on debit cards to enable its customers to convert high value transactions into easy installments.

ICICI Bank debit cardholders, who have a fixed deposits with the bank can avail this facility and purchase on EMIs of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. This facility will offer certain advantages to customers; they can leverage on their fixed deposits and earn interest and also earn reward points on transactions. This will also help many customers, who have only debit cards, to buy and pay in EMIs—a facility which was so far available only for credit cardholders.

Following are the features, terms and condition of this facility:

  • No processing fee
  • Tenure option of 3, 6 ,9 and 12 months
  • Interest rate of 13% (on reducing basis)
  • EMI facility is applicable on all transactions above ₹10,000 at participating stores
  • No paperwork
  • Tie up with Samsung in 9000 stores pan India (Smart phones, Tablets, Televisions, Refrigerators, Air – Conditioners, Microwave etc)
  • Earn up to 6 PAYBACK points on transactions.

Have questions? Send us an email at swipe@cardback.in.

 

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Avail 20% discount at Grofers with Cardback

Cardback collaborates with Grofers, a hyper-local delivery service that connects consumers with their local merchants. All Cardback users will now be able to avail a discount of 20% on all products bought using the Grofers mobile app. A maximum discount of ₹ 500 can be availed on a single transaction. Users can however avail this discount multiple times using the same promo code. Download Cardback to see the promo code and more details of the offer.

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How do I find my Promo Code?

  1. Open Cardback on your phone, go to the explore mode and click on the shop online icon.
  2. Grofers will appear as the first recommendation (as it appears in the first image).
  3. Tap on your recommended card. This will bring you to the details section (as it appears in the second image).
  4. You can now click on the discount icon to view the details of the promotion code.

You can use this promotion code to avail a 20% off on all products. Keep swiping and keep saving!

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Top 5 Cards for Women

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As the international Women’s day approaches, it is time to celebrate her achievements, her challenges, her freedom and most importantly womanhood! On this Women’s day we are sharing the best cards for women to match her different needs!

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never known the pleasure of shopping. But, banks recognize the joy of shopping and have special cards to enhance this delight. Let’s take a look at the best shopping cards in India:

 

HDFC Solitaire Credit Card

Spending would have never been more fun before! With the HDFC Solitaire Credit Card, you can earn shopping vouchers worth ₹ 2000 every year from Shoppers Stop. This card gives you 3 Reward Points for every ₹ 150 spent which can be redeemed against exciting gifts/vouchers from their Rewards Catalogue.

 

ICICI Bank Coral Credit Card

With the ICICI Bank Coral Credit Card you can earn 4 PAYBACK points on every ₹ 100 spent on dining, groceries and at supermarkets and 2 PAYBACK points on every ₹ 100 spent on other transactions. In addition to this, you get one ticket free every time you buy 1 ticket, any day of the week, on Bookmyshow. You can get up to 2 free tickets per month valued at up to ₹ 250 per ticket. Furthermore, you can upgrade your travel experience with complimentary access to Airport Lounges in India with your ICICI Bank Coral Visa Credit Card.

 

Citibank Rewards Card

The Citibank Rewards card is a wonderful way of spending and earning rewards for it. Users can earn unlimited 10X reward points at over 50 partners of Citibank, apparel and department stores and on Prepaid Mobile/DTH/Data card recharges. Users can earn 1 Point for every ₹ 125 on all other purchases.

Additionally, users get 1,500 bonus points on first-spend made within 30 days of Card issue.  They can also get 1,000 bonus points on their first ₹ 1,000 spend made within 60 days of card issue. Users also get 500 birthday bonus points on every birthday. One can get 300 green earth bonus points simply for opting for Statements on E-mail.

The best part is their ‘redeem now or keep collecting for something bigger later’ policy. The user has a choice of either redeeming or keep collecting the reward points because Reward Points will never expire.

 

Standard Chartered Inner Circle Platinum Credit Card

This card is the best fit for those who frequently shop at Lifestyle and other inner circle-affiliated stores. Users can earn up to 9x reward points or 6%* value back at all Lifestyle and Inner Circle-affiliated stores. On all other purchases, 2 reward points will be earned for every 100 spent. They can also earn 5% Cash back at Auchan Stores in India. In addition, coupons worth ₹ 2,500 will be sent with the credit card when you join the Inner Circle program. Further to this, the Inner Circle Platinum Credit Card is free for life.

 

FBB SBI StyleUp Card

As soon as you sign up for the SBI StyleUp card you receive a welcome gift voucher worth ₹ 500 at Fbb. The other benefits that card has to offer- 2,000 Bonus Reward Points every year, 10 % discount whenever you shop for Fbb merchandise at Fbb & Big Bazaar outlets, earn 10X Reward Points on all spends at Big Bazaar & Standalone Fbb outlets, and on all Dining expenditures.

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Get ₹ 600 off on Uber rides with Cardback

We’ve collaborated with Uber, a mobile-app-based transportation network to make travel convenient for our users. All Cardback users, who are using Uber for the first time, will be able to avail a discount of Rs.300 each on their first two rides; thus, a total discount of Rs.600 can be availed. All Cardback users will receive a promo code when they log into Cardback next time. The same promo code will be applicable for your first two rides on Uber, if you’re new to Uber. If you are an existing user of Uber, you can pass on the promo code to your family and friends, and share the good karma :) To receive the promo code download or open Cardback on your phone.

Please note that you will need to update to the latest version of Cardback on your phone to avail this offer. This offer begins from March 9th, 2015 and will be available only for Android users, for now. The offer will be available for our iOS users soon; keep checking this space for updates.

 

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How do I find my Promo Code?

Open Cardback on your phone to receive a pop-up notification with the promotion code (as it appears in the first image).

 

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Oops, I missed seeing the Notification!

  1. Click on the side menu (as it appears in the second image).
  2. Tap on the Uber code option, a page with the promo code will appear on your screen.

Don’t forget to use Cardback to see your best card when you pay for your future Uber rides. Hope you have a safe ride!

Keep swiping!

 

Terms and Conditions:

This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer.

If you face any issues while using the promo code, please reach out to Uber support.

 

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Holi offers are Holy this time!

people_celebrate_holiAs Holi is just around the corner, bazaars are bustling with both customary items like such as pichkaris, gulal and gujias, and other discounts and offers specially rolled out for the occasion. Several banks are offering special discounts across categories, ranging from shopping to travel. The best thing is that all these offers will continue throughout the month of March. To make things easier for you, we have prepared a consolidated list of the exciting offerings.

Travel

There is good news for those who are packing their bags to go back home this Holi! Kotak Mahindra bank is offering 15% cashback while booking a domestic round-trip flight for one passenger on MakeMyTrip. If you own a HSBC credit or debit card, you can avail a cashback of Rs. 250 on the same booking. While booking a bus ticket on MakeMyTrip, you can avail a 6% cashback on your HDFC debit card and 4% cashback from IndusInd[1] credit or debit card.

If you are planning your journey via train you can avail a 1% cashback in the form of cashback points while booking your tickets on IRCTC through your HDFC debit card.[2]

All ICICI credit and debit card holders will get 10% off on bus tickets while booking through BusPapa.com.[3] You can also avail Rs. 300 off on one way/return domestic flight ticket bookings on Musafir.com.

You can get 10% off on base fares if you book your flights using your SBI credit card and Rs. 600 off on domestic round trip using your IndusInd credit or debit card on GoIndigo. IndusInd credit or debit card holders can get Rs. 500 off on one way domestic flight booking on Flywidus.com.[4]

Not just those you are traveling outside the city, there are reasons for you to be excited if you are traveling within the city. You can get a free ride upto Rs. 75 if you book your Meru cab online via your ICICI credit or debit card.

Shopping

The Excitement for the Holi shopping season is soaring and this excitement doubles when you see festive offers and discounts on the things you wish to buy. Furthermore, your wardrobe becomes demanding during festivals and banks understand this demand! HDFC bank is offering 5% cashback on minimum spend of Rs. 4000 with your HDFC debit card on Snapdeal.[5] If you hold a Citibank credit card you can avail a 15% off on a minimum purchase of Rs. 2500, while shopping online.[6] IndusInd credit and debit card holders can enjoy a 30% off on minimum purchase of Rs. 1599 on Jabong and Rs. 500 off on a min. purchase of Rs. 1299 on American Swan.

Your look isn’t complete without a pair of eyewear! All Citibank credit and debit card holders can enjoy a 10% off on branded frames, contact lenses & sunglasses at GKB Opticals (Delhi NCR and Mumbai).

If you are parents of young ones, it is time for you to buy toys and baby gear using your ICICI credit or debit card and get a 10% off at FirstCry. You can use your Kotak Mahindra debit card and get a 15% off at the same store.[7]

Big ticket electronic products are on your list; this is the right time to swipe your ICICI debit card at Croma for 10% off on all products.[8] SBI is also offering a 5% cashback for all its credit card holders at any Sony showroom (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune), on a minimum transaction of Rs. 25000.

Gifting

Festive season is the time to pamper your parents, relatives and friends with unique gifts. Books remain the best gifts for all age groups. If you ordering books from Crossword, use your HDFC credit card for 5X reward points. Kotak Mahindra debit card holders can enjoy an additional 10% off on books; music; movies and toys at Landmark.[9]

You can send flowers to your loved ones and get 15% off on min. spend of Rs. 700 at FernsNPetals on your Indusind credit card.

The Bombay Store has some real unique gifting options and you can 10% off on all categories of products by simply using your ICICI credit and debit card.

Why not pamper your loved ones with natural-organic products from Natural Mantra. Use your ICICI credit or debit card to get Rs. 250 off on minimum purchase of Rs. 1000.

Another eccentric gift item can be engravings of photo, graphic and/or text is etched on to a wooden plaque. Make your purchase on Engrave and get 20% off on canvas print using your ICICI credit or debit card.

Holiday for yourself!

If this is your “my time” after a while, we recommend you a holiday close to the nature! Youreka, India’s first adventure-based learning organization promises to provide true adventure, unforgettable experiences, and memories of a lifetime. And guess what, you can also get a 20% off on any program you select if you possess a Kotak Mahindra debit card.

Now that you know the offers on your cards, you must go out and splurge this holiday season. And don’t forget to download Cardback if you wish to know all offers running specifically on your cards. Remember, we never take your card number or any other sensitive information!

[1] Not valid on OSRTC; UPSTRC; Luxaria Travels; BSRTC; Punjab Roadways and other state road transport corporation buses; max. cashback Rs. 75

[2] Maximum cashback: Rs. 100 per month

[3] Min. purchase Rs. 500; max. discount Rs. 80

[4] Min. booking of Rs. 12666

[5] The cashback will be in the form of cashback points; maximum cashback: Rs. 500 per month

[6] Except for jewelry; gold; gift vouchers; Casio watches

[7] Min. purchase of Rs. 1500; max. off Rs. 1500

[8] Valid only online

[9] Valid only online

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10 trends for the plastic money (cards) industry in 2015

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The plastic card industry is a large, growing, and profitable segment of financial services. Not many had imagined that this would gain the kind of prominence that it did in 2014. We believe that that in 2015, we will see the plastic & digital money sector – credit cards, debit cards, digital wallets – making headway and establishing itself, deep into the lives of people, especially in developing economies like India. As Smartphone penetration increases, mobile payments are becoming popular. Customers are switching their preference from cash to card to online wallets. As customers evolve, so does the industry. We have highlighted nine trends that will shape the cards space in India in 2015.

Towards Cashback, away from Discounts!

Ecommerce has begun generating tremendous interest in Cashback. Both large retailers as well as Ecommerce giants are moving away from the traditional strategy of providing instantaneous discounts to Cashback, as a means of customer acquisition. The government also embraces Cashback as a policy; this has been largely visible in RuPay Cashback and LPG Cashback program. In 2015, we will see Cashback credits going to respective merchant accounts or wallets.

More online offers

In 2014, we saw Ecommerce emerge in a big way; this year will witness several partnerships between Eretailers and payment industry. With touch and feel becoming comparatively less important and consumers shifting to online as a preferred mode of purchasing, we will see more exclusive online offers that the previous year.

Growing focus on reward programs

Customer loyalty is the biggest challenge facing most organizations and brands. Reward programs are being seen as the best way of building customer loyalty. In 2015, we will notice more and more banks and cards offering reward programs to engage with customers and build long-term association with them.

Drop in co-branded cards

In the past two years, most banks have discontinued their co-branded cards with one single merchant. For instance, Citibank terminated their alliance with Jet, thereby suspending the Citibank – Jet Privilege card. We also observed that ICICI bank discontinued close to 25 co-branded cards last year. In 2015, we will see the blooming of merchant aggregation platforms and diminishing of co-branded cards.

EMI schemes on debit cards

EMI schemes have been on a rise to enhance the purchasing power of the customers. EMI on credit card is not new; however, we saw the emergence of EMI schemes on debit card. ICICI Bank announced the launch of EMI facility on debit cards to enable its customers to convert high value transactions into easy instalments. Only those with fixed deposit with the bank can avail this scheme. We will see more banks offering similar facilities to its customers in 2015.

Wallets will become a mainstream payment method

Services like ApplePay and Google Wallet are being embraced by people. In 2015, wallets will gain mainstream adoption. Next-generation and digital payment methods like ApplePay have revolutionized mobile payments. As consumer lifestyles grow ever more connected, Wallets can be seen as the beginning of an “all-digital” future.

Increased number of live credit cards

Until recently the penetration of credit cards and electronic payments was not very evolved in India. Despite a strong population of 1.25 billion, only 18.8 million credit cards existed in the country, with approximately 331 million debit cards till 2014. However, this has been changing. E-commerce boom and more acceptance of plastic money is driving growth in the credit card industry. There has been substantial increase in the number of transactions. In addition to this, banks are continuously churning their portfolio and have been weeding inactive cards on a regular basis. The increasing purchasing power and growing financial awareness will also aid in raising the number of credit cards in India.

Increase in number of airport lounges giving free access on cards

Both MasterCard & Visa have now provided free access at more airport lounges that they did before. According to our observation the free access at airport lounges has increased from under 10 lounges in the country to almost 13 lounges. We have seen a trend of increasing the breath and reducing the depth, i.e. covering more airports and lounges while reducing the number of instances one can use this facility. Furthermore, banks are partnering with specialized cards and companies like Priority Pass designed specifically for this purpose. Thus, in 2015 free access to airport lounges will increase as cardholders will be able to use larger number of facilities.

Increase in independent loyalty programs and cards

Indian marketers are facing a tough time in providing premier customer experience and building customer engagement & retention strategies. Marketers are rewarding shoppers beyond a boring piece of plastic by providing deals, offers, discounts and coupons. Amidst this, marketers from various sectors including retail, travel and hospitality are constantly striving to build loyalty amongst customers. In 2015, independent loyalty programs will come to the forefront and marketers will adopt cost effective and customer friendly loyalty programs.

More complicated terms and conditions

The card issuers, esp. banks, have begun experimenting with the kind of benefits they carve out for their users. The focus of offers and rewards has shifted from ‘users’ to ‘use-cases’. This experimentation has in turn resulted in more clauses and complications in the fine-print. Today’s cardholder is getting a better deal compared to the olden days, but he is unable to either know, or understand how he stands to benefit. This is where Cardback swoops in and helps you, the consumer. The app simplifies all the terms and conditions, and brings the most important data upfront for your consumption. Download the app on your Android phone, iPhone and Windows Phone.

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