Four Things You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Embracing This Festive Season

26 October, 2023

The air is brimming with good vibes, and the celebratory moods are getting stronger as the festive season draws closer. And many of you might have already charted out to-do lists in preparation for the big days. But before you go all-out on a cleaning spree or get busy in the kitchen, don’t lose sight of what this time stands for – time to be happy, to share the joy with near and dear ones, to self-indulge and pamper yourself without feeling guilty, and make someone smile with every purchase you make.

If you’ve been too caught up with meeting deadlines, juggling between your myriad responsibilities or feeling mentally exhausted with all that life has thrown at you; now is the time to take a break and unwind.

Here are ways for upcoming festive season enjoyment without going on unnecessary guilt trips:

Relish festive delicacies

Festivals don’t come every day, which makes it a time to put dieting aside (if you can afford to do so) for a few days. This time of the year involves making, buying and exchanging festive sweets and meals; so, enjoy them without that feeling of guilt hanging over your head. And don’t worry too much about the weighing scale; a few cheat days won’t do you any harm. The trick is simple, eat what you want to, but in moderation and stop counting calories.

This festive season is the perfect time to indulge your tastebuds and relish every meal with loved ones. You can get started by ordering your favourite dishes and using HDFC Bank Festive Treats to enjoy flat discounts during this season. You can enjoy up to 10% instant discount on your HDFC Bank Credit Cards and EasyEMI when you shop at Lulu International; get amazing deals on groceries, confectionaries, etc.

Take a break from work and relax

Shutting down your laptop and muting work messages is not enough if your mind is still working overtime. And if your calendar is filled with meetings, calls and deadlines, then squeezing in time for relaxing can be hard. But now with festive holidays coming up and a few long weekend opportunities, try to unplug from your work responsibilities and refresh your senses. The workaholic in you might be itching to get back to work, but taking timely breaks is essential to avoid burnout. In the long run, it refuels your productivity at work as well. So, relax and do things that you enjoy; go on a road trip, have a movie marathon, indulge in your hobbies, play your favourite sports or anything else that makes you feel refreshed and energised. Let the festive season be an opportunity for you to wind down and take the time to create memories you will cherish in the future. Take advantage of HDFC Bank Festive Treats:

  • MakeMyTrip: Flat ₹1,000-2,000 discount on domestic flights and ₹2,500-7,500 on international flights. Up to 12% discount on domestic and international hotel bookings and flat 25% discount on holiday packages. Applicable on HDFC Bank EasyEMI. (T&C apply)

  • Goibibo: Flat ₹1,000-2,000 discount on domestic flights and ₹2,500-7,500 on international flights. Flat 14% and 12% discount on domestic and international hotel bookings. Applicable on HDFC Bank EasyEMI. (T&C apply)

  • Yatra: Instant discount on one-way and round-trip domestic flight bookings using HDFC Bank Cards. (T&C apply)

  • Zoomcar: Get 20% off up to ₹700 using HDFC Bank Cards. (T&C apply)

  • Get up to ₹3,000 off on domestic flight booking, up to ₹7,000 off on international flight booking, up to ₹20,000 off on Holiday Packages using HDFC Bank Debit/Credit Cards. (T&C apply)

Shop to your heart’s content

Festivals and shopping are two sides of the same coin, and with numerous sales and offers, it’s a great excuse to shower yourself with gifts. And with HDFC Bank Festive Treats, you don’t have to worry about spending too much. With both online and in-store deals from top brands and sellers, you can grab the best deals on your purchases. With HDFC Bank on your side, you can enjoy the festive season to the fullest without worrying about burning a hole in your pocket! Here are some excellent festive season shopping deals you can cash in on:

  • Save up on your purchases by enjoying additional offers on EasyEMI and SmartBuy. (T&C apply) and get up to 10X Reward Points or 10% CashBack via SmartBuy (T&C apply) 

  • Apple retail: Save up to ₹10,000 With HDFC Bank Cards & EasyEMI on a range of Apple products. (T&C apply) 

  • JBL by Harman: Up to ₹6,000 CashBack on JBL by Harman using HDFC Bank Debit & Credit Card and EasyEMI. (T&C apply) 

  • Calvin Klein: 10% Cashback on HDFC Bank Credit Cards & EasyEMI. (T&C apply) 

  • Homecentre: 10% Instant Discount on HDFC Bank Credit Cards & EasyEMI. (T&C apply) 

  • Giva: Flat ₹200 off on silver jewellery using HDFC Bank Cards. (T&C apply).

In addition to these, a wide range of festive shopping offers awaits you.

Splurge on big purchases

The festival season is an auspicious time to make expensive, long-term purchases like a car or a bike. And with HDFC Bank as your financer, funding is the easiest part of the process. With Festive Treats, take advantage of the Xpress Car loan at 8.80% interest rate. With a Personal Loan, take advantage of the 10.50% onwards interest rate, with loans up to ₹40 lakh disbursed to selected customers in 10 seconds. Similarly, with a Two-Wheeler Loan, get up to 100% financing and EMI @ ₹37/1,000 onwards (T&C apply). Also, if you’re planning to buy a home, now is the time with Xpress Home Loan rates starting from 8.35% p.a.* and 50% off on processing fee*. With HDFC Bank, you can easily fulfil your luxurious dreams this festive season.

If you are not yet an HDFC Bank customer and want to avail the above offers, all you need to do is spare a few minutes to open a Savings Account instantly via InstaAccount online. Opening the HDFC Bank Instant Savings Account is a completely digital process.  To open savings account online you just have to download the HDFC Bank InstaAccount app or log onto the website and get started. InstaAccount is automatically enabled for NetBanking and Mobile Banking, and you will also get your customer ID and account number instantly. This way you can go about your banking activities and even make the most of the above festive offers. While you shop, you also give others the opportunity to celebrate. 

​​​​​​​*Terms and conditions apply. The information provided in this article is generic in nature and for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for specific advice in your own circumstances.