HSBC Advance Mastercard Calculator

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3x-2x Dining & Entertainment
10% Off onefinestay
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Review the details of the HSBC Advance Mastercard, calculate how many HSBC Points you can earn based on spend, and compare against top rewards cards.

The HSBC Advance Mastercard is a solid card that earn bonus points on dining and entertainment purchases. The card features an introductory earning rate that will earn you 3x across both categories and 2x on non-category purchases on the first $25,000 in spend during the first 12 months the account is opened. Along with the good intro rates, you'll also receive special discounts, complimentary memberships, and more.

In order to obtain the HSBC Advance Mastercard, you must have an HSBC Advance or Premier checking account relationship. The requirements for these accounts are listed below. Without an Advance or Premier checking account, you will not be able to obtain most of HSBC's credit cards.

HSBC Advance Checking
Must meet at least one requirement.

  • Maintain combined balances in U.S. Dollar personal deposits accounts and investment* balances of at least $5,000
  • Maintain a recurring direct deposit from a third party to an HSBC Advance checking account once per calendar month
  • Maintain an HSBC U.S. residential mortgage loan

HSBC Premier Checking
Must meet at least one requirement.

  • Have at least $75,000 in total deposits and/or investments
  • Have at least $5,000 in total direct deposits per month
  • Maintain U.S. residential mortgage loan with an original loan amount of at least $500,000

Bonus Categories

The HSBC Advance Mastercard features two categories that earn bonus points which is dining and entertainment. You'll earn an additional 1 HSBC Point for every $1 spent on the card during the introductory period which is when you hit $25,000 in spend or 12-months have passed since you obtained the card, whichever is sooner.

  • 2x Dining
    • +1 for a total of 3x during the introductory period ($25k spend or 12 months passed).
    • Some food delivery services will also trigger this category.
  • 2x Entertainment
    • +1 for a total of 3x during the introductory period ($25k spend or 12 months passed).
    • Entertainment includes:
      • Amusement Parks
      • Movie Theaters
      • Bowling Alley
      • Zoos
      • Other Ticket-Type Events
  • 1x Non-Category
    • +1 for a total of 2x during the introductory period ($25k spend or 12 months passed).
    • Some food delivery services will also trigger this category.

Perks & Benefits

The HSBC Advance Mastercard features a good amount of benefits (mostly offered by Mastercard) that consists of discounts, complimentary membership, and travel perks.

  • 10% onefinestay Discount
    • High-end rental properties in big cities such as New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris.
  • MasterRental Coverage
    • Covers physical damage and theft to most rental vehicles.
  • MasterCard Travel & Lifestyle Services
    • Offers luxury travel perks, amenities, and upgrades at some travel destinations.
  • Mastercard Airport Concierge
    • 15% off meet and greet services; agent escorts you through the airport on departures, arrivals, or connecting flights.
  • Shoprunner Membership
    • Free 2-day shipping and free return shipping at more than 140 online stores.
  • Postmates Discount
    • $5 off orders of $25 or more for delivery of food, drinks, and groceries.
    • Does not include taxes, delivery fees, and tips.
  • Priceless Golf
    • Discounted access to select golf courses.
    • Complimentary grounds passes for PGA Tournaments.
    • Priceless Lessons with PGA Tour professionals.
  • Cellular Wireless Telephone Protection
    • Up to $600 per claim.

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The standard sign up bonus for the HSBC Advance Mastercard is the extra 1 HSBC Point per $1 spent on the first $25,000 in purchases made during the first 12 months from account opening.

The card also offers a 0% introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months from account opening.


Annual Fee

The HSBC Advance Mastercard has a $0 annual fee for Advance and Premier clients which means while you're always earn a positive return on your card spend.

If you're no longer an Advance or Premier client, the card will cost $45 annually. In my opinion, the card will not be worth it at that point as there's plenty of no-annual fee cards that earn similar or better rates than the HSBC Advance Mastercard.

Authorized User Fee

The HSBC Advance Mastercard does not have an authorized user fee. I recommend adding family and friends if they spend across any of the categories featured on the card.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The HSBC Advance Mastercard does not have a foreign transaction fee. This means you can earn HSBC Points internationally without worrying about being penalized.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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Enter how much you spend in each category listed. You can click on the amount to edit the value. You can use +/- Categories to add and remove categories from the list and Options to copy spend between columns and clear all spend.
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This will clear the spend in all of the categories in both columns. This will also clear all saved values.
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Copy Right will take the spend from the left column and copy it to the right column. Copy Left will take the spend from the right column and copy it to the left column. The spend amount ($) and unit of time (month, day, quarter) will be copied over.
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This section holds sign up bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and bonus bonuses. Most bonuses here will be listed automatically based on certain criteria. You can click 'Extra Bonus' if you wish to enter your own bonus amount.
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Total Earnings
Sum of all rewards above this line.
Cash Value of Earnings
Based off of currency worth.
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This is a list of cash perks and bonuses associated with the selected card(s). Some perks will be listed here automatically. You can click on 'Perk Bonus' if you want to add additional value for the card.
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Total Card Value
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Total Return
The percent you are earning per dollar spent on this card.

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