Monday - Nov 20, 2017

Changes to Discover Cashback Rewards Program


Discover has one of the strongest cashback Rewards program. you can  get a minimum of 5% cashback on your purchases at most retailers.

Discover Credit Card offers 5% cashback in categories that change each quarter up to $1,500 maximum per quarter (you can earn $75 cashback for that quarter in the assigned category, after that you earn 1% cashback )

Changes to the Rewards Program: 

Discover has changed their rewards program and I think they are in a positive way. Here is a summary of the changes.

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summary of  Rewards Program changes

you can redeem any amount of cashback for a statement credit, bank deposit or charitable donation

From Apr 1st 2015, you will no longer be able to redeem cashback for Discover gift cards.  While it is good to have options, I think removing this feature should not be a real concern, as you will get most value out of the program if you redeem cashback for partner gift cards.

You cashback will never expire now, If your account is closed or there is no account activity  for 18 months, you cashback will be posted as a statement credit.

You get double value for Rental Car certificates with Enterprise, National or Alamo

You get double the value for Rental Car certificates with Enterprise, National or Alamo

Conclusion:

Discover made changes to Rewards program in a positive way. This is a great credit card to have in wallet as this has no Annual fee and a strong cashback rewards program.

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