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Update: Discover has added additional bonus categories for Q3 and Q4 2019. Please see this post for more details.
Discover has announced its 5% Cashback Calendar for 2019. Each quarter, holders of the Discover it® Card or the Discover® More® Card can earn up to 5% cash back on $1,500 of spending (maximum $75 cash back) at a variety of retailers. Merchants featuring in the 2019 calendar include Grocery Stores, Gas Stations, Uber and Lyft, Restaurants, and Amazon.com.
2019 5% Cashback Calendar
- Q1: Grocery Stores from January to March 2019 – Promo finished
- Q2: Gas Stations, Uber, and Lyft from April to June 2019 – Activation available now
- Q3: Restaurants from July to September 2019 – Activation available May 1, 2019
- Q4: Amazon.com from October to December 2019 – Activation available August 1, 2019
Overview of Discover 5% Cash Back
- You need to register to activate your 5% cashback earning
- The bonus is available to holders of the Discover it® Card or the Discover® More® Card
- Earn 5% cashback on up to $1,500 of purchases (maximum $75 cash back) per quarter
- Restaurant purchases are those made at merchants classified as full-service restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, and fast food locations
- Online delivery is also included
- Purchases made using tap-and-pay, mobile or wireless card readers, virtual wallets or similar technology may not be eligible
- Rewards are added to your Cashback Bonus account within two billing periods
If you are a fan of cash back, you cannot really go wrong with the Discover 5% bonus categories. Remember that Chase also has a similar 5% cashback program for holders of the Chase Freedom®. Watching each quarter, if you leverage both cards you could be earning 5% back on a combined spend of $3,000 per quarter ($150).
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