Confirmed: Discover Deals Cash Back Bonuses Also Doubled at End of 1st Year!

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I wrote about how you can now get up to 10% cash back with the Discover it card.

That’s because Discover will double the cash back you’ve earned at the end of 12 months.  This is a fantastic deal!

Now, Doctor of Credit confirms Discover will also double the cash back you earn shopping through the Discover Deals shopping portal.

Confirmed Discover Deals Cash Back Bonuses Also Doubled At End Of 1st Year

Earn Even More Cash Back Through the Discover Deals Shopping Portal!

I’ll show you how to earn the most cash back!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Discover it

Link:   Discover Deals Shopping Portal

Link:   Up to 10% Cash Back With the Discover it Card for the 1st Year

Discover has confirmed that all cash back you earn with the Discover it card will be doubled at the end of 12 billing cycles.

This includes 1% cash back from regular card purchases, rotating 5% cash back category bonuses, Discover Deals shopping portal offers, and refer-a-friend bonuses.

Confirmed Discover Deals Cash Back Bonuses Also Doubled At End Of 1st Year

Get Your Money! Shop Online Through Discover Deals and Stack the Cash Back!

This is great news for folks who like to shop online.  Because the Discover Deals shopping portal often pays the highest cash back!

Note:  You do NOT have to be a new cardholder to earn double cash back for 1 year.  If you already have the Discover it card, you can request double cash back by calling 800-347-3085.

Making the Most of the Deal

You’ll earn the most cash back if you stack the 5% cash back rotating quarterly category bonuses with shopping on the Discover Deals portal.

For example, you’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending each quarter at:

  • Home Improvement Stores, Department Stores, and Amazon (July 2015 to September 2015) – $75 cash back ($1,500 in spending X 5%)
  • Holiday Shopping (October 2015 to December 2015) – $75 in cash back ($1,500 in spending X 5%)

And Discover will double the cash back you’ve earned after 12 billing cycles.

Let’s look at examples using the Discover Deals shopping portal.

1.   Macys

From July 2015 to September 2015, you’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending at department stores, including Macys.

I checked evreward to find the best cash back shopping portal deals.  Through Discover Deals, you’ll earn an additional 10% cash back!

Confirmed Discover Deals Cash Back Bonuses Also Doubled At End Of 1st Year

Earn 10% Cash Back When You Shop at Macys Through the Discover Deals Portal

Suppose you made a $100 purchase through the Discover Deals portal and used your Discover it card to pay.  You’d earn:

  • $10 (10% cash back) from shopping through the Discover Deals portal
  • $5 (5% cash back department store category bonus) for using your Discover it card

That’s a total of $15 (15%) cash back just to start.  But Discover will double your cash back after 12 billing cycles, so you’ll actually earn $30 total (30% cash back!).

That’s a fantastic deal!

2.   Home Depot

Also from July 2015 to September 2015, you’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending when you use your Discover it card at home improvement stores, like Home Depot.

And by shopping through the Discover Deals portal, you’ll earn an additional 5% cash back!

Confirmed Discover Deals Cash Back Bonuses Also Doubled At End Of 1st Year

Earn 5% Cash Back (Which Doubles at the End of the Year) by Shopping Through Discover Deals

So if you spent $100 at Home Depot by going through the Discover Deals portal 1st, and paying with your Discover it card, you’d earn:

  • $5 (5% cash back) from shopping through the Discover Deals portal
  • $5 (5% cash back home improvement store category bonus) for using your Discover it card

That’s $10 (10% cash back) immediately, which is doubled at the end of 12 months.  So you’d earn a total of $20 (20% cash back).

Refer-a-Friend Cash Bonus Doubled, Too!

If you sign-up for the Discover it card using a friend’s referral link, you’ll earn $50 after you make a purchase in the 1st 3 months of account opening.

And so will your friend!

These bonuses are ALSO doubled after 12 months!  So each of you will receive $100 cash back total.

And cardholders can refer as many as 10 friends a year.  That’s $500 in referral bonuses, doubled to $1,000 after 12 months!

Confirmed Discover Deals Cash Back Bonuses Also Doubled At End Of 1st Year

Refer a Friend for the Discover it Card and Earn $50, Doubled to $100 After 12 Months!

You can use my link, or in the comments, post your own for folks to use!

If you’re already a cardholder, you can get your Discover it referral link here.

Bottom Line

Discover confirms it will double ALL cash back earned in your 1st 12 billing cycles with the Discover it card at the end of the 1st year.

Including cash back earned from category bonus spending, shopping through the Discover Deals online portal, and refer-a-friend bonuses.

This is a fantastic opportunity to stack these bonuses and earn 20% to 30% or more cash back on your purchases!

And if you want to share your refer-a-friend link in the comments, please do!

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17 responses to “Confirmed: Discover Deals Cash Back Bonuses Also Doubled at End of 1st Year!

  1. Great post Daraius – thank you. I’ve been reading conflicting infomation about whether they were going to double all the cashback, so I’m glad you and DoC have confirmed this.

    Also, for those that don’t wish to call, I was able to enroll my Discover IT card via a secure message. You should be able to do the same by messaging them and requesting them to enroll you in the ‘double cashback promotion’.

    Here’s a referral link to the Discover IT application page if anyone wants to help me earn more cashback (thanks in advance! 🙂

    http://bit.ly/1dZzxOT

  2. Discover is fantastic. I still have 9 friends to invite: Thank you for letting us share our links 🙂

    http://bit.ly/1ImVYKg

  3. Here is my link. You’ll get $50 and so will I (plus it will be doubled!)! Thank you for letting us post our links! It’s greatly appreciated! http://bit.ly/1AZO5rT

  4. Thank you very much for all your help and useful information, I leave my link below:
    http://bit.ly/1ImVYKg

  5. Darius can you remind me of the rules around Discover IT if you already have had the old Discover card for years? Can you apply for this one also or does you give up the old one? Do you need to use up all your CB before getting the new one or would it roll over?

  6. Thank you very much for all of your helpful posts and for letting people share there links!. Here is mine: http://bit.do/5EaX

  7. Thanks for the great blog and for letting us post our links! Here is mine: http://bit.ly/1HZsSLM

    Cheers!

  8. Thanks MMS! Calling Discover to sign-up for this was a breeze. If anyone wants to sign-up for Discover, I’d appreciate if you could use my link: http://bit.ly/1HZHk6i

  9. Thanks alot for sharing this article. I could sign up for double cash back :).
    Here is my referral link : http://bit.ly/1B1iE0h
    Note: This referral is for Discover it for Students. Double cashback works on this card as well.
    Thanks in advance.

  10. Here’s my referral link:

    http://bit.ly/1S8ZRVd

    I’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have about this deal or any other deal. Thanks to MMS for allowing us to post our links.

  11. If anyone of you want 50$ referral bonus then do drop me an email to bavanidinesh@gmail.com, I shall refer you folks and if its approved we both get 50$ each, if you apply directly with discover there is no first use bonus available. If I am not wrong, the 50$ that you earn will be doubled after 1 year which would mean u earn $100 for just using your Discover card in first 3 months.

  12. DOUBLE-DIPPING? Maybe not.: Several blogs have described that you can use this Discover Deals portal to double dip the Double Cashback. So, I started doing that by going to DD, clicking through to Groupon (5% CB on DD * 2 for the doubling = 10% net). There was nothing in the offer terms that said gift cards were excluded for Groupon so I used my Discover card at Groupon to then buy a $100 Groupon GC (1% CB for using the Discover card *2 for the double play on the card = 2%). At that point I was up 12%, and so next I went back through the DD portal, clicked on the Groupon 5% CB (again, 5% CB on DD * 2 for the doubling = 10% net). That brought me to a total of 22% accumlated CB. Clicking through DD to Groupon the 2nd time I now used my Groupon GC to buy already heavily discounted local deals… SWEET!! HOWEVER, I just took some time to read through the DD FAQ to make sure that what I think I am doing IS the TRULY the case. I don’t want to be spinning my wheels expecting double cash back only to find out 12 months later it was never working. What I found out concerns me (I went here: https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/faqs/discoverdeals.html) and this is what I found on the FAQ Do I need to pay with my Discover card? Because Discover Deals are a result of a partnership between the merchant and Discover card, you will need to use your Discover card in order to take advantage of the offer. So maybe double dip is not working with GC’s?????? Thoughts?

  13. Hi, I just called the number you mentioned to request double cash back on my existing discover card and the request was denied. The woman told me this deal is for new card holders only. Just FYI

  14. Use my link to sign up for Discover IT now and you’ll make $100 in cash!

    That’s: $50 sign up bonus with the on-going double-point promotion = $100

    http://bit.ly/1KVeWYu

    See my Tweeter for more referral bonus! https://twitter.com/jasctwit

  15. I used a link to obtain the Discover it card and received the $50 dollar bonus. Currently, I am a student and was approved for the Discover it card. The best part about this card is the Discover portal deals they offer on top of the 5% categories. If you would like the bonus use the link below to get the $50 dollar bonus as well, which will essentially be a $100 bonus due to the double cash back offer for the first year. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

    http://bit.ly/1Qc9JvI

  16. Hello everyone,

    If anyone is planning on signing up and doesn’t
    have a referral link yet, you’re more than welcome to use mine. We’d
    both get $50. It even doubles to 100 for the first year. Thank you!

    http://refer.discover.com/s/etvvw

  17. $50 sign up bonus, doubled it to $100 after 12 months!

    Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Still have 10 referrals available. Here is my Discover It referral link:

    http://refer.discover.com/s/de77z

    Thanks ^_^