Activate Discover It 5% Bonus for Amazon, Department Stores, & Sam’s Club

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Activate Discover It 5% Bonus for Amazon, Department Stores, & Sam’s Club

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Save money on your year-end shopping, including for Christmas!

If you have the Discover it card, you can now activate your card to earn 5% cash back at department stores, Sam’s Club, & Amazon from October 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016!

You can earn up to $75 cash back each quarter on bonus categories with your Discover it card (and more if you’re a new cardholder!).

Activate Discover It 5 Bonus For Amazon Department Stores Sams Club
What’s in the Bag? Discover Has Some Great Bonus Categories to Finish Out the Year. Get 10% Back If You’re a New Cardmember!

I’ll share the details.

Earn 5% Back at Department Stores, Sam’s Club, & Amazon

Link:   Discover It

Link:   Activate the Discover It Bonus

Folks with a Discover It card can now activate the 4th quarter category bonus!

You’ll receive 5% back at department stores, Sam’s Club, and Amazon, up to $1,500 in purchases from October 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.  That’s up to $75 cash back!  

Visit Discover’s Cashback Calendar, sign-in to your Discover account, and click “Activate Now.”  Simple as that!

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Offer is available between October 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016
  • Nearly all Amazon purchases will qualify, including Amazon Prime subscriptions, and items sold by third-party merchants
  • Department Stores are defined as retailers selling a wide variety of merchandise, with separate checkout counters in each department
  • Sam’s Club purchases made in-store and online qualify
  • Gas purchases are not eligible
  • Mobile forms of payment (tap-and-pay, virtual wallets, etc.) may not be eligible

Also keep in mind you must activate the bonus before you shop.  Because the rewards will NOT apply retroactively.  Because it only takes a second to activate, I recommend doing it now so you won’t forget later.

I hate shopping at department stores, but I’m sure others will get big savings from this category!

New Cardmembers Get Twice the Rewards!

Discover It currently has a $50 sign-up bonus after your first purchase within the first 3 months of opening your account.

And if you are a new cardmemberDiscover will match your card’s cashback earnings after 12 billing cycles (including the $50 sign-up bonus!).

So you can effectively earn 10% cash back on these rotating bonus categories.

If you already have the card, you’re eligible to get a second card if you’ve had the first card at least 1 year.

Consider Chase Freedom, Too

Link:   Chase Freedom

Remember, the Chase Freedom also comes with rotating quarterly bonus categories that earn 5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent, on up to $1,500 in the combined categories.

I recommend Chase Freedom over Discover It because you can use the points you earn with Chase Freedom for cash back OR Big Travel!  

When you have other cards like the Chase Sapphire ReserveChase Sapphire Preferred, or Chase Ink Plus, you can transfer the points to partners like United Airlines and Hyatt to get much more than 1 cent per point.

And, Chase has tightened their approval rules, so it’s best to get Chase cards before those from other banks.

Chase hasn’t released their bonus categories for next quarter yet, but I’ll keep you posted when I find out!

Neither card has an annual fee.  So if you make the most of the bonus categories, you’ll have an easy way to save on your everyday purchases throughout the year.

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Thanks.

that was some good info, easy to read,Well done.