July 13, 2013
Rich Q, Chicago, IL:
Whenever I have a major purchase, for instance, clothing or electronics, I always check to see if the vendor is one of the Discover retailers. If so, you can get 5% or more cash back from that purchase. I’ve gone through the Discover site for retailers like Land’s End and Eddie Bauer. If the retailer has a physical store that allows online ordering and in store pickup, such as Best Buy, I always do my order through the Discover link and use store pickup. Within a few days, I get an e-mail from Discover informing me of an additional cashback reward from that store.
It is a great system. Why not get cash back for something you would purchase anyway?
July 12, 2013
Jose C, San Carlos, CA:
I just love Discover, there is no annual fee and when i shop at discover shop i can get cash back at many many rtailers like apple.com I’m so happy with them… They approved me a month ago and so far this is the only card i use believe me i have Visa and Master Card, also Capitol one but Discover has the number one customer service, they are so friendly i just love it. I want to say thank you to Discover for been the mos AWESOME and AMAZING credit card company in The United States of America…. Not to mention they approved me for $1700 when capital one only approved me for $300??
May 8, 2013
I’ve been saving up my reward dollars for over a year now and this month with the Home Improvement deal, I have purchased a new dishwasher. I ordered it through shopdiscover (5% rewards) and in April (5% home improvement rewards) and will pay for it with my rewards balance!
A couple things I really love about Discover is the awesome online features (especially the spending analyzer), 5% Rewards Program, and their customer service. Oh and I love it when they send me coupons…such as the 10% at Home depot! Another $40 savings and $19 rewards! Yup definitely love Discover.
March 5, 2013
Owen G, Sterling, IL:
My wife & I put everything possible (business & personal)on our Discover cards, to the tune of over $36,000 last year, never carrying a balance.
We’ve never redeemed Rewards for cash. For $20 in Rewards we get a $25 Staples gift card. We use these as much as possible for our business needs. Lots of bang for the buck.
Our main use of ShopDiscover has been at walmart.com, in part because of the free “site to store” shipping. We recently bought an item designated “clearance” on walmart.com and still received the 5% cashback bonus, no problem.
Also note Wal-Mart’s “order online, pick up in store” process, which I think is fairly new. I’ll take a 5% discount anywhere, anytime.
January 4, 2013
Kay C, Avon Lake, OH:
I use my Cash Back Bonus to buy gifts at holiday time. I also earn more points by purchasing other gifts through Shop Discover. This card is the best. I’m so happy that over 90% accept the card now. I’m converting to using this card all the time. Love it.
December 1, 2012
Tom M, Jersey Shore, NJ:
I have had a Discover card for YEARS (decades!) and just treated it as a card in my wallet. Only over the last year have I really paid more attention to the cash back rewards, shopdiscover, etc. Just in the last three months alone I’ve been able to use my cash back bonuses for a number of Sunglasses Hut gift cards (over $350 worth), purchase a few books at Amazon and even put some towards my balance.
I’ve read many of the complainers and whiners on the blog – if you aren’t maximizing your benefits, you need to become more aware of what’s available, what limits might apply, time frames, and the fact that your cash back may not reach you for several weeks. I have no one else but myself to blame for my past failures to use the card properly and to its best benefits for me.
I’m so focused now on getting my balance down to zero and then using only this card for all of my purchases. For the balance of this month, however, I’ll use shopdiscover to its full potential to get back even more cash simply by reaching partner websites via the discover website. And none of it will be “forced” purchases. For example, I’ve bought at Lands End, DisneyStore, Restaurant.com for gift cards, Lids, Forever 21 and the North Face — all places I would shop normally for my two kids and other family members.
Great job Discover – I hope you continue to offer all that you do and am certain there will be even more in the future.
October 21, 2012
We have always used our Discover card to pay for our daily lives just to rack up the cash back. We use it to pay for the newspaper , the cable bill, the Gym membership, grass service, pest service, etc. We have been card holders for over 10 years now and we have used our cash back for gift cards to eat out, store cards to buy Christmas gifts, and my two most favorite cash back purchases……Diamonds! An anniversary band and earrings! Ultra Diamonds has the most unique styles and with the double cash back offer we only paid sales tax and both items were valued over $1000 each! I LOVE DISCOVER! Thank You
September 4, 2012
Matthew P, Chicago, IL:
Ask anyone who happens to own the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display and they’ll tell you that it’s, without a doubt, the coolest computer they’ve ever held in their hands. What they may or may not know, is that you can actually buy this must-have technology BELOW retail price. How? Quite simply, through the ShopDiscover.com website. After logging-in to ShopDiscover.com, I was taken to the Online Apple Store. I paid with my Discover card, and BAM! 5% cash back! No coupons to clip, no rebate forms to mail in. It just happened, INSTANTLY. Not only that, but because of the complimentary extended warranty coverage Discover gives its cardholders, I didn’t feel it was necessary to buy the AppleCare Protection Plan. Why? Because Discover’s got me covered for an additional year after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. That’s AS GOOD as getting cash back. All-in-all, I earned a little over $127 in cash back on that purchase, and I saved an additional $349.00 by not buying the Protection Plan. So, I saved about $475 on a $2,500 laptop. That’s a discount of almost 20%! And that’s how I turned 5% Cash Back into 20% Savings
P.S. Oh, and Discover, I’ve been recently looking at buying a new car, so let’s see what you can do about adding BMW to the ShopDiscover.com site, OK? Thanks!
August 15, 2012
Bradley S, Houston, TX:
I always use my discover card online through their Shop Discover program! Most of the time I get at least 5% cash back and free shipping! Other financial institutions are trying to mimic Shop Discover but their programs are no where near as good as discovers!!! Best part is, I can redeem my cash awards through direct deposit!! no other bank does that!!!!
August 14, 2012
Stephen S, Philadelphia, PA:
I was at Best Buy, thinking about picking up an iPad for a upcoming family members birthday. While at the store, I went on to Discover’s shopmall with my phone. Picked out what I wanted, paid online with the Discover card and chose “pick up at store” instead of shipping it to my house.
I walked out of the store five minutes later with the iPad and I made $20 in cash back! It’s FREE MONEY!!!! Thank you Discover!