Category Archive: Discover

May 11

Citi Double Cash Card: The Best Credit Card for Most People

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A few days ago, I was asked for a credit card recommendation by a friend. I went into my diatribe about the various cards, benefits, etc. She listened patiently for a minute and then said, “I just want a card to use for everything. I don’t have the time to sort through my wallet and …

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Apr 06

Discover’s 5% Category: Home Improvement Stores And Wholesale Clubs

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It’s time for the quarterly “you really need a Discover Card” thread. Discover offers some of the most versatile cards out there, with such benefits as excellent customer service and no foreign transaction fees, two features that don’t seem to matter until you need them. They matter. Best of all, Discover pulls it off without …

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Mar 02

Discover 5% Categories for Second Quarter

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Doing your annual home improvement project as the weather turns warm? Good. Make sure you have a Discover card, since home improvement stores (and warehouse clubs, for that matter) are the 5% categories for April-June. (At Least) 5% Back at Home Improvement And Warehouse Clubs Every three months, Discover offers It members a bonus at certain …

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Dec 06

Why You Need A Discover Card

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In terms of credit cards, Discover is the little card that could. It’s not one that I write a lot about and it doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it is absolutely worth having one of their cards, and the January – March 5% bonus is just one more reason. Read on. Discover Card …

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Sep 10

A Reminder about Quarterly Promotions

Just a reminder: If you plan on taking part in a promotion, you almost always have to register for it. Even if you complete everything that the promo asks you to do, if you haven’t signed up for it, you won’t get anything. It may seem like overkill, but it’s not a bad idea to …

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Sep 03

When Bad Things Happen to Good Credit Card Customers

One of my favorite credit cards is the new Barclays JetBlue card, the successor to the American Express JetBlue card. It has a great sign-up bonus (although the bonus for the free card has been reduced), makes it easy to earn a ton of points and offers a path to elite status. So I was disappointed …

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Jun 28

JetBlue Sale, 5% Back at Amazon from Discover And Hamilton Tickets

Note: If you got an email asking you to reconfirm your subscription to the site, it is from me, not phishing. I recently changed subscription services due to problems with the old one and, unfortunately, a lot of the bad addresses got carried over. Please click on the confirmation in your email to reset the …

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Mar 02

JetBlue Award Sale and Discover Bonus Categories

JetBlue Award Sale JetBlue is running one of its infamous flash sales although this time, it’s for reward flights. JetBlue’s sales are often 48-hours in nature and come loaded with restrictions, but this one isn’t bad. Book an award flight by March 4, for travel April 26-June 16, and they’ll knock 25% off the cost …

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Dec 06

Discover Card 5% Categories for 1Q16

For those of you with a Discover It card, make sure to register for the first quarter bonus (They’ll send you an email or you can go to the website.) and you’ll get 5% back on all gas station and ground transportation purchases up to $1,500. That’s an extra $75 if you use it right. …

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Nov 04

Eating and Shopping for Fun and Miles

As we approach the holidays, you’ll get more and more offers to help separate you from your cash. Just remember Rule #1: Never shop without getting something back for it. Dining for Miles Crude but effective. Restaurants that have trouble generating traffic at a particular time of day (or at all) are willing to partner …

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