Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Category: Discover

Apr 12

Discover Card quarterly bonus

One of the nice things about Discover cards is their rotating quarterly bonuses.  For the first $1,500 in spend each quarter, you earn 5% back, instead of whatever your card traditionally pays.  Not huge, but it’s up to $75 per calendar quarter in cash. This quarter’s 5% bonus is restaurants and movies, so if you …

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Mar 24

Wall Street Journal talks cash back cards, but doesn’t get the whole story

It’s that time of year when a young man’s thoughts turn to those of college basketball.  A week ago, I would have been hard-pressed to tell you the name of the Wichita State basketball team or, for that matter, anything else about Wichita State.  Now, I’m counting on them to save my brackets which, much …

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Mar 04

Discover ups the ante: New card pays 3% on all purchases

Until now, my everyday credit card has been the Capital One Venture Card, which pays 2% on all purchases.  And it’s about to be replaced, at least for a year. Discover just announced the Discover It Miles card, which actually pays you in cash, not miles.  The cash-back rate on all purchases is 1.5%, but …

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Dec 31

Southwest Sale, Shopping Portal

Southwest Airlines launched a flash fare sale, good through tomorrow.  The fares are decent, but not great.  The plus side to Southwest is that they don’t charge the nickel-and-diming fees that most other carriers do.  There’s no fee to change your tickets and no fee for the first or second bag, so the fare is …

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