Discover 5% Cash Back on Travel?

Q: How do you get Discover 5% cash back travel promotion?

A: During the past few years (usually during the spring time) Discover credit card run a number of commercials which discuss their 5% cash back on travel. However, they fail to mention on the commercial which card(s) exactly qualify for the offer. So you really want to know how to get 5% cashback on travel? Well, here’s your answer…

Why Discover credit cards?
Their cards are known for having no annual fee, great customer service, and above-average rewards. In fact, that’s why this site has elected to be an advertising partner with this company… I believe in their cards. Over the past five years, the other guys that gave 5% rebates reduced their rewards big time to only 2 or 3%. Fortunately, Discover is still going strong and gives their 5%.

ad for Discover travel discount

Discover More Card?
Their most popular was the Discover More card, but that’s recently been replaced with the “it” card.

It’s been out for a few months and offers incredible cash back opportunities throughout the year – up to a 5% Cashback Bonus on gas, hotels, movies, fashion, home improvement, restaurants, drug stores, travel and other categories which vary by quarter. Typically, these categories rotate about four times a year and at any given time, there are usually two or three categories which earn the 5%.

Now the bad news for 2013…
Unfortunately the Discover it calender for 2013 does not include any travel categories.

As mentioned they’ve included them the past several years on the now discontinued More card, but it looks like they’re going a different direction with it and making it more shopping oriented rather than travel.

Best alternative? Check out this Venture card offer.

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