Ducks Unlimited Credit Card: How Much Truly Goes To Charity?

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Ducks Unlimited Credit Card: How Much Truly Goes To Charity?

Postby 64sori » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:17 pm

As someone who is a staunch support of preserving our wetlands, the Ducks Unlimited Discover has peaked my interest.

Because I have had negative customer service experiences with Bank of America, I never contemplated the old Ducks Unlimited credit card which they managed. Now that it is through Discover Financial Services I am seriously considering it but one vital piece of information I cannot find is how much of the profit from the card goes to the non-profit organization?

My second question is it is for the most part the same cash back program and benefits as the Discover "It" card from what I can see. If there are any discrepancies please let me know.

Thank you.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:26 pm

It's hard to find that info. Discover apparently doesn't want to disclose it. All I could see beyond the card exists (which I had no idea about) is that you can donate your cashback to Ducks Unlimited. I can't find info beyond that.

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Postby im_mr_awesome » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:37 am

You have the option of donating all your cash back to Ducks Unlimited. That's pretty much it, as far as the relationship between discover and ducks unlimited.

As far as the rewards, it's the same reward structure as the old More card. Ducks unlimited was actually a program you could make your More card part of. Now it seems they're allowing applications for the card outright. My dad got one, which made me curious about the card.
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Postby Gamma » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:51 am

If that's the only way you can donate from the cashback you earn, it's best to just claim the money and donate yourself. Now you got yourself a tac deductible :)

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Postby 64sori » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:41 pm

Thank for explaining this to. I would hope Ducks Unlimited is also getting a cut or fee per credit card from Discover. If it's a matter of allowing the cardholder to donate their cash back on their own then I would side with Gamma in that it would be better to do it on my own for the tax write-off.

Now if this is the same as the Discover More than from what I have read on this forum that is inferior to their newer "It" product.

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Postby AmEx Bear » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:47 pm

I looked at this (ducks are tasty) and it looks as if 83% goes to the actual conservation. I'm thinking a Bears Unlimited American Express would be a good idea......
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Postby A Daley » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:39 am

Discover is proud to partner with Ducks Unlimited in its wetland and waterfowl conservation efforts. The partnership includes a financial arrangement between Discover and Ducks Unlimited to use their brand. We’re excited to say that to date, Discover has paid Ducks Unlimited $1,500,000. We also contribute a significant amount towards event sponsorships, and will provide support directly to local chapters through our $100,000 Chapter Challenge.

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