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    Default Where is Discover credit card accepted? 90% of stores!

    (Updated 2013) In the 2010 second quarter report for Discover, it was announced that 90% of merchants in the US that accepted Visa and MasterCard also accepted Discover credit cards. Back in 2007 it was 77%, still high but now that it has hit 90% that's quite a benchmark to reach.

    Does anyone care to share any chain store they know of that does not accept Discover cards?
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    I remember not being able to use it at a Subway once, but that might have changed. Amex is my first card and some local places don't take that, so I would expect them to not accept Discover either.
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    I am unsure if the 90% figure of where Discove cards are accepted included restaurants or not. I recall using mine at Subway when restaurants get 5% but I would be different locations have different payment options. They seem to have very loosey goosey franchise rules. Some locations are nice and others are opened overnight in a hole-in-the-wall.
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    I would have never guessed Discover's card acceptance was this high. I have seen the commercials for their rewards and but wanted to go and read some credit card reviews for Discover before applying. The 90% is a good sign because I was worried that there would not be many places for me to use it if I end up getting one.
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    I didn't know it was accepted at that many places either. I have a feeling Discover is going to become really huge in the future because of the popularity of the rewards.
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    chain stores that's an interesting question. If you are talking about a whole chain I can't think of any. but if you are interested in knowing about 1 chain in a certain area, yeh I do know one?
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