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

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

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:39 am

(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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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:06 am

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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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:41 pm

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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Postby jambone43068 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:25 pm

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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Postby Mahler18 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:20 pm

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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Postby Money card » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:01 am

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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Postby Brenda2051 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:01 am

not at Grocery Oututlet in Sacramento, Ca


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Postby jeffysdad01 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:33 pm

I was in an awful grocery store in an unfamiliar town about 10 days ago. When I tried to pay with Amex, the cashier told me they only accept Discover (no Visa or MC either). I said that was ridiculous, and she said, "That's how we keep the prices so low." She didn't say anything about how they kept the checkout lanes so slow, but I assume they just hire post office rejects.

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Postby Vattené » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:38 pm

I have no idea how prevalent Aldi is nationally, but they have a pretty strong presence here regionally. It's a discount grocery store, for those that don't know (discount as in you have to put a quarter in the shopping carts to unlock them [no cart boys] and they don't give you grocery bags [you better find some empty boxes in the aisles if you want anything to carry out your groceries in]).

Anyway Discover is the only credit card they accept, and even then there is a $.25 fee. They will take Visa and MC debit cards, but no credit cards.

The cashiers are pretty fast there, though. They just slide items over the barcode reader and let them fly into your cart.
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Postby oldsoldier » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:39 am

Sounds scary if you ask me.
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