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    I just heard at work that it will be a full 1% cashback with no tier beginning 2013.... Just a rumor but I seriously hope its true!
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    It will at least make them competitive. Would be very nice indeed.
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    It's not at 1% now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irvine801 View Post
    I just heard at work that it will be a full 1% cashback with no tier beginning 2013.... Just a rumor but I seriously hope its true!
    Really? With tier removed and no 0.25% permanent on Walmart, Dollar Tree, etc?

    Full 1% combined that with discounted gift card ($20 for $25 GC) will make it my daily use card!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

    Full 1% combined that with discounted gift card ($20 for $25 GC) will make it my daily use card!
    Where do you get 20% discounted GC's from?
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    You can redeem discounted gift card with your cashback at Discover.
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    GECRB/PayPal (05/2012) | Discover it (07/2012) | US Bank Cash Reward (08/2012) | AMEX BCE (09/2012)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
    You can redeem discounted gift card with your cashback at Discover.
    At 1% cash back and giving 20% discounted gift cards is equal to 1.2% cash back if my math is correct. Which isn't that great.
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    I've actually really enjoyed having an IT card. I've hardly used it since I got it back in August, and I'm already at $50 cash back.

    Definitely would see more play if it was at 1%.
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    That will place it in the same category as all the other 1% cards, with only half the rewards of a Priceline or Fidelity Amex card.
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    But, it has 5% bonus categories, which the Priceline and Fidelity lack.

    I think this update would put it a step above the Freedom in pure cash-back, but Freedom still offers the ability to transfer points to a CSP for travel redemption.

    irvine801 - A transition to a points system with the ability to transfer points from IT to a Discover Miles or Escape card would increase value even more.
    - Sapphire Preferred - Freedom - Ink - Platinum - Everyday Preferred -
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