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Will Discover Q4 Online Shopping and Choose a Store Promos Stack?

Discover is again running Online Shopping & Department stores as its Q4 5% cashback category, up to $1,500 purchases through December 31, 2014. There is another offer for which many were targeted, Choose a Store, with 5% cashback, up to $1,000 purchases through November 30, 2014. Eligible stores are Applebee’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s,…

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Discover Card in China – Duel at the Cash Register

“Come on, swipe it. Please, give it a try…” Discover Card partner’s with China’s UnionPay, and their respective cards enjoy reciprocal acceptance. In China that means anyone who accepts cards can theoretically accept Discover, whereas typical foreign-issued cards are only accepted at a handful of merchants due to the hassle of additional POS machines and…

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Elite Programs Rake Us, Discover Shows Appreciation

Delta Diamond and Million Miler. Stealth award devaluation. United 1K. Another devaluation. Hyatt, well, you get the idea, at least they promptly sent emails to all members. Hey Delta, still waiting for that. Just posting on FlyerTalk does not constitute proper notice. Discover. Cardmember since June. A few hundred in spend. They just sent me…

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Discover Really is the Best Credit Card for China

In December I wrote Is Discover the best credit card for China? because of its link-up with China’s UnionPay which allows reciprocal access on each others’ payment networks. I got around to acquiring a Discover card in June and have been testing in China. As with others’ experience, the card is indeed accepted at UnionPay…

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My New Credit Cards: 0 Auto, 5 Approved, 1 Pending, 2 Denied

Yesterday I outlined my 8 credit card applications last Friday. Here are the results. No applications auto-approved, all went to some form of pending. Bank of America: Alaska Airlines® Visa Signature® and Virgin Atlantic American Express®. Both went to pending, I was busy Friday afternoon and called reconsideration too late, so called Monday. By then…

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Is Discover the best credit card for China?

Discover and China’s UnionPay have reciprocal deals to allow their cardholders access to the other’s payment network. I had forgotten about this until reminded by a Businessweek article on state-bank backed UnionPay, with its strangle-hold on China, has the #2 place in global credit- and debit-card transaction volume at 23.8%, trailing only Visa. In China,…

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Discover replacing consumer card lineup Jan 2 with the it Card, act soon if you want the old 5 cards (though I don’t know why you would)

Update: reader nabeelj in comment #5 shared a working link for Discover’s Card Builder that allows up to $200 bonus for spending $1500 in 3 months. Pre-approved offers may be available; I tried and it said that I could not be found either because of address change or credit report freeze. I have my Experian…

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