Posted by Chuck on June 15, 2017
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Published on June 15th, 2017 | by Chuck

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Discover 5% on Amazon in Q3 in Addition to Restaurants – Check if you were Targeted

[Originally posted 5/4/17. Reposting 6/15/17 since many more are getting the email offer now.]

Some people are being targeted on their Discover card to get 5% back on Amazon for Q3 2017 on top of the standard 5% that everyone gets at restaurants as the Q3 category. Perhaps they are targeting those who’ve been known to spend money on Amazon with their Discover card.

Sounds to me like the 5% Amazon is separate from the 5% restaurants in which case you’d be able to get the 5% on $1,500 in Amazon and another 5% on $1,500 in restaurant purchases.

Check your Discover accounts to see if you were targeted, and activate the offer. No luck for me, but check the main page, under pending activity). If you were targeted, there’ll be a box that said Click to Activate Amazon for Q3.

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Hat tip to @telewatcr 



27 Responses to Discover 5% on Amazon in Q3 in Addition to Restaurants – Check if you were Targeted

  1. Aahz says:

    Awesome! Thanks DoC! Just sent screengrabs via email as well.

  2. Superchurn says:

    I think I got targeted?. It shows on the main page.

    Screenshot of what it looks like here: https://imgur.com/a/E3q5e

  3. P says:

    Not targeted but it’s ok. I have enough amazon gift cards

  4. Shawn says:

    I got targeted too! Yay!

  5. Deagan says:

    Not targeted. 🙁
    I guess you need to be actively using your discover card at least in the past few months. Discover It was my go-to card (particularly for Amazon) till February until I started churning. I’ve barely used it since then and ended up not getting targeted.

    • Frito Pendejo says:

      I put 2500 on my new discover so far in 2017 and was not targeted. Was anybody who has double-cashback targeted?

      • Deagan says:

        Well, if you have the double cash thingy, you already have a 10% category. It probably makes sense for them to not hand out two 10% categories to someone lol.

      • Mahtab says:

        I got targeted in my DC CC which is 2 years Old (Beyond double Cash Back Bonus), but was not targeted in my Wife’s CC which is still within the Double Cash Back Bonus. May be they are just targeting those CCs, which are beyond Double Cash Back Bonus, and did a lot of Amazon shopping.

    • Aahz says:

      I’ve spent $80 across 3 transactions since September 2016 (when my double cashback year ended) and I was targeted.

  6. Frito Pendejo says:

    I got it on my old discover, that is past the double cashback. The new one w/ double cashback wasn’t targeted. Still, nice 5% with salliemae card dead.

  7. Dee says:

    i got this too…6 yr old customer with regular organic spend in bonus categories

  8. Dee says:

    looking over the terms it’s interesting…it specifically INCLUDES amazon.com gift cards…

    • Dee says:

      it’s even better cos it includes marketplace orders as well making it better than the store and prime cards…wow this is turning out to be better and better.

      • Evan says:

        Both the Amazon/Chase card and Discover gave 5% to gcs and marketplace orders before. That’s nothing new.

    • Mahtab says:

      Of Course they will include GCs, as Amazon is there in the Bonus Category any way in the Q4. But yes, you can Buy GCs for your friends and families.

  9. Kevin says:

    I wasn’t targeted, but Discover is one of the coolest CCC’s out there.

  10. Amy says:

    No luck on either account, have hardly used either for a while now.

  11. bob says:

    if you have an INK+ or INK Cash, don’t bother. just buy Amazon GCs for 5X at Staples/etc. Unless, of course, you’ve already hit your annual limit for 5x spending.

  12. dan says:

    wish they continually offer 5% warehouse again for next qrt

  13. NinjaX says:

    so dumb to make that targeted. geez…

  14. alice says:

    I’ve used Discover recently on Amzn. Not targeted. Grrrrr.

  15. Abe says:

    I got the cashback match at the end of the year notification there instead of the amazon.com 5% cash back bonus notification in that section.

    Do you think that this 5% Amazon cashback Q3 bonus is targeted only to some of the folks who are no longer in the cash back match first year promo?

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