Posted by William Charles on January 27, 2019
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Published on January 27th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Discover it Miles To End $30 Wifi Reimbursement On 4/1/19

The Discover it Miles card has always offered a $30 in flight WiFi credit, the credit resets on your card anniversary. Discover has sent out mailers to cardholders informing them that on April 1st, 2019 this benefit will be removed.

Despite the Discover it Miles card having no annual fee with the removal of this benefit I can’t see any reason at all to actually keep this card. The card earns 1.5% cash back on all purchases and this is doubled in your first year. The 3% earning in the first year makes it a strong card for every day purchases, but 1.5% thereafter is incredibly weak.

If you have this card my recommendation would be to product change it to the regular Discover it card, as that card earns 5% cash back on rotating categories.

Hat tip to reader M R



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Winston
Winston

This was the only reason I was still keeping a Discover card. Already got rid of the Discover It. Between sign up bonuses, Chase 5% categories, and using up Visa/MC gift cards from deals, I don’t have much spend left for Discover 5%

Charlie
Charlie

And the trend continues…. another card loses another secondary benefit. I refuse to get excited about these secondary benefits on any card because they tend to go away over time.

Jack
Jack

Booooooooo! Why do card issuers all want to give us the exact same benefits? Be unique and people will sign up!

One possible reason to keep this card is Discover likes to give you the 2x rewards offer for another year when your card expires and they send out a new one. I don’t know if anyone has gotten that on the Miles card yet, but if so, that would be 3% back everywhere for a year.

Kevin
Kevin

Historically most credit cards offered the same basic 1 percent reward. It’s only in recent years things have changed. Looks like things are backpedaling again.

Dan
Dan

what i like to do is cancel my discover card after the 1st year and open a new one to get the double cashback again

Marco
Marco

The Penfed Credit union power cash Visa credit card would be better, as besides no annual fee, there is no foreign transaction fee, anyone can join!

Michael H
Michael H

Literally the ONLY reason I keep this card. Actually just used it now to pay for my inflight wifi. One more trip before March scheduled, so I use the remainder of the credit and switch to the standard it card just to retain my history.

DTCGuy
DTCGuy

RIP, this was such a great secondary benefit, this is one if only reasons i signed up for the card

Celia
Celia

Wow, another Discover benefit gone. They’ve wiped out almost all of their benefits. I’m still well ahead after that Apple Pay promo in 2015 but they’ve decimated the value of their credit cards over the past year. Bummer since I really like them.

Dan
Dan

Has anyone been successful getting the credit for gift card or united mpx charges? Thinking of a way to redeem my 30$ before it runs out this year.

Chris
Chris

Man, Discover has been on a roll with removing lots of benefits over the past couple months. No extended warranty, no price protection, no extra cash back with Discover Deals, etc. And now the Miles card doesn’t even have the airline WiFi perk, which makes it even less of a “travel” card and more of a generic 1.5x card. I don’t get it.

H
H

Man I used to like discover but nowadays I’m not so sure

Stephen

One reason to keep it would be to take advantage of the Amazon/Discover promotions as that’s an easy $10.

Lrdx
Lrdx

I think that’s the regular It card, not the It Miles.. at least I didn’t got that promo until I PCd.

Stephen

Ah, I didn’t realize that. I guess that even if you could get the offer on the It Miles card, product changing it to the regular It card would still get access to the Amazon deal with the added benefit of the 5% categories.

Paul
Paul

They should have kept this benefit.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Are they actively trying to destroy any and all cards? I have the It Chrome, and only for price protection and now that’s gone. The 5% cash back this quarter is grocery stores, which is covered the BCE Preferred at 6%, so — time to let a card go and Discover has been my prime candidate for a long time.

Eric
Eric

I have a regular It and an It Miles and have been kind of annoyed with Discover getting rid of these features. I’m tempted to cancel the It Miles because I don’t really need it (it’s not that old, have another 1.5% back card, eyeballing some 2% back options), and maybe others will do the same?

Stvr
Stvr

You should also blog about the unpublicized break up between U.S. Bank and gogo Wi-Fi

TJ
TJ

Gogo is staying on the Altitude just gone on the Flexperks Visa and Boingo is still on the Flexperks Amex

Dylan
Dylan

Well that kills any reason to get this card except for the first year.

Celia
Celia

I use the discounted gift cards a lot, especially the egift card options if I have an impulse buy since it’s instant. Their 5% categories can be useful at times too. For a no annual fee card, it still has some uses, albeit a lot less uses now.

Lrdx
Lrdx

That’s the Discover It card, not It Miles..

Celia
Celia

You’re right. My bad.

RJS11
RJS11

Eliminate the only reason to keep the card… riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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