Posted by Chuck on May 26, 2016
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Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Chuck


PSA: Old Discover Referral Links No Longer Work + Share New Referrals Here

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New Discover Referrals

An astute Reddit member noticed that Discover referral links have changed.

The old Discover links started with “popularmedia” in the URL. The new links are just a five letter/number code that looks like this: There may also be an addition of, “?share_id=1234567891234567891”. (The same share ID can be used over and over.)

According to a Discover rep, the old links won’t work to get you the $50 referral credit, at least not automatically. Not sure if the new member will get the $50 bonus either.

Find your new Discover referral link in your login: go to Rewards >Refer a Friend and there’ll be an option to send an email (it goes instantly) or share via Twitter or Facebook. You might also see the link directly in the login.

Under the new system, there is no way to track referrals as it worked in the old system.

If you did use the old link or if you referred someone using the old link, and the bonus doesn’t post automatically, I’d think you have a case to request the $50 manually. Hopefully, they’ll be able to track it internally and credit both of you the $50.

Getting a Second Discover Card

Many of us are now nearing the end of our year of double cashback from Discover and are considering applying for a second Discover card now; each person can have two Discover cards, but only after you had the first card for 12 months. We wrote more details about the timing of double-cashback in the post Doubling of Discover Portal Cashback – How Long Do We Have?.

However, note that a Reddit member says that you won’t get the $50 bonus when signing up for a second Discover card; only your first Discover card gets that bonus.

Also, the referring member will apparently not get any bonus either for referring an existing cardholder to a second card: “Existing Discover cardmembers…are not eligible referrals.”

Referral Offer Terms

Terms for Referring Member

  • $50 per referral
  • Max 10 referrals per calendar year

Terms for New Member

  • $50 bonus after making a purchase of any amount within three months

“You will receive a $50 Cashback Bonus referral reward if your friend applies for the specific offer you send via the link provided and is approved by December 31, 2016. Maximum 10 referral rewards ($500) per calendar year. You are not eligible to refer a friend if you have a Discover® Business card, Discover® Business Miles card, Essential by Discover® card, Escape by Discover® card, Miles by Discover® card, or Discover it® Miles card. Your account must be in good standing to receive your referral reward. Each eligible friend will receive a $50 Cashback Bonus after making a purchase within three months of opening a new Discover account. Existing Discover cardmembers and those who have opted out of receiving marketing communications from Discover are not eligible referrals. You will not be notified whether a specific referral was approved or declined. Please allow up to 5 weeks for Cashback Bonus to post to your account after each referral is approved. The Cashback Bonus you receive may be taxable to you. Please contact your tax advisor. Offer may not be combined with any other introductory offer.”

Share your referrals here

You can share your link in the comments. But you must follow these directions carefully; otherwise, your comment will be removed. This is to minimize the volume of referrals in the comments.

  • Retweet this tweet first (make sure you retweet the linked tweet)
  • In the comment form, there is a section for a website. Put the URL of your Retweet there (this helps us verify that you’ve retweeted it)
  • Post a comment (once) with your referral link or your email address to refer

If you’re thinking about signing up for this card, please consider using one of the referral links found below. It will get you a $50 signup bonus offer (doubled at the end of the year), and it will help another DoC reader get a $50 referral bonus. Please leave any specific talk of monetary compensation off the site. You can leave an email address and mention that you have an email offer to make.

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The Man

Thank you in advance for using my link!


Get $60 with my link! Thank you so much!

Contact me if any question through marylll2009 at


Will be appreciate if you use my REFERRAL link:


my referral

[removed links for being deceptive and using different names]
($100 after approval – double cash back)

many thanks in advance 🙂


Here is my link:



Please use my link for FREE $100

Thank you!

Jewn Gasem
Jewn Gasem — Lets get a train going!


Get $100 with my link! Updated and tested to be working on Oct 2017. This link also lets you choose which card you want to apply for.



Free $100! Here is a link for the Discover it Students card. Updated and tested to work on Nov 20.

Apply now and enjoy the sweet Black Friday deals!


$50 + $50 bonus for you and me!



Thanks for using my link!! I need this :)))


All these links from 2016 are now invalid according to Discover.

Use my valid link:

I’ll provide $13 compensation to first 10 people who use it.

Message me for it — notabotty gmail com

Dan K
Dan K

I’m no longer providing additional compensation for my link (10 referrals reached).


Most of these links from 2016 are invalid.
Here is a valid link for 2017:

Become a Discover Cardmember and get a $50 Cashback bonus when you make your first purchase within three months. Then, earn rewards with every purchase after that. Discover will also match your cashback bonus after 12 statements so $100 Cashback bonus when you sign up!


Most of these links from 2016 are invalid.

Here is a valid link for 2017:

Join through this link and we both get $50 and Discover will match your $50 after 12 months.

Thanks in advance.

Christina P
Christina P

I am a new discover card member and haven’t used any of my 10 referral offers, so if you need a referral code please use mine, and we both get 50 (doubles to 100)!


Please use my link:

Discover It Card $100 Sign-Up Bonus Link and Card Benefits:

I recently received my second card. You will get a $50 Cashback Bonus after you make your first purchase within 3 months of being approved. The promotional award will be applied within 8 weeks. The award will then be doubled after 12 months, so you will receive $100 total ($50 initial plus another $50 at the end of 12 months).

Discover it offers a 5% Cashback Bonus for every dollar you spend in rotating categories up to each quarterly maximum of $1,500. Categories have included gas, restaurants, Amazon, and grocery stores. You will receive 1% on all other purchases. Right now they have an offer where after 12 months of having your card, all of the rewards you earned will be doubled, so at a minimum you are earning 2% cashback for every purchase and 10% cashback for revolving categories the first year of having your card.

You may redeem your rewards for cash (in any increment), use them to shop at various stores such as Amazon, or use them to purchase discounted gift cards to places like Macy’s, Marshalls, Kohls, Dominos, and Lowes. There are a ton of places to choose from.

In addition, Discover has one of the best buying portals around called Discover Deals where you may earn additional cashback. The portal has over 150 stores to choose from. Offers have included 10% cash back for Macy’s, 25% cash back for Papa Johns, 5% cash back for Kohls, and 10% cashback for Dell purchases. This cashback will also be doubled after 12 months and is in addition to the regular rewards earned (the 1% or 5% referred to above).

The customer service is excellent! I highly recommend this card. It is one of the best rewards cards on the market.

Alex Lee
Alex Lee

There are referral for Discover it Miles now. And here is my refer link. If it reached 10, I’ll update this reply. Thanks for using my link and get 10k miles for you which is $100! And if you contact me. I can give you $10 compensation! My email:

Alex Lee
Alex Lee

Discover it miles refer link. Thanks for using my link and get 10K miles!


Please use my link This is for the Student Version of the IT card. I am willing to give an additional $30 via PayPal, amazon GC, Venmo or Any other type of GC. Please email me at


I signed up using Mark’s link. Will follow up.


Thanks for using my link! Great doing business with you. If anyone else is still looking to use my links for $30 compensation I need 2 by the end of the year. Please send me an email to markveitengt at after you make your first purchase. My link is


going to use your link.will i receive the addition $30?


No one ever signs up using my referral link. ;_;
Just honest guy that works hard for his dough and saves as much of it as he can.

Ref Link:
15$ compensation via paypal or Amazon GC, please post screenshot and send to my email takes about month to post, will send after it posts.

Message me so I can update post:

Its regular Verison of Discover It 5% back, can get a student card by selecting it when it asks for occupation or whatever during signup. Which allows you to submit gpa for 20$ cashback which will also double. (works my sis did it.)
Referral will give you $50 cashback which will double to 100 total after a year due to promo. thanks doc.


New Link. 9/17/2017. Works for ever.

Get $50 Cashback on signup, additional 100% Cashback match on acquired cashback for one year.
So, totally it’s $100 for you.
Thanks in advance for my $50.

Jim W
Jim W

Season Greetings,

Here’s my referral link for your signup bonus ($ 50 + $ 50).

You will get a $50 Cashback Bonus after you make your first purchase within 3 months of being approved. The promotional award will be applied within 8 weeks. The award will then be doubled after 12 months, so you will receive $100 total ($50 initial plus another $50 at the end of 12 months).

Thank you !!


Let me know if you sign up from my referral, and I can try to return the favor by applying from one of your referral links!

Kevin Rose

For the student card
Thanks in advance and thanks DOC fire letting us share.


FREE $50!!
Discover It Referral

Ryan Goldstein

Get $50 free, doubled to $100 in a year!

Discover it:


If you still need a discover it card, consider using mine? 😀 😀 Gracias!


Earn $50 cash back from Discover – doubled in one year!

Discover Card:


Get $50 cashback bonus with Discover It. Love the 5% categories and #freemoney.
Cheers & happy travels!


I would really appreciate you using my Discover It referral link! $50 back after your first purchase and doubled after the first year!

Peter Liang

Earn $50 cash back from Discover – doubled in one year!

Discover Card:


Here is a referral for the Discover It card. Thank you to all that use this link.


Earn $50 cash back from Discover – doubled in one year!

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