Published on May 1st, 2019 | by Chuck47
[Confirmed] Discover IT Adds 5% Options; Paypal in Q3, Walmart & Target in Q4
Update 5/1/19: This has now been confirmed, the changes are now showing up on the Discover it cashback calendar. Target is for both in-store and online whereas Walmart is for online only (includes store pickup).
Since the end of 2018, we’ve known the Discover IT 5% categories for the entire year:
Q1 (January–March): Grocery Stores
Q2 (April–June): Gas Stations, Uber & Lyft
Q3 (July–September): Restaurants
Q4 (October–December): Amazon.com
These are showing clearly on the Discover website.
Now, frequent_flaya on r/churning reports from “a reliable source” that they’ll be adding the following categories for Q3 and Q4:
- Q3 – Paypal
- Q4 – Walmart and Target
My assumption is that they’ll just be adding these as an additional option, meaning we’ll have the $1,500 limit in the combined categories of Paypal & Restaurants for Q3, and Amazon, Walmart, & Target for Q4. Regardless, if this pans out it’s certainly helpful for maxing out those upcoming categories.
Official announcement should come in later this week, according to the report.