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As far as no annual fee cash back cards go, the Discover it® Cash Back ranks among the best. You’ll get 5% cash back in quarterly rotating categories, up to $1,500 spent per quarter (then 1%; activation required). And Discover will double that for your first year!

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Min. credit level: Good
Annual Fee: $0
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Discover it® Cash Back

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Good Min. credit level
$0 Annual Fee
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Highlights & Features

Rewards

  • 5% cash back in rotating categories, up to $1,500 in spending per quarter (activation required):
    • January – March: Grocery Stores, Walgreens, CVS
    • April – June: Gas Stations, Uber, Lyft, Wholesale Clubs
    • July – September: Restaurants, PayPal
    • October – December: Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases

INTRODUCTORY BONUS

Cashback Match: Get double cash back for the first year, provided at the end of the first year

Balance Transfers

A balance transfer is a way to move credit card debt from one credit card to another with the goal of saving money on interest.

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Fees

Penalty APR N/A
Late Fee See Terms
Returned Payment Fee See Terms
Additional Cards Annual Fee N/A
Foreign Transaction Fee None
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Cash Advances

Borrowing cash on your credit card is a cash advance. Cash advances usually come with very high fees. Even worse, cash advances can signal to lenders that you’re being irresponsible with money.

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Card Benefits

PERKS
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SECURITY
  • Zero Liability Protection
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The Discover it® Cash Back credit card is one of the main credit cards from Discover. Its most appealing features are the scarcity of fees and the abundance of rewards.

It provides 5% cash back in categories that rotate every three months, up to $1,500 in spending per quarter (activation required), and then 1% back. New cardmembers get double cash back on all the rewards earned in the first year. That’s a great deal that you won’t find from other card issuers.

The 5% cash back calendar for 2020 is:

Quarter 5% Cash Back Category
January – March Grocery Stores, Walgreens, CVS
April – June Gas Stations, Uber, Lyft, Wholesale Clubs
July – September Restaurants, PayPal
October – December Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com