Discover Deals has been one of the best reasons for picking up a Discover card for a while but that’s going to be changing soon.
For those who don’t know, Discover Deals is the shopping portal for Discover that allowed customers to receive extra cash back and cash in on promotions. They didn’t offer the largest selection of stores to choose from but they often had some of the best cash back deals compared to other portals. You can read more about the program here.
As of October 31, 2018, Discover Deals will be no more, however.
Discover just sent out an email stating the following:
We’ve decided to retire Discover Deals as we focus on simpler and more meaningful ways to earn rewards. Any pending rewards will be added to your account as usual.
Thank you for your loyalty. Keep an eye out for exiting things to come and don’t forget, you’re always earning rewards on every purchase with your Discover card.
This is yet another downgrade that has come from Discover over the past year as we saw them drop the extended warranty and purchase protection (two losses that made Discover Deals much less appealing). It’s not clear what Discover is planning for its “simpler and more meaningful” ways to earn but if I had to guess, it will likely be a scaled down version of Discover Deals.
Discover still isn’t a bad way to go when it comes to choosing credit cards, though. I still think that the Discover it, which allows you to earn 2% back on all purchases and 10% back on rotating categories, is one of the best bargains for a cash back card. But it is unfortunate to see such a stead decline in benefits offered from Discover over the past few months.
Also, yes you read their language right.. “exiting” (how appropriate).
Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and creator of the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned full-time credit card rewards/travel expert and has earned and redeemed millions of miles to travel the globe. Since 2014, his content has been featured in major publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, US News, and Business Insider. Find his full bio here.