Discover just announced its 5% cash back bonus categories for 2019

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Discover just announced its 5% cash back bonus categories for 2019
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If you have a Discover card in your wallet, you’ll want to know about the cash back bonus categories for 2019!

The credit card issuer just revealed its cash back bonus calendar for next year. Cardholders can earn 5% cash back in rotating categories, in addition to 1% back on all other purchases.

New for 2019 is the addition of Uber and Lyft during the second quarter (along with gas stations).

Discover cash back calendar 2019: What you need to know 

Discover 5% cash back bonus categories for 2019

January – March April – June July – September October – December
Grocery stores Gas stations, Uber & Lyft Restaurants Amazon.com
Activate starting 11/1/18 Activate starting 2/1/19 Activate starting 5/1/19 Activate starting 8/1/19
Discover 5% bonus categories for 2019
Discover 5% bonus categories for 2019

The 5% bonus applies to the first $1,500 in category purchases each quarter, when you activate. To activate the bonus, log in to your account online or call 1-800-DISCOVER.

If you’re a new cardholder, Discover will match all of the bonus money you’ve earned at the end of your first year.

“We release our full 5% Cashback Bonus Calendar as another way to make earning Cashback Bonus easier for our cardmembers and help them plan their spending throughout the year,” said Nidhin Mattappally, director of rewards strategy at Discover.  “The 2019 calendar is packed with popular categories that give our cardmembers a variety of places where they can take advantage of 5% Cashback Bonus on purchases.”
If you haven’t already activated the cash back bonus for the remainder of 2018, go ahead and do it! You can get 5% back at Amazon.com and wholesale clubs through December 31.

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