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Discover Q4 2014 -- Online Shopping / Department Stores

Discover Q4 2014 -- Online Shopping / Department Stores

Old Oct 1, 14, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by cyclotron View Post
Will loading serve with the discover card count towards the 5% bonus for the fourth quarter for online purchases?
Don't know. Try it! I will be able to say sometime in the next 24-48 hours when it moves from pending to recent.

(Best Guess, though, is no...it's online but categorized as service)
Serve:
Merchant Category Description BUYING/SHOPPING SERVICES, CLUBS
Broad Industry Description SERVICES-GENERAL
POS Mode Description ONLINE

Amazon Payments (which did count last year, at least):
Merchant Category Description DIRECT MRKTNG-ALL OTHER DIRECT MRKTRS
Broad Industry Description RETAIL-MAIL/PHONE ORDER
POS Mode Description ONLINE

Last edited by mreno43; Oct 1, 14 at 9:47 pm Reason: added info
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Old Oct 3, 14, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by agharaibeh View Post
Online stores only! To get this to work, you'd have to call in the store first, tell them to draw a line, ask them to stand on the line (online), load using your discover while they're online and then come back and tell us if it worked!
bahahahahahaha, excellent!^
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Old Oct 3, 14, 8:53 am
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Do eBay purchases qualify? I don't see it listed under the examples but the list is not exhaustive (it ends with "AND MORE....").
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Old Oct 3, 14, 1:16 pm
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Is buying VGC from giftcardmall eligible for 5%?
thanks
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Old Oct 4, 14, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by BMWBig6 View Post
Do eBay purchases qualify?
Discover chat CS says yes
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Old Oct 4, 14, 2:20 am
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Paying car insurance bill doesn't work. I tried it last year and didn't get the cash back. At least with Geico.
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Old Oct 4, 14, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by FTA View Post
Discover chat CS says yes
Thank you FTA!
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Old Oct 4, 14, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by facehu View Post
Is buying VGC from giftcardmall eligible for 5%?
thanks
IIRC, giftcardmall worked last year but some people had to call Discover and manually adjust their cashback percentage.
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Old Oct 4, 14, 10:53 pm
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My Serve load has POS Mode Description of Online. Not sure how to confirm that it counts for 5%.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by Discover Cashback Bonus Terms & Conditions
purchases made at warehouse clubs or discount stores and purchases made using virtual wallets or third party payment providers will not receive 5% Cashback Bonus.
I'm not optimistic.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Discover Cashback Bonus Terms & Conditions View Post
purchases made at warehouse clubs or discount stores and purchases made using virtual wallets or third party payment providers will not receive 5% Cashback Bonus.
Last year Costco Cash Cards from Costco.com counted for 5% cash back. I haven't tried yet, but plan to buy a $25 Costco cash card to confirm this year.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:50 am
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Anybody tried and confirmed Discover card online 5%?
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Old Oct 6, 14, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by mreno43 View Post
Don't know. Try it! I will be able to say sometime in the next 24-48 hours when it moves from pending to recent.

(Best Guess, though, is no...it's online but categorized as service)
Serve:
Merchant Category Description BUYING/SHOPPING SERVICES, CLUBS
Broad Industry Description SERVICES-GENERAL
POS Mode Description ONLINE

Amazon Payments (which did count last year, at least):
Merchant Category Description DIRECT MRKTNG-ALL OTHER DIRECT MRKTRS
Broad Industry Description RETAIL-MAIL/PHONE ORDER
POS Mode Description ONLINE

Any updates on this?
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Old Oct 6, 14, 1:20 am
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anybody know buying amex gift card is online shopping or not?
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Old Oct 6, 14, 4:52 am
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My statement cut last night and Amazon Payments DID NOT generate ANY cash back.

Edit: I just read the T&Cs and it does say that it could take up to 2 billing periods to show. In my experience it has always posted immediately with statement cut.

Last edited by ftomasze; Oct 6, 14 at 4:59 am
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