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ftomasze Sep 2, 14 12:49 am

Discover Q4 2014 -- Online Shopping / Department Stores
 
Discover has announced their 4th quarter 5% CBB cats, online shopping and department stores.

Online shopping is pretty broad, I'm thinking maybe AGC + portal or Staples? What's the best play here.

OnTheRocks Sep 2, 14 1:11 am

Amazon Payments worked last year so we will see if it works again this year.

ftomasze Sep 2, 14 1:17 am


Originally Posted by OnTheRocks (Post 23459648)
Amazon Payments worked last year so we will see if it works again this year.

Didn't even think about that. Perfect.

mrmandel Sep 2, 14 1:20 am

I wonder if loading Serve would work. I'm guessing not.

rooney Sep 2, 14 1:23 am

Does anyone know if AGC via a portal (or just in general) counts as online shopping? Seems it would if it's purchased via a website.

Did it work in Q4 2013? Want to make an order but figured I'd check in first. Thank you!

Lemma Sep 3, 14 12:13 am

Anything that has the "online purchase" flag should get the 5%. Discover, like other banks, can see whether the card was swiped, keyed in, phone/online order, etc. as part of the info they get for a transaction.

As for what you should do to max this out, anything that you can't earn a category bonus for on a different card (so don't use staples.com) is equally good. I think AP is the best route since you can charge exactly $1500 and be done. That's what I did in 2013, and got my 5%.

FTR 787 Sep 3, 14 12:27 am

even tho its abt a month away, can we combine Chase Q4 discussion with this thread just like we did for Q3?

SeeksApproval Sep 3, 14 3:09 am

If you send a $1000 payment via AP in October, and then a $500 payment is November, both with your Discover card, is there any potential problem with using a second card for the additional $500 payment in November?

AscorbylPalmitate Sep 3, 14 3:26 am


Originally Posted by SeeksApproval (Post 23465814)
If you send a $1000 payment via AP in October, and then a $500 payment is November, both with your Discover card, is there any potential problem with using a second card for the additional $500 payment in November?

no.

jonnyd13 Sep 3, 14 10:46 am

Chase is amazon.com and other department stores. I can't remeber if AP worked for chase last year. Some sears still have VGC though.

dboston1 Sep 3, 14 11:12 am


Originally Posted by jonnyd13 (Post 23467595)
Chase is amazon.com and other department stores. I can't remeber if AP worked for chase last year. Some sears still have VGC though.

AP does not work for Freedom cash back on Amazon

sethjvm Sep 3, 14 1:39 pm

Would this work to fund Amex for Target?

agharaibeh Sep 3, 14 10:21 pm


Originally Posted by sethjvm (Post 23468628)
Would this work to fund Amex for Target?

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!

ntr91 Sep 5, 14 11:41 pm


Originally Posted by agharaibeh (Post 23470987)
Online stores only!

No it's not. I think Target is classified as a "discount store" though, so it still won't get 5%

msnut1 Sep 6, 14 1:55 am


Originally Posted by agharaibeh (Post 23470987)
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!

For some reason this post really cracked me up...:D:D


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