Cash Back Credit Cards

Find the best Discover cash back credit cards for you.

We’ll automatically match all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year. There is no limit to how much we’ll match.1

No annual fee

Discover it® Cash Back Credit Card
Discover it® Cash Back Credit Card
Discover it® Cash Back Credit Card

Discover it® Cash Back Credit Card


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Earn 5% cash back on everyday purchases at

different places each quarter like



Grocery stores


Gas stations


up to the quarterly maximum when you activate.


Earn unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases automatically.


Discover it® Chrome Gas and Restaurants Credit Card
Discover it® Chrome Gas and Restaurants Credit Card
Discover it® Chrome Gas and Restaurants Credit Card

Discover it® Gas and Restaurants


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Earn 2% cash back at


Gas Stations

Restaurants (including cafes and fast-food)


on up to $1,000 in combined purchases each quarter, automatically.2


Earn unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases.


NHL® Discover it® Credit Card
NHL® Discover it® Credit Card
NHL® Discover it® Credit Card

NHL® Discover it®


Earn the same rewards on purchases as Discover it® Cash Back.

Put your favorite NHL® team on your card.

Discover cash back credit card benefits

Low Intro APR

x% Intro APR for x months on purchases and balance transfers and x% Intro Balance Transfer Fee until . Then x% to x% Standard Variable Purchase APR and up to x% fee for future balance transfers will apply.

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Learn about cash back credit cards

When you use a cash back rewards card, you earn cash back rewards on all of your purchases. Some rewards credit cards offer flat rate cash rewards, and others give extra rewards for purchases in eligible categories. Some cashback cards offer a welcome bonus that give you cash back for meeting a spending requirement. Discover cash back rewards cards match all the cash back rewards you've earned at the end of your first year of card membership, dollar for dollar.* You see your cash back rewards each month on your billing cycle statement.

Generally, there are three types of cash back credit cards:

  • Flat rate cash back card. Some cash back cards offer the same percentage of cash back on every purchase, such as 1% cash back or 1.5% cash back. 
  • Static category cash rewards credit card. Some cash back credit cards offer a higher rewards rate for eligible purchases within a certain category (like travel, dining, gas or groceries), with a lower rewards rate for your other purchases.
  • Different category cash rewards credit card. Some cash back credit cards earn a higher rate of rewards for eligible purchases, such as those within a spending category (like travel, dining, gas, or groceries), within the spending threshold and time frame you've activated. But the categories rotate throughout the year, with other purchases earning your standards rewards rate.

Your card will determine which types of purchases are eligible for cash back rewards. Discover cash back cards allow you to earn cash back on every purchase, with bonus rewards offered for some of our cash back cards on qualifying purchases like gas, groceries and more.

To get the most out of your Discover cash back credit card rewards, use your card on everyday purchases. If your card is eligible, you earn higher levels of cash back rewards  on your card in rotating categories when you activate the program up to the quarterly maximum. All Discover credit card purchases earn rewards.

Types of cash back bonus spending categories:

  • Groceries. Some rewards credit cards let you earn more cash rewards on grocery spending at eligible stores, such as eligible supermarkets.
  • Gas. If your card has a higher cash back reward rate for gas purchases, you will earn more for gas purchases at eligible stations, and you may earn the same cash back reward rate at the station's affiliated convenience store.
  • Dining. Eating take-out, ordering delivery, or dining in can provide extra rewards for some cash back cards.
  • Retailers. Some cash back cards provide bonus rewards for spending at a specific store.

There are a few key elements to a cash back card that can help you find the card that best aligns with your budget, common expenses and rewards.

  • Annual Fee

Cash back cards with an annual fee are only valuable if the cash back you earn outweighs the annual fee you would pay. That can mean carefully watching if you’ve earned enough. But with Discover, the math is easy. Because the Discover it cash back card has no annual fee.

  • Eligible Purchases

Cash back credit cards may provide extra rewards on eligible purchases within an amount you can spend or a timeframe for your purchase. Discover cash back credit cards provide you with cash back on every purchase, with cards that let you earn more on qualifying purchases.

  • Redemption Program

 If you want options other than redeeming rewards directly for cash, consider using your cash back as a statement credit against your balance. Discover also allows you to convert Cashback Bonus® into gift cards from major retailers, donate it to a charity of your choice, check out at Amazon.com6 or pay using PayPal7.

  • Bonus Categories

If a cash back card offers accelerated cash back rates within certain spending categories or brands, be sure to adjust your current spending to get the most from these categories, so you can get the most from your cash back program.

  • Your Qualifications

Discover has several cash rewards credit card options, and your credit history will help determine which cards you qualify for. People who are building or their rebuilding credit history can earn rewards with our secured credit card.

Inward Curve

Learn more about cash back credit card rewards

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  1. Cashback Match: Only from Discover, as of July 2023. We'll match all the cash back rewards you've earned on your credit card from the day your new account is approved through your first 12 consecutive billing periods or 365 days, whichever is longer, and add it to your rewards account within two billing periods. You've earned cash back rewards only when they're processed, which may be after the transaction date. We will not match: rewards that are processed after your match period ends; statement credits; rewards transfers from Discover checking or other deposit accounts; or rewards for accounts that are closed. This promotional offer may not be available in the future and is exclusively for new cardmembers. No purchase minimums.

  2. You earn a full 2% Cashback Bonus® on your first $1000 in combined purchases at Gas Stations (stand-alone), and Restaurants each calendar quarter. Calendar quarters begin January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Purchases at Gas Stations and Restaurants over the quarterly cap, and all other purchases, earn 1% cash back. Gas Station purchases include those made at merchants classified as places that sell automotive gasoline that can be bought at the pump or inside the station, and some public electric vehicle charging stations. Gas Stations affiliated with supermarkets, supercenters, and wholesale clubs may not be eligible. Restaurant purchases include those made at merchants classified as full-service restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, fast-food locations, and restaurant delivery services. Purchases must be made with merchants in the U.S. To qualify for 2%, the purchase transaction date must be before or on the last day of the offer or promotion. For online purchases, the transaction date from the merchant may be the date when the item ships. Rewards are added to your account within two billing periods. Even if a purchase appears to fit in a 2% category, the merchant may not have a merchant category code (MCC) in that category. Merchants and payment processors are assigned an MCC based on their typical products and services. Discover Card does not assign MCCs to merchants. Certain third-party payment accounts and digital wallet transactions may not earn 2% if the technology does not provide sufficient transaction details or a qualifying MCC. Learn more at See Cashback Bonus Program Terms and Conditions for more information.

  3. Acceptance: According to the Feb 2023 issue of the Nilson Report.

  4. FICO® Credit Score Terms: Your FICO® Credit Score, key factors and other credit information are based on data from TransUnion® and may be different from other credit scores and other credit information provided by different bureaus. This information is intended for and only provided to Primary account holders who have an available score. See about the availability of your score. Your score, key factors and other credit information are available on and cardmembers are also provided a score on statements. Customers will see up to a year of recent scores online. Discover and other lenders may use different inputs, such as FICO® Credit Scores, other credit scores and more information in credit decisions. This benefit may change or end in the future. FICO is a registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.

    If you prefer not to receive your FICO® Credit Score just call us at 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683). Please give us two billing cycles to process your request. To learn more, visit

  5. Rewards Redemption: Rewards never expire. We reserve the right to determine the method to disburse your rewards balance. We will credit your Account or send you a check with your rewards balance if your Account is closed or if you have not used it within 18 months.

  6. Amazon: Amazon is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, the logo and the smile logo are trademarks of Amazon or its affiliates.

  7. PayPal: PayPal, the PayPal logo are trademarks of PayPal or its Affiliates. Listed merchants are in no way sponsoring or affiliated with this program.

  8. $0 Fraud Liability: An “unauthorized purchase” is a purchase where you have not given access to your card information to another person or a merchant for one-time or repeated charges. Please use reasonable care to protect your card and do not share it with employees, relatives, or friends. Learn more at

  9. About product reviews: We calculate the average product rating based on ratings that customers submit. We exclude some reviews from being displayed for reasons such as the customer included profanity, reviewed the wrong product, submitted inappropriate or irrelevant content, or revealed personally identifying information. Reviews are not filtered, edited, or deleted simply because they are negative or are lower rated. If a review is excluded, the associated rating is not calculated in the average product rating.

  10. Online Privacy Protection: Online Privacy Protection is offered by Discover Bank at no cost and only available in the mobile app. About every 90 days we will scan at least 10 people-search sites for your online personal information and help you submit opt-out requests. Types of personal information found on these sites will vary.

  11. 100% U.S.-based customer service: You can reach a live agent anytime by calling 1-800-347-2683. Certain specialized customer service agents may not be available 24/7.

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