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Cashback Match

FAQs about Cashback Match
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How does Cashback Match work?

Once your new account is approved, you're automatically enrolled in Cashback Match. All the Cashback Bonus you've earned by the end of your first year with Discover, we will match dollar-for-dollar1Refer to footnote Rewards.

How long does Cashback Match last?

Cashback Match starts the day your new account is approved and goes through your first 365 days or 12 consecutive billing cycles, whichever is longer.

What Cashback Bonus® qualifies for Cashback Match?

All Cashback Bonus earned while your account is enrolled in Cashback Match is matched.Cashback Bonus is earned when it's processed, which may be after the transaction date.

What Cashback Bonus doesn't qualify for Cashback Match?

Rewards that are processed after your Cashback Match ends are not matched. For example if you make transactions towards the end of your Cashback Match period, and the Cashback Bonus for those transactions is processed after Cashback Match ends, it will not be matched. This also applies to Cashback Bonus earned from promotional offers you may receive from Discover outside of your standard rewards program. Additionally, statement credits and transfers from Discover checking are not matched.

How much Cashback Match can I earn?

There's no minimum spending or limit to how much we'll match! So if you've earned $25 in Cashback Bonus we'll give you another $25. Or if you earn $150 in Cashback Bonus, we'll give you another $150.

What happens if I redeem Cashback Bonus before receiving my Cashback Match award?

You can redeem Cashback Bonus in any amount as soon as it is available in your Cashback Bonus account. This will not impact your Match award. So any Cashback Bonus that you redeem prior to Cashback Match ending will still be matched.

When do I get my Cashback Match?

Within two billing periods of your Cashback Match ending, the final amount is added to your Cashback Bonus account.

How can I find out how much Cashback Match I've earned so far?

While you're in Cashback Match, you can track how much you've earned by visiting the Cashback Summary page.

Do I qualify for Cashback Match?

Cashback Match is only available for new cardmembers.

Why didn't I receive my Cashback Match award?

If your account is closed when we calculate your Match award, your rewards will not be matched.


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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.

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