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'Outside the Box' Gift Giving
'Outside the Box' Gift Giving

Looking for a unique gift for a loved one this season? It’s always better to give than receive, and this holiday season is no different. See some of our favorite gifts for our credit card rewards members.

Online Shopping Tricks To Maximize Your Rewards
Online Shopping Tricks To Maximize Your Rewards

With the holiday season fast approaching, we're always looking for ways to make shopping easier. optimize your online shopping this holiday by using these tricks that minimize headaches an maximize your card's rewards.

Holiday Credit Card Do's and Don'ts
Holiday Credit Card Do's and Don'ts

The Holiday season can be taxing in more ways than one. Don't get caught up in financial debt while buying gifts. Read Discover's do's and don'ts online.

Best Credit Card Rewards for Big Families
Best Credit Card Rewards for Big Families

Raising a big family can be expensive. Stretch your budget even further by choosing the best rewards cards for your lifestyle. Read more online now.

The Best Credit Cards for Holiday Travel
The Best Credit Cards for Holiday Travel

Traveling for the Holidays? Don't miss out on rewards & benefits that matter the most to you. Discover explains how to make travel easier& more affordable.

The History of Rewards Credit Cards
The History of Rewards Credit Cards

Credit card rewards have been around a lot longer than you might think. Read more information online about the interesting timeline of rewards programs.

Rewards You Never Knew You Were Missing
Ways to maximize your rewards credit card

Your credit card has the potential to earn you rewards and points on everyday shopping while also providing added benefits such as travel insurance or fraud protection.

Best Cash Back Credit Card Bank
What Are the Best Cash Back Credit Cards?

With so many cash back credit cards on the market, how do you begin narrowing down your options to choose the one for you? Let’s break down the benefits so you can better weigh your options.

Credit Cards with the Best Rewards for Shoppers
Credit Cards with the Best Rewards for Shoppers

From groceries and gas, to retail and clothing, many varieties of credit card rewards programs exist for shoppers. Which one is right for you?

Credit Card Travel Perks for the Holidays
Credit Card Travel Perks for the Holidays

Whether you're traveling home for the holidays or sneaking away to somewhere with sunshine and sand, check out these tips for using travel rewards to put a little jingle back in your pocket.

Donating Your Credit Card Reward Points
Give Thanks and Give Back: Donating Your Credit Card Reward Points

Learn how you can make a difference by turning your unused credit card reward points into a charitable donation.

What are Cash Back Credit Cards?
What are Cash Back Credit Cards?

Useful information on different cash rewards programs and details on how to redeem rewards. Plus, learn about introductory cash back offers and credit card extras and perks...

Credit Card Travel Rewards
Road Trip Tips - Credit Card Travel Rewards

The right credit card can help you save big on your next family road trip or summer adventure. Here's how.

Back to School Shopping
Back to School Shopping - Cash Back Deals

Learn 6 simple ways you can earn cash back and save on back to school expenses.

Credit Card Rewards
Getting the Most Rewards

Great tips on how to earn the most rewards when using your credit card. How you can earn rewards at places you already shop when you shop with affiliated merchants. Even setting up automatic bill payment can be rewarding...

Online Shopping Rewards Mall
Online Shopping Rewards Mall

One valuable credit card perk that is often overlooked is online rewards malls or "shopping portals." Your credit card's bonus mall is one of the fastest ways to earn rewards, and it's free to eligible cardmembers.

How To Redeem Credit Card Rewards
5 Ways To Redeem Your Credit Card Rewards

From free airline tickets to using points to pay for a new TV, credit card rewards programs provide many ways to save money on everyday items. But with so many ways to redeem points and bonus rewards, how do you decide what's right for you? Here are some tips to help you make the most of your credit card rewards.

Credit Card Travel Benefits
Credit Card Travel Benefits

From airline miles to hotel discounts and vacation packages - rewards credit cards help you make the most of your next getaway.

Grocery Shopping - Credit Card Rewards
Grocery Shopping - Credit Card Rewards

It's hard to shop at the supermarket on a limited budget—especially when your grocery cart can fill up with not just groceries—but prescriptions, health and beauty items, school supplies and other essentials - you can find ways to save on groceries including using your rewards credit card.

The Best Credit Card Rewards for You
The Best Credit Card Rewards for You

Searching for the best credit card entails a lot of research. Some of the best credit card rewards include cash back offers, 0% interest rates, airline miles, discount coupons, gift cards and merchandise. Learn how to find the best card for you.

Comparing Credit Card Rewards Programs
Comparing Credit Card Rewards Programs

Looking for the best credit card rewards program for your needs can be like comparing apples to oranges. With so many different types of credit card rewards—cash rewards, points, miles and even gas rewards cards. Learn how to compare these products and services.

Earn Rewards on Home Improvement Projects
Earn Rewards on Home Improvement Projects

Add up all the ways you plan to invest in your home—appliances, electronics, heating/cooling, landscaping, lighting, insulation and more. Consider using a no annual fee rewards credit card that will give you cash back on your home improvement expenses—and comes with a low APR.

Reward Card Basics
Reward Card Basics

One of the most important considerations when looking into rewards credit cards is to make sure that you select a reward program that gives you the most for your money.

Earn Rewards on Travel Plans
Earn Rewards on Travel Plans

Any time of year there are great travel bargains to be found. There are also plenty of ways you can use your cash rewards credit card to get an even better value for your money.

The Dos and Don’ts of Balance Transfers
The Dos and Don’ts of Balance Transfers

If you are considering the benefits of a balance transfer, you should be fully aware of everything it entails before proceeding. We help you understand balance transfers as well as what to avoid when choosing the right path for you.

How to Lower Your APR
How to Lower Your APR

Learn the benefits of a lower APR, using a series of steps to lower your APR and find a better way to repay your debt with balance transfers.

Balance Transfer vs. Debt Consolidation: What's the Difference?
Balance Transfer vs. Debt Consolidation: What's the Difference?

Learn the important differences between a balance transfer and debt consolidation, and which might be the right option to help you get out of debt in a financially responsible way.

Money Resolutions? How a Credit Card Can Actually Help
Money Resolutions? How a Credit Card Can Actually Help

Making financial resolutions should improve your wallet without crippling your lifestyle. This includes using reward cards for extra miles and points. Learn how to get the most out of your cards, while minimizing debt.

The Best Credit Card Rewards for Graduate Students
The Best Credit Card Rewards for Graduate Students

There are some excellent credit card options available to students that can help you get more out of the money you're already spending.

The Best Credit Card Rewards for Retirees
The Best Credit Card Rewards for Retirees

Find out how rewards can make a fixed income stretch further.

How to Rebuild Your Credit
How to Rebuild Your Credit

There are plenty of things you can do to improve your credit score. Follow these steps to rebuild your credit and get your credit back on track starting today.

Credit Card Debt Consolidation
Credit Card Debt Consolidation: Five Things You Didn't Know

Learn five things you didn't know about credit card debt consolidation.

Credit Score Report
Understanding Credit Scores: How Are Credit Scores Calculated?

Understand how your credit score is calculated. The more you know about how your credit score is computed, the easier it becomes to improve your score.

How to Build Good Credit
How to Build Good Credit

Building good credit is the ticket to getting a lot of other good things. Learn how to build your credit to put you in a solid purchasing position.

Finance Planning in January
Get Your Finances On Track in 2014

There’s no better time than the start of a new year to get your finances on track. Take this time of new beginnings and fresh starts to reevaluate your spending habits and set yourself up for a more fiscally responsible 2014. Here are three steps you can take this January:

Managing Multiple Credit Cards: Do's and Don'ts
Managing Multiple Credit Cards: Do's and Don'ts

Do you have more than one credit card? Managing the balances, bills and spending on multiple cards can be challenging and a single mistake can lead to penalties. Here are some Do's and Don'ts to help keep you on track.

How to Compare Balance Transfer Offers
How to Compare Balance Transfer Offers

The opportunity to enjoy zero interest while you pay down credit card debt is one of the many perks promised by balance transfer offers. But with so many offers out there, how do you identify the very best deal?

0% Interest Credit Card Offers
0% Interest Credit Card Offers

Here are 5 ways a 0% intro APR credit card can come in handy and what to look for in an offer before you apply.

Balance Transfers and Your Credit Score
Balance Transfers and Your Credit Score

Is a balance transfer right for you? Learn how it can affect your credit score.

Balance Transfer Calculator
Balance Transfer Calculator

Will a balance transfer be worth it? Learn how to quickly calculate your potential savings.

Credit Card Balance Transfer Basics
Credit Card Balance Transfer Basics

A credit card balance transfer can be a great way to save some money. There are also some other benefits that come with consolidating your debts into just one payment...

Low and 0% Balance Transfer Offers
Low and 0% Balance Transfer Offers

A 0% balance transfer can be an effective way of consolidating or reducing debt. 0% balance transfers can help you to save on interest payments you are making on your existing credit card...

What Are EMV Chip Cards?
What Are EMV Chip Cards?

EMV chip card technology has become a popular way for credit cards companies to provide cardholders with more peace of mind. Find out how Discover Card plans to use this to improve our cardholder’s experiences, and what this technology means for the industry.

5 Travel Disasters The Best Credit Cards Help Avoid
5 Travel Disasters The Best Credit Cards Help Avoid

The holidays become a busy time of year, between purchases and traveling. Learn how top-rated travel credit cards ease common holiday headaches.

5 Credit Card Security Tips for Online Shopping
5 Credit Card Security Tips for Online Shopping

Online shopping during the holidays is quick and easy, but remembering to protect your credit card information should be a top priority before you click accept.

Are You Digitally Secure?
Are You Digitally Secure?

Online security is important to protect your finances, credit score and identity. Run down our checklist for online financial safety.

Don't Get April Fooled
Don't Get April Fooled

April1st is right around the corner and with so much of our spending now done online or with credit cards, financial scams are on the rise. Don't be fooled.

credit card protect
Credit Card Fraud: Five Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Credit Score

Credit Card Fraud is scary. Learn about five easy ways to protect yourself and your credit score.

Credit Card Abroad
Using Your Credit Card Abroad

Going abroad? See what to expect and how to avoid common credit card problems when traveling overseas.

Creating Secure Online Passwords
Creating Secure Online Passwords

Most people have one password that they use everywhere which makes it easy to remember. It also makes it riskier. Get tips on how to create secure passwords and helpful ways to remember them.

Staying Safe on Social Media
Staying Safe on Social Media

When you share your personal information, photos and travel plans on social media sites, you may be putting yourself at risk and giving someone the keys to steal your identity...

9 Credit Card Tips When Traveling
9 Credit Card Tips When Traveling

Planning a vacation? Read some great tips on how to stay safe and avoid theft while traveling...

Understanding Online Safety Terms
Understanding Online Safety Terms

Here's some common ways identity thieves target your personal information, including your credit card account information and tips to avoid being a victim.

Back to School Shopping with Your Rewards Card
Back to School Shopping with Your Rewards Card

You can save money on school supplies using rewards you already have or accumulate even more rewards while shopping with your credit card.

Tips for a Better Date Night
Tips for a Better Date Night

If you're tired of the same old dinner and a movie date night, consider using points or rewards to spice up your dating life.

The Ultimate Rewards Road Trip
The Most Rewarding Outdoor Party

The summer season is a great time to throw an outdoor party to remember. Explore the ways your credit card rewards can help you plan the perfect party.

The Ultimate Rewards Road Trip
The Ultimate Rewards Road Trip

Plan your ultimate road trip vacation using rewards, points and bonuses from your credit card.

what my mom taught me about money
What My Mom Taught Me About Money

In honor of Mother's Day, we took a Discover team poll and compiled the most important financial lessons we learned from our moms.

Gardening for More Green
Gardening for More Green

Did you know April is National Gardening Month? If that's not a good enough reason to get started this spring, find out how gardening can also save you money.

 The Most Common Tax Mistakes
The Most Common Tax Mistakes

The Five Mistakes You're Most Likely to Make on Taxes

best types credit cards
What are the Best Types of Credit Cards?

With so many credit card offers on the market today it can be difficult to decide which is right for you. Find the best offer that suits your needs.

Saving Money in 2014
Saving Money in 2014

As we welcome in a new year, many of us have made lists of the things we aspire to “do better at” in the coming months. Take a look at these non-financial resolutions that will help you save money in the coming months.

Best Credit Card Rewards for Sports Fans
Best Credit Card Rewards for Sports Fans

For die-hard sports fans, the rewards and perks that come with team-affiliated credit cards can be irresistible. But are you really getting the best deal?

Finding the Best Credit Card Offer
Finding the Best Credit Card Offer

You might find it hard to choose from the thousands of offers for cash back cards, travel or miles credit cards, platinum cards and no annual fee credit cards. Learn what to look for when deciding on a credit card.

Credit Card Travel Tips
Credit Card Travel Tips

Six travel tips every cardmember should know. Learn simple ways to manage your credit when you're away from home.

What are Platinum Credit Cards?
What are Platinum Credit Cards?

If you're confused about the various types of credit cards—you're not alone. Today, platinum-level credit cards are more accessible to the average consumer—generally those who have a solid credit history. Learn more.

Benefits of a 0% Balance Transfer Offer
Benefits of a 0% Balance Transfer Offer

A 0% balance transfer can be an effective way of consolidating or reducing debt. 0% balance transfers can help you to save on interest payments you are making on your existing credit card...

Understanding Consumer Rankings on Top Credit Cards
Understanding Consumer Rankings on Top Credit Cards

Understanding consumer rankings on credit cards can help identify your perfect card. See how cash back, travel rewards and other systems can benefit you.

Earn More than Miles
Earn More than Miles

You might not be aware of all the features of the best travel rewards cards have to offer. Start redeeming points and maximizing the rewards on your credit cards today!

credit cards and college students
Credit Cards and College Students

Some credit cards are specifically designed for college students with limited credit history. Learn how college students can build credit while in school.

how to get a credit card
How to Get a Credit Card

Curious how to get a credit card?  Here’s everything you need to know about annual fees, APRs, and all the other terms involved in getting a credit card.

best credit cards student
What are the Best Credit Cards for Students?

Learn about the best credit cards for students. Find the right card for you.

Defining Your Financial Dream
Defining Your Financial Dream

Don’t skip steps in making your Financial Resolutions. Cash back credit cards can help you achieve your financial dreams...

Best Ways to Utilize 0 APR Credit Card Balance Transfers
3 Best Ways to Utilize 0% APR Credit Card Balance Transfers

Transferring high interest debt to a credit card with 0% APR is a great way to consolidate bills and save money. Read on to learn how balance transfers work and get three tips for using them effectively.

How to Compare Credit Card Interest Rates
How to Compare Credit Card Interest Rates

If you’re in the market for a new card, comparing rates is important. But you might be wondering: what is a good APR? Learn how to compare rates to know what you’ll be paying and how to avoid unexpected surprises..

Charge Card vs. Credit Card
Charge Card vs. Credit Card: What's the Difference?

Learn how charge cards and credit cards differ and see which one is right for you.

Debit vs. Credit Cards
Debit vs. Credit Cards

"Debit or Credit?" 5 situations where paying with credit may be your best option.

College Student Credit Cards
Credit Card Tips for College Students

5 tips every new credit cardholder should know. Learn how to manage your credit, avoid debt and make the most of your credit card rewards.

Getting the Best Credit Card Rates
Getting the Best Credit Card Rates

If you're like most consumers, you want to stretch your buying dollar, and you're not above a little legwork to find the best deal. Learn what to look for when searching for the best credit card rates.

Apply for Credit Cards Online
Applying for Credit Cards Online

In the market for a new card? Increase your chances of approval with these helpful tips.

Instant Approval Credit Cards
Instant Approval Credit Cards

Need credit now? Instant approval cards can help. Here's what you need to know before you apply.

Finding the Best First Credit Card
Finding the Best First Credit Card

What you need to know before your teen applies for their first credit card.

Finding the best credit card for you
Finding the best credit card for you

You might find it hard to choose from the thousands of offers for cash back cards, travel or miles credit cards, platinum cards and no annual fee credit cards. Learn what to look for when deciding on a credit card.

Finding the best credit card for you
Applying for a Student Credit Card

It's the classic catch-22 for a student. You need to have credit to get credit. Learn how to get a credit card even if you have no credit history.

All About Platinum Credit Cards
All About Platinum Credit Cards

If you're confused about the various types of credit cards—you're not alone. Today, platinum-level credit cards are more accessible to the average consumer—generally those who have a solid credit history. Learn more.

Free Benefits you May Not Know About
Free Benefits you May Not Know About

Before you purchase your next mobile phone, laptop, tablet or TV, check to see what benefits are built-in to your credit card. Your card may include some free benefits like purchase protection and extended product warranty that can offer additional value.

Picking the Right Gas Credit Card
Picking the Right Gas Credit Card

Students who commute to college, road warriors, RVers and the family chauffeur with kids in every sport imaginable all have one thing in common. They fill up their tanks a lot. Learn how a gas rewards can help put more cash in your pocket.

Researching No Annual Fee Credit Cards
Researching No Annual Fee Credit Cards

Should you always go with a no annual fee card? Not necessarily. Compare the benefits you derive from all the cards you're considering.

Comparing Cash Back and Low Interest Credit Cards
Comparing Cash Back and Low Interest Credit Cards

Is it possible to find a credit card that offers both cash rewards and a low interest APR? What you need to know when comparing credit cards.

Credit Card Fees
Common Credit Card Fees to Avoid

From annual fees to late payment and balance transfer fees, it's important to understand the common credit card fees and how to avoid them before they impact your bottom line.

pre approved credit cards
Pre Approved Credit Cards

Find out how you receive pre-approved credit card offers, what to look for and how you can opt-out.

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