Do you know about Discover’s Cashback Match program? This reward for Discover cardmembers allows you to earn cash back by using your Discover card and then redeem it in a variety of ways. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Discover Matches All Your First-Year Rewards
  2. How to Maximize Your Cash Back
  3. Redeem Your Cash Back For…
  4. Discover Will Match the Miles You Earn Too

1. Discover Matches All Your First-Year Rewards

Only Discover® automatically matches all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year. There’s no signing up. And no limit to how much we’ll match.1

2. How to Maximize Your Cash Back

Here’s the breakdown on how you earn rewards on Discover it®:

  • Earn 5 percent cash back on everyday purchases at different places each quarter like Amazon.com, grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and when you pay using PayPal, up to the quarterly maximum when you activate. Plus earn 1% cash back on all other purchases.

3. Redeem Your Cash Back For…

With Discover, it’s simple to redeem your cash back for any amount, at any time. Here are a few ways you can put your cash back to use:

  • CASH – Deposit into your bank account or pay your Discover bill
  • PAY WITH CASHBACK BONUS® – Use at checkout at Amazon.com and with PayPal
  • GIFT CARDS – Get at least $5 free added to each card starting at $20
  • CHARITY – Make a charitable donation to a worthy cause

4. Discover Will Match the Miles You Earn Too

New travel cardmembers can also get in on this deal with the Discover it® Miles card. Not only can they earn unlimited 1.5 Miles for every dollar spent on purchases, but Discover will also match all the Miles earned at the end of their first year. Then easily redeem miles as a statement credit for travel or get cash.

Published March 23, 2016.

Updated May 13, 2020.

Cashback Match: 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.

Redeem Miles: Starting at 1 Mile, you can redeem for cash as an electronic deposit to your bank account or for a credit for Travel Purchases on your statement made within the last 180 days. Travel Purchases include airline tickets, hotel rooms, car rentals, travel agents, online travel sites and commuter transportation. Redemption may not be available for approximately 24-48 hours if your card is reported lost or stolen.

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Legal Disclaimer: This site is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional advice. The material on this site is not intended to provide legal, investment, or financial advice and does not indicate the availability of any Discover product or service. It does not guarantee that Discover offers or endorses a product or service. For specific advice about your unique circumstances, you may wish to consult a qualified professional.

Use Rewards at Amazon.com: For complete details on how to Pay with Cashback Bonus at Amazon.com see Amazon.com/CashbackBonus. Amazon is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, the Amazon.com logo and the smile logo are trademarks of Amazon or its affiliates.

Use Rewards at PayPal: For complete details on how to Pay with Cashback Bonus at PayPal see PayPal.com/Discover. Pay with Rewards will be available for eligible credit cards on eligible purchases. All reward redemptions are subject to Discover’s reward program terms.