Discover it® Miles

Your credit card for airline travel

Discover gives you a travel rewards credit card that earns Miles on all eligible purchases, including airlines and hotels. Redeem Miles for travel or cash.1

All with no annual fee.

Discover it® Miles Card: A no annual fee credit card built for airline travel

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Air Miles Credit Card FAQ’s

Airlines usually award frequent flier miles for flights you take after you join the airline's frequent flier program. An airline may also award frequent flier miles for purchases using the airline's credit card. Frequent flier miles can usually be redeemed for flights, but there are often blackout dates and other restrictions. The Discover it® Miles credit card doesn't earn frequent flier miles, but it earns credit card Miles, and you can turn Miles into cash. Or redeem as a statement credit for your travel purchases like airfare, hotels, rideshares, gas stations, restaurants and more.1

However you redeem, Miles have the same value. The amount needed for one flight will vary depending on the cost of the ticket, but the math is simple. Every 100 Miles equals $1 to redeem. The best part? No blackout dates. Once you make a travel purchase, simply redeem your Miles as a statement credit towards that purchase.1

Some airline miles may expire, whether you earn them through an airline miles credit card or by flying. The expiration of airline miles will depend on your airline's rules. Unlike an airline miles credit card, the Discover it Miles Credit Card offers Miles that don't expire.

Each airline miles credit card has its own rules for earning and redeeming miles. Cards issued by an airline may earn miles that can only by used on that airline. The Discover it Miles card allows you to turn miles into cash. Or redeem as a statement credit for your travel purchases like airfare, hotels, rideshares, gas stations, restaurants and more.1

An airline miles credit card offered by an airline usually earns miles that are good in that airline's program only. Some travel cards let you transfer airline miles to other travel partners. With the Discover it® Miles credit card you can turn Miles into cash. Or redeem as a statement credit for your travel purchases like airfare, hotels, rideshares, gas stations, restaurants and more.1 There's no need to transfer anything to an airline.

Because Discover it® Miles is not a co-branded travel credit card, you can earn Miles with any airline that welcomes Discover. Discover is accepted nationwide by 99% of the places that take credit cards.5

For people that love to travel for pleasure or business, travel rewards credit cards can reward sepnding on tarvel with points that can be redeemed for branded flights, hotel stays, or more. However, many travel credit cards that include an airline miles program will requre an annual fee or have blackout dates. Check for the miles program that provides you the most possible benefits.

With Discover, every 100 Miles equals $1 to redeem. Turn Miles into cash. Or redeem as a statement credit for your travel purchases like airfare, hotels, rideshares, gas stations, restaurants and more.1

Automatically earn unlimited 1.5x Miles on every dollar of every purchase. And don't worry, your Miles never expire.1

The Discover it® Miles Card lets you earn Miles on every purchase you make. You can turn Miles into cash. Or redeem as a statement credit for your travel purchases like airfare, hotels, rideshares, gas stations, restaurants and more.1 You can earn Miles without paying an annual fee, and can turn miles into cash in any amount, any time.1

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  1. Redeem Miles: Starting at 1 Mile, you can redeem your Miles as a credit to your account to pay for all or part of your bill, for cash as an electronic deposit to your bank account, or for a credit for Travel Purchases made on your statement within the last 180 days. Travel Purchases include airline tickets, hotel rooms, car rentals, travel agents, online travel sites, commuter transportation, restaurants and gas stations. Restaurant purchases include those made at merchants classified as full-service restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, fast-food locations, and restaurant delivery services. 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. Gas Stations affiliated with supermarkets, supercenters, and wholesale clubs may not be eligible.

    Even if a travel purchase on your statement appears to fit in a Travel Purchase category, the merchant may not have a merchant category code (MCC) in a Travel Purchase 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 be eligible for credit redemption if the technology does not provide sufficient transaction details or a qualifying MCC. See Terms and Conditions for more information.

    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.

  2. Discover Match®: Only from Discover as of December 2023. We'll match all the Miles 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 Miles 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.

  3. Use Rewards at Amazon.com: For complete details on how to Pay with Rewards at Amazon.com see Amazon.com/DiscoverRewards. Amazon is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, the Amazon.com logo, the smile logo and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. To redeem your rewards at checkout, you must select the Discover Card from which you want to redeem rewards. If you do not pay for your full purchase with rewards, you may use the Discover Card from which the rewards were applied or an Amazon.com Gift Card to pay for the remainder of your purchase. You may not use a credit card from an issuer other than Discover or another Discover credit card enrolled in Shop with Points in conjunction with the rewards transaction.

  4. Use Rewards with PayPal: For complete details on how to Pay with Rewards with PayPal see PayPal.com/Discover. Pay with Rewards with PayPal will be available for eligible credit cards on eligible purchases or rewards can be donated to support a charitable cause with PayPal Giving Fund. To learn more about Pay with Rewards, see terms and conditions.

    All reward redemptions are subject to Discover’s reward program terms. To redeem your rewards at checkout, you must select the Discover Card from which you want to redeem rewards. If you do not pay for your full purchase with rewards, you must use the Discover Card from which the rewards were applied to pay for the remainder of your purchase. You may not use a credit card from an issuer other than Discover or another Discover credit card enrolled in Pay with Rewards in conjunction with the rewards transaction.

    PayPal, and the PayPal logo are trademarks of PayPal and its Affiliates.

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

  6. 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.

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