Discover Quarterly 5% Bonus Categories For 2018

The Discover 5% bonus categories have been announced. The quarterly 5% bonus categories are now public for the whole upcoming year. Discover it and More cards earn 5% on up to $1,500 in purchases in the included categories during a quarter.

Discover 5% Bonus Categories

2018 5% Bonus Categories

JAN–MAR: Gas Stations & Wholesale Clubs

Activate to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at Gas Stations (stand-alone) Wholesale Clubs from 1/1/18 (or the date on which you activate 5%, whichever is later) through 3/31/18, on up to $1,500 in purchases. Purchases made at Gas Stations affiliated with superstores and supermarkets may not be eligible. Check with your Wholesale Club to make sure your Discover card is accepted. Certain Wholesale Club services, such as travel and cell phone purchases may not be eligible in this category.

APR–JUN: Grocery Stores

Activate to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at stand-alone Grocery Stores from 4/1/18 (or the date on which you activate 5%, whichever is later) through 6/30/18, on up to $1,500 in purchases. Grocery purchases made at convenience stores, gas stations, warehouse clubs, supercenters, discount stores (or at grocery stores associated with supercenters or discount stores) are not eligible.

JUL–SEP: Restaurants

Activate to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at Restaurants from 7/1/18 (or the date on which you activate 5%, whichever is later) through 9/30/18 on up to $1,500 in purchases. Restaurant purchases are those made at merchants classified as full-service restaurants, cafes, cafeterias and fast food locations.

OCT–DEC: Amazon.com & Wholesale Clubs

Activate to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at Amazon.com and Wholesale Clubs from 10/1/18 (or the date on which you activate 5%, whichever is later) through 12/31/18 on up to $1,500 in purchases. Amazon.com purchases include those made through the Amazon.com checkout, including digital downloads, Amazon.com gift cards, Amazon Fresh orders, Amazon Local Deals and Amazon Prime subscriptions and items sold by third party merchants through Amazon.com’s marketplace. Listed merchants are in no way not sponsoring or affiliated with this program. Amazon, the Amazon.com logo and the smile logo are trademarks of Amazon or its Affiliates. Check with your Wholesale Club to make sure your Discover card is accepted. Certain Wholesale Club services, such as travel and cell phone purchases may not be eligible in this category.

Guru’s Wrap-Up

You can now see the offers here and also activate the 2018 Q1 bonus. As a reminder, right now you earn 5% on Amazon and Target purchases this quarter.

It’s nice to see the whole calendar for 2018. It makes it easier to plan ahead. Q1, Q2 and Q4 should be pretty easy to max out for most people, but even in Q3 it gives you the best possible rate for restaurants.

If you don’t have the Discover It card, you can sign up and get a $100 bonus, and double cashback for the first year of card membership. All cash back is doubled, even the 5% quarter bonuses.

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