Discover has announced that its Discover Deals program will end. They placed the announcement on their website and also sent out emails to notify customers.
If you log into your Discover accounts, you should see the following message.
Discover Deals will end October 31, 2018
We’re retiring the program to focus on simpler and more meaningful ways to earn and redeem rewards. Any pending rewards will be added to your account as usual.
Discover Deals was an added bonus for Discover cardholders. They often had good cash back rates at popular merchants, discounts on gift cards, or discounts at car rentals and other stores. Especially during the first year of card membership, when all cashback is doubled, Discover Deals was really worth using. Now that it’s gone, there’s no much value left since they also gutted purchase protection. I would guess most people will take out their Discover cards once good quarterly 5% bonuses come around.