Discover has released the 2018 5% bonus categories for the Discover card are there are a few good ones useful for manufactured spending as well as everyday spending.

Discover Cashback Calendar 2018 5% Bonus Categories 

The Discover card 5% bonus categories for 2018 are as follows:

discover card rewards calendar 2018 cashback 5% categories

1st quarter (January 1, 2018- March 31, 2018) – Gas Stations & Wholesale Clubs.   Activate Now.
2nd quarter (April 1, 2017- June 30, 2018) – Grocery Stores. Activate starting February 1, 2018
3rd quarter (July 1, 2017- September 30, 2017) – Restaurants.  Activate starting May 1, 2018
4th quarter (October 1, 2017- December 31, 2017) – & Wholesale Clubs.  Activate starting August 1, 2018

The 5% only applies to the first $1,500 spent on combined purchases each quarter. Here is the link to the Discover 5% calendar for 2018 on

These are great categories and should be easy for most people to meet the maximum bonus. Some gas stations  and grocery stores will allow you to purchase gift cards using a credit card so you can easily maximize the bonus.

Don’t Forget to Activate!

Please note, that in order to earn the 5% you must activate the offer each quarter. If you have signed up for email reminders you should have already received an email asking you to activate this quarter’s categories. Unlike the Chase Freedom card, activation is not retroactive so you need to activate the bonus in order to start earning the 5% cashback.

Discover Referral Bonus

If you already have a Discover card you are currently able to earn $50 for referring a Discover credit card to friends/family using Discover refer-a-friend.

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