Discover has released the 2019 5% bonus categories for the Discover card are there are a few good ones useful for everyday spending. **Update: Here is the current Discover 5% Cashback Calendar**
Discover Cashback Calendar 2019 5% Bonus Categories
The Discover card 5% bonus categories for 2019 are as follows:
1st quarter (January 1, 2019- March 31, 2019) – Grocery Stores.(Grocery purchases made at convenience stores, gas stations, warehouse clubs, discount stores, and supercenters (or at grocery stores associated with supercenters or discount stores), Walmart and Target are not eligible for 5% Cashback Bonus.)
2nd quarter (April 1, 2019- June 30, 2019) – Gas Stations, Uber and Lyft. Activate Now
3rd quarter (July 1, 2019- September 30, 2019) – Restaurants and PayPal. Activate Now
4th quarter (October 1, 2019- December 31, 2019) – Amazon.com, Target and Walmart.com. Activate starting August 1, 2019
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 2019 on discover.com.
These are great categories and should be easy for most people to meet the maximum bonus. Some gas stations and grocery stores 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.