Looking for the 5 percent categories for the Discover card? Here are the 2023 5% bonus categories for the Discover card.

Discover Cashback Calendar 2023 5% Bonus Categories

The Discover card 5% bonus categories for 2023 are as follows:

Discover card rewards calendar 2023 cashback 5% categories

Discover Cashback Calendar 2023 5% Bonus Categories

1st quarter (January 1 – March 31, 2023) –  Grocery Stores (excludes Walmart and Target purchases), Drug Stores and Select Streaming Services.
2nd quarter (April 1 – June 30, 2023) – Restaurants and Wholesale Clubs.
3rd quarter (July 1 – September 30, 2023) – Gas Stations and Digital Wallets.
4th quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2023) – Amazon.com and Target. Activate Now.

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 2023 on discover.com.

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.

(See also related postHow to Earn a Discover Refer a Friend Bonus)


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