Looking for the 5 percent categories for the Discover card? Here are the 2022 5% bonus categories for the Discover card.

Discover Cashback Calendar 2022 5% Bonus Categories

The Discover card 5% bonus categories for 2022 are as follows:

Discover card rewards calendar 2021 & 2022 cashback 5% categories

Discover Cashback Calendar 2022 5% Bonus Categories

1st quarter (January 1 – March 31, 2022) –  Grocery Stores and Fitness Club & Gym Memberships. Activate Now.
2nd quarter (April 1 – June 30, 2022) – Gas Stations and Target.  Activate starting February 1, 2022.
3rd quarter (July 1 – September 30, 2022) – Restaurants and PayPal.  Activate starting May 1, 2022.
4th quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2022) – Amazon.com and Digital Wallets. Activate starting August 1, 2022.

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 2022 on discover.com.

These are great categories and should be easy for most people to meet the maximum bonus. Some grocery stores and gas stations 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.

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


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