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, Drug Stores and Select Streaming Services. Activate Now.
2nd quarter (April 1 – June 30, 2023) – Coming Soon. Announcing on March 1, 2023.
3rd quarter (July 1 – September 30, 2023) – Coming Soon. Announcing on June 1, 2023.
4th quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2023) – Coming Soon. Announcing on September 1, 2023.

The 5% only applies to the first $1,500 spent on combined purchases each quarter.

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

As you can see Discover has not yet released the full 2023 5% bonus categories but they will likely be similar to the Discover 5% bonus categories for 2022 which were as follows:

Discover Calendar 2022 5% Bonus Categories
The Discover 5% bonus categories for 2022 were as follows:
1st quarter (January 1 – March 31, 2022) –  Grocery Stores and Fitness Club & Gym Memberships.
2nd quarter (April 1 – June 30, 2022) – Gas Stations and Target.
3rd quarter (July 1 – September 30, 2022) – Restaurants and PayPal.
4th quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2022) – Amazon.com and Digital Wallets.

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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