Update: See this post for the Discover 5% Cashback Calendar for 2018.
Discover has released the 2017 5% bonus categories for the Discover card are there are a few good ones useful for manufactured spending as well as everyday spending.
Discover Calendar 2017 5% Bonus Categories
The Discover card 5% bonus categories for 2017 are as follows:
1st quarter (January 1, 2017- March 31, 2017) – Gas Stations, Ground Transportation & Wholesale Clubs. Some gas stations will allow you to purchase gift cards using a credit card.
2nd quarter (April 1, 2017- June 30, 2017) – Home Improvement Stores & Wholesale Clubs.
3rd quarter (July 1, 2017- September 30, 2017) – Restaurants.
4th quarter (October 1, 2017- December 31, 2017) – Amazon.com & Target.
The 5% only applies to the first $1,500 spent on combined purchases each quarter. Here is the link to the Discover 5% calendar 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.
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.