Discover it® Miles

Your credit card for airline travel

Discover gives you a travel rewards credit card that lets you redeem Miles as a statement credit to cover the cost of travel purchases like an airline ticket, hotel stay and more1 without the blackout-date hassles of a co-branded airline credit card.

All with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fee.

Discover it® Miles Card: A no annual fee credit card built for airline travel


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Every Discover Mile is valued at $0.01. So you can redeem 50,000 Discover Miles as a statemnt credit for a $500 travel purhase1 like an airline ticket.

Because Discover it® Miles is not a co-branded travel credit card, you can earn Miles with any airline that welcomes Discover. Discover is now accepted at 99% of places that take credit cards nationwide.5

For people that love to travel for pleasure or business, travel rewards credit cards can reward sepnding on tarvel with points that can be redeemed for branded flights, hotel stays, or more. However, many travel credit cards that include an airline miles program will requre an annual fee or have blackout dates. Check for the miles program that provides you the most possible benefits.

The Discover it® Miles Card lets you earn Miles on every purchase you make. You can redeem your Dsicover Miles as a statement credit to reimburse travel purchases on your card1, letting you enjoy a rewards program that you can directly apply towards your travel purchases. As your Discover Miles never expire1, you can continue to enjoy Miles without paying an annual fee

With Discover, every 100 Miles equals $1.00. So each Discover Mile you earn has a cash equivalent of $0.01, however you redeem. Whether you redeem for cash, as a statement credit for a travel purchase1, at Amazon.com3 or with PayPal4, the value of your Miles will be the same.

Every dollar you spend on purchases with the Discover it® Miles card earns 1.5X Miles. If you make a Discover it® Miles Card purchase of $100, you will earn 150 Miles. And your Miles never expire.1

  1. Redeem Miles: Starting at 1 Mile, you can redeem your Miles as a credit to your account to pay for all or part of your bill, for cash as an electronic deposit to your bank account, or for a credit for Travel Purchases made on your statement within the last 180 days. Travel Purchases include airline tickets, hotel rooms, car rentals, travel agents, online travel sites, commuter transportation, restaurants and gas stations. Restaurant purchases include those made at merchants classified as full-service restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, fast-food locations, and restaurant delivery services. Gas Station purchases include those made at merchants classified as places that sell automotive gasoline that can be bought at the pump or inside the station. Gas Stations affiliated with supermarkets, supercenters, and wholesale clubs may not be eligible.

    Even if a travel purchase on your statement appears to fit in a Travel Purchase category, the merchant may not have a merchant category code (MCC) in a Travel Purchase category. Merchants and payment processors are assigned an MCC based on their typical products and services. Discover Card does not assign MCCs to merchants. Certain third-party payment accounts and digital wallet transactions may not be eligible for credit redemption if the technology does not provide sufficient transaction details or a qualifying MCC. See Terms and Conditions for more information.

    Rewards Redemption: Rewards never expire. We reserve the right to determine the method to disburse your rewards balance. We will credit your Account or send you a check with your rewards balance if your Account is closed or if you have not used it within 18 months.
  2. Discover Match®: Only from Discover, as of July 2022. We'll match all the Miles rewards you've earned on your credit card from the day your new account is approved through your first 12 consecutive billing periods or 365 days, whichever is longer, and add it to your rewards account within two billing periods. You've earned Miles rewards only when they're processed, which may be after the transaction date. We will not match: rewards that are processed after your match period ends; statement credits; rewards transfers from Discover checking or other deposit accounts; or rewards for accounts that are closed. This promotional offer may not be available in the future and is exclusively for new cardmembers. No purchase minimums.

  3. Amazon: Amazon is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, the Amazon.com logo and the smile logo are trademarks of Amazon or its affiliates.

  4. Use Rewards with PayPal: For complete details on how to Pay with Rewards with PayPal see PayPal.com/Discover. Pay with Rewards will be available for eligible credit cards on eligible purchases or can be donated to support a charitable cause with PayPal Giving Fund. To learn more about Pay with Rewards, see terms and conditions. All reward redemptions are subject to Discover’s reward program terms.

  5. Acceptance: According to the Feb 2022 issue of the Nilson Report.

  6. Online Privacy Protection: Online Privacy Protection is offered by Discover Bank at no cost and only available in the mobile app. Approximately every 90 days we will scan for your online personal information at 10 select people search sites and submit opt-out requests on your behalf. Types of personal information found on these sites will vary.

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