Discover Credit Cards

Editor’s Note – April 22, 2015:  We now recommend these great credit cards by Discover®:

And these Discover® Credit Cards reviewed below are no longer available:

  • Escape by Discover®
  • Miles by Discover®
  • Discover® Student More Card
  • Discover® Open Road Card

An update to this post is coming soon.

From a single card introduced in 1986 (and originally owned by Sears), Discover now has a broad array of credit cards to fit a variety of consumer lifestyles. This article looks at some of the company’s top offerings.

  • Discover More (Cash Back)
  • Escape by Discover (Travel Rewards)
  • Miles by Discover (Travel Rewards)
  • Discover Student Card (Student Cash Back)
  • Discover Open Road (Gas Rewards)

Discover® More Card

Ranked the best cash back credit card out there hands down” by CreditShout, Discover More remains at the top of our list. With a 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months*, no annual fee, 5% Cashback Bonus®* in categories that change*, and 5 -20% Cashback Bonus at over 150 top retailers through Discover’s online shopping mall there’s a lot to like about this card. You can also choose from more than 150 different designs for your card, a nice bonus that’s not offered on every card.

Discover® More Card Review

Escape by Discover® Card

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For frequent travelers, Escape by Discover® Card is well worth the $60 annual fee*.

You’ll accrue 2 miles for every dollar you spend. You’ll also earn 2 additional miles (for a total of 4 per $1) in the ShopDiscover.com store. For the first 25 months, you’ll get an extra 1,000 miles each month you make a purchase. You can redeem the miles for travel credits, gift cards or cash, and can book travel through any airline, travel agent, or travel website.

Additional travel benefits include:

  • Travel Delay Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Primary Car Rental Insurance
  • Lost or Damaged Luggage Insurance

Escape by Discover® Card Review

Miles by Discover® Card

Looking for a card with great travel benefits and rewards but want to avoid an annual fee? Miles by Discover® Card might be for you. The bonuses aren’t quite as good as the Escape card, but a number of factors make this a good all-around credit card.

  • Earn double Miles on your first $3,000 in travel and restaurant purchases each year, 1 mile for every $1 on other purchases
  • Earn double Miles through ShopDiscover.com
  • No travel booking restrictions
  • Redeem Miles for travel credits, gift cards, or cash

Miles by Discover® Card Review

Discover® Student More Card

For students looking for Cashback rewards and no annual fee, the Discover® Student More Card makes the grade. This card is basically the same as the Discover More Card with a higher APR because of the fact that it’s a student card and easier to get approved for.

  • No annual fee
  • 5% Cashback Bonus in categories that change.*
  • Up to 1% unlimited Cashback Bonus on all other purchases.
  • 5-20% Cashback Bonus at Discover’s exclusive online shopping mall.

Discover® Student Card Review

Discover® Open Road Card

Have wanderlust? Love to get into the car and just drive for a weekend? You’ll want to take this Discover card with you on the Open Road. The ideal card for anyone who travels by car (for business or pleasure), Discover® Open Road Card gives you double Cashback Bonus on the first $250 in purchases each month at gas stations and restaurants. Get up to 1 % unlimited Cashback bonus on all other purchases. And, like the other Discover rewards cards, you can earn 5 to 20% Cashback through ShopDiscover.com.

Discover® Open Road Card Review

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Kevin Fleming

Kevin founded CreditShout in 2008 to help people manage their credit and finances. He wants to make it easy for anyone, regardless of their level of financial knowledge to understand credit cards and what may seem like the complex world of personal finance. | Author Google+