TIP: Discover It card offers 22% back with Apple Pay through the end of 2015

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by savoirfaire, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

    savoirfaire

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    If you sign up for a Discover It card before the end of this year, they will double your cash back during your first year of membership (1% x 2). They also have a promotion through the end of 2015 where they will give a 10% cashback bonus on in-store purchases made with your Discover card using Apple Pay (including the Apple Store, of course) for up to $10,000 in purchases. That ends up being either 20% or 22% cash back after all is said and done (I was told that the 10% is instead of the base 1% reward, although others have been told it is in addition to the base 1% reward). You can also receive a $50 referral bonus (which may doubles to $100) if you can sign up for the Discover It card through a friend's referral, but that's just icing on the cake (I can PM you a referral link if you would like one). I am waiting for my card and plan to buy a 6S after I get it... I confirmed all of this with the Discover customer service rep in chat, but you can as well if you need the reassurance.
     
  2. jimnaze macrumors newbie

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    One clarification is that the 10% cash back promotion on any Discover card is generated through the use of apple pay at actual store, not an online store. I just bought a macbook and after doing my research in trying to replicate online prices at physical stores, found it was cheaper to have Best Buy or a physical Apple Store price match to BandHPhoto.com, and then use Apple pay at the register to get my 10% cashback (I saved $100 off the starting price with the price match and then get 10% cash back on the rest). I spoke with two customer service reps at Discover about the promotion and both said you have to be at the physical store for it to apply. If you have to shop online, Discover has a deal on their site that saves you five percent at the Apple store online.
     
  3. savoirfaire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's right, it's in-store only. I did state that but it's good to highlight that point. Does Apple Store really price match to other stores? I know Best Buy does sometimes.
     
  4. jimnaze macrumors newbie

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    They do but it has to be from an authorized seller. BandHPhoto is.
     
  5. savoirfaire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's a great tip, thanks!
     

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