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Most Helpful Positive Review

Mar 31, 2016
Almost Choked On My Cheerios...
MIKE3354 Cardholder

So I've been working and rebuilding my credit from being an invincible teen. I'm now 26, but have been working on my credit for the past year. I'm now at 712 & 702 Credit Score. I have 9 Hard Inquiries total, but most were from getting a car recently. I make $33,000 Annual and owe $20,000 in student loans. I'm at the upper 20% in utilization with only one late payment after 5 years.
SO... I apply for the Discover-It card after multiple friends have told me that it is an awesome card. One of those friends owns a newer Million Dollar company and got approved for less than $1,000. Credit Karma said my odds were Very Good. I applied through the CK App and I almost Choked On My Cheerios when I saw that I got approved for $6,500. I've ignored at least 60 credit card offers and found the one I was waiting for. I wanted the American Express card, as everyone does, but this one was the clear cut better deal over the lower end AMEX cards.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

Apr 08, 2016
DanielW70 Cardholder

The card has nothing special. I applied because just wanted to have it, I have a 799 FICO and 10% utilization rate, which I assume is great, my Amex and MasterCard have an APR of 13%, this card was approved immediately but they sent it with a 24 APR!!!!!! I used the balance transfer offer and now I'm done with it will go a drawer and stay there unless they give me the APR I deserve. 

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Feb 12, 2017
Glad i was approved
BLADDHA Cardholder

So glad that i was approved for the Discover so i applied for Citi Simplicity, they denied me, well ok, i applied for Cap1 Plat, got me only $500 with 23%apr, whoa!!!, well ok thanks Cap1, and Discover got me 0apr for 14mnths with 4.5k cl, plus cash back etc...enough to get me going this year.....Fico 674 when Discover sent my first statement but CK said otherwise....Happy to be with Discover, i see you also have options for bank accounts and other need to go elsewhere

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Feb 09, 2017
Good Card
JAV2016 Cardholder

I recently got approved for the "Discover It - Cashback Match" version. I had actually applied (denied) for the card 2 weeks before being approved. Go figure! I received a preapproval mailer after being denied. I was still a bit bitter about the denial a couple weeks earlier. But I decided to give them another shot and pull the trigger on the app. Boy, am I glad I did!! I was approved for $4,200.

My stats at the time were:

Oldest credit line - 7 months

AAoA - 4 months

FICO Scores - EX 711 / TU 717 / EQ 711

CK Scores for me are way off. They were about 630-640

Utilization - 4%

Accounts - 6

Inquiries - 7 on each credit report

No BK or Derogs.

I had a $5k Walmart Store Card. Highest limit besides that was $750.

So far, everything has been good. They have a 14 month 0% interest rate. Good cashback rewards system.

Only cons I can think of are: The rewards do not post until the statement cuts. There is no online chat feature for account support.

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Feb 03, 2017
Not my kind of thing
kinger7 Cardholder

They offer the strangest "rewards" and point system - only applies to their limited partner in network vendors - like a bad health insurance plan. 

I paid off the balance and closed this worthless card. 

They are polite and nice but the structure of the offerings is ridiculous. 

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Jan 07, 2017
Discover does not let you down
Bassam2014 Cardholder

Discover is a good card to have that never let you down and has a good customer service. You can also get good benefits and rewards. 

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Jan 03, 2017
Great Card, Great Features!
cwinters90 Cardholder

I applied for this approximately 7 months ago and was instantly declined. I worked really hard on my credit since then, and raised my CK from 590's to 644. I recently saw an ad online for the card, and decided "why not", so I applied. To my surprise, I was instantly approved for $1,200. The interest rate is relatively high - 23%+, but I usually pay nearly the full balance monthly, trying to leave about 5-10% utilization. The rewards are pretty good, I like that there's the opportunity for 5% cashback that revolves 4 times throughout the year. Overall really pleased so far. 

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Dec 31, 2016
wcalderon Cardholder

I applied for this card with an Experian of 786 and got approved for $7,000 I have had the card since September 2016. I requested CLI and was denied they said it was too soon. But overall good pay back bonus

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Nov 16, 2016
Truly a very good card for beginners!
SNBAD Cardholder

It is the lowest credit line limit card I will ever have, which is unfortunately my first credit card and still with same 1000$ credit limit since last 2+ years. I have always spent more than what the credit limit they gave me in a month- still they don't recognize their high spending[Valueble] customers, shame on u discover. In Addition to it, I have got couple of hard enquiries for nothing and got lowered my credit score by requesting credit line increase which was so shame. I have other cards of limit more than $12k+ still i needed to beg this discover. Thank you discover for your service.

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Nov 13, 2016
Good Card
Anonymous Cardholder

Good card and a very good company to deal with

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Oct 30, 2016
Anonymous Cardholder

easy process great card

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Oct 01, 2016
Excellent Rewards Potential
NewWorldCom Cardholder

This was the first card I applied for a year ago that was not a secured card. I was initially approved for $1,500 with only a year of credit history on record, and a score of around 710. It offers great earnings potential throughout the year through their quarterly promotions. They will offer 5% cashback on up to $1,500 in purchases from places such as Amazon, home improvement stores, sometimes it's gas and restaurant purchases, etc.
All other purchases outside of their quarterly promotions remains at the standard 1%.

I have had this card for exactly one year now, and submitted a credit line increase and was approved for a significant amount instantly. I've never had any issues, their website is easy to use and transactions update quickly. I must say, after having been denied applications by other banks and cards before, and being given such a low credit line by my own personal bank with thousands and thousands in savings, Discover has really treated me nicely and fairly considering I was a new customer, no fuss about approvals or increases, based on my earnings and score. Although I have only come across one place so far that did not accept Discover, it has always been accepted everywhere else. I definitely believe everyone should have this card in their wallet.

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