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Apr 26, 2017
Love it! I'm a senior in college.
buildcredit926 Cardholder

So when I applied for this card, my score was near the 700's and I was approved for a $1000 CL over the phone (October 2016). It is 6 months later (April 2017) and I recieved a $1000 increase in my credit line. Now I am at a $2000 credit line. The cash back rewards are great. I reccommend this card to everyone.

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Mar 20, 2017
Jdawg22 Cardholder

It's my first credit card and I wasn't expecting to get approved because I had no credit history at all. I had recently purchased a car and thought I'd use it for gas but it has been so much help for small emergencies. I was approved a $500 credit limit and I can't really complain. I pay it well before it's due because it's best not to spend money you don't have. After seeing most of the reviews I'm definitely wishing that I was approved a higher credit limit but I'll have to see how to request it. Even if I don't get approved the credit line increase , it's still a great card to have. My credit score has been going up when I don't use more than the recommended 10%. 

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Feb 16, 2017
First card, only card
JojoBisous Cardholder

I was approved with absolutely zero credit history for CL 1750, and after 5 months of paying my full balance I was bumped up to CL 2000. I'm 10 months in and it's still my only card, and I love it.

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Aug 03, 2016
The BEST Credit Card in my wallet
truth401 Cardholder

You need a good score to get a discover card so don't think the a Fico of 640 or 650 is going to get you one and Credit Karma is always 20 points or more higher than your real score. Their Customer Service is the BEST in the Credit Card industry and thier reward are phenominal!

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Jul 19, 2016
Wonderful Card!
JacobMCohen Cardholder

Was the third card I applied for (had zero credit) and was the first I was approved for. After some verification I was approved for $1000. Would absolutely reccomend this card to anyone who is a student and would like to build credit. Absoluetly the best customer service and best card.

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Jul 25, 2016

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Jul 17, 2016
Best for Students
abhi9cr7 Cardholder

This was my third card and was approved after just 4months of credit history. I am an international student and I applied to discover it chrome and was instantly approved, then I asked the customer care guy to change it to Discover It card which has revolving 5% cashback. My score was less as I have only 4months of credit history. They gave me 1250$ at that time. I used this card for every purchase and the promo of 10% cashback through apple was amazing. It is disappointing that Apple pay bonus is not available now. Anyways, I acquired around 350$ just through cashback and after 1year they auto increased my CL to 2250$, and using some wise people's advice about CLI button, I was approved more 750 and am currently having 3000$. I never had any balance on card, as soon as the purchase was posted, I paid it off in full. Statement credit was always 0$ till this day. Loved the card benefits absolutely.

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Jul 05, 2016
Didn't increase CL even after 4 years!
workingmind Cardholder

Was approved for this card when I was a student with $500 CL (which is a JOKE). Anyways they extended it upto $1,000 and that was it. Now I've been earning well for more than 2 years and have credit scores in 750's and Discover still cant increase my CL! I'm sure they havent even updated their database as they still send me student loan offers! I have cards from AMEX, Barclays and Chase and I have CL higher than Discover (which is my oldest card). I haven't missed a single payment but still Discover doesnt value customer relationship and I am stuck with the same $1,000 CL (after 4 years). I am gonna hardly use this card anymore.

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Aug 03, 2016

I applied for the card and was approved in under a minute with a $5500 CL...They are by far the by far the best card to have in your wallet. Their customer Service is the BEST of ANY credit card company but if you missed more than 1 payment you will NEVER get a credit line increase (especially in the first year) I have American Express and Capital one. @ Capital one cards because neither has a yearly fee and one has 0% for the first year. . Pay your cards off right away and don't delay or make minimal payments or you will NEVER ,EVER get any kind of increase but discover is the best of all the credit Cards you can get.

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