Discover® Student Card - Clear

Discclear2_ns The Discover® Student Card - Clear, issued by Discover, provides a Cashback Bonus® reward program to cardholders.

Through the reward program, students can earn a 5% rebate for purchases made in categories that change four times a year such as travel, gas, restaurants, movies and more. In addition, cardholders earn up to 1% for general purchases.

Students who spend up to $1,500 on general purchases will receive a .25% rebate, between $1,500 and $3,000 will receive a .5% rebate, and over $3,000 will receive a 1% rebate.*

Cardholders also earn a 0.25% rebate at select warehouse clubs and discount stores, and they can earn a double Cashback Bonus® for redeeming their rebates for gift certificates from participating Discover® Card Partners. There is no yearly limit on the amount of rebates that can be earned, and rebates do not expire as long as the account is active within a 36-month period.

Aside from the reward program, the card also provides standard benefits, including online account management, no liability for unauthorized transactions, and discounts on products and services at participating merchants and retailers.

The APR for this card is reasonable, but there is no annual fee and 0% interest on purchases for six months.

Therefore, those who plan to spend over $3,000 a year (to earn the 1% cash rebate), plan to use their Cashback Bonus® award at participating retailers (to earn a full 5% rebate and double cash rebates), and plan to pay in full each month (to avoid costly finance charges) will benefit most from what the Discover® Student Card - Clear has to offer.

Students who plan to carry a large balance should consider a lower interest rate card that applies the "Average Daily Balance" method. Any finance charges saved will be more than any cash rebates earned.

*It is important to note that like many cash reward cards, the highest rebate offered will not apply to all purchases made with the credit card. In this case, 1% will be applied only to those purchases made after the cardholder spends over $3,000 in one year, so the overall cash rebate earned will be less than 1%, depending on the amount spent. For instance, if the cardholder were to spend $4,000, only $1,000 of this amount would be applied towards the 1% rebate. However, this does not take into account any promotional offers or the full 5% Cashback Bonus® award.
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Type of card: Student
Introductory apr rate description: 0% Interest* for 6 Months
Introductory apr months: 6
Purchases apr rate: $14.99
Cash apr rate: $23.99
Fee: $0.00
Max reward: 5%
Best: Double cash rebates at participating retailers and merchants (through the Cashback Bonus® award program); no annual fee; 0% intro APR on purchases.
Worst: Low rate not available to all applicants.
Perks: Various Internet account related services. Various card designs to select from. No liability for unauthorized transactions. Fraud and security protection services. Discounts on products and services at participating merchants and retailers. See website for additional benefits.
Notations: See website for complete terms and conditions of card usage and application disclosure.
Additional description:
  • More Ways to Earn More Cash than Anyone Else(SM)*
  • Unlimited Cash Rewards, Automatically
  • Up to 20% Cashback Bonus® When You Shop Online*
  • Double Rewards with More than 100 Cashback Bonus® Partners*
  • Customer Service in Less than a Minute, Anytime You Want
  • *View Discover® Card Rates, Fees, Rewards, and Other Important Information

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