I tried my best this month to get my cashback total at $20 to get a Discover giftcard. As noted in the subject line, I came up .72 cents short. Now, I have to wait another month or maybe until June when a category that I can use comes alone.
No biggie. I wish discover would let you automatically deposit your rewards each month into a Money Market / Savings account so you don't have to wait 2 or 3 months between rewards checks. (Or more if you use it sporatically).
make sure to manually count everything to make sure you are getting the proper rewards. This might happen with purchases on the 30th and 31st as it did with me. I called them and said they missed those purchases and he pulled up my account and saw that as well and credited the missing rewards ($3) to my account. I still have to wait til they post next month, but at least I'll get them! I will now check every month.