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Cash Back = Cash Advance?

Valued Contributor

Cash Back = Cash Advance?

I just realized that I could get cash back with my Discover it at some grocery stores yesterday. Is cash back the same as cash advance? Will I be charged higher interest for cash back?

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Valued Contributor

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Haha, good to know! Smiley Very Happy Thanks!

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Super Contributor

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Like Lexie said, it's not a cash advance.

However, I don't think you get any rewards on that. At least I think I didn't get any rewards for that. 

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Moderator Emerita

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No rewards and I believe the amount if cash back is limited .
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Valued Contributor

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The options are $20, $40 and $60. 

 

Note: This is the 456th post of mine. Smiley Very Happy

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Super Contributor

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I have only used it at Ralph's a couple times. Each time the maximum it would let me cash out was $40.
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Valued Contributor

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Wouldn't a "cash back" transaction just be a regular purchase with an additional $20 or whatever added or top? If this is the case discover will see it as a purchase and reward with cash back wouldn't it?


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Super Contributor

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Like lexie said, the transaction is broken down into 2 components. You will see just 1 charge, but when you click on it and expand on the details, it will state the amount of your purchase and the amount you withdrew as cash.
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