cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

Contributor

I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

I'm so excited! I received my Discover Open Road card this weekend. I just activated and had it converted to the Dicover More! Can't wait to get all of those cash back bonuses and to start shopping with Shop Discover!
Message 1 of 29
28 REPLIES
Frequent Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

 

Congrats. I hate waiting for cards. I think that's why I went on an app spree last week. Can't wait for my first Discover. I'm cooling it until probably January, then I'll try for Discover More and my local CU, then garden for a couple years.


Starting Score: 596 EQ 5-22-11 / 554 TU 5-23-11
Current Score: 615 EQ 08-15-11 / 631 TU 09-27-11
Goal Score: 700+


Take the FICO Fitness Challenge
Message 2 of 29
Established Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

Congrats to you! Must feel great. I'm going to be app'ing for discover in 3-4 months. 

__________________________
01/11/2011: FICO:TU: 746
12/14/2010: FICO:EQ: 744
08/12/2011: FICO:EXP: 766
Message 3 of 29
Frequent Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!


gp82402 wrote:
I'm so excited! I received my Discover Open Road card this weekend. I just activated and had it converted to the Dicover More! Can't wait to get all of those cash back bonuses and to start shopping with Shop Discover!
Out of curiousity, why did you have your Open Road card converted to the More card? I was looking at Open Road for the cashback on gas. Just bought a new car over the weekend and I'd like to apply before I take the hit from the loan.


In the Garden Club since: 07/05/2017


6/9/2008-TransUnion-703
6/9/2008-Equifax-712
6/9/2008 Experian-635

2/16/2011 Transunion - 675
3/11/2011 Equifax - 688
5/13/2011 Equifax - 704
5/28/2011 Equifax - 704
5/28/2011 Transunion - 724
Message 4 of 29
New Visitor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

Congrats! I was going to get it, but I've decided to just stick with Visa and Mastercards as they are accepted more. I might consider AMEX though.


Starting Score: 703
Current Score: 703
Goal Score: 750


Take the FICO Fitness Challenge
Message 5 of 29
Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

@kkc12286, I originally app'd for the Open Road for the cash back on gas too but after doing some research on the More I just felt that the reward system would fit my spending patterns better. I also went over how much I actually spend on gas found that I really don't spend too much. My car does take premium but I only have to fill up every 2 - 3 weeks so the cash back on gas wouldn't really be that great for me.
Message 6 of 29
Frequent Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!


gp82402 wrote:
@kkc12286, I originally app'd for the Open Road for the cash back on gas too but after doing some research on the More I just felt that the reward system would fit my spending patterns better. I also went over how much I actually spend on gas found that I really don't spend too much. My car does take premium but I only have to fill up every 2 - 3 weeks so the cash back on gas wouldn't really be that great for me.

What are you driving that you oly fill up every few weeks? I just bought a Versa, which is why I was considering the Open Road card. The gas mileage is good, I got the car on Saturday and I'll hit half full today.


In the Garden Club since: 07/05/2017


6/9/2008-TransUnion-703
6/9/2008-Equifax-712
6/9/2008 Experian-635

2/16/2011 Transunion - 675
3/11/2011 Equifax - 688
5/13/2011 Equifax - 704
5/28/2011 Equifax - 704
5/28/2011 Transunion - 724
Message 7 of 29
Established Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

I see the open road gets 2% cash back on gas. Didn't it used to be 5%?

Message 8 of 29
Frequent Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!


KingAdrock wrote:

I see the open road gets 2% cash back on gas. Didn't it used to be 5%?


I thought so too. Can anyone verify?

 

EDIT: After some quick searching, it seems the student version gets 5%. Doesn't seem like the regular version was 5%.


In the Garden Club since: 07/05/2017


6/9/2008-TransUnion-703
6/9/2008-Equifax-712
6/9/2008 Experian-635

2/16/2011 Transunion - 675
3/11/2011 Equifax - 688
5/13/2011 Equifax - 704
5/28/2011 Equifax - 704
5/28/2011 Transunion - 724
Message 9 of 29
Contributor

Re: I got my Discover card over the weekend!!!

I drive an Infiniti G35, The car does get great gas mileage and I've heard that premium gas helps your card get better gas mileage but I'm not quite sure if that's true or not. I really think the reason behind me not uaving to fill up that often is because I don't drive all that far both my work and my kids school is so close to my home that I don't have to drive very far. As far as the Open Road cash back program, it's 2% back on your first $250 spent on gas and restaurant purchases per month then I believe it goes to 1% on anything over that.
Message 10 of 29