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Receiving a New Card in the Mail

Hello all!
I recently applied and got approved for a Discover It Student Card for $1500 of credit! I wanted to get a card to build up my credit scores responsibly so I have a good credit line when I start looking for apartments for grad school, etc. For those who received a Discover it card, how does Discover ship it? Do they use the Post Office, UPS, Fed Ex? Do they use unmarked envelopes, packages, etc? I tend to get a little paranoid about important/sensitive documents in the mail so I am asking this for the ease of mind!

Thanks!

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Re: Receiving a New Card in the Mail

Came in brown box package via UPS for me, was impressed with the presentation.


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Re: Receiving a New Card in the Mail

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Welcome to the forum!

 

I was approved for the same starting CL last month and received the package via USPS.  Took about a week or so to arrive, but the packaging is pretty nice. 

 

::edit::  Here are some pictures I posted in the forum when my card arrived-

 

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Re: Receiving a New Card in the Mail

Thanks!
I saw that the Discover Card comes in a nice silver, orange box but that itself packaged discretely in a run-of the mill brown box so it doesn't get stolen, etc?

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Re: Receiving a New Card in the Mail


Slaskwroclaw18 wrote:

Thanks!
I saw that the Discover Card comes in a nice silver, orange box but that itself packaged discretely in a run-of the mill brown box so it doesn't get stolen, etc?


Yes. 

JPM Ritz Carlton $8k I UMP Club $8k I CSP $8k | Chase Hyatt $5k I AMEX Green NPSL I AMEX Delta $2k I Citi AA $2k | C1 QS $4.5k
BOA UNC-CH Alumni $6k I Hawaiian WEMC $3k I Arrival $6.5k I IT $1.5k | Merrill+ $2k | Lowes $12k | Apple $2k | +23more
Scores: EQ:671 (FICO 11) EX:686 (FICO N/C) TU:686 (FICO N/C) *8-5-14*
Overall UTIL: 14% *Gardening Since: 1/20/16*
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Re: Receiving a New Card in the Mail

I think my original card came in a UPS envelope.  Replacement was expedited via FedEx in a FedEx envelope.

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Re: Receiving a New Card in the Mail

Mine came in a Priority Mail package, while my mom's was sent in a similar looking package but sent First Class. So, it varies I guess.

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