[THIRD EDIT: 6 days after I applied, I got my first email from Discover in the morning and the card was waiting for me when I got home! YAY! See this post for what it looks like.
FOURTH EDIT: I charged something on the card the same day I received it (02/20). On 02/29 I received a myFICO alert to a new account showing at Experian - this Discover IT card.
Shortly after this AMEX BCE app, I applied for the Discover IT card. It was not an instant approval like that one, and I only found out I was approved 12 hours later by going to Discover's 'Check Status' page.
I would like to thank and blame sour amarettos, myFICO forums, and of course, @Birdman7 who provided emotional support during this difficult time.
I cold-apped on Discover's site around 3-4am. It was not an instant approval - I got the '5-7 day' message. I had just been approved for the AMEX BCE which also pulled EX, so I thought maybe I pushed it too far trying to get my 4th card with only 1yr 2mos revolving history.
I was 3 for 3 up to this point with instant approvals, so this kinda got me down. About an hour went by and I didn't receive an alert from Experian that Discover had pulled my report. This came quickly with the AMEX app - within minutes.
2 hours after the app I get the alert that Discover pulled my report. Still no email though. Another couple hours, still no email....
[FIRST EDIT: 4 days in - nothing.] I'm thinking all the usual worst things and decided to forget about it and be happy with my new $25,000 total credit limit across 3 cards.
So, yeah, that can happen with Discover and apparently it happens quite a lot. Many people report that they got an error page after trying the prequal - so did I. Just don't assume the worst.
Congratulations on your approval! 👍
Yup I figured you were gonna get the approval. Grats!
Use it like you stole it for that 2% cash back after match!