Discover Pushes the New “it” Card

Discover is now heavily promoting a new credit card that it introduced last summer. The Discover it card is being advertised during the college bowl games as a friendlier card with low fees.

The card is a good choice for consumers with lower fees, payment flexibility, and rewards that are an improvement over the Discover More card. It has a metallic finish with the name and account number on the back of the card.

The card has a 0% introductory interest rate for 14 months on both purchases and balance transfers. At the end of this introductory period, the APR is 10.99% to 20.99%.

The Discover it card offers 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases in categories that change each quarter. The January-March period pays extra on restaurant and movie purchases. The Discover it card is a better choice than the Discover More card since the initial payout is slightly more lucrative. The it card pays 1% on all purchases from the very first transaction where the More card pays a smaller 0.25% on the first $3,000 in annual purchases.

Here are some other features of the new Discover it card:

  • No annual fee.
  • No late fee after the first late payment.
  • No increase in APR after late payment.
  • No fee for paying your bill by phone.
  • No over-the-limit fee.
  • No foreign transaction fee.
  • Pay with rewards for items purchased at Amazon.com.
  • Pay your bill until midnight on the day that it is due.
  • Have the ability to talk to a U.S.-based customer service representative at any time.
  • Choose your payment due date.
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