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Discover it Miles - Double Miles your first year
FM Mini Review: Great card to get for its first year 3% cash back. Good card to keep for its annual $30 in-flight reimbursement.
Card Type: Discover
Earning rate: 1.5 miles per dollar for all spend.
Noteworthy perks: ⚬ No foreign transaction fees ⚬ Free in-flight wifi (up to $30 per year) ⚬ Redeem miles for travel or for cash back (1 cent per mile either way)
The Discover It Miles card isn't a miles-earning card at all. The card simply earns 1.5 points per dollar for all spend. Discover calls the points "miles", but each point is really just worth 1 cent. In other words, this is simply a 1.5% cash back card.
That said, this card has a few great things going for it:
Overall, this is a great choice for first year spend. Ongoing, this card is worth keeping simply for its $30 per year airline reimbursements.