I’ve written a lot lately about Discover’s fantastic Double Cash promotion in which all cash back will be doubled after 12 billing cycles:
- Maximizing the Discover Double Cash promo: Which card is best? How many can I get?
- Maximizing the Discover Double Cash promo: 5X Rotating categories
- Maximizing the Discover Double Cash promo: Huge rewards via online shopping!
The amazing thing about this promotion has been that it was available not just as a signup bonus for new accounts, but also for existing card members. Sadly, that latter part may have changed…
This morning, reader mh330 posted the following comment to this blog:
As of this morning 6/24 the offer is no longer being extended to existing cardmembers. Have to submit a new application in order to participate in the promotion. Or at least that’s what they told me over chat.
And, I’ve noticed that Discover’s online advertisement seems to support this as well:
Notice the words “only for new cardmembers”? I’m pretty sure that wasn’t there before.
UPDATE 6/25/2015 9:15 am: A number of readers have confirmed that this promotion is no longer available to existing accounts so I’ve taken the question mark out of the post title.
What to do now?
If you’re a current Discover cardmember and haven’t yet signed up for the Double Cash promotion, consider signing up for a second Discover It card.
If you’re a current cardmember and previously signed up for the offer, then great! There’s nothing else you have to do.