In the past year I have had the Discover card, I have accumulated over $200 cash back, not including the $200 sign up bonus. The quarter with 5% gas, online purchases, and their very generous Shop Discover Portal propelled me to receive all that money back.
I earned 5% back from Discover on my latest purchase from Apple:
As I was paying my bill, I saw the “Extras” for the first time.
It turns out it’s very much like the American Express Sync offers that I receive on my Starwood Preferred card. The only difference is, you do not need to sign up on Discover, it is automatically applied to your card.
In addition to that, I was clicking through the site and noticed that you can use a bill pay feature on Discover and earn 1% back. This feature is identical to US Bank’s online bill pay. If you don’t have a US Bank and have Discover this would be an excellent alternative.