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Thread: Credit Card Questions
June 1st, 2012, 01:43 PM #34Junior Member
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Re: Credit Card Questions
Discover has a new feature called "Discover Cash Over", with a list of of Cash Over merchants as of 2012 (there's an overview of the feature on another credit board, didn't want to post link just in case it was acceptable). I'l cut and paste an overview, but it's a good option if you need cash and don't use/want to use a debit card:
At these stores, you can get cash back at the register during checkout. The amount you can get depends on the store. But whatever the case may be, Discover has a limit for Cash Over transactions of no more than $120/day per account.
Okay so what’s the catch?
Would you believe me if I told you there wasn’t one?
When you use this feature, it works in a somewhat similar manner to getting cash back using an ATM/debit card.
The extra amount (above the purchase price) will show up on your credit card bill. For example, if you made a $17.24 purchase at Walmart and used the Cash Over benefit to get $40.00, then on your card statement it would show $57.24 ($17.24 + $40.00).
There are no fees for using this. With credit card cash advances, interest begins accruing immediately (no grace period). However the nice thing about the Cash Over feature is that it’s treated the same as a purchase – there’s no interest charged if you pay your credit card bill in full each month.
So should you use it?
Yes! If you need cash, using your Discover for cash back at the register will save you a trip to the ATM. However, my answer is geared towards people who always pay their bill in full. If you don’t, then the Cash Over will accrue interest (the same way any other purchase does) and paying interest on this money wouldn’t be logical.
Last edited by Finance Globe; June 1st, 2012 at 02:40 PM. Reason: Removed link to non-official site
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