Summary - The Discover® Open Road Card is one of the best all round gas and cash back credit card because you can earn 2% rebates on both gasoline and restaurant purchases for the first $300 in these purchases every month. You can purchase gasoline at any gasoline station. Like the regular Discover More Card, it has perhaps the best online shopping portal. You can also double the value of your cash rebates by exchanging them for gift certificates of partner merchants. Let's delve into this card to get the full scoop.
Rebate for Gasoline and Auto Maintenance - The Discover Open Road Card - $150 Restaurant.com Gift Card allows you to earn 2% rebates for gasoline and restaurant purchase for up to $250 combined gasoline and restaurant spending a month ($3,000 in annual spending). Once you exceed $250 in monthly spending, you will earn similar rebates as your "other purchases".
Rebates on "other purchases" - Cash Back Bonus - For the fist $3,000 in annual spending, you earn 0.25% rebates. You earn 1% rebates for annual spending above $3,000. You can earn unlimited rebates which do not expire.
Shop Discover Card - When you use your Discover card to shop at partner merchants from Discover's website (shopdiscover.com), you will earn anywhere between 5% and 20% discounts. So rather than going directly to the merchants' website, all you have to do is just to login into your account and navigate to the merchant's site from there (it is essentially the same site - but it tracks your purchases made on your Discover Card). Below is the full list of their merchant partners and the discounts you can get..
Double the value of your rebates - You can also up to double the value of the cash rebates you have earned by exchanging them for over 100 merchant partners gift certificate. That means that a $20.00 rebate can turn into a $40.00 gift certificate. Below is the list of their present partners.
Verdict - The Discover® Open Road Card is an improvement over the regular Discover® More Card because in addition to the great rebates you get from shopdiscover.com merchants, you also earn 2% rebates on gas and restaurant expenses. If you are looking for a cash back credit card, then this is definitely a card to consider.