Credit Card Review & Application

Discover Student Open Road Card


out of 5

- 0% intro APR on purchases for 9 months, then the variable standard purchase APR of 12.99% - 18.99%*
- 2% Cashback Bonus* at gas stations and restaurants
- Every single purchase automatically gets Cashback Bonus
- $0 Fraud Liability - you will not be responsible for unauthorized charges
- No Annual Fee
- Sign up to receive text and email alerts
*Click apply to view rates, fees, rewards, limitations and other important information

Introductory APR: 0%*
Introductory Period: 9 months
APR on Purchases: 12.99% - 18.99% (variable)*
Annual Fee: $0*
Card Issuer: Discover Bank
Card Network: Discover®
Card Category: Student (Regular)
Card Type: - Low Interest Rate
- Reward Card
Credit Needed: Fair*

Discover Student Open Road credit card is designed to fit into the life style of the average student. It's a credit card for who haven't really gotten used to having a credit card in the wallet.

A mid term introductory APR period is applied towards purchases and balance transfers. Afterwards, purchases incur moderately low interest. Balance transfers and cash advances incur a 3% transfer or cash advance fee respectively.

Card members are protected from unauthorized transactions arising from leaky databases. Secure account numbers much differ from the credit card numbers are used whenever purchasing items online. Victims of identity theft or fraud receive advice on what steps to take from seasoned fraud specialists.

Online account management and other internet related services put the card member in total control. Soft copy financial statements available online help card members keep track of expenses charged to the card over a period.

Email messages are delivered to the card members email address reminding such members to pay up before the due date. Live phone support is available round the clock to answer queries.

Cash back rewards program. Card members earn at least 1% on virtually every purchase. New members earn double cash bonus (2% per transaction) on Grocery purchases worth up to $1,000. Gas and auto maintenance less than $100 earn 5% each month. Cash back bonuses do not expire except when the card account becomes inactive. There's no restriction in form of a yearly limit.

Cash earned is useful for redeeming cash, and merchandise. Rewards are redeemed in $20 increments. Purchases at over 100 merchants and retailers are discounted using cash back bonuses already earned. Members take advantage of ShopDiscover, an exclusive online shopping site to gain higher cash back and more discounts. Purchases on the site earn discounts between 5% and 20%.

Discover Student Open Road credit card helps those students who would like to build stronger credit. Just as this is for those having fair credit, other Discover cards ensure those consumers with better ratings receive higher credit lines and a more robust credit card package.

Read terms and conditions before applying (or making a first purchase). Online applications accepted.

The review prepared by . Opinions expressed therein are solely those of the reviewer.

Reward Types: - Auto Rewards
- Cash Back Rewards
- Gas Rewards
Reward Unit: Cash
Rewards: - Double Cashback Bonus®* at gas stations and restaurants.
- Up to 20% Cashback Bonus at popular retailers when you shop online through Shop Discover site
- Up to 1% unlimited Cashback Bonus on everything else you buy
Expiration: 36 months
Yearly Limit: None
Other Benefits: - Internet account related services
- Several card designs to select from
- Zero liability for unauthorized transactions
- $500,000 in travel accident insurance
- Flight insurance
- Auto rental insurance
- Purchase protection
- Fraud and security protection services
Comments: Rewards have no expiration date; however, certain circumstances, such as account closure and inactivity for more than 36 months, could result in forfeiture of some or all of your Cashback Bonus.

* See the online Discover credit card application for details about terms and conditions. Reasonable efforts are made to maintain accurate information. However all credit card information is presented without warranty. When you click on the “Apply Here" button, you can review the credit card terms and conditions on Discover's website.
Credit Reporting: Yes
Online Account Access: Yes
Introductory APR: 0%*
Applied Towards: Purchases
Introductory Period: 9 months*
APR on Purchases: 12.99% - 18.99% (variable)*
Annual Fee: $0*
Grace Period: 25 days*
Min Finance Charge: $0.10
Late Payment Fee: N/A*
Balance Transfer: Yes
APR Cash Advances: 24.99%

We do not offer online application for this card at the moment.

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* The information provided for Discover® Student Open Road Card is believed to be accurate at the time of evaluation (Jan 3, 2013). We strongly advise visitors to review the terms and conditions to verify accuracy of the information and fees posted prior to applying for the product.

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