You may not be aware that you can use your Discover Card on purchases in London this Summer really anytime. Discover Card bought Diners Club and part of the deal is more access to the places that Visa and MasterCard serve. A few years ago I traveled to London and I left my Discover Card at home there was no need for it. You could really only use American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. I opened up my Discover Card statement the other day and noticed a London flyer in there and was shocked to find out they were offering these promotions.
The flyer said to let them know if I’ll be traveling to London this summer and if so I will Pay no foreign transaction fees, Earn 2% Cashback Bonus on every purchase in London from 6/2-8/31/2012, and Get special offers on transportation, restaurants and retail. The extra two percent in the UK is in addition to the 5% quarterly bonus program which will include movies, theme parks, and gas starting July 1st. So if you happen to see a movie while visiting the UK you will get back 7%. You will NOT find an offer this incredible for foreign travel. If that was not enough they are offering (Through 8/31/12), $0 promotional fee and standard purchase APR on cash advances at banks and ATMs in the U.K.
Step 1: Make sure you have a Discover More Card
Are you kidding me? A free ATM card to use in the UK? This is too good to be true especially with the Olympics coming up this summer in London and many other amazing events such as Madonna and Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park. The Summer of 2012 just got very exciting.
This seems to be an email targeted offer but anyone can use their cards in the UK or call this 800 number to see if you can sign up. You have to tell them your travel dates to sign up. If you are planning to travel within the next 5 days, please call 1-800-317-9974 to ensure your card is activated for international use.
Here are more of the terms and good information on this offer:
Sign up to earn an additional 2% on all purchases made in the United Kingdom from June 2, 2012 (or the date on which you sign up, whichever is later) through August 31, 2012. This promotional reward is in addition to any other Cashback Bonus® you earn during this period and is based on your current tier level, up to a full 3% on each purchase. This promotional reward is also in addition to purchases made in the quarterly 5% Cashback Bonus program if you are signed up for the quarterly program. These purchases must post to your account by August 31, 2012. We are not responsible for merchant delays in processing. Please allow 6-8 weeks from the end of the promotional period for this reward to be added to your Cashback Bonus account. See Cashback Bonus Program Terms and Conditions for further details about your reward program.
Valid on cash advances taken at ATM’s or banks in the United Kingdom between June 2, 2012 and August 31, 2012. Third–party ATM fees and restrictions apply. If your cash advance APR is lower than your standard purchase APR, you will not qualify for this offer. Your standard cash advance APR and fee will apply to all cash advances you make after 8/31/2012 at ATM’s and banks in the UK. Call 1-800-347-2683 to check your cash advance credit line and for more information.
Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services Offer Terms and Conditions:
Discover Cardmembers receive a 15% discount off base rates globally on Carey Premium Chauffeured Services by calling 1-800-406-2090 or on-line at carey.com or embarque.com. To receive these benefits, payment must be made via an active Discover card and Discover Cardmembers must reference account number WA819427. You may also need to provide the pick-up and drop-off location while making the reservation. Offer is valid from 06/01/12 and expires 08/31/12.
CAREY Customer Care: +1 (888) 649-3949
World Duty Free Offer Terms and Conditions:
A £15 discount will be applied for every £100 spent, up to £150 discount (£1000 spend) at a World Duty Free, Alpha Airport Shopping or Biza store when paid for using a valid Discover card at time of purchase. Customer must present a printed voucher including displayed bar code. The voucher is valid from 06/01/12 and expires 08/31/12. Offer excludes all tobacco products. Standard customs and legal age restrictions apply. Only one voucher may be used per passenger. This voucher is non-refundable, non-transferable and no monetary alternative will be offered in lieu of this voucher and this voucher may not be used against previous purchases. All products are sold subject to availability. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount voucher and has a cash redemption value of 0.01p. Promoter: WDFG UK Ltd, 4 New Square, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 8HA.
D&D London Offer Terms and Conditions:
Discover Cardmembers receive a complimentary glass of champagne when they pay their bill at any D&D London restaurant listed below using their active Discover card. Offer is valid from 06/01/12 and expires 08/31/12. Booking is required and diner must quote or enter promotional code at time of booking. Call a restaurant listed below and mention promotion code DISCOVER2012 to make a reservation, or book online at: http://danddlondon.com/campaign/dine-out-with-discover/14. Offer is subject to availability and not available in conjunction with any other offer.
Phone numbers are of individual restaurants:
Almeida: 020 7354 4777 Skylon: 020 7654 7800 Orrery: 020 7616 8000
Avenue: 020 7321 2111 Carom: 020 7314 4002 Paternoster Chop House: 020 7029 9400
Bluebird: 020 7559 1000 Coq D’Argent: 020 7395 5000 Plateau: 020 7715 7100
Blueprint Cafe: 020 7378 7031 Floridita: 020 7314 4000 Quaglino’s: 020 7930 6767
Butler’s Wharf Chop House: 020 7403 3403 Kensington Place: 020 7727 3184 Royal Exchange Grand Cafe: 020 7618 2480
Cantina del Ponte: 020 7403 5403 Launceston Place: 020 7937 6912 Sartoria: 020 7354 7000
Sauterelle: 020 7618 2483 Le Pont de la Tour: 020 7403 8403