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Discover Six Flags Partnership
People who are new readers to the site may not know this, but I love everything roller coaster and amusement park related. I have been on almost 1,000 different roller coasters spread across 30 countries. Whenever topics I cover on this blog crossover to that world, I get excited.
Underrated Credit Cards
A couple of weeks ago Doctor of Credit asked over 30 bloggers including myself to state what they felt was the most underrated credit card. While I actually provided two answers, one of them was the Discover It card.
Before I go any further, this post isn’t concocted to sell you a Discover credit card. I just noticed that Discover and Six Flags extended their partnership through 2015 and wanted to share that information!
If you didn’t know, back in 2012 Discover and Six Flags extended a multi-year partnership deal. Unfortunately they never publicized when that would end and all language on the Discover site indicated that the benefits would end on December 31, 2014.
Fortunately I just noticed that the dates have been extended through the end of 2015. The benefits Discover cardholders get are: 5% cashback, a dedicated cardholder entrance and exclusive ride time. While the 5% back is nice, I have used the dedicated entrance many times to get into the park quickly at opening.
You Must Register To Get 5% Back
One of the things I don’t like about the 5% back offer, is that you need to register for it. While I wish it was automatic, you can register in about 30 seconds at discover.com/sixflags.
Back in November, Discover had a $150 cashback offer if you signed up for the card. Unfortunately that offer has gone away and currently the best offer (non-affiliate) gives a $100 Amazon credit after first purchase.
In general I recommend waiting for the higher $150 cashback offer, although they are paying 5% this quarter at gas stations which may be of use to some.
I think the Discover/Six Flags partnership is a great thing. While I would have the card whether or not they partnered with Six Flags, it was nice to save 5% on my 2015 season pass and I plan to use it to skip lines when I visit some of the parks this summer.
Did you know that Six Flags & Discover were partners? Have you ever used this benefit at one of the parks? Let me know!