What Is The Value of Discover Miles?

Points & Miles Value
Discover Miles are worth 1 cent each for all redemptions which means that 10,000 miles is equal to $100 in cash value.
Last Updated 2022-04-07 By R.Flowers III

Discover Miles are worth 1 cent each for all redemptions which includes travel, cash deposits made to your bank, and purchases made at Amazon.com.

How much are Discover Miles worth?

Discover Miles have a value of 1 cent apiece no matter what they are used for. This makes them very flexible and easy to redeem.

Discover Miles value

Redemption Option Redemption Value (in cents)
Redeeming miles for travel 1
Redeeming miles for cash back and statement credits 1
Redeeming miles for Amazon.com purchases 1

Redeeming Discover Miles for travel

Discover IT Miles are worth 1 cents each when redeemed to wipe away travel purchases made to the Discover IT Miles Card. You can credit your account starting at at 1 mile which would be equal to 1 cent.

Do note that you will only be able to apply Discover IT Miles towards travel purchases made within the last 180 days (6 months). Discover considers travel to be:

  • Commercial Airline Tickets
  • Hotel Rooms
  • Car Rentals
  • Cruises
  • Tour Operators
  • Vacation Packages (purchased through airlines, travel agents, online travel sites)
  • Local and Suburban Commuter Transportation (includes Ferries)
  • Passenger Railways
  • Taxicabs and Limousines
  • Charter/Tour Bus Lines

Redeeming Discover IT Miles for travel purchases are particularly useful for purchases that other top rewards cards wouldn't normally get great value for. This could be things like tolls, parking fees, and transportation.

It's always good to have at least one rewards card similar to this that can be used for miscellaneous charges.

Redeeming Discover Miles for cash back and statement credits

Discover IT Miles can be credited to a bank account of your choosing at a rate of 1 cent per mile. Electronic deposits are available starting at a 1 mile.

If you don't have any travel charges and want to enjoy the cash back you've earned, redeeming it for electronic deposit is the route you can take. This can be extremely useful if you know you're going to a place in which Discover isn't widely excepted.

This allows you to still use the cash back you've earned and apply it to whatever you like, including non-travel related purchases.

Redeeming Discover Miles on Amazon.com

Discover IT Miles can be used at checkout with amazon.com. This is another great redemption option in the case that you don't want to use your miles towards travel or redeem them as an electronic deposit. When redeeming your miles on amazon.com, every 100 Discover Miles will be equal to $1 in spend.

You can link your Discover Miles and Amazon.com account using the Amazon Shop with Points Portal. Your account will also automatically be linked once you make a purchase with your Discover IT Miles Card.

How to convert Discover Miles to dollars

Use the Discover Miles Value Calculator to determine the cash value of Discover Miles based on redemption. This will give you an idea on how much your points are worth.

Enter any amount of Discover Miles to calculate the dollar value.
Miles
Redemption Average Dollar Value
Redeeming miles for travel $0
Redeeming miles for cash back and statement credits $0
Redeeming miles for Amazon.com purchases $0

How many Discover Miles do you need for a flight?

Since Discover Miles are worth 1 cent each, you can multiple the flight cost by 100 to find out how many Discover Miles you need.

Flight Cost Discover Miles Needed
$100 10,000 miles
$200 20,000 miles
$250 25,000 miles
$300 30,000 miles
$400 40,000 miles
$500 50,000 miles

Use the Flight Cost calculator to determine how many Discover Miles you'll need to redeem for a free flight on any airline.

Enter the cost of the flight to see how many Discover Miles you need.
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Miles Needed For Free Flight: 0 Discover Miles

FAQ

How much are Discover Miles worth?

Discover Miles have a value of 1 cent each for all redemptions.

What can you use Discover Miles for?

Discover Miles can be redeemed for cash back, as an electronic deposit, on Amazon.com, or to reimburse travel purchases.

Does Discover Miles expire?

No. Rewards will not expire as long as you have an account.

How many Discover Miles do you need for a flight?

Discover Miles are worth 1 cent each, so you can multiple the cost of a flight by 100 to find out how many miles you need. For example, a $200 flight would cost you 20,000 Discover Miles.

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