Thursday, April 14, 2011

Discover is Offering a Rare 24 Month Promotional Balance Transfer

Over the last few years balance transfers have all but dried up. Only within the last six months I have noticed balance transfers starting to loosen up. I have seen many 6 month transfers and a few 1 year transfers. But never have I seen seen a 24 month transfer, not for many years.

Slowly, 0% APR balance transfer cards have made a comeback. But be sure to read the fine print and know beforehand what the balance transfer fee is going to be. It's usually 3-5%, if it's to much it can defeat the whole purpose.


Updated Bullets:
  • 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 24 months, then the variable  APR of 11.99% - 20.99%
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 6 months, then the variable APR of 11.99% - 20.99%
  • 5% Cashback Bonus® in categories that change like travel, gas, groceries, restaurants, home improvement stores and more
  • Up to 1% unlimited Cashback Bonus on all other purchases
  • No Annual Fee

Discover® More Card - 24 Month Promotional Balance Transfer

Who is this Discover Card Good For?
If you have a debt that you will need 2 years to pay off this is for you. If your digging out of credit card debt and need a break in the high interest piling up. But the deal is that you actually pay it off to make this work.


What's the Downside?
If you miss a payment you're going to lose your promotional balance. The balance transfer fee is 5%, steep to say the least. But if your transfering $10,000 the 5% comes to $500. Divide over two years it is 2.5% interest on the $10,000. Your paying all your interest up front. Still a good deal. Naturally your credit has to be pretty good to get this offer.

After being approved you have till June 10, 2011 to transfer the balance.

You can apply for the Discover® More Card - 24 Month Promotional Balance Transfer here.




4 comments:

  1. It might be great for some but an overwhelming majority will get hurt financially. Statistics show that many folks miss a payment now and then.

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  2. That's true. But these deals are a tool that can help people get out of debt faster. Some can't work extra jobs to pay off debt faster. If done right the interest save will help a lot.

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