How to Activate Your New Discover Card At

Hey there! Got a shiny new Discover card in the mail but not sure how to activate it? You’ve come to the right place. Activating your card is a breeze.

Discover is a major credit card company in the US known for great cashback rewards and no annual fees. But before you can start racking up those rewards, you’ll need to activate your new card.

This simple guide will walk you through the process of activating your Discover card quickly online or over the phone. I’ll also cover how to set up your online account access once your card is activated. Let’s get started!

Activate Online at

Activating online is fast and easy. Just head to and choose whether to log in or activate without logging in.

Activate without logging in

Don’t have your Discover login yet? No worries! Select “Activate without logging in” and provide:

  • 16-digit card number
  • Expiration date
  • 3-digit security code on back of card
  • Primary cardholder’s date of birth
  • Last 4 digits of the primary cardholder’s SSN

Enter the CAPTCHA and follow the instructions to complete activation.

Activate by logging in

If you already have your Discover online account credentials, simply:

  • Go to and select “Login”
  • Enter your username and password
  • Provide your 3-digit security code when prompted
  • Enter the CAPTCHA and click continue

And your new card will be activated!

Activate over the phone

Don’t have web access or prefer talking to a real person? No problem! Call the number below to activate by phone:

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Within the US: 1-800-347-2683
Outside the US: 1-224-888-7777

When prompted, provide:

  • Your social security number
  • Card number
  • Expiration date
  • 3-digit security code

Follow the automated instructions to complete activation. And just like that, your new card is ready to use!

Set up online account access

Now that your card is activated, take a minute to set up your online Discover account access so you can manage your account digitally:

  • Go to and click “Register Your Account”
  • Enter your card number, expiration date, DOB, and last 4 digits of SSN
  • Create a username and password
  • Click register

You’re all set! Log into your Discover account anytime to check your balance, make payments, see transaction history, and more.

So there you have it – activating your new Discover card is super straightforward. Now enjoy the perks of using your Discover rewards, cashback, and other benefits! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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