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Using Discovery Miles to Pay for Items
Posted by bidorbuy Marketing, Last modified by bidorbuy Marketing on 12 December 2017 12:44 PM

Discovery Miles

You can spend your Discovery Miles on a variety of products available from sellers who have opted to accept this payment method. Sellers have the ability to turn this facility on and off, so not all items will include Discovery Miles as a payment option.

Currently, 1 Discovery Mile = 10 cents or 10 Discovery Miles = R1.

Paying with Discovery Miles on bidorbuy

Step 1:

Check that the item you wish to buy can be purchased with Discovery Miles. You can do this in several ways: by visiting the Discovery Miles section on bidorbuy to find all items you can buy with your Discovery Miles; by using the Discovery Miles Payment option filter when browsing or searching bidorbuy; and by opening the listing and clicking on the Payment & Shipping tab.  If you see there a Discovery Miles icon, it means that you can buy that item with your Discovery Miles. (Note: Deal of the Week items have this information under Payment).

Step 2:

Proceed through checkout as you would for any other item. When you get to the payment page, select the Pay with Discovery Miles option.

Step 3:

You can pay the full amount with your Discovery Miles, or you can make a partial payment and top-up with another method. Enter the amount that you would like to pay with your Discovery Miles. Important: you need to keep that amount the same at the next step, after being redirected to Pay-U. (You may want to visit the Discovery Miles website to check your Miles balance).

Step 4:

You will now be redirected to Pay-U where the allocation of your Discovery Miles will take place. After logging in with your Discovery Miles details, you will be able to view how many Discovery Miles you have available and enter the amount that you set in the previous step.

Click Pay now. You will be redirected back to bidorbuy to your payment confirmation page.

You will then receive your payment confirmation email, with the seller's details, as you would for any other purchase.

What Discovery Miles cannot pay for

Discovery Miles is unfortunately not available for:

  • Products not set to accept Discovery Miles (please see Step 1 of this article).
  • Products on pre-order.
  • Orders under R20.

Who to contact if you need help paying with Discovery Miles

Need help placing your order with Discovery Miles? Please email

For queries about your Discovery Miles balance, please call DiscoveryCard on 0860 11 22 73.

Happy shopping with Discovery Miles on bidorbuy!


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