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CreditEd
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Re: The Haul!!!


distantarray wrote:

That's great, but did you really need two hilton cards? lol i guess if you stay there a lot but still.... haha

 

and Delta skymiles are pretty terrible card.... worst card with Amex...... switch it to a BCP/BCE imo..... my dad's been playing around with his and we can't get **bleep** for what the advertised rate is. 1 Miles = 1.1 cent value after all the restrictions and impossible to redeem for advertised miles. It's sad we can't even get tickets when we try to plan about a year ahead with the price of miles quoted on their site.


Didn't need to AMEX Hilton card. The purpose of both the AMEX cards was to get back into the AMEX consumer door and to get the back dating affect of 1998. Hilton offerred me 60k points and have been sending AMEX offers to me for some time now. I had a Hilton Honors account previously.

 

The Citi Honors card is the one that I really wanted. Delta Sky is typically the easist revolver to get ,so many on this board say. 

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Re: The Haul!!!


CreditEd wrote:

Didn't need to AMEX Hilton card. The purpose of both the AMEX cards was to get back into the AMEX consumer door and to get the back dating affect of 1998. Hilton offerred me 60k points and have been sending AMEX offers to me for some time now. I had a Hilton Honors account previously.

 

The Citi Honors card is the one that I really wanted. Delta Sky is typically the easist revolver to get ,so many on this board say. 


That's good I guess, but yea Delta Skymiles easier to get hardest card to actually redeem unless for cash at 1 penny a point value. But possible to PC to a BCE/BCP one of the hardest revolver to get in a few months oddly enough lol


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Re: The Haul!!!

 


 


That's good I guess, but yea Delta Skymiles easier to get hardest card to actually redeem unless for cash at 1 penny a point value. But possible to PC to a BCE/BCP one of the hardest revolver to get in a few months oddly enough lol


Will certainly heed your advice. Have not had a consumer AMEX card since 2005. Rebuilding with them was a maore goal. Thought the time was right while my score was at its peak.

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AMEX Business Platinum (NPSL) | AMEX Business SPG ($25,000) | AMEX Delta Sky Platinum ($10,000 | AMEX H. Honors ($2,000) | Citi Hilton Honors Reserve ($14,000) | Citi Diamond Preferred ($4,700) | Citi ThankYou Preferred ($3,200) | Chase Freedom ($3,000) | FNBO Platinum MC (awaiting the limit) | HSBC Platinum ($2,000) | US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature ($5,000)
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Re: The Haul!!!

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CreditEd wrote:

 

 

Will certainly heed your advice. Have not had a consumer AMEX card since 2005. Rebuilding with them was a maore goal. Thought the time was right while my score was at its peak.


yep backdating alone makes this worth it's weight in Gold for your credit score in rebuilding especially. But hey atleast the PC change choices which I was told was ONLY BCE/BCP I started laughing, because those are usually toughest to get. But this might be the better way to go since you can redeem miles per penny so the sign up bonus is better if you go this route.


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Doubt VERY seriously if I use the Delta card for miles in the first place. Will use Starwood or Bus Platinum to books flights. Must more bene's and rewards. Again this card I thought was the most likely to be approved for (like any of this is science...). Will use just enough to keep open. 

 

This cards purpse has been met allready!

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AMEX Business Platinum (NPSL) | AMEX Business SPG ($25,000) | AMEX Delta Sky Platinum ($10,000 | AMEX H. Honors ($2,000) | Citi Hilton Honors Reserve ($14,000) | Citi Diamond Preferred ($4,700) | Citi ThankYou Preferred ($3,200) | Chase Freedom ($3,000) | FNBO Platinum MC (awaiting the limit) | HSBC Platinum ($2,000) | US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature ($5,000)
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Re: The Haul!!!

lol wait you already have starwood? oh wait those are business accounts lol, so this is your first amex in a while for personal right


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Re: The Haul!!!


distantarray wrote:

lol wait you already have starwood? oh wait those are business accounts lol, so this is your first amex in a while for personal right


Nowwwwwww you're getting it!!! I've been trying to "back" into AMEX consumer for 2 years now. This whole thing was to rebuild my credit, rebuild old bridges and create new options as best as I could all while keeping my score up.

 

Lots of planning with the help of many posters out there.


distantarray wrote:

lol wait you already have starwood? oh wait those are business accounts lol, so this is your first amex in a while for personal right


 

All Thanks to myFico:
AMEX Business Platinum (NPSL) | AMEX Business SPG ($25,000) | AMEX Delta Sky Platinum ($10,000 | AMEX H. Honors ($2,000) | Citi Hilton Honors Reserve ($14,000) | Citi Diamond Preferred ($4,700) | Citi ThankYou Preferred ($3,200) | Chase Freedom ($3,000) | FNBO Platinum MC (awaiting the limit) | HSBC Platinum ($2,000) | US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature ($5,000)
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Re: The Haul!!!


CreditEd wrote:

Nowwwwwww you're getting it!!! I've been trying to "back" into AMEX consumer for 2 years now. This whole thing was to rebuild my credit, rebuild old bridges and create new options as best as I could all while keeping my score up.

Lots of planning with the help of many posters out there.

 


 

lol didn't  pay attention to that part, but they do hate bankruptcies but they can't deny you've known responsible credit history with your business accounts.


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Nice spree!!!  Congrats on the new plastic. :smileyhappy:


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lol didn't  pay attention to that part, but they do hate bankruptcies but they can't deny you've known responsible credit history with your business accounts.


Fortunate NOT to have had to go thru a BK. Had LOTS of debt back then and had a job loss. The whole thing came down all at once. ll cards went to 180 day COs. ctually paid off all my cards but by then they had all went to crap. Fortunate enough to have negotiated paid statuses once I settled so I have a Chase card still reporting from 2000 but reporint "Paid As Agreed..."

 

So paying off the bad debt is actually working out in the long run. AMEX has a long but limited memory. Chase, I'm done there, but that's because they've bought several old accounts form other banks during their bailout consolidations. The account report non offensively on my CRAs but to their internal systems, I'm toast. I'd thought that b/c they were paid off and that my score was so high right now, that perhaps I could get eventually work up to a Palladium one day. That'll never happen... 

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AMEX Business Platinum (NPSL) | AMEX Business SPG ($25,000) | AMEX Delta Sky Platinum ($10,000 | AMEX H. Honors ($2,000) | Citi Hilton Honors Reserve ($14,000) | Citi Diamond Preferred ($4,700) | Citi ThankYou Preferred ($3,200) | Chase Freedom ($3,000) | FNBO Platinum MC (awaiting the limit) | HSBC Platinum ($2,000) | US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature ($5,000)

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