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The Definitive Amex 3X CLI Guide

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Glastium wrote:

I've read through most of the replies but nobody seems to mention what to do in this situation...

 

I got my first 2 Amex cards on 6/1 and 7/1 respectively. Am I eligible to do the 3x CLI on 8/1, or do I have to wait till 9/1? Thanks.


The question has been answered - it's 61 days from account creation. If you want the cli's on your June approval it's 61 days or July's approval it's 61 days. You may only ask for one- not both. If denied its 90 days from the date of denial or 180 days from approval. Amex considers all cc's as the 'account ' not individual accounts in this situation. 

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I really only applied for this CC because I wanted to see if I could finally get approved for an AMEX post BK.  I have all the "prime" CC's I need and more than enough credit.  Like my other CC's I will very rarely use or have any need for the credit available.  I'm just playing their FICO game just in case I need a car loan or a mortgage in the future. Do I need to use this card in the 61 day time period before asking for a 3X CLI??

Barclays US Air $17K| TTCU $15K| Citi Diamond $10.5K| Discover IT $9000| CapOne $2K| Best Buy $2K
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Just discovered this thread and got an instant approval (1500 > 4500).  It had been over 90 days since I opened the account.  

Starting: TU: 680 ; EX: 678; EQ: 672 / / Current: TU: 711; EX: 700; EQ: 703/ / Goal: 720;
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Today was my 61 days & I got the 7-10. That really sucks as my Exp report is a 745 & I have not opend any cards beside the PRG charge card I got at the same time.Guess I will try again in 90 days. I did run abut 3k through it and PIF, but I owe like $200 as of right now. But I will have it paid b4 statment cuts.

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sportsguy83 wrote:

Just discovered this thread and got an instant approval (1500 > 4500).  It had been over 90 days since I opened the account.  


Congrats!   You could ask for $13500 in 181 days.   I'll be asking for that amount on November 1st



Start: 619 (TU08, 9/2013) | Current: 791 (TU08, 10/26/17)
Sam's Club MC $25000 | Marvel MC $25000 | Macy's AMEX $25000 | AMEX BCE $20400 | Macy's Store $20000 | Discover IT $18000 | Cap 1 QS WMC $17250 | BoA BBR #1 $17200 | JCP $15000 | Citi DC $12600 | Freedom VS $12000 | BofA BBR #2 $11800 | Disney VS $11500 | Care Credit MC $11200 | Cash+ VS $10500 | CashForward WMC $10000 | Barclay Rewards WMC $10000 | WCU Visa $10000 | Amazon Store $8000 | Blispay $7500 | Sony Card $4250 | Target MC $4000 | Costco Anywhere $3200 | ~~Gardening Since 11/2/17
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Recieved 3x cli on my everyday card today. Went from 5000 to 15000. Amex seems to love me!!

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Chase freedom 500 Chase United explorer 5000 Discover IT 13000 AMEX PRG npsl AMEX BCE 6000 CSP 12000.AMEX ED 15000 Citi Simplicity 7000
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Sweet!!!! 👏👏
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5K  --->15K  on the 180th day......This thread is a blessing

FICOs: EX: 817, EQ: 823, TU: 812
Nordstrom Visa Signature 22k
Diners Club Premier 40k
Chase Sapphire Reserve 30k
American Express Platinum NPSL
Citi Prestige 30k
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Just recieved my BCE with $3500 CL.  I'm expecting a $10,500 CL 61 days from now.  6 months later, it better be at $25K.

Barclays US Air $17K| TTCU $15K| Citi Diamond $10.5K| Discover IT $9000| CapOne $2K| Best Buy $2K
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SunriseEarth wrote:

JollehRoger wrote:

I reached 6 months a few days ago so I requested a CLI yesterday. I asked for a limit of $8000 which Amex countered with a $200 dollar increase taking me to a limit of $6800 from my then current limit of $6600. Declined it and figured I would sleep on it. Today I called in, told the CSR that I hate uneven credit limits, and asked if I could amend the previous request to $7000. She put in the request but told me she was still getting the same counter offer. So I took the offer and 6 months from now I will request my last CLI ever which will be for $200. That will take me to my requested $7000 and after that I will never ask any lender for an increase again. I will just let them come to me with auto increases which should happen once I graduate and start earning higher income. My income right now is only around $20,000.


If your income is $17K, then the $6800 CL is 40% of that amount.   AMEX is said to limit requested CLIs to 40% of income per revolver.  


My income from my parents usually winds up being a little bit over $20K at the end of the year but I always put down $20K on apps to make it simple. So 40% would be $8K which is why I first requested that amount. The letter they sent to my email mentioned that they turned me down because of my student loans ($9,250). I have the money in my savings to pay off over half of my student loans but since the loans are subsidized I figure it's better to let that money earn some interest. I figure I can get another $200 from them in due time and then wait until I graduate.

Scores: EX - 769 (Amex FICO 5/21/16) TU - 763 (Discover FICO - 4/30/16), EQ - 795 (Citi FICO - 5/24/16)
Current Cards: Amex BCE - 10k, NFCU cashRewards Sig - 8k, Discover It - 10k, Citi Dividend WE - 8k, Chase Freedom - 4k, Chase Amazon Visa Sig - 4k
Last App: 3/4/2016.