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Registered: ‎01-04-2012

Chase Sapphire Preferred Success!

Today marked the 1 year anniversary of my Freedom card. Had only a 1500 dollar limit that was auto-cli'd to 2000 about 4 months ago. So I woke up this morning feeling lucky and app'd for the Sapphire Preferred. 


To my suprise I was approved instantly! Holy cow. I was shocked to see that 8k limit. 4x my previous highest limit. Pretty crazy to think just a year ago I was on the phone recon'ing the Freedom. 


Pretty sure they pulled Experian. Score is probably around 690. Util about 17%. AAoA is 4 years with 4 inq'd in the past year. None in the last 6 months. Income is 150k. I know from my year end Chase statement I ran 10k through the Freedom card. Pretty sure that helped my odds. I'll reiterate that I did not have a 5k limit before this card. I know that's a common question that seemed 50/50 in old posts about app'ing. 


As far as negatives go I have 2 pretty ugly trade lines ( several 90,120,180 lates ) from previously troubled student loans. The last ugliness is from about 4 years ago. I was full expecting to have to pleade my case to Chase for this card via the backdoor. 


Just thought I'd know before I app'd I spent an hour looking through old posts of people app'ing or considering app'ing for the card here on MyFico. :smileyvery-happy:



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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Success!

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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Success!

That's great, Congrats on the approval and nice CL!

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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Success!

Sweet nice starting CL! Congrats!

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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Success!

Congrats! Love this card. Nice CL.

Starting Score: EX: 575 (PSECU 5/2/12) TU: 582 (3/6/12) EQ: 664 (4/27/12)
Current Score: EX: 699 (PSECU 06/04/14) 702 (my FICO 08/05/14) TU: 699 (08/01/14) EQ: 675 (07/08/14)
Goal Score: 720
20K PSECU 7/12 | 12K USAA 9/12 | 11K BOA 1-2-3 9/12 | 9K Citi HHonors 9/12 | 8.5K Citi AAdvantage 5/08 | 5K Chase Sapphire Pref. 9/12 | 3.8K Barclays USAir 7/12 | 6K Walmart Dis. 11/12 | 1K Amex SPG 11/12 | 2K Amex BCP 1/13
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Registered: ‎10-04-2012

Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Success!


FICO 04 scores: 809 (EQ) 812 (EX) 818 (TU)

Amex Platinum NPSL - Citi HHonors Sig. $58k - BMW Ultimate $40k
Chase Sapphire Preferred $62k - Merrill Lynch + Signature $41k - USAA Rate Advantage $28k
NFCU Flagship Signature $50k - USAA Cash Rewards AMEX $28k
Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage Signature $31k - Chase Amtrak Rewards World MC $41k

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Registered: ‎12-19-2012

Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Success!

Congrats! Very nice limit!! :-)
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