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Discover It Miles Approval!

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Discover It Miles Approval!

Had to submit documents proving I am myself then called in to find out I was approved for $3,000 and 18.99% APR.....

 

 

I already have the IT with rotating categories; it started out as a secured card with $200 limit In February 2016.

 

 

I have used 3 Hp's this year attempting to get this card... Call me crazy I wanted a 1.5% or 2% cash back card. I had ruled out Citi because of minimum redemptions along with Chase because of 5/24. 

 

The first time I applied I was a week under 1 year with my first IT card,

 

The second time, I put down college student and they switched my app from the Miles card to the Student card. (it was infuriating). I have no clue what kind of logic goes into having the system manually switch application type based on profession selected.

 

Of course, the student card was a denial because I already had a Discover card. (Apparently, the limit is 1 Discover card when one has/applies for the Student card: at least that was the explanation the denial gave me)

 

The third time, I listed "other" as my profession and put in the same income as before and got the Miles card go figure.

 

AAOA 15 months Fico 08's 714 717 678 11% Utilization
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Re: Discover It Miles Approval!

Congrats on finally getting your card!  I am totally puzzled by the documents request, though.  Did you move recently?  Just sounds odd that they mailed you a card a year ago and have sent all of that correspondence to what is presumably your address.  If you're an identity thief, you're not a very good one with paying the bills on time and all... Smiley Wink


$500k+ club. | FICO 08 [Jan 2018]: EQ 742 (↓1) EX 736 (↓5) TU 736 (↓7) | World's worst gardener.


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K-in-Boston wrote:

Congrats on finally getting your card!  I am totally puzzled by the documents request, though.  Did you move recently?  Just sounds odd that they mailed you a card a year ago and have sent all of that correspondence to what is presumably your address.  If you're an identity thief, you're not a very good one with paying the bills on time and all... Smiley Wink


I am still at the same address. I have no clue why they wanted the documents, I had to send a copy of my drivers license and social security card.

 

 

AAOA 15 months Fico 08's 714 717 678 11% Utilization
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Discover is weird with second Cards. I too have the IT card and was appproved for the Miles this month. When I applied I had to call in, which was fine, and was told I was approved. Then when I activated my card it made me call in to the fraud department and I had to answer those stupid Lexus Nexus questions and then it was activated. I was told “we just want to make sure it is you since most people don’t have 2 credit cards with the same company” Huh?!?!?! Really?!?!? Lol
FICO 08: TU= 786 (Dec) EQ= 774 (Dec) EX= 756 (Dec) Favorites: Discover It, Discover Miles, And U.S. Bank Cash+
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Oh... and congrats OP
FICO 08: TU= 786 (Dec) EQ= 774 (Dec) EX= 756 (Dec) Favorites: Discover It, Discover Miles, And U.S. Bank Cash+
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Djgrolyos wrote:
Discover is weird with second Cards. I too have the IT card and was appproved for the Miles this month. When I applied I had to call in, which was fine, and was told I was approved. Then when I activated my card it made me call in to the fraud department and I had to answer those stupid Lexus Nexus questions and then it was activated. I was told “we just want to make sure it is you since most people don’t have 2 credit cards with the same company” Huh?!?!?! Really?!?!? Lol

I guess that is possible when it comes to Discover Bank since most people would only find one worth while.

 

However, when it comes to other lenders I am sure many people have 3-6 cards with the same company.

AAOA 15 months Fico 08's 714 717 678 11% Utilization
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Maybe I am the odd ball though, and a few I have read on here. I have 2 now and I honestly would get the chrome
Card on top of my It and Miles Cards too if they’d let me.

Sometimes it isn’t the reward amount for me. For instance, yes, 2% is a better all around non category card than the Miles Card at 1.5%. But.... I think you can’t beat Discovers customer service, Mobile site, discover deals, etc. so even tho I loose 0.5% cash back on my general non category spending.... I much prefer to support Discover and Citi.

(But now My US Bank 1.5% Cash 365 Amex is resting the 2% on their customers (even the new ones) for the next year. And if it makes people use that card more it will be permanent.. then I will have a decision because they treat me like Gold and give me anything I want for the most part)

So to me it is more than just the amount. Besides the diff between a 1.5 and 2% Cash Back Card is only $50 if you spend $10k a year on it. I more than make that $50 up with the Discover Deals.
FICO 08: TU= 786 (Dec) EQ= 774 (Dec) EX= 756 (Dec) Favorites: Discover It, Discover Miles, And U.S. Bank Cash+
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Djgrolyos wrote:
Maybe I am the odd ball though, and a few I have read on here. I have 2 now and I honestly would get the chrome
Card on top of my It and Miles Cards too if they’d let me.

Sometimes it isn’t the reward amount for me. For instance, yes, 2% is a better all around non category card than the Miles Card at 1.5%. But.... I think you can’t beat Discovers customer service, Mobile site, discover deals, etc. so even tho I loose 0.5% cash back on my general non category spending.... I much prefer to support Discover and Citi.

(But now My US Bank 1.5% Cash 365 Amex is resting the 2% on their customers (even the new ones) for the next year. And if it makes people use that card more it will be permanent.. then I will have a decision because they treat me like Gold and give me anything I want for the most part)

So to me it is more than just the amount. Besides the diff between a 1.5 and 2% Cash Back Card is only $50 if you spend $10k a year on it. I more than make that $50 up with the Discover Deals.

 

I love Discover's customer service as well. I have had to call the fraud department twice this week (They wanted to make sure I was the one who applied for the card)

 

I would probably have the chrome as well; however, my Chase Amazon covers gas/ restaurants.

AAOA 15 months Fico 08's 714 717 678 11% Utilization
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Congrats on your second Discover cardSmiley Happy

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Oh yeah... I have the Amazon card from chase too. I forget about using that card for anything but Amazon Purchases. It’s really just a cash back card which I forget.
FICO 08: TU= 786 (Dec) EQ= 774 (Dec) EX= 756 (Dec) Favorites: Discover It, Discover Miles, And U.S. Bank Cash+
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