Ok so I am doing a lot of traveling with work now and wanted a travel card, did some research and wanted a "generic" travel rewards instead of a branded one....so applied for the Barclay Arrival card and was instantly denied..my TU is 705 and 5% util. Called recon and the rather snotty rep condescendingly told me that I had 19 recent apps in 2 years (before I started coming here - who knew that was a no-no BUT no bads and always pay full....so he tells me wow you pay great but with all the recent apps we can't give you a card...I mentioned that I already had the iTunes and NFL card from them and he said yes you pay well that is why we allowed you two accounts (WELL THANK YOU BARCLAY'S... LOL) so done with that the next week I apply for Blue Sky Preferred and get the we'll let you know in 10 days message...so I haven't heard anything for a week, I called tonight I was approved and when I asked the CL the CSR said $20,000, WHAT? are you sure it's not $2,000?? Nope it was $20,000 my highest limit yet....although I have the Platinum with NPSL but still this is awesome!! Moral of the story - screw Barclay Long Live AMEX!! LOL
I agree, activating my Platinum charge tomorrow, not sure what my "soft" limit will be. I just found an ad for the fee waived for 1st year though (after I applied) ...gonna send a secure msg with it attached after I activate and cross my fingers! Unless someone has a better idea! It's the Ameriprise offer for free 1st year.