04-26-2014 09:20 PM
So after getting a pre-approval for Citi Diamond Preferred for $5500 the other day, I decided to pull my scores, EX: 720, EQ:712, TU: 652
So I figured since I've been gardening for the past 10 months I might as well app a couple times see what I can get.
Started by calling my CU and requesting a CLI of $2500 (currently was $1000)... 1 hour later, approved!
Then checked the card offers on Discover, and based on a soft pull it recommended the IT card... before I was never getting recommendations! So I apped, and got the 5-7 business days stuff. Went to dinner and called them when I got back, (as I was on the phone with them another rep called me from there haha) Anyways, rep just asked me about my job then asked why I wanted the card.... Approved $2500 limit!
I also always wanted the total rewards visa as I play poker almost everyday, and go to Reno and Vegas a lot but never got the pre-approved app before. But logged in today and bam pre-approved with a soft pull only with a $5000 limit!
Went to sportsman guide as well since I was never getting a popup there before, and got the popup for the visa card there as well. No idea what the limit is hopefully it will be at least $2500.
Well from the high 400s FICO 9~10 months ago and now this is where I am today! My app spree is over. Back to the garden... 6 credit cards and one auto loan did the trick in improvement, hopefully the sock drawer rotation with the additional cards will help more!
Congrats on your success
04-28-2014 02:35 PM
Wow GE and Comenity report fast! It's only been 3 days and they all hit my credit report already! I don't even have the cards yet....
But at least I know what my sportsman guide visa limit is now.... $8000! My highest limit yet!
04-28-2014 02:38 PM
What's the exact relationship between getting that Visa and playing poker?
04-28-2014 02:39 PM
congrats on the great run!! i too play poker and go to vegas a lot.. im in SoCal.. I also just got the total rewards card last week!! Again congrats on the new cards and good luck at the tables!!
04-28-2014 02:41 PM
Ahh the poker question. I play a whole lot of tournaments, mostly local here in the bay area. So far I've won about 30k in tournaments this year. I like the total rewards visa and always wanted it since I do go to reno/vegas and visit harrah's properties quite a bit so I figured it would be a win win for me to have that card.
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