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5 for 5... and Bye bye bye to FP

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5 for 5... and Bye bye bye to FP

After 5 years of rebuilding, I'm so ecstatic to share my recent success for September!  I had some student loans that finally fell of my report and gave me a huge jump in score.  Previous to September, I had a few store cards and an FP card with CL of $450.  My UTL was always around 5% and PIF.

 

My new additions:

Chase Freedom - 2K

Amex BCE - 2.5K

Amex True Earnings - 2K

Walmart - 1.5K

Discover - 13K

 

As a result, I said thank you and farewell to my FP card today!!!!  It served it's purpose during my rebuilding years but now I can finally say goodbye to AF fees! 

 

Off to the garden I go until my Amex cards turn 61 days old and ask for a 3X CLI... Smiley Happy

 

 

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Mega Contributor

Re: 5 for 5... and Bye bye bye to FP

Wow, CONGRATS!!!

That's an awesome Discover starting CL!!



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Regular Contributor

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LS2982 wrote:
Wow, CONGRATS!!!

That's an awesome Discover starting CL!!

Thanks LS2982!

 

I had a card with them around 1998 or so.  It was a small CL if I remember correctly.  Too bad they don't backdate (AFAIK).  I literally fell off my seat when she told me my limit! 

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Established Contributor

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EandK23 wrote:

LS2982 wrote:
Wow, CONGRATS!!!

That's an awesome Discover starting CL!!

Thanks LS2982!

 

I had a card with them around 1998 or so.  It was a small CL if I remember correctly.  Too bad they don't backdate (AFAIK).  I literally fell off my seat when she told me my limit! 


Same thing happened to me.  I had an account in '98 or '99 and closed it.  When Discover accepted my app this year, the limit was completely disproportionate to anything else I had.  I've tried Amex-like backdating with them a couple of times.  No dice.  I suggest they initiate the practice every time I talk to customer service.

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Regular Contributor

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GOOD FOR YOU!!!

 

Goal: 700 and an Amex Card!

Chicks Dig Guys With Good Credit Smiley Happy
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Regular Contributor

Re: 5 for 5... and Bye bye bye to FP

Thanks!!

 

@djrez4 - I agree!  All you can do is ask and the worst they can say is no...

 

 

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Established Contributor

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Congrats

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: 5 for 5... and Bye bye bye to FP


EandK23 wrote:

After 5 years of rebuilding, I'm so ecstatic to share my recent success for September!  I had some student loans that finally fell of my report and gave me a huge jump in score.  Previous to September, I had a few store cards and an FP card with CL of $450.  My UTL was always around 5% and PIF.

 

My new additions:

Chase Freedom - 2K

Amex BCE - 2.5K

Amex True Earnings - 2K

Walmart - 1.5K

Discover - 13K

 

As a result, I said thank you and farewell to my FP card today!!!!  It served it's purpose during my rebuilding years but now I can finally say goodbye to AF fees! 

 

Off to the garden I go until my Amex cards turn 61 days old and ask for a 3X CLI... Smiley Happy

 

 


Those are some very nice choices as far as cards to apply for.  Congratulations on your successful spree!


Starting Score: 08/29/2011 TU 671 EQ 674
Current Score: TU 754 EQ 694 EX 697
Wallet: NFCU Visa Sig 25k, Amex Lowes 22k, NavCheck 15k, Amex PRG, Amex Zync, Discover It 13.5k, Amazon Visa 5k
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Senior Contributor

Re: 5 for 5... and Bye bye bye to FP

CONGRATS!!! WOOOO!!!!!!

 

Remember:

maximize rewards

minimize interest

keep low util

ALWAYS pay on time

 

GROW YOUR LINES :-)

Best of luck!

Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Established Contributor

Re: 5 for 5... and Bye bye bye to FP

Congrats!  One question for you, did you happen to have any derogs at all?

Chap7 discharge 7/29/15
Fico 11/20: TR:595(high util)
Cap1(Plat+QS) 3500+2500/Merrick 1000/Express 1100.
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