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frogfan12
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AAdvantage AMEX Offer

I have received several offers from Citibank in the mail within the past few months for an AAdvantage AMEX card. The first time I saw the offer I wanted to apply but I was in escrow so obviously I couldn't apply. Now I've been in my home about two months and I'm interested in applying. I'm currently a Citi customer with the AAdvantage MC and a Citi checking/savings account, as well as a mortgage. I've been with Citi for a year so I'm not a long time customer but I am a very faithful one. I have pretty good credit and haven't applied for any new credit (minus utilities) since I applied for my mortgage a few months ago. What are the odds of me being approved for this card? I would like to think that they're pretty high but I'm going to pay down my CCs first to pretty much zero before applying just to be sure...


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Re: AAdvantage AMEX Offer

I think your chances are pretty excellent! I started getting offers when I started working on my credit. My scores are significantly lower than yours, I have baddies still on my report, and I wasn't previously a customer and i was approved with a great CL! Now that I've been using the card, they have been sending more pre approvals! Go for it....I would pay down balances, though!


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JMN
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Re: AAdvantage AMEX Offer

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You should be fine. Your FICOs are great, and Citi does take into account your relationship with them when applying, so you should likely be approved with a nice limit.

 

I have 8 cards with them, and they haven't blinked yet... I do have a very strong deposit/investment relationship with them, but at the same time, given your scores, etc, you shouldn't have a problem.

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Re: AAdvantage AMEX Offer

I hope that I'm approved quickly. For the second card, does Citi make you still wait 7-10+ days?


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JMN
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Re: AAdvantage AMEX Offer

They never made me wait. All of mine were instantly approved.

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Re: AAdvantage AMEX Offer

I tried to ask some basic questions over the phone but the lady was clearly overseas and did not understand what I was asking. I was told that I would have to wait 7-10 days for an answer...which was kind of unsettling considering I am already a customer. I guess my credit isn't as good as yours JMN. :/

 


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hedgeclipper2
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Re: AAdvantage AMEX Offer

Which offer did they send you?

 

All the ones I keep getting have high spend requirements, and I just got a Chase Sapphire Preferred, so I don't want to be spending all this money at once lol.

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frogfan12
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Re: AAdvantage AMEX Offer

Good news, I was approved! I did an app over the phone but it didn't "go through". After being upset, I decided to try online and I was instantly approved! My card should be coming in the mail within the next week or so. Now I'm going into hardcore gardening mode...after I buy some furniture. :smileyhappy:

 

For my card, I have to spend $500 within the first four months and then I get a 20K mile bonus.


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