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APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase (and now AMEX)

I have been lurking here for about 6 months now, I have just been picking up tidbits of knowledge here and there but havent reallly put any of it to use yet. Last night the app bug bit me and I decided to apply for the Chase Saphire AND Chase Slate AND apply for a CLI on my Chase Freedom.

 

Honestly I am not quite sure what got into me but all I have right now is a Chase Freedom with a $2000 limit. I am 23 years old and although I haven't pulled an offical FICO score yet CK has me at about 712 TU score. I already had 6 hard inquiries and I am not applying for a loan any time soon so I decided to pull the trigger on the chase cards and see what I could get.

 

Long story short I got instantly approved for Saphire with a 5k limit and approved for a $500 CLI on my Freedom but the slate gave me a "7-10 Business day notice". I called today and found out it was declined because of too many credit requests within such a short period of time. This made sense to me, but thanks to you guys I decided to try a recon. Unfortunately, the CSR was still unable to approve me for the Slate card. Props to you guys again, I asked to speak with a supervisor. After a few minutes the supervisor came back with an approval and $4k limit.

 

WOOHOOO!!!!!!!! I am so pumped! Anyways, I am so excited I decided to quit lurking and join the board. Thank you guys and gals Smiley Happy

Chase Freedom- $2.4k Chase Slate- $4k Chase Saphire- $5k Discover More- $1k AMEX Blue Cash Everyday- $2k
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Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase

By the way, you could reconsider the CLI on the Freedom. You just call the backdoor number and ask them for a higher limit.

Amex Zync (NPSL), Chase Sapphire Preferred (5,000), Citi Dividend Platinum Select (7,000), Discover More (5,000), Amex BCP (5,000), TJ Maxx store card (800), Macy's Card (1,500).
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Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase


MGTR420 wrote:

By the way, you could reconsider the CLI on the Freedom. You just call the backdoor number and ask them for a higher limit.


Agreed.  $500 is just an offer, try for more.  I was offered $500 and ended up with $4k.

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Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase

I asked for them to match the 5k I was getting on the Saphire and they refused, I did not however speak to a supervisor on that one. I dont know If I want to push it though, they gave me $9500 within a span of 24 hrs.

Chase Freedom- $2.4k Chase Slate- $4k Chase Saphire- $5k Discover More- $1k AMEX Blue Cash Everyday- $2k
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Epic Contributor

Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase

Why would you get 3 credit cards with the same bank if that's ALL the credit you have?

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Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase

That is very impressive.  I'm surprised Chase was willing to extend so much credit like that.

FICOs (2/24/12): EX 752, EQ 740
Chase Sapphire Preferred, Freedom; American Express PR Gold, Blue Cash Everyday
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I am not interested in any other cards beside perhaps the AMEX Blue. Why would you consider it to be a poor descision to have three cards with the same bank? They all serve different purposes.

Chase Freedom- $2.4k Chase Slate- $4k Chase Saphire- $5k Discover More- $1k AMEX Blue Cash Everyday- $2k
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Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase


StevoKinevo wrote:

I am not interested in any other cards beside perhaps the AMEX Blue. Why would you consider it to be a poor descision to have three cards with the same bank? They all serve different purposes.


Mostly because banks become a little Bi-Polar sometimes and CLD or Close out accounts. I say good for you for getting all the CLI and new accounts opened but would not be as concerned if you were adding them to a portfolio of a couple other banks.

In addition not sure if it happens/happened to anyone else but I have gone through Recons with Chase before and had the underwriter approve to only then get a 2nd decline... I guess depending how far up the food chain you are talking to gets decisions reviewed by a 2nd person.

Bank of America had been doing this quite a bit for a while too.

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Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase


Creditaddict wrote:

StevoKinevo wrote:

I am not interested in any other cards beside perhaps the AMEX Blue. Why would you consider it to be a poor descision to have three cards with the same bank? They all serve different purposes.


Mostly because banks become a little Bi-Polar sometimes and CLD or Close out accounts. I say good for you for getting all the CLI and new accounts opened but would not be as concerned if you were adding them to a portfolio of a couple other banks.

In addition not sure if it happens/happened to anyone else but I have gone through Recons with Chase before and had the underwriter approve to only then get a 2nd decline... I guess depending how far up the food chain you are talking to gets decisions reviewed by a 2nd person.

Bank of America had been doing this quite a bit for a while too.


I see what you're saying. I guess I will cross that bridge when/if I get to it. Thanks for the input.

Chase Freedom- $2.4k Chase Slate- $4k Chase Saphire- $5k Discover More- $1k AMEX Blue Cash Everyday- $2k
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Re: APPROVED! Chase Chase Chase


StevoKinevo wrote:

Creditaddict wrote:

StevoKinevo wrote:

I am not interested in any other cards beside perhaps the AMEX Blue. Why would you consider it to be a poor descision to have three cards with the same bank? They all serve different purposes.


Mostly because banks become a little Bi-Polar sometimes and CLD or Close out accounts. I say good for you for getting all the CLI and new accounts opened but would not be as concerned if you were adding them to a portfolio of a couple other banks.

In addition not sure if it happens/happened to anyone else but I have gone through Recons with Chase before and had the underwriter approve to only then get a 2nd decline... I guess depending how far up the food chain you are talking to gets decisions reviewed by a 2nd person.

Bank of America had been doing this quite a bit for a while too.


I see what you're saying. I guess I will cross that bridge when/if I get to it. Thanks for the input.


It's good advice, IMHO, and that's coming from someone who also has quite a few products in the Chase stable. That said, considering Chase has some of the highest lending standards out there, you should be able to translate your success into an AMEX revolver without too much trouble... Once all these inquiries wear off, anyway... Smiley Very Happy

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