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Amex Blue Sky Targetted Offer

My DH received an offer in the mail this week from Amex for the Blue Sky card.  30,000 bonus points (equates to $400 statement credit) for spending $500 within the first 3 months; 0% APR on purchases for 15-months, then 17.24% after that.  I twisted his arm (he is no fun!) and got him to app tonight for this card/offer.  He was instantly approved.  This is his very first Amex card in his name.  He is an ACM on two of my Amex cards, so I hope he does get backdated.  I guess we will wait and see.

 

After I danced around the room, I had him call Amex to find out his starting CL - $14,300.  Then I made him try to talk to a CS rep to see if the card can be shipped overnight.  We have travel plans later next month and need to book car rental and a couple of nights at a hotel in Boston.  We already met the $3k spend on my newly acquired CSP by booking the airfare and other hotel accomodations for this trip.  Anyway, the CS rep said no to his request to expedite the card.  Does anyone know of any other number to call tonight or tomorrow?  We called the application status number and then requested to speak to a CS rep.

FICOs: TU08 841 10/6/14 per Wally; TU98 800 4/8/14; EQ04 769 6/8/14; EQ08 800 11/8/14; EX 805 6/12/14 per MyFICO

My Wallet: Amex Gold NPSL; Amex Optima Platinum $25K; Amex Costco TE $15K; Amex BCE $12K; BofA Visa $10.1K; Cap1 Quicksilver Visa Sig $10K; CSP $28.2K; Chase Freedom $13K; Citi Double Cash $10K; Citi Simplicity Visa $15.1K; Discover IT $24K; Fidelity Amex $25K; PenFed Plat Rewards Visa Sig $20K; Sallie Mae WMC $12.5K; US Bank Cash+ Visa Sig $24.5K; Walmart Discover $10K; Wells Fargo Rewards Visa Sig $14K
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CribDuchess wrote:

My DH received an offer in the mail this week from Amex for the Blue Sky card.  30,000 bonus points (equates to $400 statement credit) for spending $500 within the first 3 months; 0% APR on purchases for 15-months, then 17.24% after that.  I twisted his arm (he is no fun!) and got him to app tonight for this card/offer.  He was instantly approved.  This is his very first Amex card in his name.  He is an ACM on two of my Amex cards, so I hope he does get backdated.  I guess we will wait and see.

 

After I danced around the room, I had him call Amex to find out his starting CL - $14,300.  Then I made him try to talk to a CS rep to see if the card can be shipped overnight.  We have travel plans later next month and need to book car rental and a couple of nights at a hotel in Boston.  We already met the $3k spend on my newly acquired CSP by booking the airfare and other hotel accomodations for this trip.  Anyway, the CS rep said no to his request to expedite the card.  Does anyone know of any other number to call tonight or tomorrow?  We called the application status number and then requested to speak to a CS rep.


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CribDuchess wrote:

My DH received an offer in the mail this week from Amex for the Blue Sky card.  30,000 bonus points (equates to $400 statement credit) for spending $500 within the first 3 months; 0% APR on purchases for 15-months, then 17.24% after that.  I twisted his arm (he is no fun!) and got him to app tonight for this card/offer.  He was instantly approved.  This is his very first Amex card in his name.  He is an ACM on two of my Amex cards, so I hope he does get backdated.  I guess we will wait and see.

 

After I danced around the room, I had him call Amex to find out his starting CL - $14,300.  Then I made him try to talk to a CS rep to see if the card can be shipped overnight.  We have travel plans later next month and need to book car rental and a couple of nights at a hotel in Boston.  We already met the $3k spend on my newly acquired CSP by booking the airfare and other hotel accomodations for this trip.  Anyway, the CS rep said no to his request to expedite the card.  Does anyone know of any other number to call tonight or tomorrow?  We called the application status number and then requested to speak to a CS rep.


Although I don't have the answer to your questions, I just want to say congrats to your hubby! I have the same offer and i'm sitting on my hands, waiting for my CRs to optimize XD

 

This is making me itchy though...how was your DH CRs at approval? Accounts, AAoA, inquiries? What bureau did the pull? Also, what bureau did they soft for the offer?

 

I've heard AMEX doesn't like to expedite the revolvers too much; only ones they like to are the PRG and Platinum.

 

Anyways, congrats again and enjoy the free points!

Capital One Quicksilver World Mastercard $10k | JCPenney Platinum $7.5k | Shell Drive for Five $800 | Chase Freedom Visa Signature $9.8k | TD Bank Easy Rewards Visa Signature $5k | Chase Sapphire Visa Signature $10k | American Express Blue Sky $25k | Discover IT $9.5k | SavingStar American Express $14.8k

FICOS: EX 744 EQ 706 TU 733 Credit Karma (TU) 785 Transrisk 808/990 Credit Sesame (EX) 764 Credit.com (EX) 764 VantageScore 3.0 719 Quizzle (EQ) 721
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Congrats to DH! My DH was approved for his first Amex (Delta) and he asked to have his expedited. They said no problem. It's the weekend so in not sure if calling tomorrow would help. And if this card doesn't get shipped with his backdated info just call and ask for a replacement.
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daybreakgonesXe wrote:

CribDuchess wrote:

My DH received an offer in the mail this week from Amex for the Blue Sky card.  30,000 bonus points (equates to $400 statement credit) for spending $500 within the first 3 months; 0% APR on purchases for 15-months, then 17.24% after that.  I twisted his arm (he is no fun!) and got him to app tonight for this card/offer.  He was instantly approved.  This is his very first Amex card in his name.  He is an ACM on two of my Amex cards, so I hope he does get backdated.  I guess we will wait and see.

 

After I danced around the room, I had him call Amex to find out his starting CL - $14,300.  Then I made him try to talk to a CS rep to see if the card can be shipped overnight.  We have travel plans later next month and need to book car rental and a couple of nights at a hotel in Boston.  We already met the $3k spend on my newly acquired CSP by booking the airfare and other hotel accomodations for this trip.  Anyway, the CS rep said no to his request to expedite the card.  Does anyone know of any other number to call tonight or tomorrow?  We called the application status number and then requested to speak to a CS rep.


Although I don't have the answer to your questions, I just want to say congrats to your hubby! I have the same offer and i'm sitting on my hands, waiting for my CRs to optimize XD

 

This is making me itchy though...how was your DH CRs at approval? Accounts, AAoA, inquiries? What bureau did the pull? Also, what bureau did they soft for the offer?

 

I've heard AMEX doesn't like to expedite the revolvers too much; only ones they like to are the PRG and Platinum.

 

Anyways, congrats again and enjoy the free points!


Thank you!!  I'm excited for him.  He always gets targetted offers while I rarely, if ever, receive anything.  Life is not fair!  lol

 

Amex pulled EX tonight for his app.  I just pulled his EX score here on myFICO tonight and it's 749 after the Amex INQ.  His AAoA is 8 years and he had 2 INQs on EX prior to Amex's pull tonight.  He has opened 3 new accounts in the past 7 months.  His CRs are fairly clean for the past 5 years.  He just has three 30-day lates from 2007-2008.  His reported Util is 11% currently.

 

I'm not sure which bureau Amex has softed.  We do not subscribe to any monitoring service that displays soft pulls.  But I would guess they were softing EX?  He is an ACM on two of my existing Amex cards.

 

Thanks for the feedback on having revolvers expedited.  I guess we will have to be patient! :smileysurprised:

 

Good luck if/when you app!!!  If you have upcoming travel plans, this seems like a decent offer that will only cost an INQ.  This card might end up in the SD after we use it for its intendend purposes.  Although, I am looking forward to the potential 3x CLI!!!  Listen to me....it's not even my card!  lol

 

FICOs: TU08 841 10/6/14 per Wally; TU98 800 4/8/14; EQ04 769 6/8/14; EQ08 800 11/8/14; EX 805 6/12/14 per MyFICO

My Wallet: Amex Gold NPSL; Amex Optima Platinum $25K; Amex Costco TE $15K; Amex BCE $12K; BofA Visa $10.1K; Cap1 Quicksilver Visa Sig $10K; CSP $28.2K; Chase Freedom $13K; Citi Double Cash $10K; Citi Simplicity Visa $15.1K; Discover IT $24K; Fidelity Amex $25K; PenFed Plat Rewards Visa Sig $20K; Sallie Mae WMC $12.5K; US Bank Cash+ Visa Sig $24.5K; Walmart Discover $10K; Wells Fargo Rewards Visa Sig $14K
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09Lexie wrote:
Congrats to DH! My DH was approved for his first Amex (Delta) and he asked to have his expedited. They said no problem. It's the weekend so in not sure if calling tomorrow would help. And if this card doesn't get shipped with his backdated info just call and ask for a replacement.

Thank you Lexie! :smileyhappy:  Big congrats to your DH as well (I saw your thread!).  I wonder if it's just because we called so late tonight?  It was after 8pm PST (11pm EST).  I'm guessing we might have had better luck if we had called before 8pm MST.  I'm going to search the threads and see if anyone has posted a number to call on the weekend to expedite.

 

FICOs: TU08 841 10/6/14 per Wally; TU98 800 4/8/14; EQ04 769 6/8/14; EQ08 800 11/8/14; EX 805 6/12/14 per MyFICO

My Wallet: Amex Gold NPSL; Amex Optima Platinum $25K; Amex Costco TE $15K; Amex BCE $12K; BofA Visa $10.1K; Cap1 Quicksilver Visa Sig $10K; CSP $28.2K; Chase Freedom $13K; Citi Double Cash $10K; Citi Simplicity Visa $15.1K; Discover IT $24K; Fidelity Amex $25K; PenFed Plat Rewards Visa Sig $20K; Sallie Mae WMC $12.5K; US Bank Cash+ Visa Sig $24.5K; Walmart Discover $10K; Wells Fargo Rewards Visa Sig $14K
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Congrats to DH

Nice starting limit


 

Thanks myjourney!!

 

FICOs: TU08 841 10/6/14 per Wally; TU98 800 4/8/14; EQ04 769 6/8/14; EQ08 800 11/8/14; EX 805 6/12/14 per MyFICO

My Wallet: Amex Gold NPSL; Amex Optima Platinum $25K; Amex Costco TE $15K; Amex BCE $12K; BofA Visa $10.1K; Cap1 Quicksilver Visa Sig $10K; CSP $28.2K; Chase Freedom $13K; Citi Double Cash $10K; Citi Simplicity Visa $15.1K; Discover IT $24K; Fidelity Amex $25K; PenFed Plat Rewards Visa Sig $20K; Sallie Mae WMC $12.5K; US Bank Cash+ Visa Sig $24.5K; Walmart Discover $10K; Wells Fargo Rewards Visa Sig $14K
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CribDuchess wrote:

daybreakgonesXe wrote:

CribDuchess wrote:

My DH received an offer in the mail this week from Amex for the Blue Sky card.  30,000 bonus points (equates to $400 statement credit) for spending $500 within the first 3 months; 0% APR on purchases for 15-months, then 17.24% after that.  I twisted his arm (he is no fun!) and got him to app tonight for this card/offer.  He was instantly approved.  This is his very first Amex card in his name.  He is an ACM on two of my Amex cards, so I hope he does get backdated.  I guess we will wait and see.

 

After I danced around the room, I had him call Amex to find out his starting CL - $14,300.  Then I made him try to talk to a CS rep to see if the card can be shipped overnight.  We have travel plans later next month and need to book car rental and a couple of nights at a hotel in Boston.  We already met the $3k spend on my newly acquired CSP by booking the airfare and other hotel accomodations for this trip.  Anyway, the CS rep said no to his request to expedite the card.  Does anyone know of any other number to call tonight or tomorrow?  We called the application status number and then requested to speak to a CS rep.


Although I don't have the answer to your questions, I just want to say congrats to your hubby! I have the same offer and i'm sitting on my hands, waiting for my CRs to optimize XD

 

This is making me itchy though...how was your DH CRs at approval? Accounts, AAoA, inquiries? What bureau did the pull? Also, what bureau did they soft for the offer?

 

I've heard AMEX doesn't like to expedite the revolvers too much; only ones they like to are the PRG and Platinum.

 

Anyways, congrats again and enjoy the free points!


Thank you!!  I'm excited for him.  He always gets targetted offers while I rarely, if ever, receive anything.  Life is not fair!  lol

 

Amex pulled EX tonight for his app.  I just pulled his EX score here on myFICO tonight and it's 749 after the Amex INQ.  His AAoA is 8 years and he had 2 INQs on EX prior to Amex's pull tonight.  He has opened 3 new accounts in the past 7 months.  His CRs are fairly clean for the past 5 years.  He just has three 30-day lates from 2007-2008.  His reported Util is 11% currently.

 

I'm not sure which bureau Amex has softed.  We do not subscribe to any monitoring service that displays soft pulls.  But I would guess they were softing EX?  He is an ACM on two of my existing Amex cards.

 

Thanks for the feedback on having revolvers expedited.  I guess we will have to be patient! :smileysurprised:

 

Good luck if/when you app!!!  If you have upcoming travel plans, this seems like a decent offer that will only cost an INQ.  This card might end up in the SD after we use it for its intendend purposes.  Although, I am looking forward to the potential 3x CLI!!!  Listen to me....it's not even my card!  lol

 


LOL thanks for the info! I never had lates, but my AAoA is 2 years, so I think I'm gonna wait just for optimization...AMEX has softed EQ and TU for my offers, but never my EX!! It's driving me nuts XD I have absolutely no clue if AMEX typically does this and will pull EX regardless, or if they're gonna play Russian Roulette..

 

FYI, in case you ever want to check your or your hubby's softs, you can:

 

-Get all three of your credit reports at annualcreditreport.com Save the numbers, you're need them for EX and EQ!

-Experian lets you re-view your updated report as much as you want within a 90 day period; each time you view it, that 90 days gets reset, effectively allowing you to view your report every day if you wanted to!

-Equifax will require you to enter the "file a dispute" system in order for you to view your updated credit report. Don't worry, just don't click on anything that involves dispute!

-Transunion is tricky...they don't let you re-view your report, nor let you enter the "file a dispute" without having an account with them. That's okay though, they offer a 7-day free trial of their score product and unlimited pulls of your credit reports. Cancel the membership before the free trials ends, and every so often you can use your previous log-in information in the "file a dispute" to re-view your updated credit report.

 

I have my last cruise payment coming up by the end of October for around $400, so this offer will be PERFECT! I think I'll only use part of the credits though..DBF can pay for his own fare right now XD

 

I know I will have some "incidentals" from the cruise...(aka booze, merchandise, etc. that's typically charged to the room), so the rest of the points will cover that. Anything left over I can use for incidentals on my trip to Atlanta in Feb. for a conference!

Capital One Quicksilver World Mastercard $10k | JCPenney Platinum $7.5k | Shell Drive for Five $800 | Chase Freedom Visa Signature $9.8k | TD Bank Easy Rewards Visa Signature $5k | Chase Sapphire Visa Signature $10k | American Express Blue Sky $25k | Discover IT $9.5k | SavingStar American Express $14.8k

FICOS: EX 744 EQ 706 TU 733 Credit Karma (TU) 785 Transrisk 808/990 Credit Sesame (EX) 764 Credit.com (EX) 764 VantageScore 3.0 719 Quizzle (EQ) 721
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Probably was the time difference. Hopefully you'll get it expedited.
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They expedited my BCE but I think it's bc I was speaking with an American analyst who was verifying my info. I knew to ask right then!
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