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App Spree Time..?

Alright So i've been on the road to rebuilding my credit since the beginning of this year. I have one card that I currently use, Cap One (AF) with a $500CL. Other than that I have a BestBuy store card that gets used rarely with a $1000CL,and an Express Store Card with a $250CL that I NEVER used, not even sure why I applied. You can see my currenty score below in my sig. My question is when is it time to start ditching these low CL rebuilder cards and start applying for something a little better that I can actually use and completley abandon my Debit Card? I haven't had a Credit inquiry in over a year.. At this point all my card have a 0 balance, Cap one was paid off this morning actually Smiley Happy

 

My monthly spending limit is somewhere in the $1000 a month range, depending on if I travel and what not. My ultimate goal is to acquire an Amex Gold and be done with credit however I don't think my credit will get me there yet. I'd just really like to get away from using my debit card altogether.


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Re: App Spree Time..?

i was approved for a amex bce and green with a ex score of 676 and from what ive read here if you qualify for the green you pretty much qualify for all of them...just go for it. some people say you need history with amex to be a approved for their more prime cards but i didnt have any and was approved..

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Re: App Spree Time..?

If you want the Amex Gold, I think you should just go ahead and go for it.  I think you stand a good chance of approval.  Amex charge cards aren't actually that hard to qualify for.

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Re: App Spree Time..?

with 667 Barclay is good option too.

I would not however call Express or Best Buy Store card Rebuilder Cards!

Express can grow to $2,740.00

Best Buy can go over $30,000!

 

But I agree with Amex Gold, and if instant approval then go for a revolver of choice, won't effect you if not approved.

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Re: App Spree Time..?

Amex has a link on their site that'll let you see if any pre-approvals exist.


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Re: App Spree Time..?


drkaje wrote:

Amex has a link on their site that'll let you see if any pre-approvals exist.


For Amex they don't really seem to be very good to base your decision on.

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Re: App Spree Time..?

[ Edited ]

stefjay wrote:

Alright So i've been on the road to rebuilding my credit since the beginning of this year. I have one card that I currently use, Cap One (AF) with a $500CL. Other than that I have a BestBuy store card that gets used rarely with a $1000CL,and an Express Store Card with a $250CL that I NEVER used, not even sure why I applied. You can see my currenty score below in my sig. My question is when is it time to start ditching these low CL rebuilder cards and start applying for something a little better that I can actually use and completley abandon my Debit Card? I haven't had a Credit inquiry in over a year.. At this point all my card have a 0 balance, Cap one was paid off this morning actually Smiley Happy

 

My monthly spending limit is somewhere in the $1000 a month range, depending on if I travel and what not. My ultimate goal is to acquire an Amex Gold and be done with credit however I don't think my credit will get me there yet. I'd just really like to get away from using my debit card altogether.


Why don't you let your history age and apply when your score is over 700?  You'd have a lot more options fior better cards and higher CLs and lower APRs.  What's the rush?  You've been rebuilding for all of seven months now.  

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Re: App Spree Time..?

[ Edited ]

I've actually recieved two letters in the mail for amex green & gold. I've also done the Amex pre-selector eariler today and it said I was pre-selected for Gold, Green, and Blue.

 

Just trying to get a card that I can actually utilize, no rush Smiley Happy


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android01 wrote:

stefjay wrote:

Alright So i've been on the road to rebuilding my credit since the beginning of this year. I have one card that I currently use, Cap One (AF) with a $500CL. Other than that I have a BestBuy store card that gets used rarely with a $1000CL,and an Express Store Card with a $250CL that I NEVER used, not even sure why I applied. You can see my currenty score below in my sig. My question is when is it time to start ditching these low CL rebuilder cards and start applying for something a little better that I can actually use and completley abandon my Debit Card? I haven't had a Credit inquiry in over a year.. At this point all my card have a 0 balance, Cap one was paid off this morning actually Smiley Happy

 

My monthly spending limit is somewhere in the $1000 a month range, depending on if I travel and what not. My ultimate goal is to acquire an Amex Gold and be done with credit however I don't think my credit will get me there yet. I'd just really like to get away from using my debit card altogether.


Why don't you let your history age and apply when your score is over 700?  You'd have a lot more options fior better cards and higher CLs and lower APRs.  What's the rush?  You've been rebuilding for all of seven months now.  


+1

 

It's the plan/route I'm taking. 

 

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Re: App Spree Time..?


Repo-ed wrote:

android01 wrote:

stefjay wrote:

Alright So i've been on the road to rebuilding my credit since the beginning of this year. I have one card that I currently use, Cap One (AF) with a $500CL. Other than that I have a BestBuy store card that gets used rarely with a $1000CL,and an Express Store Card with a $250CL that I NEVER used, not even sure why I applied. You can see my currenty score below in my sig. My question is when is it time to start ditching these low CL rebuilder cards and start applying for something a little better that I can actually use and completley abandon my Debit Card? I haven't had a Credit inquiry in over a year.. At this point all my card have a 0 balance, Cap one was paid off this morning actually Smiley Happy

 

My monthly spending limit is somewhere in the $1000 a month range, depending on if I travel and what not. My ultimate goal is to acquire an Amex Gold and be done with credit however I don't think my credit will get me there yet. I'd just really like to get away from using my debit card altogether.


Why don't you let your history age and apply when your score is over 700?  You'd have a lot more options fior better cards and higher CLs and lower APRs.  What's the rush?  You've been rebuilding for all of seven months now.  


+1

 

It's the plan/route I'm taking. 

 

Go here to see where you stand against others (YMMW)

www.whogavemecredit.com


+1

 

Good plan!  Smiley Happy

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