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spudbro
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App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions

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So I went on an app spree yesterday after all 3 of my secured credit cards hit the 6-7 month mark.

 

I was approved for the following:

1.) AMEX Platinum

2.) Amex Gold Cash Rewards

3.) Chase Sapphire Preferred 6k Limit

4.) Chase Freedom 5k Limit

5.) Capital One- 500 dollar Limit (LOL at capital one)

 

So my questions are the following:

 

1.) Should I call capital one and tell them I do not want the 500 dollar card?

2.) I opened a 3k secured card on 04/12 with capital one. Should I close this?

3.) I opened a 1,200 dollar secured card on 05/12 with bank of america. Should I close this?

4.) I opened a 1,200 dollar secured card on 05/12 with applied bank. Should I close this?

 

Definitely done apping for anything for a while.

 

Please let me know!

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trumpet-205
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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions

Amex Gold Cash Rewards? I think you mean PRG.

 

1.) Should I call capital one and tell them I do not want the 500 dollar card?

You most likely applied "average credit" version of the card (which hands out low limit and high APR). Keep the card for now.

 

2.) I opened a 3k secured card on 04/12 with capital one. Should I close this?

Keep this card for now.

 

3.) I opened a 1,200 dollar secured card on 05/12 with bank of america. Should I close this?

Close this card.

 

4.) I opened a 1,200 dollar secured card on 05/12 with applied bank. Should I close this?

Close this card.

In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)
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spudbro
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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions


trumpet-205 wrote:

Amex Gold Cash Rewards? I think you mean PRG. Correct PRG.

 

1.) Should I call capital one and tell them I do not want the 500 dollar card?

You most likely applied "average credit" version of the card (which hands out low limit and high APR). Keep the card for now.

 

2.) I opened a 3k secured card on 04/12 with capital one. Should I close this?

Keep this card for now.

 

3.) I opened a 1,200 dollar secured card on 05/12 with bank of america. Should I close this?

Close this card.

 

4.) I opened a 1,200 dollar secured card on 05/12 with applied bank. Should I close this?

Close this card.


Thanks for the tips on the others. Curious though are you saying I should keep the capital one secured because of the limit or why?

 

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trumpet-205
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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions

I'd keep one secured card open just so you can build more payment history as you just got 6 new card. Capital One secured is better than BofA and Applied.

In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)
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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions

To play safe : I would continue to keep the account for at a year or two then at the end of the year call those secured Credit Cards company and see if they can waive the fees . Keep everything for at least a years or two years on time payment would be always better.....just my opinion...


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spudbro
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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions


trumpet-205 wrote:

I'd keep one secured card open just so you can build more payment history as you just got 6 new card. Capital One secured is better than BofA and Applied.


Should I ask chase to consolidate the freedom and sapphire preffered so I have 1 card (CSP) with an 11k limit?

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swpopham
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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions

I would close all the cap one cards, close the boa and keep the chase and amex cards. Leave chase separate for the benefits and tradeline
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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions

Congrats

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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions

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Wow those are some nice cards. Congrats ! :smileyhappy: . You can try calling Cap1 for a CLI before you decide to close it.  Good luck! 

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Re: App Spree & Closing Credit Card Questions


spudbro wrote:

trumpet-205 wrote:

I'd keep one secured card open just so you can build more payment history as you just got 6 new card. Capital One secured is better than BofA and Applied.


Should I ask chase to consolidate the freedom and sapphire preffered so I have 1 card (CSP) with an 11k limit?


Do you want 5% rotating category from Freedom?

In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)

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