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App Spree...

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App Spree...

I was introduced to the myfico forums a month ago and I am glad for that. The information is really useful and all the board members are helpful and friendly. I want to thank you all for my successful app spree.

 

On to my story... I have a limited credit history. No baddies... perfect payments. Before the app spree, I had capital one visa (CL $750) for about a year. I found the card too limiting. I requested for CLI couple of times and was denied. I got frustrated and decided to apply for new credit cards. I wasn't too confident to start with because of my limited credit history. Anyway I tried for discover more and was pleasently surprised with the approval. Now I have 6 new cards with good limits (for me atleastSmiley Happy)

 

Old card:

Capital one - 750 CL

 

October 15-18:

Discover more - approved - 2000 CL

Chase freedom - approved - 3000 CL

Amex delta miles - approved - 8500 CL (Successfully got it backdated to 2003)

 

November 4:

Barclays NFL extra points - approved - 1500 CL

 

November 14:

Chase southwest reapid rewards plus - approved - 3000 CL

US Bank cash+ visa signature - Pending for review

 

 

I woudn't have done it without this board. Thank you all!

 

My scores are: EQ-680, TU:710, EX:N/A

 

Amex Platinum - NPSL
Amex Delta Skymiles -- $24K
Cap1 MC -- $8K
Discover IT - $2K
Chase Freedom -$1K
Chase Southwest - $3K
Chase United Explorer - $2K
Kohls charge - $500
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Frequent Contributor

Re: App Spree...

HUGE Congrats!!!!!

 

You have done extremely well. Way to go!!!!

 

Oh yeah....welcome to the forums.

Meg.

FICO: 4/2016 - TU 841 | EQ 840 | EX 837

FNBO 23,600 | Amex SPG 13,900 | Amex BCP 13,400 | Barclays/Sallie Mae13,000 | Discover IT 12,500 | Lowes 10,000 | PLOC 9,300 | NASA FCU 8,700 | Citi Simplicity 6,200 | BOA Platinum+ 6,000 | Achieva CU 5,500 | Chase CSP 5,000 | Sam's Club 3,000 | Sears 900
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Re: App Spree...


SpiceIslander wrote:

HUGE Congrats!!!!!

 

You have done extremely well. Way to go!!!!

 

Oh yeah....welcome to the forums.



Thanks!

Amex Platinum - NPSL
Amex Delta Skymiles -- $24K
Cap1 MC -- $8K
Discover IT - $2K
Chase Freedom -$1K
Chase Southwest - $3K
Chase United Explorer - $2K
Kohls charge - $500
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Valued Contributor

Re: App Spree...

That's great, Congrats! Nice CL!

Starting Score: EQ 717 EX 724 TU 736
Current Score: EQ 832 EX 783 TU 816
App free since 9/15/15
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Re: App Spree...


openloop wrote:

I was introduced to the myfico forums a month ago and I am glad for that. The information is really useful and all the board members are helpful and friendly. I want to thank you all for my successful app spree.

 

On to my story... I have a limited credit history. No baddies... perfect payments. Before the app spree, I had capital one visa (CL $750) for about a year. I found the card too limiting. I requested for CLI couple of times and was denied. I got frustrated and decided to apply for new credit cards. I wasn't too confident to start with because of my limited credit history. Anyway I tried for discover more and was pleasently surprised with the approval. Now I have 6 new cards with good limits (for me atleastSmiley Happy)

 

Old card:

Capital one - 750 CL

 

October 15-18:

Discover more - approved - 2000 CL

Chase freedom - approved - 3000 CL

Amex delta miles - approved - 8500 CL (Successfully got it backdated to 2003)

 

November 4:

Barclays NFL extra points - approved - 1500 CL

 

November 14:

Chase southwest reapid rewards plus - approved - 3000 CL

US Bank cash+ visa signature - Pending for review

 

 

I woudn't have done it without this board. Thank you all!

 

My scores are: EQ-680, TU:710, EX:N/A

 


This is a wonderful app spree!  time to kick Cap 1 to the curb...   you may look at an Amex Charge card for more backdating goodness.

 

Congrats on your approvals!


Starting Score: 08/29/2011 TU 671 EQ 674
Current Score: TU 754 EQ 694 EX 697
Wallet: NFCU Visa Sig 25k, Amex Lowes 22k, NavCheck 15k, Amex PRG, Amex Zync, Discover It 13.5k, Amazon Visa 5k
Platinum Spade Garden Club Member: App Free since 1/1/13. No more apps til who knows when?
MyFICO Fitness Goal: 800s Club!



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Re: App Spree...


webhopper wrote:



This is a wonderful app spree!  time to kick Cap 1 to the curb...   you may look at an Amex Charge card for more backdating goodness.

 

Congrats on your approvals!


Thanks.

 

Could you eloberate on the charge card suggestion you made? How does charge card help me? My current member since year is 2003. If I open a charge card now, it will be dated 2003; so my AAoA will improve, right?

Amex Platinum - NPSL
Amex Delta Skymiles -- $24K
Cap1 MC -- $8K
Discover IT - $2K
Chase Freedom -$1K
Chase Southwest - $3K
Chase United Explorer - $2K
Kohls charge - $500
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Re: App Spree...


openloop wrote:

webhopper wrote:



This is a wonderful app spree!  time to kick Cap 1 to the curb...   you may look at an Amex Charge card for more backdating goodness.

 

Congrats on your approvals!


Thanks.

 

Could you eloberate on the charge card suggestion you made? How does charge card help me? My current member since year is 2003. If I open a charge card now, it will be dated 2003; so my AAoA will improve, right?


Yes,  if you add a charge card, your AAoA will improve, so you'll essentially end up with another 9 years of history to help counteract the effects of all the new accounts you just added. Even if you don't keep the card longterm, you'll benefit from the extra years.  

 

Charge cards also have some very nice sign up bonuses and additional benefits.   Too bad the Zync isn't around anymore, that would be a very cheap additional  9 years of history.  

 

there are forum members here who have 5 Amex accounts, just for backdating reasons Smiley Happy


Starting Score: 08/29/2011 TU 671 EQ 674
Current Score: TU 754 EQ 694 EX 697
Wallet: NFCU Visa Sig 25k, Amex Lowes 22k, NavCheck 15k, Amex PRG, Amex Zync, Discover It 13.5k, Amazon Visa 5k
Platinum Spade Garden Club Member: App Free since 1/1/13. No more apps til who knows when?
MyFICO Fitness Goal: 800s Club!



Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge
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Can you say... "Winning!" .... Congrats!

AMEX Platinum, AMEX Blue cash (10k), AMEX Delta (10k), US Bank Premier Line (14.5k), US Bank Cash + (7.5k), Chase Freedom (5k), Fred Meyer Rewards Visa (7.5k), US Bank Flex Perks Travel Rewards (5k), Discover IT (9.5k), Chase Sapphire Preferred (8k), Alerus Financial Visa Signature issued by Elan (10k), BofA Cash Rewards (10k), Citi Thankyou Pref (6.5k) TU FICO Score = 807, EQ FICO Score = 780, EX FICO Score = 780,
CreditKarma score = 785, CreditSesame score = 773, Vantage = 903
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New Member

Re: App Spree...


webhopper wrote:

openloop wrote:

webhopper wrote:



This is a wonderful app spree!  time to kick Cap 1 to the curb...   you may look at an Amex Charge card for more backdating goodness.

 

Congrats on your approvals!


Thanks.

 

Could you eloberate on the charge card suggestion you made? How does charge card help me? My current member since year is 2003. If I open a charge card now, it will be dated 2003; so my AAoA will improve, right?


Yes,  if you add a charge card, your AAoA will improve, so you'll essentially end up with another 9 years of history to help counteract the effects of all the new accounts you just added. Even if you don't keep the card longterm, you'll benefit from the extra years.  

 

Charge cards also have some very nice sign up bonuses and additional benefits.   Too bad the Zync isn't around anymore, that would be a very cheap additional  9 years of history.  

 

there are forum members here who have 5 Amex accounts, just for backdating reasons Smiley Happy


Thanks!

Amex Platinum - NPSL
Amex Delta Skymiles -- $24K
Cap1 MC -- $8K
Discover IT - $2K
Chase Freedom -$1K
Chase Southwest - $3K
Chase United Explorer - $2K
Kohls charge - $500
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Congrats

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