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sccredit
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Capital One vs the "Big League" rewards cards

 

As many of you know, i started the first thread on Capital One's Executive Office.  I found the contact information for that after reading a lady's blog about how poor their service is. 

 

While my results were half successful (CLI but no PC to a Rewards Card) I have thought quite a bit about them in general.  Capital One is a company, that is all they are.  This isn't a personal relationship, neither of us is a jilted lover.  Capital One is a creditor who I used to get to the "big leagues".  When I was starting out with credit a number of years ago they gave me a shot, in return I was good and loyal to them.  Now that they are unable, or unwilling, to play in the big leagues without me doing a whole other application it is time to move on and enjoy the rewards from my credit cards. 

 

Yesterday I received my first rewards prize, a Fujifilm camera I picked up from Chase's UR with my points.  I have flights scheduled from my Southwest card miles and hotel rooms booked from points on my Hhonors card.

 

For those of you who are now prime borrowers, screw Capital One.  It seems that the luster of the Cap One Executive Office has worn off and they are tired of people getting in touch with them.  My suggestion to those playing in the "big leagues" is that you enjoy your prime cards, be good to them and watch your rewards and limits rise.  As for Capital One, if you have an AF kick them to the curb, if no AF it fits well in the sock drawer (that’s where my $10k CL Cap One card is sitting)

 

You all have to make your own decisions but, to me, they ARE NOT worth the headache and hassle it takes to do business with them.

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Re: Capital One vs the "Big League" rewards cards

Well said.

I can't see myself SDing a 10k card tho :smileyhappy:



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Re: Capital One vs the "Big League" rewards cards

I don't think all of Cap1's reward programs are that bad for prime customers. Namely the Venture and Cash Rewards cards are pretty solid for purchases outside any bonus categories.

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LS2982 wrote:
Well said.

I can't see myself SDing a 10k card tho :smileyhappy:

I agree, that would be a little hard for me to do :smileywink:



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LS2982 wrote:
Well said.

I can't see myself SDing a 10k card tho :smileyhappy:

I don't think I could either. Plus I love cap1...by far my favorite card, and the lender that has been best to me so far :smileyvery-happy: I'll be getting bumped to $3500 in 1-2 months and then after 6 months I'll request a real CLI :smileytongue: And if I have to go through the exec office I will, the cash rewards card is great, especially with no AF :smileyvery-happy: 

 

 

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gettnthere wrote:

LS2982 wrote:
Well said.

I can't see myself SDing a 10k card tho :smileyhappy:

I agree, that would be a little hard for me to do :smileywink:


At this point it is only open for age and utilization purposes.  It's sitting right next to a DCU Platinum card with a $10k limit as well.  Just because it has a high limit does not make it worth using.

Unsecured Credit: Amex BCP $24,900; Chase Sapphire Preferred $24,200; Discover It $12,500; Chase Ink Cash $15,000; Chase Slate $13,500; Citi TYP $12,900; Amex SPG Biz $3,000; US Bank Platinum $8,600; DCU Visa $10,000; Logix FCU $15,000; Citi Home Depot $8,800; Lowes $5,000; Care Credit $6,000; Penfed Platinum Sig $16,000; Barclay Arrival Plus WEMC $5,000; Bank of America World Points Business Visa $8,000; US Bank PLOC Overdraft $1,500; US Bank Edge Rewards Business $10,000; PenFed PLOC $5,000

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jsucool76 wrote:

LS2982 wrote:
Well said.

I can't see myself SDing a 10k card tho :smileyhappy:

I don't think I could either. Plus I love cap1...by far my favorite card, and the lender that has been best to me so far :smileyvery-happy: I'll be getting bumped to $3500 in 1-2 months and then after 6 months I'll request a real CLI :smileytongue: And if I have to go through the exec office I will, the cash rewards card is great, especially with no AF :smileyvery-happy: 

 

 


Understood.  I just can't see apping for another card, taking 3 inq's for it just to get a similar limit to what they just CLI'd me to.  I would probably do an inquiry on 1 report for the PC if they would do it, not all 3 for a new card.

Unsecured Credit: Amex BCP $24,900; Chase Sapphire Preferred $24,200; Discover It $12,500; Chase Ink Cash $15,000; Chase Slate $13,500; Citi TYP $12,900; Amex SPG Biz $3,000; US Bank Platinum $8,600; DCU Visa $10,000; Logix FCU $15,000; Citi Home Depot $8,800; Lowes $5,000; Care Credit $6,000; Penfed Platinum Sig $16,000; Barclay Arrival Plus WEMC $5,000; Bank of America World Points Business Visa $8,000; US Bank PLOC Overdraft $1,500; US Bank Edge Rewards Business $10,000; PenFed PLOC $5,000

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sccredit wrote:

jsucool76 wrote:

LS2982 wrote:
Well said.

I can't see myself SDing a 10k card tho :smileyhappy:

I don't think I could either. Plus I love cap1...by far my favorite card, and the lender that has been best to me so far :smileyvery-happy: I'll be getting bumped to $3500 in 1-2 months and then after 6 months I'll request a real CLI :smileytongue: And if I have to go through the exec office I will, the cash rewards card is great, especially with no AF :smileyvery-happy: 

 

 


Understood.  I just can't see apping for another card, taking 3 inq's for it just to get a similar limit to what they just CLI'd me to.  I would probably do an inquiry on 1 report for the PC if they would do it, not all 3 for a new card.


Yeah 3 the HPs is a little bit annoying, but I got my cap1 to build, so I knew I was gonna end up with a lot of inquiries anyways, the only reason I even apped for the cap1 plat is because I got a mail pre-approval offer with no AF, and then they PCd me to cash rewards. I wouldn't have applied for capital one otherwise because they had just denied me for their secured card a couple months earlier. 

 

When you really think about it though, the 3 HPs aren't THAT bad...they go away with time. 

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jsucool76 wrote:

sccredit wrote:

jsucool76 wrote:

LS2982 wrote:
Well said.

I can't see myself SDing a 10k card tho :smileyhappy:

I don't think I could either. Plus I love cap1...by far my favorite card, and the lender that has been best to me so far :smileyvery-happy: I'll be getting bumped to $3500 in 1-2 months and then after 6 months I'll request a real CLI :smileytongue: And if I have to go through the exec office I will, the cash rewards card is great, especially with no AF :smileyvery-happy: 

 

 


Understood.  I just can't see apping for another card, taking 3 inq's for it just to get a similar limit to what they just CLI'd me to.  I would probably do an inquiry on 1 report for the PC if they would do it, not all 3 for a new card.


Yeah 3 the HPs is a little bit annoying, but I got my cap1 to build, so I knew I was gonna end up with a lot of inquiries anyways, the only reason I even apped for the cap1 plat is because I got a mail pre-approval offer with no AF, and then they PCd me to cash rewards. I wouldn't have applied for capital one otherwise because they had just denied me for their secured card a couple months earlier. 

 

When you really think about it though, the 3 HPs aren't THAT bad...they go away with time. 


Well said.  I also think the 3 HPs have helped keep me honest.  Because of them I have 2 INQs on each report, which forced me to have an even playing field on all 3 of my reports (with the exception of some student loans not reporting).  Therefore, I didn't come on here and search for a new card that pulled a certain report just because I could.  I got Cap 1, and I'm gardening to let that age and let INQs fall off to make my reports as pretty as can be.

 

Just my two cents on the subject.  Everyone's situation is different, and obviously 3 HPs put a big cramp into strategic app sprees.


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Lol LS, I have quite a few sd'd 10k cards :smileyvery-happy:

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