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Citi Recon Success!!!

Hi All,
A couple weeks ago had applied for the Executive Citi World Elite MC. I was denied for too many inquiries. As I have plenty credit and had several other cards recently approved, i wasn't too sorry for the denial. I called the backdoor and of course they denied. Well, I am planning on some international travel on AA and after second thought was sorry I didn't pursue it. After reading this forum it seems that Citi is one of those that rarely approves with recon. BUT, I also learned from this forum that the backdoor number is really no good unless you ask for a supervisor. The csr do not have the ability to deviate from the script.
So here we are two weeks after I got the denial and called backdoor with no success. I called this am again and asked right off the bat for a supervisor. Well after talking wih the supervisor and explaining the inquiries, she put me on hold for 2 min and came back saying "congratulations, I have approved you for the executive world elite card with a 22K CL" she even asked me if that was enough!! I am so excited to get the card and bonus miles, along with a good CL and I owe it all to you guys. Would have never thought to pursue a denial like that!! Thank you myFICO members.
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22k definitely deserves a BIG congratulations! 

Discover IT $25K | FNBO Visa $22K | Citi Forward $14.5K | US Bank Cash+ Visa Sig $15K | Priceline/Barclays $10K | Chase Freedom $10.5K | Amazon/Chase Visa Sig $8.3k | Citi Double Cash $6.5K | BoA Cash Rewards 1-2-3 Sig $7.5K | Sallie Mae World MC/Barclays $5K | Capital One Cash Rewards $5K | Commerce Bank $5K | WF Cash Back Visa $3.6K | Amazon/GEMB $2.5K | Younkers/Comenity $2.4K | AMEX BCE $2K Target $1K | AMEX Green
EX FICO (from AMEX): 754, TU08 FICO (from Discover): 755, AAoA: 3.6 years
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Re: Citi Recon Success!!!

For those wondering. My scores are all in the 710-735 range. Citi pulled EX 2 weeks ago. Was 734. 22K is by far not my largest CL. My AAoA is 23 yrs. No negatives in last 7 yrs. A few 30 days before that during my divorce
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Thanks!! I would have never in a million years thought to pursue a denial if it weren't for this forum. Wish I knew about you guys 10 years ago!!
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Congrats...

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