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laila08
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Citi luv button

Hi guys, i was on the citi bank site and i decied to click the luv button (my current CL is 4900) just to see what i would get and i actually got the "congrats! you are eligable for an increase of 500.00 dollars!! If you wish to ask for more please blah blah blah."(did not have to fill out a form just clicked)

 

Well i just hit the home button and declined the increase because i know if i asked for more they would do a hard pull so i am going to wait till next year and maybe ask for more later...i am ok with the 4900.00 limit at the moment..its sitting at 0% UTL so not worried about fico effect.

 

I was just wondering what you guys would have done? and has anyone ever gotten approved for a small line increase and asked for more(say approved for 500 CLI but turned around and asked for 5,000) without a hard pull?

apping spree or shopping spree...lesser of 2 evils???hmmm
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haulingthescoreup
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Re: Citi luv button

I don't know that anyone on these forums has the self-control to turn down a free CLI! :smileyvery-happy:

I was thinking that if you chose the "No, I want more" option that it would be a hard, but I'm probably wrong on that.

Has anyone else done this with Citi?

(congrats, btw! always nice to know they're happy with you)
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imducky
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Re: Citi luv button

you can accept what they are willing to give by just clicking "yes", if you chose to fill out the form and ask for more it would have been a hard pull.

 

i would have taken the 500 and ran like a conqurer.

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laila08
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Re: Citi luv button

thanks htsu! it took some self control not to click but i figured it might hurt my chances of getting a real increase in about 6 months...i don't want to hear "well ms laila we just gave you a 500 dollar increase what more do you want from us??" hahaha

 

And yes it is nice to know they are happy with me and i am trying to keep it that way :smileywink:

apping spree or shopping spree...lesser of 2 evils???hmmm
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laila08
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Re: Citi luv button

Well the only reason i didn't ask was because i want to ask for 10k line next year to do a balance transfer (have a loan with a high interest rate i want to get rid of). I love their site and they are easy to pay. I am kinda waitng for the balance tranfer offers in the mail to compare.

 

Thanks ducky...i might still actually be eligable for that increase since i just clicked back home instead of clicking decline.

apping spree or shopping spree...lesser of 2 evils???hmmm
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smallfry
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Re: Citi luv button


imducky wrote:

you can accept what they are willing to give by just clicking "yes", if you chose to fill out the form and ask for more it would have been a hard pull.

 

i would have taken the 500 and ran like a conqurer.


Absolutely. Why would you turn down the increase? They keep track of how many times you hit the button. Now it is more than likely removed from your account page and any increases you will receive will be hard pulls. I would never decline a hard free increase. I don't think you did yourself any favors by declining this increase. 

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laila08
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Re: Citi luv button

gosh smallfry now i am worried..well i actually didn't deline (didnt hit the button that said decline or accept) i just hit home at the top and it took me back to the main screen..i will log in and check to see if the option to increase button is still there..brb...and no i am not going to click it!!
apping spree or shopping spree...lesser of 2 evils???hmmm
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laila08
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Re: Citi luv button

yup still there..nice and big next to my current credit line...so no going near that until next year..maybe the harm i have done today will fade by then.....i hope...:smileysad:
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smallfry
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Re: Citi luv button


laila08 wrote:
yup still there..nice and big next to my current credit line...so no going near that until next year..maybe the harm i have done today will fade by then.....i hope...:smileysad:

They are going to redesign the website again. If I were you I would take the increase now as it might disappear altogether once they are finished with the new update. I have a feeling the hard free CLI's is a major reason for the new website design. Lots of people found the luv button gone once they finished their last update. 

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Mike14
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Re: Citi luv button

I asked Citi where the "luv button" (as you call it) had gone on my accounts after the last redesign, and I was told that it only shows up when they have determined you are eligible for a (free?) CLI.  Since then, I saw it come up once on one of my 3 accounts, but that's it.  I look for it a couple times a week!
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