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Does occasional checking of Pre-approved AMEX hurt?

Ive been making significant gains in my EX score and occasionally I check AMEX pre-approval site to see if I qualify for any cards.  Does this hurt my chances of getting an AMEX later? (I know it doesn't hurt CR).

 

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Duncan



Starting Score: EQ 551 TU 548 CK 607on 6/8/12, EX 542(AMEX pull 3/4/12)
Current Score: EQ 710 TU 727 EX 704 CK 719(FAKO-EX 697, EQ 697, TU 697)
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Re: Does occasional checking of Pre-approved AMEX hurt?

Nope, i use to check it once a day :smileyhappy: and they still saw fit to give me a Zync, it just checks their records for offers that they have for you, nothing to do with your CR

Current Scores EQ (697) Tu (740) EX (705) Amex pull
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Re: Does occasional checking of Pre-approved AMEX hurt?

I just signed up for the AMEX offers thing.  I'm hoping that they will soft pull me and occasionally send me preapproval offers once I'm eligible.  Am I expecting too much?



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Re: Does occasional checking of Pre-approved AMEX hurt?


Duncanrr wrote:

I just signed up for the AMEX offers thing.  I'm hoping that they will soft pull me and occasionally send me preapproval offers once I'm eligible.  Am I expecting too much?


 

I don't think so. You've put yourself on their radar, so if your profile matches their criteria for a certain card, they should send you an offer. Good luck; I hope that one day you find an offer coming your way. :smileyhappy:


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Re: Does occasional checking of Pre-approved AMEX hurt?

I check once a day just for the heck of it. I'm not applying until another year. Some days it'll have offers, others now. It's quite odd. And they haven't softed me for a month or two. 

 

They also haven't sent mail offers to me since I got my Discover in April, but offers online still pop up sometimes. 

AMEX: $0/$25,000, CSP: $0/$6500, Chase Priority Club: $0/$3500, Freedom: $0/$6000, Barclays NFL: $0/$7000 Discover: $0/$14,000, Citi Dividend: $0/$3500

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TU FICO - 743
EX FICO(AMEX) - 712
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