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Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Oh man, I've been doing really well so far (In the garden since 10/29/12) but today I got a pre-screened offer from Citi in the mail and it's got me anxious!

Now, I know I SHOULDN'T app right now for anything but I really WANT to!

 

I just have to wait though. I have CLI's from 2 GE cards that have yet to report and another GE card should be getting a CLI after the statement cuts next week. 

Not to mention I have far too many INQ's in the past 12 months, but only 3 in the past 6 months. 

I reallllly need to keep to my plan of waiting until at least April but it's not easy!!!!


Walmart Discover ($5000) - Amazon ($5500) - Cap1 Cash Rewards ($2000) - Meijer ($5000) - Discover More ($1800) - Car Care One ($2100) - Amex Delta Skymiles ($2000) - Citi Thank You Preferred ($2000) - Chase Freedom ($500) - Sam's Club, GE ($1237?)
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Valued Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

 

Guess I'm the garden hadn't planned on being in the garden, but my APP-spree in December flopped, and started a new job and all the expenses that includes has me in the garden for 2-3 months perhaps more. Though while in the garden this time I got a lot more good things than I did the last time, and its only been a month.  

 

Last card and AP   12/3/2012    Chase Slate  3k 

 

CLI's  

Walmart  CLI  from $1700 to  $2500 in $800  CLI   

4x WFNNB cards  $300 each CLI,  for a toal of $1200 in CLI.

 

Auto-CLI

First National Bank Omaha   from 6k to 7500   $1500 CLI

 

For a total of 3500 in CLI and 3k in new credit availible. Certainly a lot better than I got in the previous 4 months of gardening, and I will be paying down my UTL quickly now that I have started to get paychecks again. 

 

 

Cards: Chase Southwest 20k & CSR 10k & CSP 10k & Freedom 6.6k & Amtrak/Freedom 4.6k, FNBO DISC 25.1k Oregon Duck 5k, & AMEX BCP 15k & Hilton Surpass 7.5k & Delta Gold 6k & Zync NPSL, Fidelity AMEX 17k Commerce5.9k & Cash Forward 7.5k & Sams Club MC 10k, Paypal Extras MC 7.5k, CapOne Venture 15k, QS 2.5k, QS 750, Amazon 5.9k, Walmart 10k, Citi Simplicity 9k, Discover IT 16k and a nice stack of store cards.
Last APP/HP 5/15/2017 Marcus Loan. 30k
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Valued Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

I was browsing around the forums, and realized that as of today I earned my SIlver Spade! Haven't even been tempted to app lately. I have been looking at my cards and have decided to ax my AMEX PRG when it is up for renewal next month. Just can't justify the AF any longer. I only have about 5k MR points which I think I will transfer to HHonors points (they have a promo where you get 2k HHonors points for every 1k of MR pts transferred until 1/31/13). Was going to see if AMEX could change PRG to a plain Blue card (I think that is the only revolver that you can PC a MR-earning card to), but haven't decided if I want to do that, or just wait and see if they have a better sign-up bonus for SPG later this year.

 

May also move CL from Barclays US Air MC to My NFL card, and cancel the US Air card (due to AF, and the fact that I have never flown US Air since I got the card in 2009. My local airline is Delta).

 

Other than these CL "re-allocations," and any SP CLI's I may be able to get, I have no plans for any apps in the near future. It's just as well, probably need to wait until June anyway, so my 6/12 app spree cars will be a year old.

 

Happy gardening everyone!


CC's: AMEX (4), Alliant Visa, PenFed AMEX, Pen Fed Promise, Citi (3), Chase (5), US Bank Cash+, Huntington Voice, UMB Visa, Nasa Plat Cash Visa, Barclay's Visa, Discover IT, Cap One QS, BOA (2), BMW Visa, 5/3 Real Life Rewards MC; FNBO Amex; Comenity Visa/MC (4), Ebates Visa Siggy, Nordstrom Visa, Walmart MC, Sam's Club MC; A few assorted store cards.

Current Scores (09/2017): EQ My Fico: 801; TU MyFico: 799; EX (My Fico): 797
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013


visorboy1974 wrote:

Stepped out late this year to get a new car and a couple of cards.  Here is what my garden consists of:  

 

  • UIECU IlliniCard Rewards Visa $26,620
  • PSECU PSL/Visa combo $20,000
  • Alliant Platinum Rewards Visa $17,000
  • Barclaycard Rewards Platinum MasterCard $12,500
  • Nordstrom Visa Signature $12,000
  • Chase United MileagePlus Club Visa Signature $8,000
  • State Farm Bank Platinum Rewards Visa $6,000
  • The BMW Card Visa $5,250
  • Macy's Red Card $4,400
  • Dell Premier $3,000
  • 72 month auto loan at 3.29%

Hope to garden the entire year and buy my dream home!  Happy New Year to everybody!  


Do you remember what your credit profile and score was when you got your IlliniCard, and what your starting limit was? That's a crazy limit - it's almost making me think about applying for the card, I am a U of I student.

 

AMEX BCP : $30K | Citi Forward : $15K | Citi Dividend : $14K | BoA Travel Rewards : 7K | NFL Cash Rewards : $6K | Chase Freedom : $10K | Discover IT : $6.5K | AMEX BCE: $5k | Age: 26 | Occupation: Grad Student | CreditKarma: 800TU/812EQ |
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013


emptypockets wrote:

I was browsing around the forums, and realized that as of today I earned my SIlver Spade! Haven't even been tempted to app lately. I have been looking at my cards and have decided to ax my AMEX PRG when it is up for renewal next month. Just can't justify the AF any longer. I only have about 5k MR points which I think I will transfer to HHonors points (they have a promo where you get 2k HHonors points for every 1k of MR pts transferred until 1/31/13). Was going to see if AMEX could change PRG to a plain Blue card (I think that is the only revolver that you can PC a MR-earning card to), but haven't decided if I want to do that, or just wait and see if they have a better sign-up bonus for SPG later this year.

 

May also move CL from Barclays US Air MC to My NFL card, and cancel the US Air card (due to AF, and the fact that I have never flown US Air since I got the card in 2009. My local airline is Delta).

 

Other than these CL "re-allocations," and any SP CLI's I may be able to get, I have no plans for any apps in the near future. It's just as well, probably need to wait until June anyway, so my 6/12 app spree cars will be a year old.

 

Happy gardening everyone!


 

Congrats on your silver spade -- looks great!

 

You've got a really nice collection of cards, so I can see why you don't want/need anything else. I hope they continue to grow with you until your garden becomes positively lush. Happy gardening! Smiley Happy


Current Scores: EQ 775 (03/04/2014), EX 756 (03/01/2014), TU 760 (03/01/2014)
Ruby Spade Garden Club Member - Last App: 03/04/2013 - No apps until 2014
Cards: Cap1 Venture 6.4k, Cap1 Quicksilver MC 1.75k, BankAmericard 1-2-3 Visa Signature - UCF Alumni Association 5k, Discover 7k, Citi Diamond Preferred MC 10.35k, Wells Fargo Rewards Visa 7k, Chase Freedom 5k, Chase Ink 7.5k, Amex Green NPSL, Dillard's Amex 7.5k, JC Penney 7.5k, Kay Jeweler's 5.1k
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Established Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

One month away from silver spade!!!

100% Ficos: EX 780 , TU 783, EQ 776 inquiries last 2 years/1 year/6 months: EX-0/0/0, TU-0/0/0, EQ-1/0/0~ last credit card app 6/24/13- New car loan 3/8/2014- Discover IT $12,500~Kohls $1000~Amex BCE $4000~ Walmart Discover $7500~NFCU Signature CashRewards $23,300 Chase Freedom MC $6000~ Chase Amazon Visa $1900~ Cap 1/HSBC MC $3800~ Amazon Store $7000~ Fingerhut $1050
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Valued Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

paid off my 800 macy's bill that hit my reports last month.  half way down to my 3-9% util (after that reports itll report 13% compared to 22%)

now only 3 cards will report until next month. (2k is no interest though and 800 is so thats getting paid asap)

 

tommorrow also marks my half way mark to my silver spade.  and 4 1/2 months of no inquries

staying strong with no apps till after september when all my cards+ lines are over a year old. 

 

Edit: I guess ill add my seeds for laughs and giggles (going from grown plants to the youngsters) 

 

Card/Open Date/Limit/Current Reporting Balance

Best Buy Store Card 10/10 2500 1500(0% deal until 11/15)

Macy's 12/10 3500 0

Kohl's 1/12 400(ughh) 0

Citizen's Bank 6/12 500(3% cash back) 350 

Freedom 7/12 1000 0

American Eagle 7/12 700 0

Walmart 7/12 5000  0

Citizen's 8/12 2000 (no pull)  wish i didnt take this one lol  800(interest )

Zync 8/12 0

Citizen's 12/12 5000 (no pull) (right before christmas util)  0

 

Also For Full look 

Toyota Auto Loan Opened 8/12 Reports Since 9/12

 

Goal's For Future: 

Garden

Cli my freedom 

Costco Card in 2014

 

Current: Discover Fico 709 3/15 Walmart Fico 743 4/15

Inquiries (24 Months): EQ 6 TU 1 EX 6 | Most Recent: 4/09/2015
Over 12 Months:9


2015 Goals:
Lower Utility
Earn Cash Back

Amex Zync(Unicorn)
Chase Freedom$1500
Discover IT$7,400
Citi DC $10,000
Citizens Mastercard$7,000
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Senior Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Haven't applied for a CC since Jan 27th.

 

Did go after a consolidation loan in Aug but they didn't like DTI.


Starting Score: 675
Current Score: EX 753 FICO, EQ 737FICO, TU 738
Goal Score: 776 FICO


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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

After my original mortgage plan fell apart, stepped out of the garden to pickup some longer-term tradelines over the rebuilder cards I had.  Back to rockin the seedling!  Last app date was the HP CLI on 1/16.

 

So between the instant (USAA), the absurd(Amex), the recon (Chase), and the denied (presumably at least, BOFA CLI)  the lineup and goals are as follows:

 

Current tradelines:

BOFA Travel Rewards:         10/11 $2500

Cap One:                             12/11 $400  (nee Orchard)

DCU (sec):                           1/12 $2000

Amex Zync:                          9/12 NPSL

Amex BCP:                          1/13 $1000 (Backdate 1/12) 

USAA MC                             1/13 $2000

Chase Freedom                     1/13 $1000

 

For completeness

USAA sec loan: 1/12

DCU auto loan:  8/12

 

Goals for 2013/2014:

Pulling the continent-sized weed out of my garden (Fed tax lien)

Obtain a mortgage

Presumably closing the Orchard/C1 card in 12/13 unless AF waived or solid PC.

Starting Score: EQ 5 561, TU 98 567, EX 2 599 (12/30/11)
Current Score: EQ 5 771, TU 4 758, EX 2 758, EQ 8 795, TU 8 762, EX 8 786 (7/28/17)
Goal Score:    EQ 5 750, TU 4 750, EX 2 750, EQ 8 800, TU 8 Blah, EX 8 800 (01/01/18)


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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013


Revelate wrote:

After my original mortgage plan fell apart, stepped out of the garden to pickup some longer-term tradelines over the rebuilder cards I had.  Back to rockin the seedling!  Last app date was the HP CLI on 1/16.

 

So between the instant (USAA), the absurd(Amex), the recon (Chase), and the denied (presumably at least, BOFA CLI)  the lineup and goals are as follows:

 

Current tradelines:

BOFA Travel Rewards:         10/11 $2500

Cap One:                             12/11 $400  (nee Orchard)

DCU (sec):                           1/12 $2000

Amex Zync:                          9/12 NPSL

Amex BCP:                          1/13 $1000 (Backdate 1/12) 

USAA MC                             1/13 $2000

Chase Freedom                     1/13 $1000

 

For completeness

USAA sec loan: 1/12

DCU auto loan:  8/12

 

Goals for 2013/2014:

Pulling the continent-sized weed out of my garden (Fed tax lien)

Obtain a mortgage

Presumably closing the Orchard/C1 card in 12/13 unless AF waived or solid PC.


 

You've just added some really nice seedlings to your garden -- congrats!!! Looking better and better! Take good care of them and keep up the good work. I have every confidence that you'll make your goals. Smiley Happy


Current Scores: EQ 775 (03/04/2014), EX 756 (03/01/2014), TU 760 (03/01/2014)
Ruby Spade Garden Club Member - Last App: 03/04/2013 - No apps until 2014
Cards: Cap1 Venture 6.4k, Cap1 Quicksilver MC 1.75k, BankAmericard 1-2-3 Visa Signature - UCF Alumni Association 5k, Discover 7k, Citi Diamond Preferred MC 10.35k, Wells Fargo Rewards Visa 7k, Chase Freedom 5k, Chase Ink 7.5k, Amex Green NPSL, Dillard's Amex 7.5k, JC Penney 7.5k, Kay Jeweler's 5.1k
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