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Help me choose just one more CC

Hi everyone,

 

  so both my Cap1 cards have a date with the shredder in the next month I have set my limit to 3 CCs. I hope to grow my 3 cards CLs to some nice limits. Which of the following no AF cards would you guys recommend? Which would best compliment my BCP and freedom?

 

 

US BANK CASH+

CHASE SAPPHIRE

CITI THANK YOU PREFFERED

CAP1 VENTUREONE 

 

 

Thank you for the help!

Fico Scores: TU 734 (08/12/2012) and EQ 716 (12/08/2012)

AMEX BCP $10,000 (opened 09/2012) - Citi TYP $6500 (opened 12/2012) Chase Freedom $1500 (opened 09/2012)

GMAC Mortgage $181,000 (opened 07/2011) - Car Loan $18,000 (opended 01/2011)
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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

Cash+ seems like a good one

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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

I know its not on your list and I know it has an AF, but why not get CSP and go for trifecta?  I think you would earn enough extra points to cover the AF.  But if decide no AF then I think Cast+ is best option of the ones you listed.



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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

Add at leas t one credit union card with low APR for purchases and cash advances if it should be needed. Look at DCU, SDFCU and PenFed for starters. Good luck.

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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

have you thought about the citi dividend, $100 dollar cashback after you spend 500.  5% cashback on rotating categories and 1% on everything else.  Simmilar rewards to chase freedom


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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

Good suggestions so far.  I didn't think of the Citi Dividends.  Sounds like a good card.

 

 

 

The main reason I dont want an AF is because my BPC is by far my primary card. I use it for everything except when my freedom has good rotating categories like gas. 

 

 

The US Bank card seems like a great choice but I'm worried I might not get approved. Both my cards just hit the two month mark and although my AAoA didn't take a big hit, I've heard US bank might not like too many new accounts. 

 

 

What do you guys think? My scores should all now be around 730. (I'll pull new scores right before I apply to make sure) My Utl is around 15-19%. AAoA is 4+ years and I have no baddies in the last 4 years. No CO, collections, BKs or anything serious. 

 

Fico Scores: TU 734 (08/12/2012) and EQ 716 (12/08/2012)

AMEX BCP $10,000 (opened 09/2012) - Citi TYP $6500 (opened 12/2012) Chase Freedom $1500 (opened 09/2012)

GMAC Mortgage $181,000 (opened 07/2011) - Car Loan $18,000 (opended 01/2011)
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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

Lower your utilization temporarily, then apply for the Cash+. Your FICO will probably be around 750 then.

 

Otherwise, I would recommend the Sapphire to make the Trifecta.

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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

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I actually recommend you get Sapphire and Cash+.

 

Sapphire is a no brainer since it also uses UR mall. Which means you can cash out those UR points faster by combining points earned on Freedom to Sapphire.

 

Cash+ for ability to pick two 5% categories. Pick bill pay and another category (home improvement if you have a local Lowe's that sells various gift cards).

 

Citi Dividend is a bit different than Chase Freedom in that it has $50 redemption threshold and annual cashback limit of $300. Because of the threshold and you don't get to know rotating categories until 2 weeks before the next quarter (makes it hard to plan ahead), I recommend you skip over it.

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Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
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Re: Help me choose just one more CC

I know it's not on the list but I'm sure that a discover more card will look good in the collection if you don't have it yet :smileyhappy: just saying
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Re: Help me choose just one more CC


trumpet-205 wrote:

I actually recommend you get Sapphire and Cash+.

 

Sapphire is a no brainer since it also uses UR mall. Which means you can cash out those UR points faster by combining points earned on Freedom to Sapphire.

 

Cash+ for ability to pick two 5% categories. Pick bill pay and another category (home improvement if you have a local Lowe's that sells various gift cards).

 

Citi Dividend is a bit different than Chase Freedom in that it has $50 redemption threshold and annual cashback limit of $300. Because of the threshold and you don't get to know rotating categories until 2 weeks before the next quarter (makes it hard to plan ahead), I recommend you skip over it.


Good to know this about the dividend  card....I'll go ahead and skip this one. 

 

Can you get the trifecta with a regular Sapphire? You dont have to have the prefered? I know you won't get 2x the points. But can you still benefit from transferring points from freedom? Do you still get the 7% dividend? 

Fico Scores: TU 734 (08/12/2012) and EQ 716 (12/08/2012)

AMEX BCP $10,000 (opened 09/2012) - Citi TYP $6500 (opened 12/2012) Chase Freedom $1500 (opened 09/2012)

GMAC Mortgage $181,000 (opened 07/2011) - Car Loan $18,000 (opended 01/2011)
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