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Itching for a new CC, help me decide....

Ok, guys/gals....I haven't been here in quite some time but i've recently gotten the CC bug and need some advice.  I purchased my first home last october and have recently (April maybe??) gotten a CC through the same bank with a CL of 6500....also picked up a lowes card (no interest 6 months on my purchase) bc i needed a lawn mower.  BTW being a homeowner gets real expensive, real quick.  My latest TU was 742....pulled when I bought my new to me wrangler last month, haven't checked any others.  Wow, after putting all this in black and white in front  of me, looks like i've been busy.  Anyway, i've been thinking about a new CC.  My current card, BBT Platinum, has 12 months no interest.  Should I wait until closer to that year being up before I go shopping for another no interest promo??  I want a "boss" (that seems to be popular kid slang these days....so i used it :-) ) credit card.  What should my goal be??  What card should I go after??  Rewards would be nice but not a must.  Give me your ideas, advice....whatever you can!!  If i'm being stupid, just say so!!  Thanks in advance guys.

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TTR79 wrote:

Ok, guys/gals....I haven't been here in quite some time but i've recently gotten the CC bug and need some advice.  I purchased my first home last october and have recently (April maybe??) gotten a CC through the same bank with a CL of 6500....also picked up a lowes card (no interest 6 months on my purchase) bc i needed a lawn mower.  BTW being a homeowner gets real expensive, real quick.  My latest TU was 742....pulled when I bought my new to me wrangler last month, haven't checked any others.  Wow, after putting all this in black and white in front  of me, looks like i've been busy.  Anyway, i've been thinking about a new CC.  My current card, BBT Platinum, has 12 months no interest.  Should I wait until closer to that year being up before I go shopping for another no interest promo??  I want a "boss" (that seems to be popular kid slang these days....so i used it :-) ) credit card.  What should my goal be??  What card should I go after??  Rewards would be nice but not a must.  Give me your ideas, advice....whatever you can!!  If i'm being stupid, just say so!!  Thanks in advance guys.


Depending on your definition, I don't think that any 0% interest cards are "boss"!   A boss card says "Look at me.  I am important.  I don't worry about little-people things like annual fees and APR.  Or money, because I have LOTS$$$.   Hey, keep looking at me."   But maybe there are some sufficiently boss enough.

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Re: Itching for a new CC, help me decide....

i think you'd like the AMEX Blue Cash Everyday!
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Re: Itching for a new CC, help me decide....

i don't even know what boss means, really.  i'm old and out of touch....just sayin'. :-)  If i had to define boss in relation to a CC and my situation....it would be no annual fee, no interest for a at least a year, low apr, no or very low fee on balance transfers, and one where i'd have a decent chance on getting a nice CL.  BUT, like i said im old and boss really isnt in vocab, unless we are talking about the BOSS Mustang....well, then i can get down with that.  :-)

 

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That card looks nice!!  Any experience with it personally??  I'm not very familiar with AMEX and their biz pratice.  Are the less likely to give a larger CL than say a Chase or CITI??  thanks!!

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I would suggest Chase CSP. It is a metal card which has impressed many members. I would recommend you wait 6 months and apply. Your home related inquiry would stop affecting your score by that time. If 0% apr is important then apply for Citi Simplicity card with 18 monht 0% apr.



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Re: Itching for a new CC, help me decide....


NewtoCredit80 wrote:

I would Chase CSP. It is a metal card which has impressed many members. I would recommend you wait 6 months and apply. Your home related inquiry would stop affecting your score by that time. If 0% apr is important then apply for Citi Simplicity card with 18 monht 0% apr.


well, the CSP is a annual fee after the first year according to the website.

the chase sapphire is the one I think you mean..

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Re: Itching for a new CC, help me decide....

I do not think Chase Sapphire is a metal card. I am not sure about it. CSP is a metal card with annual fee but comes with a 400 dollar bonus.

 



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Re: Itching for a new CC, help me decide....

no I know it's not metal but it doesn't have an annual fee.

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Tried to use Images but it was all Wibbly, Wobbly, and Timey-Wimey.
Cap One Quicksilver $1,300 Wal-Mart $1,000 Best Buy $1.5K DiscoverIT $2.5K Chase Freedom $3K AMEX BCE $2K
Chase Slate - $1,000 AMEX Everyday - $4,000 Sallie Mae - $2,500
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Re: Itching for a new CC, help me decide....

The AMEX Blue Cash Everyday looks promising.  What do you guys know or think about the USAA Reward AMEX??  I know it's not a "real" AMEX, only processed through AMEX but it looks like an awesome card.

  • 0% Intro APR until 01/01/2015, on Balance Transfers and Convenience Checks that post to your account by 08/31/2013. After 01/01/2015, your Annual Percentage Rate (APR) on these balances will be 12.90% APR. This rate will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. Each balance transfer and convenience check has a 3% transaction fee.
  • A low 12.90% APR on purchases and cash advances. This rate will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
  • 2,500 bonus points after your first purchase.
  • No annual fee and zero liability for unauthorized transactions.
  • Earn 2X points on gas and grocery purchases while earning 1 point per dollar on your other purchases. Getting 2X points is not an introductory offer. 1 

What do y'all think??

Also, i've gotten from one of you that I should wait a few more months before throwing anymore apps.  Do you all feel this way or think Id be good going with it??

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