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Joined PenFed yesterday!!

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Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!

Congrats! Awesome CL. I hope to join PenFed in the next 6 months.


Starting Score: EX: 575 (PSECU 5/2/12) TU: 582 (3/6/12) EQ: 664 (4/27/12)
Current Score: EX: 699 (PSECU 06/04/14) 702 (my FICO 08/05/14) TU: 699 (08/01/14) EQ: 675 (07/08/14)
Goal Score: 720
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Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!


bs6054 wrote:

Congratulations.  Why cash rewards rather than Plat Rewards though?  That gives 3% on groceries as well as the 5% on gas.  (And unlike BCE, is uncapped)


I just went back and looked and I'm sure that when I saw 5 points back on Plat Rewards I didn't equate that to cash back...


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Valued Contributor

Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!

Call and ask I guess.

 

The one advantage of the Cash Rewards is that you get automatic statement credit at the end of month.  With Platinum Rewards you get points which you then have to redeem.  But against 5% gas/3% groceries/1% other vs 5% gas/0.25 % other it seems a small price to pay.

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Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!


webhopper wrote:

That's a nice approval congratulations!


Webhopper, I am seriously in the garden now!  I updated my signature to reflect yesterday's HP on equifax. 


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Valued Contributor

Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!


LesWH wrote:

bs6054 wrote:

Congratulations.  Why cash rewards rather than Plat Rewards though?  That gives 3% on groceries as well as the 5% on gas.  (And unlike BCE, is uncapped)


I just went back and looked and I'm sure that when I saw 5 points back on Plat Rewards I didn't equate that to cash back...


Right, not quite the same, but when you get 5,000 points you can get a $50 visa card, so (with a bit more work) it is pretty equivalent.

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Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!

haha I was going to suggest that you head back to the garden, but that card is a decent reason to leave in my opinion...

Congrats, at least your inquiries will age together Smiley Happy


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Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!


webhopper wrote:

haha I was going to suggest that you head back to the garden, but that card is a decent reason to leave in my opinion...

Congrats, at least your inquiries will age together Smiley Happy


Yes they will!  I'm still in shock with that initial CL!! I thought only NFCU did things like that!! Smiley Surprised


NFCU Signature Visa Cash Rewards, NavChek, Citi AA AMEX, Cap1 Cash Rewards, Discover IT, Home Depot, Sears, Walmart, Chase Freedom, AMEX Green, Lowe's, AMEX BCE, Chase Sapphire Preferred, AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass, PayPal Extras MC, PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards, AMEX Platinum

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Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!

Too many inqs.
Amex BCE (2500) / Amex SPG (4000) / Amex GoldPR / Merrill+ Visa siggy (5000) / BofA Amex (6000) / Bofa cash rewards (5000) / BofA Privileges Cash Rewards (5000) / Citi Forward (4400) / Citi DP (2000) / Chase Freedom (4000) / Chase CSP (5000) / Chase Hyatt (5000) / Discover IT (1700) / FNBO AMEX (3600) / NFCU cashRewards Visa signature (15000) / NFCU Flagship Visa signature (12500) / NFCU Navcheck (5000) / Nordstrom (500) / MetroCU Visa Elite (5000) / Walmart (4500) / Kays Jewerels (6600) / Kohls (300) / Macys Platinum (2500) / DCU platinum Visa (17500) / Citizens bank cash back (1100) / Bill Me Later (1631) / PayPal Smart connect (2200) / BestBuy store card (2000)
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Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!


jsickz32 wrote:
Too many inqs.

Seriously???? I had more than you!!


NFCU Signature Visa Cash Rewards, NavChek, Citi AA AMEX, Cap1 Cash Rewards, Discover IT, Home Depot, Sears, Walmart, Chase Freedom, AMEX Green, Lowe's, AMEX BCE, Chase Sapphire Preferred, AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass, PayPal Extras MC, PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards, AMEX Platinum

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Message 19 of 96
Valued Contributor

Re: Joined PenFed yesterday!!

WOW! Now that's a nice CL, congrats!

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