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Just applied for and received Discover

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Just applied for and received Discover

I thought I'd let you all know that it's possible to get a Discover card without scores in the 700s.
 
I just applied for the Discover Motiva since they kept sending me offers. Received the 30 day message and called them back. They had to verify some information and approved me with a 5K limit on the phone. Told me that I can ask for a CLI after 6 months. I'll try again for a CLI after I receive the card and activate it.
 
I honestly don't have a need for it, but wanted it to round out my meager collection. I'll probably set up automatic payments on it and pay my DirecTv bill with it just so that I can show activity.
 
Does anyone know if Discover does product changes?
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Re: Just applied for and received Discover

Does Discover still do double cycle billing? If so, yuck :-P .... has kept me from apping to them in the past. It's a nasty practice if you keep a balance...
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Re: Just applied for and received Discover

WTG!!
 
I changed from some sort of basic Disco card to the Disco Open Road card.  But I think that may be a change in the type of rewards rather than a change in product. 
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Bartender, bring another round of FICOtinis please!

9.4.2011: TU 805. EQ 815.
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Re: Just applied for and received Discover



redhed1026 wrote:
Does Discover still do double cycle billing? If so, yuck :-P .... has kept me from apping to them in the past. It's a nasty practice if you keep a balance...


Mostly, yes, they do.  Some of their lower tier cards use average daily balance.
 
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App free since 7/11/08.
TU 744 / EX 710 / EQ 694 (Starting to slip. Smiley Surprised )
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T2J wrote:
I thought I'd let you all know that it's possible to get a Discover card without scores in the 700s.
 
I just applied for the Discover Motiva since they kept sending me offers. Received the 30 day message and called them back. They had to verify some information and approved me with a 5K limit on the phone. Told me that I can ask for a CLI after 6 months. I'll try again for a CLI after I receive the card and activate it.
 
I honestly don't have a need for it, but wanted it to round out my meager collection. I'll probably set up automatic payments on it and pay my DirecTv bill with it just so that I can show activity.
 
Does anyone know if Discover does product changes?


Congrats!
 
Dunno about the product changes.
 
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App free since 7/11/08.
TU 744 / EX 710 / EQ 694 (Starting to slip. Smiley Surprised )
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Just applied for and received Discover

I just called Disco (you reminded me I had to ask them a question) and they told me it is possible to do a product change, depending of course on your account and if you have behaved.  It sounds like they will consider it after 6 months or a year, so I wouldn't bother trying before 6 months.
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Bartender, bring another round of FICOtinis please!

9.4.2011: TU 805. EQ 815.
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Senior Contributor

Re: Just applied for and received Discover

Super congrats T2J! Good card and wonderful opening cl! Smiley Happy You've in the big time now. Smiley Wink

What were your FICO scores at time of applying?
"Never ever, ever be late. Never" (FUTR)
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Re: Just applied for and received Discover

This thread gave me enough gumption to apply. I got the 30 day message. Time for the phone call.
Here we go again...
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Congratz T2J !!!  I had some luck back in december(got the open roads card) with not so hot fico scores too. I think high 600's. There is hope for us non 700 club members!!
apping spree or shopping spree...lesser of 2 evils???hmmm
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Re: Just applied for and received Discover

Just on a side note..anyone noticed they are getting more discover apps now that they are approved for one?? I have been getting an app for practically all there products...heck i even got one for the wal-mart card twice!!
apping spree or shopping spree...lesser of 2 evils???hmmm
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