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Secret To Being Approved For Amex

Hi guys. What the heck is the secret to getting an approval from AMEX? Recently I've been approved for; Chase Slate, Chase Freedom, & Discover IT but I can't break through to AMEX for whatever reason. I guess I need to garden what I have for 6 months or so?

**10/31/13
EX-650
EQ-660
TU-660
GOAL: 750 ACROSS THE BOARD
Last App: 10/13
Gardening Until: 4/14 (At least)
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Re: Secret To Being Approved For Amex

Would be helpful to post a profile versus what cards you've been approved for.

Capital One Quicksilver- $5,000 (Thanks Cap1 Executive Office <3) | Chase Freedom - $7,100 | Chase Amazon -$1,000 | Priceline Visa -$10,000 | US Bank Cash+ - $18,200 (I know what an odd limit) | Fidelity Amex -$10,000 | Sallie Mae- $10,000 | Walmart $15,000 | DCU Platinum $12,000 | Discover IT - $7,500 | Amex EveryDay - $10,000  | Citi DoubleCash - $15,000

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Re: Secret To Being Approved For Amex

i've had just the opposite luck.  Amex has been very good to me considering my initial approval score (EX 640).  Discover won't touch me because of three paid charge off's from 2008.  Oh well, I'm happy to be in the Amex family though.

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Total Credit Limits: $302,540 (July 2013 starting credit limits totaled $2,700) - Goal Met (What to do now...)
current utilization: 3% - current AAoA: 1.8-2.4 years
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Re: Secret To Being Approved For Amex

6 months of gardening should do the trick

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Re: Secret To Being Approved For Amex

Gardening almost ALWAYS does the trick! Lol
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $12.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Arrival $12.7k | Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Re: Secret To Being Approved For Amex

So get your hoess and get to trickin'... I meaning gardenin' lmao
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $12.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Arrival $12.7k | Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Re: Secret To Being Approved For Amex

my in was a charge, the fabled zync card, i got it early rebuild my scores were prob between 620-650 when i was around 680 i got approved for the BCE the nice thing is the back dating.


Amx BCE-12000,Amx Zync-NSPL
Barclay's Mastercard-5600
Credit Union Visa-1200
Discover-1900, Khols-1000
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Re: Secret To Being Approved For Amex


phillyguy12 wrote:

my in was a charge, the fabled zync card, i got it early rebuild my scores were prob between 620-650 when i was around 680 i got approved for the BCE the nice thing is the back dating.


Same here.  Charge (PRG) was my foot back in the door with Amex.  Delta and BCE both approved about 7 months from having a charger.


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