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Shopping Cart Tricks

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Shopping Cart Tricks

Ok I got a pop up for VS, and Jessica London. I got both message saying they will contact me in 7-10 days. VS can't find me in the system and Jessica London gave $350. My question is how long do I wait for VS. I really don't want Jessica London but was trying to see if I get a pop up. The cards I really want are NYC, Express, JCrew, Newport News, And Dress Barn. However I am not getting a pop up? Any suggestions? Also having all these cards will it help your score?How does a Sp look on your credit report. I have score watch, so I can check now. How long should I wait and start atttempting to do a shopping cart trick. I took someone advice and register with Express and Jcrew but what do I do next?
Starting Score: EX: 650 EQ: 630 TU: 620 01/06/2014
Current Score: EX: 673 EQ: 673 TU: 643 05/06/2015 / Last App: 05/04/2015 / In the Garden Until: 01/04/2017
Desired Scores EQ 700 EX 700 TU 700
1k 2k 4k $2,200
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Valued Member

Re: Shopping Cart Tricks

I can't answer any of your other questions but for Express I get popups when I use different browsers. It doesn't matter if I'm signed in or not. It usually pops up after you enter your zipcode when you're checking out. I haven't been able to get an approval though because after I click okay it sends me back to the checkout screen. Let me know if it works for you. 

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Shopping Cart Tricks

What browser did you use? I been using Chrome
Starting Score: EX: 650 EQ: 630 TU: 620 01/06/2014
Current Score: EX: 673 EQ: 673 TU: 643 05/06/2015 / Last App: 05/04/2015 / In the Garden Until: 01/04/2017
Desired Scores EQ 700 EX 700 TU 700
1k 2k 4k $2,200
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New Contributor

Re: Shopping Cart Tricks

I just read about this shopping cart trick for the first time today.  I'm rebuilding.  My EQ is 660, I have proior BK (discharged in 05), and a few paid collections on my reports.  I have about 12 inquires total, with 2-3 of those in the last 6 months.  I'm an AU on 2 accounts that are 15+ years old, and have a few cards of my own that are all 6-9 months old.  I have a Cap1 Secured (200), Kohls (400), Macys (800), Firestone (1000), Target (200) and I also have two Comenity cards (Ltd & NYC 750 ea.).  Was just approved for Lowe's (300) today.  

 

I have shopped on many Comenity retail sites like VS, J. Crew and Express for several years, including very recently, and have NEVER seen this pop-up!  Wonder why it seem so readily available to some, and doesn't appear at all to others.  I just tried a few today, and did not see any pre-approval pop-up.  I want a VS card, but now that I know it's possible to get without a HP, I'm certainly not going to app for it.  Grrrrrr.... so frustrating!  Tips, anyone?


Starting Score: 498
Current Score: 660
Goal Score: 720


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Moderator Emerita

Re: Shopping Cart Tricks

You must be opt in, cr must match exactly the information you type in. Remember, without your SSN, they are matching your cr by name and address. Also, make sure you clear your cookies. It doesn't work for everyone.
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Valued Member

Re: Shopping Cart Tricks


JMills wrote:
What browser did you use? I been using Chrome

I've used Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and even Explorer. I've gotten pop-ups for all of them. The problem is that Express has a glitch right now that'll keep sending the person back to the check out page. It's worked for me every time I try except when I try to do back to back. Also, I've found out that after you come back from using another browser it does the pop-up again. Pop-up works for both Mac and PC.

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Established Member

Re: Shopping Cart Tricks

I wish they would get their glitch fixed so I could finish my application and check out!

Starting Scores 5/2/2010: 580 (EX FAKO) 605 (EQ) 609 (TU) | CH7 BK Discharged 7/2009
Current Scores as of 06/20/13: 700 (EX FAKO - Credit.com) 694 (MyFICO EQ) 709 (Bank TU Pull)
Goal Score: 720


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CFNA Firestone: $1.4k
Merrick Bank Visa: $1.7k
Capital One Platinum MC: $1.2K
Paypal Mastercard: $800
Kay Jewelry: $800
Capital One Cash Rewards: $750
Nebraska Furniture Mart: $700
Wal-Mart: $500
Q-Card: $400
Old Navy: $200
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