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02-04-2013 11:52 PM
Capital One will do a soft pull to offer a match to your, then a hard pull to process the application. At least in that manner you can decide before you hit the accept button.
Many of the soft pull companies only do it if they have already prescreened your report already or if you already have an account with them. There are very few exceptions to this.
I got a soft pull for my Marathon Visa card, but I was already a Comenity customer with a Bealls and a Marathon Gas card. Some people have mentioned that GE and Comenity do soft pulls on the websites for the store cards they issue. I think most of them have already been prescreened or are already customers. As it doesn't happen to everyone on the website they must have a way of determining who to offer it too! Some of the stores that have been mentioned are Gap, Victoria's Secret, and only online at the checkout.
02-05-2013 12:17 AM
Thanks! i have capital one maybe I will call them to see if I qualify for their rewards card.
Go online. If you call them they will most likely say no. How long have you been with them? If it has been for a while, say two years, you might want to try the EO method that many have been doing to get resolution. In the past, at the two year mark, I asked them to convert my regular card to a rewards card. They said NO. I asked for a CLI, they said NO. I asked them to waive the AF, they said NO. I closed the card. For my rewards card, after the two year mark I asked for them to remove my AF, they said NO, but we can waive it this year. (I asked them 3 times to remove it, three times they said no, but we can waive it. I didn't mention that had already been done!) I asked for a CLI with that card too, they said NO. Actually they said no we keep your limit up to date. I went online to the BBB and filed a complaint. Then they raised it and removed the AF. (I see what they meant by to date, up to the date you file a complaint with a consumer agency!)
If I were you I would try the online process first, if you get the rewards card then use the executive office path if you have been with them a while. Send them an email with the last four digits of your account number, so they know which account you are speaking of. Then ask them to upgrade the account and give it a CLI. When I spoke with the rep there I did not as for the AF to be removed, they offered that on their own. Maybe they read the notes, but most people who have gone that route get it also. After they speak with you about the first account, then ask them to also remove the AF on the second one. Or alternately, just use the BBB or EO in the first place.
02-05-2013 12:24 AM
Thanks for that great info. I've been with cap1 for over 2 years. Asked a few times for a cli and also got a big NO. I'm going to try your method. I will be happy with just an increase. But what I really need is another positive TL.
02-05-2013 12:56 AM
Bill Me Later was a hard pull for me on EQ to open a account. Credit increases are always soft pulls. They don't report to any of the agencies so if your looking for someone that reports you'll have to look elsewhere. i enjoy my account because of the fact it is hidden.
02-05-2013 04:09 AM
Bill me later gave me a sp initally in a preapproval but when I accepted, they hard pulled. You can try some of the Commenity websites, they will sp you at the checkout. I got a sp approval with them for Victoria Secret and Brylane Home.