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Revelate
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Re: USAA Platinum Rewards Visa Offer


jsucool76 wrote:
@revelate

I did get an email from them like that but as a partial member I dont get anything under my offers :-(

This was under the standard featured offers, that used to list things for me like USAA CMS and the ubiquitous Car Buying Service and others.

 

I was a little surprised by this (actually somewhat shocked even) when I read the fine print that I'd just been completely ignoring.   Out of curiosity what sort of accounts do you have with them as a partial member?

 

PNP: Limits > APR usually, and even 15 and change isn't bad compared to many other credit cards; however, it's not a great card to be carrying a balance on admittedly.

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jsucool76
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Re: USAA Platinum Rewards Visa Offer

Atm i just have checking. I opened in the hopes they'd eventually be like "thanks, have a $1,000,000 CL on this card, you're such a great customer!!!!!" xD
Wallet: Capital One Cash Rewards 3500CL, Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa: 900CL, Paypal Smart Connect: 1286CL, Walmart Discover: 2000CL, UPromise Mastercard: 1000CL, Chase Slate: 500CL, Discover IT: 2000CL, Citi Forward: 1500CL, Bank Of America Student Travel Rewards: 700CL
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Revelate
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Re: USAA Platinum Rewards Visa Offer

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jsucool76 wrote:
Atm i just have checking. I opened in the hopes they'd eventually be like "thanks, have a $1,000,000 CL on this card, you're such a great customer!!!!!" xD

Any idea if they're softing your reports?  In my case I have a secured CD loan through them which hit it's sixth payment, and recently re-established my auto insurance with them.  I suppose either could've triggered it though they're not allowed to pull my credit for insurance I don't think in CA.

 

Leaning towards taking it after I get my car refinanced, want the tradeline eventually anyway, it's a way better forex card than I have currently which may come in handy really soon, and it's probably better to take the inquiry now with the throetical mortgage next summer than in December when I was originally planning a quick spree.

 

Edit: I see it's in another part of their site now too.  I think this may have been triggered by something else rather than their email, especially if others aren't seeing the same.  Now even when I log out there's a little "click me to accept offer!" panel in the bottom right of my browser, and I'm near 100% confident that hasn't been there previously.

 

 

Starting Score: EQ 561, TU 567, EX 599* (12/30/11, EX lender pull 12/29/11)
Current Score: EQ 04 679, EQ 8 708, TU 711, EX 702* (07/14/14, EX older)
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jsucool76
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Re: USAA Platinum Rewards Visa Offer

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Edit: Whoops, hit "post" before I even typed anything

 

Def sounds like a pre-approval as opposed to a targeted offer /solicitation. When in doubt my motto is "call and ask!" I wish I was in your situation, I was mildly upset when I found out I couldn't get anything under "My Offers" on the website as a partial member D: 

Wallet: Capital One Cash Rewards 3500CL, Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa: 900CL, Paypal Smart Connect: 1286CL, Walmart Discover: 2000CL, UPromise Mastercard: 1000CL, Chase Slate: 500CL, Discover IT: 2000CL, Citi Forward: 1500CL, Bank Of America Student Travel Rewards: 700CL
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Re: USAA Platinum Rewards Visa Offer

I have savings and credit monitoring with them. My CSP is at 15% so I'd rather have the prestige of the CSP card versus a USAA card. 

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Re: USAA Platinum Rewards Visa Offer


PrettyNPink wrote:

I'm happy someone brought this up. I too am a partial member and was thinking about apping for a USAA card because they offer really generous CL's. However, I'm concerned about the APR. I know they offer cards to full members with APR's as low as 5.9% but I think partial members APR's start as low 15.9% per the website. Can any half members confirm having APR's lower than 15.9% on your USAA CC accounts?

 

Thanks!


I am a partial member, and I have never seen anything under the My Offers tab.  However, I went ahead and applied for the USAA Platinum Mastercard last month and was instantly approved with a CL of $12,000.  I chose them because of their reported high initial CL, and it was true in my case - this was my first card with a 5-digit CL.  I was also tempted by their 15.9% interest offer, but did not get it - rate is 20% variable!  :smileysurprised:  They pulled EQ, and my score was a 727.  Not sure why I got the bad interest rate, but may have been due to overall utilization at just over 30%.

 

Oh well, I've got myself into the PIF mode now so the interest won't really be an issue.  On a positive note, this card will help immensely with my overall utilization, and will hopefully prompt my other creditors to increase current limits. :smileyhappy:


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