Chase is big on looking at history with them as well. My Walmart TU Fico score is hovering around 680, and I got approved for CSP for $5k less than a month ago, appd for the BofA 123 and was completely declined. I got a Freedom in January 2012 at the $500 limit, got an Amazon Chase Visa in December of 2012, and in February I was in the branch and pre approved for the CSP. So if you can get your foot in the door with Chase on a Freedom or Slate, use the card responsibly, in a year your likely to get approved for CSP.
Next month I am going to walk into a branch and apply. I dont have an account though.
I didn't have pre approvals via the website, but I had a pre approval showing when I went into the branch. More likely you will have a pre approval in the branch even if it doesn't show it online.
ooooo.. if I go into the branch and have a preapproval, I may go for it haha!!
here we go..... I'm pullin for ya!!!!!