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Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

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Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

Hi,

 

I got approved for AMEX BCE on 06/20/2013. This is my previous post about it: http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Got-Approved-for-AMEX-Gold-and-BCE-Updated/td-p/2237385 Today is my 61 days anniversary.

 

I applied for a 3xCLI online around 1AM EST. I got a 7-10 days message and about a minute later, I got an email from AMEX saying that I was denied because it is still 60 days. Therefore, it seems like AMEX does NOT operates in PST, EST, or CST.

 

Then, around 8.00AM, I applied again and got instantly approved from $2000 -> $6000. My current credit score is around 700 across three bureaus. My current utilization is around 2%. I let BCE reported a balance around $100 each month then pay in full while I never let my AMEX Gold reported a balance at all.

Capital One Cash Rewards for New Comer: $1,500 (09/12), Local Credit Union: $1,500 (10/12), Chase Freedom: $1,500 (04/13), Discover IT: $2,100 (04/13), AMEX Gold Charge Card: NPSL (06/13), AMEX BCE: $6,000 (06/13), Chase United Explorer: $6,000 (10/13), Chase Ink Cash: $3,000 (10/13), Barclays Arrival Platinum: $3,000 (10/13), US Bank Flexperk Travel Rewards: $5,000 (01/14), Capital One Venture: $5,000 (01/14), Citi AA World MC: $6,500 (01/14),Citi AA Executive World Elite MC: $5,000 (01/14)
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Re: Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

Congrats 

Before you app think...
Have you done your research of the CC?
Does it fit your spending?
Do you have a plan for the bonus w/o going into debt?
Can you afford the AF?
Do you know the cards benefits? Is it worth the HP?
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Re: Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

Congratulations. I would think MST since they are in Utah
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Re: Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

Congrats OP!

 


09Lexie wrote:
Congratulations. I would think MST since they are in Utah

Nope!  Back on my 61st I wrote about this here

My experience was similar:  Item of note for the impatient, I'm in Pacific time and the AMEX web server seems to be in Eastern time.  If I log in, then log out, then log back in again, the little area on the left shows my last login time was three hours ahead of Pacific.  So thinking I could cheat the clock a little I waited until 9:15pm last night.  The website showed 12:15am and I tried the CLI.  No dice!  Like most things, patience wins.

 


GangnamFICO wrote:

Because the chicks dig it when I throw down the card to the waiter and...it comes in handy if I'm short on cash until payday and need a short spot. AMEX gets the booty, and that's important when you're a Pirate.


Minor vulgarity edit --Rev



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Re: Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

May be their system does not operate in any timezone lol

Capital One Cash Rewards for New Comer: $1,500 (09/12), Local Credit Union: $1,500 (10/12), Chase Freedom: $1,500 (04/13), Discover IT: $2,100 (04/13), AMEX Gold Charge Card: NPSL (06/13), AMEX BCE: $6,000 (06/13), Chase United Explorer: $6,000 (10/13), Chase Ink Cash: $3,000 (10/13), Barclays Arrival Platinum: $3,000 (10/13), US Bank Flexperk Travel Rewards: $5,000 (01/14), Capital One Venture: $5,000 (01/14), Citi AA World MC: $6,500 (01/14),Citi AA Executive World Elite MC: $5,000 (01/14)
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Re: Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

Congrats on the CLI!
Starting Score (July 2013) Exp 665 Equ 658 TU 660
Current Score (Feb 2015) Exp: ??? Equ: 765 TU: 776


Amex BCE ($12,000) Discover It ($7,400) Cap1 Cash Rewards ($2,250) Cap1 Platinum ($4,500) Express Next ($1,450)
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Re: Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

Congrats! Smiley Happy

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Re: Yet another success story of AMEX 61 days CLI

Congrats!



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