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kramer56
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-18-2012

new cards

Amazon VISA or Chase Freedom Card?   which has better benefits to me?  we shop at amazon all the time but right now we do not own a credit card and have not in 3 years?  I need to rebuild my credit score so I think I need a card now to improve my score.

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FrugalRican
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Registered: ‎02-02-2012

Re: new cards

Do you know what your current FICO credit score is as of this week?

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EQ FICO (01/16/2012): 656 - EQ FICO (02/16/2012): 743 - EQ (02/24/2012): 760 - EX (04/28/2012): 739 - GOAL 2013: 800+

AMEX BCE (0/10K) --- BOA 1-2-3 (0/15.9K) --- Discover More (0/6K) --- Chase Freedom Visa (0/1.4K) -- Hyatt Visa Sign. (0/5.8K) -- Barclay's NFL Card (0/7.5K) -- Chase Sapphire Preferred (0/5K)

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crunching_numbers
Posts: 1,092
Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: new cards

If your scores will allow, I would app for the Chase Freedom. 1% on everyhting, and 5% on the rotating bonus catagories. In addition, Chase is good to be in the door with.

 

In addition to a credit card, you might also want to consider a charge card with AMEX, the Zync. 

 

Of course this all depends on your credit history and why you are in rebuilding mode.


Starting Score: 693 TU FICO, 679 EQ FICO
Current Score: 748 TU(12/12), 783 TU98 , 813 TU08 FICO, 744 EQ FICO , 735 EX(9/12), 794 EX08 FICO, 809 EX08 bankcard FICO
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Hyatt Visa Sig ($23K), Amex BCP (20.7K), BofA Travel Rewards ($17.5), B&N World MC ($17.3K), Amex RP Gold (NPSL w/ S&T), Cash+ Sig (15K), FNBO Visa (13.1K), Hilton Surpass (10K), Freedom Visa Sig ($8.6K), Disc It ($8K), Citi Dia Pref MC ($3.7K),Sam's D ($8.5K), Wally D ($7.5K), JCP($5.3K)
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jamesdwi
Posts: 1,390
Registered: ‎09-16-2011

Re: new cards


kramer56 wrote:

Amazon VISA or Chase Freedom Card?   which has better benefits to me?  we shop at amazon all the time but right now we do not own a credit card and have not in 3 years?  I need to rebuild my credit score so I think I need a card now to improve my score.


with no active credit card, chase may not accept your app for either card, you may be get lucky to get the GE backed store card. 

 

 


Wallet: FNBO DISC 11.9k Oregon Duck 5k, Chase CSP 10k, Freedom 3.3k & AMTRAK 4.6k & Slate 3.3k , AMEX BCP 15k & AMEX Hilton Surpass 7.5k & AMEX Zync NPSL, Walmart 4.5k
Sockdrawer: Paypal Extras MC 6k, CapOne 2k, CapOne 750, Amazon 3.9k, Sams Club Discover 10k, Citi HHonors Gold 6k, Discover IT 6.5k and a nice stack of store cards.
Last APP 12/21//2013 no plans for new credit I think I have enough.
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Erica1
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎06-15-2008

Re: new cards

When I received the Freedom I had no open CCs either & was approved. I had current student loans and no baddies which I'm sure influenced their decision. Of course I don't know your situation but they will approve with no other CCs. I got a relatively low limit, but that was to be expected.
2/22/13: TU-716, EX-702, 4/24: EQ-749
2/20/14: TU-695, EQ-671
Goal: mid-700's
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kramer56
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-18-2012

Re: new cards

IF Chase freedom is denied what are my other options, I don't want to keep applying because that looks bad on report too doesn't it?

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webhopper
Posts: 7,230
Registered: ‎09-16-2011

Re: new cards


kramer56 wrote:

IF Chase freedom is denied what are my other options, I don't want to keep applying because that looks bad on report too doesn't it?


 

Yes it does!... By the way, do you have any negative information on your report? Chase does'n't like to see major derogatory events on your file.

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