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Re: Odds of approval? Chase Freedom/United Plus Mileage Explorer

Agree with others: freedom first, then cap 1. Venture one is a great card for you. No annual fee and no foreign transaction fee. You could also look at the cap 1 cash rewards version with no annual fee, but only if you are also preapproved. Otherwise, take the one they offered (venture one) and move on. Use freedom for rotating categories and venture one for overseas. 

In wallet: Ink Plus 10k, AMEX TE 25k. In bag: CSP 16k, USAA WMC 15k, Hyatt 13k, United MPE 12k, AMEX HHonors 3k. In SD: Cap 1 QS 5k, Discover IT 7k. FICO 08 says my EQ is now 844, was 510 in 2010.