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Discover APR Reduction UPDATE
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So I've been working on my credit for the last 3 years and have made great progress!  Thank you "My Fico" Smiley Happy  I applied for Discover last year at the end of July and was approved with a $1500 cl and APR of 20.99%.  At the time I applied there was a 12 month 0% promotion as well.  This is also the last cc I've applied for and I have been in the garden since.  So anyway I've never received an auto cli and I waited till August to call and ask for an APR reduction as I have high utilization and figured they wouldn't do a limit increase.  The agent I spoke with said she could NOT reduce my APR w/o pulling my credit report but that she could extend my 0% promotion for another year.  I took it!  Well got my statement today and the APR was changed to 15.99%, I panicked and thought they didn't honor the 0% so I called.  Well the agent said yes I am getting the 0% promotion till next Oct (2013) and that the APR was changed October 1st from 20.99 to 15.99%.  Woo Hoo!  It may still seem high but its certainly better than 20.99%.  I just wanted to give back to my fico by sharing my story!  Good luck my fico comrades and there is hope, it just takes time and patience but the results get better eventually. Smiley Very Happy

 


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Re: Discover APR Reduction

Thats awesome! I'll definetly have to remeber its possible to extend the into 0% apr!

Congrats!

 

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Re: Discover APR Reduction

Sweet! I will keep this in mind. Just got y Dsicover card last week with a 15 month 0%. Will try this for sure when the time comes.

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Re: Discover APR Reduction

Nice!!  I love my Discover card!

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Re: Discover APR Reduction

awesome!!! 2-for-1 Smiley Happy


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Re: Discover APR Reduction
I will have to remember this for sure! How cool. Thanks for sharing with us!
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Re: Discover APR Reduction

Awesome APR extension!

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Re: Discover APR Reduction

Good going!! Nice results Smiley Wink

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Re: Discover APR Reduction

Never knew CC companies could or would be willing to do that.  Ima try that one when my promo period expires, thanks.

 

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Re: Discover APR Reduction

migliogiorni wrote:

Never knew CC companies could or would be willing to do that.  Ima try that one when my promo period expires, thanks.

 


Wouldn't count on it though, sounds like mileage may vary, not a sure thing.

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