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Re: How soon do you use your new cc?

snowkitty wrote:
When I get a new card in, I wait a few weeks before I use it so I don't look But today I just got in my freedom card and am going to use it asap to earn the 100.00 cash back.

I'm just wondering who else strategically plans when to use their card the first time Smiley Happy

when i recently got my newBofA  Americard Cash Rewards card, i used it later that same day ( i wanted to start the $500in  purchases right away to earn the $100 cash back)

with my other cards that didn't have a $pend to get a bonu$ offer, i used them sometime within the 1st week or 2 (that was about 4 years ago)

BofA visa $9.4k ... BofA Cash Rewards visa sig $10k ... Cap 1 Venture1 visa sig $10k ...
Chase Freedom visa $10k ... Macy's $1.5k ... Macy's Amex $5k ... Sam's Club $6.3k
myFICOs as of 3/25/14:...EX=809 .... EQ=802....TU=787