Updated 03/12/19 No more SP SCT's reported since mid October of 2018. All HP's. The SP SCT appears to be done. No more tricks.
From original post: It seems that more and more folks are geting HP's for the old SP SCT. Folks who applied from pop ups and/or pre-approvals can post if they recieved a HP or SP and what store did they apply with can be posted. This may help a lot of new people to avoid getting too many cards thinking the old SP SCT is still in effect when it seems its becoming a HP. Maybe a lurker or new member will see this thread and not go out and get 2,3,4 or 5 cards and then get hit with a ton of HP's.
To the lurkers and new members. Try the prequals for bank CC's first before store cards. At least you can use them everywhere and not at a specific store. Unless you shop at one frequently. Then the HP might be worth it.
Hard Pulls/SP Standings:
Wayfair- 11-HP 2-SP
Sportsman’s Guide-2 SP-1
J Crew-2 HP 1-SP
Total Rewards Visa-1 SP-1
Pottery Barn-2 (With Pre-Approved Letter) SP-1
West Elm-1 SP-1
New York & Co-5
Venus 1 SP-1
Game Stop 1 SP-1
Straight Soft Pulls:
I was approved for Wayfair store card. $1500. It was a SP. this was the last week of August 2018. I was also approved for king size direct, but didn’t accept as it was only $250. I hope this helps.
Thanks. I'll try to keep a tally in Post#1 to keep track and narrow this down. What about your Zales. Was that a SCT? And was KSD a SCT too? SP or HP. Apprciate it.
Both of my pop up approvals from last month are EQ HP's after entering the last 4 digit of SSN: Stores are New York & Co and BrylaneHome
"You're pre-approved" pop-up during checkout at the Avenue (Comenity store card). Hard pull on Equifax (OUCH!) Approved with $750 SL scores in signature, and that one made 7 pulls on Equifax this year (hence, the OUCH!)
Overstock opened April 2018 - SP w/ a SL $250 - currently $4950
Wayfair opened July 2018 - HP w/ a SL $1000 - currently $5350