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$5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

schluck3
Established Member

$5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

I was checking out at Sam's club about 3 months ago and the cashier said "You've been approved for a Sam's Club Mastercard, do you want to accept it and apply the promo $45 on today's purchase?"...  By instinct I started to say "No, thank you", but I just curiously asked "are there any details, like the credit limit?".... and she says "$5,000".  It seemed unusual, so I asked to look at the piece of paper she was looking at (printed by the receipt printer) and after looking at it for  a bit, I accepted.  Here's the really interesting part, 3 months later I can now confirm for sure that Synchrony only did a Soft Pull, never ever a HP.  I wasn't specifically seeking that card, but it's a very good gas card.

 

Here's some data points in case anyone else is interested.  Scores are all around 710-720. utilization at that time was 7% and I had only 1 Hard inquiry in the past 2 years.  They had the $5,000 SL on the offer before getting my SS# and I'm not sure they ever even asked my income ($145,000 household), but here's some factors that I believe influenced this, maybe I'm wrong... I have had a Sam's membership for 15+ years and for the past few years I spend an average of about $1,000 per month there on groceries, business supplies, gigantic containers of cheese balls, etc.  Maybe most importantly (maybe purely coincidence), a Costco just opened up 15 minutes away 7 months before this happened.  

 

Sorry, long post I know, but this is MY FIRST POST on myFico and I wanted to say hello and Thank You to the community.  I browse on here a LOT and it has always been super helpful, but I never joined until a few days ago.  This community is the most influencial forum on the internet for credit, personal finance, etc. and I think maybe you don't even realize how much and how many people you help.  At the time of me posting this, the bottom of the "community" page shows the following....

 

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AllZero
Super Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

Congratulations on your SP approval! I think it was the gigantic containers of cheese balls that got you the pre-approval. Smiley Wink

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thornback
Senior Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout


@AllZero wrote:

Congratulations on your SP approval! I think it was the gigantic containers of cheese balls that got you the pre-approval. Smiley Wink


Oh.. It was most definitely the Cheese Balls... 


Congratulations @schluck3 !  Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forums!  Hope to see more of you... 

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My AAoA: 3.8 years not incl. AU / 4 years incl. AU
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Inquiries: EX 0/6 | 1/12 ✦ EQ 1/6 | 2/12 ✦ TU 0/6 | 1/12
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M_Smart007
Epic Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

Congratulations on your approval! ...

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James_A
Senior Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout


@schluck3 wrote:

... this is MY FIRST POST on myFico ...


Very cool story and nice approval -- Congrats! Smiley Wink & thanks for the DPs. Smiley Happy Welcome. 

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CreditAggie
Senior Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

Congratulations on your Sam's Club Mastercard approval!

Current Cards (in order of approval):


Current FICO 8 | 9:

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Inquiries (24 month):

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Currently: 2/6, 2/12, 5/24
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gdale6
Moderator

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

Pretty good approval, congrats on getting it.
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Cred4All
Valued Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

Congrats on the approval, even more so with a SP.  I will say, if I was standing behind you in line and heard a credit card offer being discussed, I'd be thinking "Oh great I'll be here all day."  Then, when my turn would come, I'd say "So where is my pre-approval?" Smiley LOL


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Gotham-
Frequent Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

That’s amazing congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 on the approval 🦇🦇🦇🥊💥🥊💥🥊💥✅✅✅


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AverageJoesCredit
Mega Contributor

Re: $5k Pre Approved at Sam's Club in store checkout

5k🤑👍

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