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AMEX finally likes me

I turned 50 over the winter and had never had my own AMEX card.  I was turned off my the AF when I was younger, then got divorced a couple of times and was poor as a church mouse for years, so it was irrelevant.  I have finally gotten my financial ducks in a row in the past 4-5 years, and took the plunge with AMEX:

1. 45 days ago I got approved for a Delta Skymiles Gold, $1000 SL

2. today, got instant approval on a BCE, $1000 SL, 666 FICO per AMEX's website. 

I don't know why specifically, but there's something cool about carrying an AMEX card.  I have also found that some merchants don't like them much...asked my barber if they take AMEX, he said "yeah, if that's all you have".  He went on to say that he strongly prefers MC and VISA, because his fees for AMEX and Discover are much higher. 

 

Between a couple of AMEX cards and my newly-minted AARP card, I feel like a grown-up.

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Congrats on becoming a grown up lolSmiley Happy. Its nice when we obtain somethng that makes us feel goodSmiley Happy. Now watch your little children growSmiley Happy
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Thanks!  It would be even better if being a grown-up didn't come with aching joints and gray hair, but it beats the alternative!

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Aint that the truth Smiley Wink Was thinking of the AARP card as it has a really great bonus right now but when i went to apply some reason couldnt complete the transaction. Fate as a funny way of saying sll is good gor nowSmiley Wink
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congrats.  I love my Amex BCE

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Congrats on gthe AMEX Love!!!  I have the same card! Heart



Starting Score: 02/2015 TU 709 - EQ 676 - EX 729
Current Score: 12/2017 TU 779 - EQ 779 - EX 782
Goal Score: 850

Bury me in the garden...last app 07.27.17

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Senior Contributor

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congrats. Their merchant fees are stiff. Our favorite is to use the Amex BCP at the Neighborhood Market Walmart get 6% back and use their savings catcher for another 2 to 6 dollars back every week.    

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Valued Contributor

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Congrats! Smiley Happy The BCE is the next one on my list and the Blue Business Plus.


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Well done!!

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FICO scores TU 764 EX 739 EQ 745
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congrats, I just was approved for the Delta Gold as well. 

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