This may be a long post and I apologize in advance if it is. Someone please pick me up off of the floor. I have been approved for a Delta Platinum Amex with a $10K limit. I have always wanted an Amex but never was in the position to really be approved, including now, so I thought. I have a fairly ugly credit profile. I kept getting emails from Nerd Wallet telling me that since my credit scire had improved to check for better card offers. I would check and each time it would come up with me being prequalified for all of the Delta Amex cards. I would tell myself that this was a joke because there was o way that I would be approved for an Amex. A little of mydata points:
My husband was really ill with heart problems back in late 2018 early 2019. He had to stop working and all of the bills fell on me to pay and needless to say I drowned in bills. It was a a decision between paying off credit cards or putting food on the table and keeping the lights on and the latter two won out. Because of this I had a lot of credit cards that were charged off...about 7 cards. Fast forward to Jan of 2021 where I decided no more hiding from my credit report and get this stuff done. When I started in January my credit score was 569. I had 7 charge offs and 4 collections on my credit report. I started paying them off one by one. I now have all the charge offs paid off and paid off the collections and was able to have the collections deleted. My Fico 8 scores are now Equifax 685, Experian 683, and Transunion 696. I have since gotten some decent cards with not too bad limits...for me anyway...LOL. I have been able to increase my scores with the knowledge that I have gotten from all the great people on this forum and I have a very long way to go but I am starting to see a faint light at the end of the tunnel. Below are my cards and limits:
BOA Platinum - $500 has been this way since I got the card in 2016.
Capital One Quicksilver - $4500 Started as a Platinum card with a $2500 limit in April 2021
Discover It - $2300 had this card since 2016
Discover Miles - $6000 May 2021
Southwest Rapid Rewards - $3900 Sept 2021
NFCU Platinum - $7100 Sept 2021
I am done for a very long time. I am planting myself in the garden and not moving. Now to fulfill this sign up bonus. Thanks to everyone for all of their input and advice on this site. It is such a great help to all of the people like me that are just trying to get back on their feet.
Congrats on the Delta Platinum approval!!
Congratulations on your approval and on getting out of debt. I hope your family is well.
Congrats on you AMEX Delta Platinum approval!
Congratulations on your Delta Platinum approval!
Amazing on your progress and congrats on the approval!
Congrats on your Amex Platinum approval 👍🏼
Congrats on your approval!
Grats on your Delta platinum approval!!