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Amex Gold Approval

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Amex Gold Approval

I applied for BCP through the 'corporate relationship' (or whatever it is called) link, and was told I was not eligible for sign up bonuses since I had a current or former BCP.  This is true - I burned them on this card not too long ago, regrettably.  So, instead, I opted for the Gold card, with benefits, since I will be doing some travel.  That was approved (sans SS# in the app).  Platinum was the only other option and that AF is too much to fade for someone with my spending.


I suppose I am happy for this, but I really should not be adding additional cards.  This may well be the only one I add for 2020.  My AAoA was just about to (re-)pass 6 years too.  Done is done.


It is good to be back in the graces of America Express on a personal card level.




Current scores are in see - saw mode. Going to be choppy for a couple years, but hoping to break above 700 across all three and stay there in 2021.
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Super Contributor

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Congratulations on your approval!
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Senior Contributor

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Congrats on your new Amex Gold card! Your 2020 is off to a Golden start!

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Epic Contributor

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Congrats and Happy New Year!

"Why So Serious?"
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Congrats on your approval! 

Got some pruning to do... No more new cards!
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Community Leader
Super Contributor

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Congratulations on your new card there!

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Valued Contributor

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Congrats - it is a great card, assuming you travel, or have some plan for what to do with MRs! It's one of my two daily workhorses, along with PayPal MC.

FICO Resilience Index: 62. Cards: 16/24, 1/12, 0/6. Accounts including loans: 20/24, 2/12, 0/6. At first accidentally, later deliberately, I used what I call the "thick-start" build method, which leads to heavy credit-seeking for a while with the goal of coming out of it without needing to build a thin profile for years. There are pros and cons. Thread describing method
Cards (oldest to newest)

Authorized user / Corporate / Auto loan / Personal loan

Card CLs total $104,100, not counting the AU card. The AU card brings the total to $129,100. In March 2019, card CLs totaled $0.
CU and bank memberships: Coastal Credit Union, member since 1987, direct deposit; PenFed, member since 2019; Navy Federal, member since 2020; USAA, member since 2020; Chase Bank, member since 2020.

Closed but still on reports: American Express Delta Gold, $1,000, 09/19-10/20 | American Express Hilton Aspire, $3,100, 09/19-12/20 | Citi secured, $200, 04/19-09/19 | Capital One secured, $300, 04/19-08/19 | My Jewelers Club, $5,000, 05/19-08/19 | Green Dot Primor, $300, 05/19-08/19 | Self Lender secured $500 loan, 04/19-01/20 | Unsecured personal loan from Coastal, $1,000, 06/19-08/19.
Note: My signature is updated frequently, and updates appear on all instances of my signature including on old posts.
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Super Contributor

Re: Amex Gold Approval

Congrats on your Gold approval

3/2016 EX 644 CK-TU 642 CK-EQ 660 WalMart- 671.
>12/2020 CCT EX 821 TU 826 EQ 840

"Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find:

- One forty-five caliber automatic
- Two boxes of ammunition
- Four days' concentrated emergency rations
- One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine,
vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills
- One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible
- One hundred dollars in rubles
- One hundred dollars in gold
- Nine packs of chewing gum
- One issue of prophylactics
- Three lipsticks
- Three pair of nylon stockings.

Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."

Major Kong (Slim Pickens) in Dr. Strangelove 1964
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Valued Contributor

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