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App Spree! Success

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App Spree! Success

So, since around November of 2018 I have not applied for credit. The last thing I applied for was a second VA Mortgage and Home Depot Card in November. Upon being approved for both the mortgage and HD card I disappeared and stayed away from applications. Well this past week has been a different story....

 

I started out with the following:

Military Star Card - $4100 (12 years old)

Cap One Journey - $300 SL (11 years old)

Cap One Platinum - $2000 SL (8 years old)

Credit One - $500 SL (2 years old)

AMEX - $500 SL (1 yr 2 mo old)

Ashley Advantage - $1000 SL ( 1 yr 2 mo old)

Kohls Card - $1500 SL ( 1 year 5 mo old)

 

I received an offer a couple weeks ago for the USAA Rewards Card, I put off applying until one day logging into my account i noticed a banner saying your invited. So i applied, well this kicked off everything!...

 

From that to today:

USAA Rewards Card- $2000 SL

Amazon Prime - $5000 SL
Discover It - 4000 SL

Pen Fed Platinum Rewards- $5000 SL

Lowes Advantage (to replace HD) - $5000 SL (initial SL was $1000 called and requested $20k they countered with $5k)

Citi AAdvantage Plat World Elite - $9400 SL 

NFCU Cash Rewards - $15000 SL (Applied Today)

 

Some may frown on this however I have done well with my previous cards keeping my utilization between 10-20%, now that I have built a decent profile I am heading to the garden for a minimum of a year. I have also froze my credit on all 3 bureau's. Its a success in my eyes as now I will drop my Credit One, unfortunetly don't want to drop the Cap One Journey as it is one of my oldest accounts. I am sure my credit will take a dip now which I am okay with, now I will be sitting back and letting my seeds grow!


Current Cards:
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Starting Scores August 2017:

Current Scores: (as of: 12/01/2019)

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Valued Contributor

Re: App Spree! Success

Congratulations on your approvals!
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Frequent Contributor

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Congrats on the nice approvals!

Officially in the garden until October 2021!!
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Super Contributor

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Quite the run, Congrats!!!

 

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Valued Contributor

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Nice spree, MS! Congratulations on the solid results (and good cards) -- hopefully they'll all stick post-spree. 

Starting Score: (5/24/2018) -- FICO 08 EXP: 643; FICO 08 TU: 642; FICO 08 EQ: 677
Current Score (11/11/2019): FICO 08 EXP: 747; TU: 749; EQ: 747
2019 Goal Score: 800 across the board


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Established Contributor

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Congratulations !! Red Alert ! You Killed It !!

 

I actually prefer app sprees when your credit history and finances can absorb the temporary hit. I've completed a few over the years and have only benefited from them. 

BBVA CP. Cap One: QS, SavorOne, VentureOne, Walmart. Discover chrome. DSNB: Bloomies Amex, Macy's Amex. Misc: Overstock, Target. NFCU cR. Sync: Amazon, eBay MC, Lowe's, PP MC, PPC. WF Propel Amex.

Scores: 700s, Util: 3-5%, Inq: TU 7, EX 7, EQ ?. TCL: 130k. Goal: 200-300k.

Prune 91/3 or 180/6 (until NFCU says, YES, you have offers!) : Grab NFCU Platinum, close PPC & possibly Target; then cultivate my little garden and watch it grow!
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Established Contributor

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7 cards? HOT **bleep**! Congrats.

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Valued Contributor

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Congrats on the success!



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Epic Contributor

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I don't mind the app spree at all but are you or did you also ask for CLI on your old cards at the same time?

 

Military Star Card - $4100 (12 years old)

Cap One Journey - $300 SL (11 years old)

Cap One Platinum - $2000 SL (8 years old)

Credit One - $500 SL (2 years old)

AMEX - $500 SL (1 yr 2 mo old)

Ashley Advantage - $1000 SL ( 1 yr 2 mo old)

Kohls Card - $1500 SL ( 1 year 5 mo old)

 

You can close Cap1 Journey and the Credit one as they both will continue to report for 10 years as a positive closed account.

Amex no increase? I would pickup a new amex while your at it!

 

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