I had the best kind of credit card approval this morning...the surprise kind!!
Went into BJ's to sign up for a membership (we used to have one, but it's been a few years). While there filling out the forms, the clerk was telling us about their rewards MasterCard (obviously trying to get us to apply). As she was going over all of the rewards and perks, I was thinking to myself 'that really does sound like a good card', but I wasn't going to waste a hard pull for what I assumed would be a denial. Well, a few minutes later (after she entered all of my information), she said 'are you sure you don't want the Perks MasterCard? It's telling me that you're already pre approved'. Well, in that case...heck yeah! I don't know what the credit limit is yet (guess I have to wait for the actual card), but I was able to use the 'temporary card' printout to pay for my purchases today.
So, I walked out of BJ's not just with some groceries, but a new MasterCard account! And, it may have only been a soft pull because she only asked for the last 4 of my social. Does anyone know for sure?
Figured I would share my good luck story. Also, I wasn't aware that BJ's had a MasterCard or that they could offer a pre approval in store, so I wanted to put that info out, too.
Yes be very careful of Comenity backed Mc and visas but congrats could you also give us some data pts plz
Sure! Scores low 630's across the board. Inquiries 12-13. Several baddies, all older than 2 years. Utilization 22%.
So, what exactly is the 'danger' with Comenity Mastercards? Now y'all have me concerned!
You should be ok, its just some people who fell in love with SCT cards and get too many and then try and get the visa or mc would end up getting it only to be closed down like a week later, and some all of the cards closed. This could be a small percentage of cardholders out there, but from we saw in our little world has left a somewhat bitter taste in our mouths for Comenity.
Just use your card normally,pay it well, and enjoy.
Ps, but now at least you are conscious of getting too many Comenity accounts
Thanks for the heads up! This is my 4th Comenity account (already have PayPal credit, Wayfair, and Overstock). Hopefully that's not too many accounts for them...
The great part about the BJ's , 3% back at BJ's [ or 5% back for there high end membership BJ's MC] They have 2 of them. and 10cent a gallon OFF gas price.
We shop a lot at BJ's. Buy gas atlease 4-5 times month.
I got turn down for the MC, Wife got a $3500.cl when she applied so she just added me as a AU.
BTW... 90 day's post CH 13 DC , scores around 650 This is the only card i have been turn down for. My rebuid has been very easy