I checked last week in branch and was not pre-approved for the CSR. I was miffed as I am a good customer of Chase and have a CSP I put a good amount of spend through. After seeing that Chase is cutting back the UR bonus, I just apped tonight.
Approved for $24,000.
Very pleased as I wanted the 100k bonus. My advice: If you think you have a chance, do it!
EX FICO: 809
Income: 6 figures
If I missed any data points, please ask. Going to move some CSP limit to the CSR and PC to Freedom in place of the CSP. Very happy I just pulled the trigger.
The branch preapproval isn't necessary if you are under 5/24. Because branch preapprovals allow someone to circumvent the rule at this time, that's why people were doing it. But if you are below 5/24, no reason to not just apply online.