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Discover graduation & Amex collection complete

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Discover graduation & Amex collection complete

Time to break up all the Apple Card approvals with some news. On Friday I received notice that my discover secured finally graduated after 3 1/2 years. I honestly never thought it was going to graduate. Today I was checking my Amex offers and applied for a CLI on my former SPG now Bonvoy Amex and my CLI request was denied but had a pre-approval for the Bonvoy Brilliant and Delta Skymiles Platinum. As a sucker for pre-approvals I applied for the Bonvoy Brilliant and after calling in to verify a few questions I was approved! While still feeling good about the graduation and new Bonvoy Card I decided to apply for the last Amex which has always eluded me since my rebuilding journey began the Platinum card. I really didn’t expect to be approved but since I’ve read many can get approved for a revolver and charge card in the same day I pulled the trigger and again after calling in I was approved for that as well. I kinda wish I would have just approved for the platinum but since I’m in Marriott hotels 2-3 times per month I think I’ll get value from having both. The Airline credit, Sky Club access , Uber & Saks credits will more than cover the platinums fee. Just a few data points all TU & Eq are in the high 670’s and waiting to see what the Ex score they pulled will be. I had to burn a hard pull for the platinum card but only sitting at 4 now in the last 2 years, utilization a little over 30% but will be around 15-20 by the end of the month.
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Re: Discover graduation & Amex collection complete

Congrats on those non-Apple approvals lol. That Discover graduation was a loooong time coming. Enjoy that new Platinum and Bonvoy!


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Grats to all the success enjoy it Smiley Happy
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Awesome, congrats! 

AMEX Platinum, Gold, Reserve & SPG | PenFed PR VS | NFCU FS VS | Discover IT | Citibank DC WEMC l Capital One Venture VS | Nordstrom VS l Banana Republic LUXE V I Lowes I Macys I Wayfair I
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Valued Contributor

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Congrats on all of that rebuilding progress - both the Disco graduation and AMEX completions Smiley Happy




Garden goal: keep on keepin' on until 2020.
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Regular Contributor

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I really have to thank everyone on here for all the help and insights while on my rebuild journey. As of right now I really can think of any other cards I would want. Going to let these new cards age and hope to see my scores continue to increase.
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Congrats! But $1000 in AF next month...oof. I definitely won't app for both at the same time. 😅








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Regular Contributor

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When my discover secured graduated I received a $2.5k check so the fees weren’t too much of an issue. Still leaves a nice little boost to put into savings. So far have recouped $115 of the Plat fee with the global entry and Uber credits. Without that I probably would have waited in between the apps.
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