So I read all the threads on the shopping cart trick for the Synchrony and Comenity cards and figured, why not? I’m fine with the padding of my utilization, my wife and daughter both like the place, so let’s get it. Added an item for my wife, went to checkout, and the pop up for the card was there. I accepted it, was approved (they did look at Experian - I had an alert there, but not with TU or Equifax), and the card arrives in a week or so.
Not sure if I dare let my wife have access to the card lol - I like my low utilization percentages!
Congrats on the approval! Which comenity card did you get?
Just curiouse. Were you able to use the SCT with Synchrony? I thought this was a Comenity only option? Also you said you got an alert for Experian. Alerts normally show up only with an HP. Did you just see a SP by checking your reports or did you actually get a hard pull?
Well if you are getting an HP, the shopping card "trick" is on you! LOL. That ONLY reason people do the SCT is to get a store card without an HP and thus harming one's FICO score. In the past the only Comenity cards that did an HP were those for the Visa/MC type regular credit cards, not store cards.
I would commit suicide if I got an HP for a J. Crew or Victoria's Secret card. LOL.
The trick is no HP. If you get an HP it's not a SCT.