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UPDATE on my Discover Secured

CashBackQueen
Frequent Contributor

UPDATE on my Discover Secured

Hi everyone. My 7th statement cut the day before Christmas Eve, so the next day I used their online chat to ask a rep if my card graduated. He said he could see that I had my first account review the day before and unfortunately it didn’t graduate, but my next review would be January 23rd and it could possibly happen then 😔

 

But this morning I woke up to that wonderful Congratulations email that not only did my card in fact graduate, but they bumped my limit from 200 to 1500! My heart actually skipped a beat because after months of anticipation and then chatting with that rep, I was not expecting graduation let alone a nice increase! That really made my day 😁

BK7 DC 1/2/18 • Progress as of 6/8/21:


TCL: $49,650 • UTIL: 1% • AZEO
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Kingnk
Regular Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured


Congrats...and that 23rd January reminds me for requesting CLI on two of my CITI cards...LOL...been waiting to complete 6 months...Smiley Wink
@CashBackQueen wrote:

Hi everyone. My 7th statement cut the day before Christmas Eve, so the next day I used their online chat to ask a rep if my card graduated. He said he could see that I had my first account review the day before and unfortunately it didn’t graduate, but my next review would be January 23rd and it could possibly happen then 😔

 

But this morning I woke up to that wonderful Congratulations email that not only did my card in fact graduate, but they bumped my limit from 200 to 1500! My heart actually skipped a beat because after months of anticipation and then chatting with that rep, I was not expecting graduation let alone a nice increase! That really made my day 😁


 

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19eighty5
Senior Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

Congratulations on your card graduating!

FICO 8 (Feb 2018):EX- 519, TU- 530, EQ- 545
FICO 8 (Mar 2020):EX- 689, TU- 665, EQ- 670
What's in my wallet:



On the chopping block:

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Brooklyn2018
Valued Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

Congrats!!!👏👏👏

😊




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CivalV
Established Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

So I read your post and decided to chat with a rep. I asked if my Discover card graduated. I got an odd response. The CSR stated that starting 1/6/19 billing cycle, on the 7th statement my account will begin to be reviewed. That my card has not graduated just yet. They said it in a way that they have not reviewed my account yet but that they will soon. Idk I guess in a couple of days we will see what happens. Today my 7th statement cuts.
Sept 18: EQ: 578 TU: 583 EX: 576
Sept 19: EQ8: 640 TU8: 645 EX8:640 April 20': EQ8: ??? TU8: 680 EX8: 673
Goal by June 2022: First Time Home Buyer
AA:


Goal Completed: Auto Lease 2020 Mazda CX-5 No Income Verification


The Line Up
Marriott Bonvoy: $5000
Amazon Prime Now Sig: $2800
CITI Costco: $5500
CITI Double Cash: $6100
Navy Rewards: $2000
Amex Delta Plat: $1700
Amex Hilton Honors: $1000
Target Red Card: $2000
Victoria Secret Gold: $1200
HSN: $2500
Overstock: $2750
Kohls: $900
Capital One: $2750
Capital One #2: $500

Penfed Personal Loan: $20K
NFCU Secured Loan: $285


Total CL:$36,700
Total UTL: 25%
Current Scores: EQ: 698 TU: 706 EX: 696
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CashBackQueen
Frequent Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

Thanks everyone!

 

@CivilV you won’t know today. It takes a couple days after the statement cut date, and until then it looks like you did not graduate as far as the reps can see. I think it’s totally computer automated. Good luck to you!

BK7 DC 1/2/18 • Progress as of 6/8/21:


TCL: $49,650 • UTIL: 1% • AZEO
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xaximus
Valued Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

Congrats on the graduation and CL!


Scores - All bureaus 756 +
TCL - Est. $275K
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XtraCredit
Established Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

From $200 to $1500, that's great!
Congratulations!

I won't add extra to my security because it seems like they look at a lot of variables.
Starting Score: EX 641 TU 631 EQ 669
Current Score: EX 714 TU 718 EQ 713 (EQ9 735)
Goal Scores: 750


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CashBackQueen
Frequent Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

@xtra I think as long as you treat the card well and continue to improve your profile, Discover will reward you. There is that occasional case where a person does everything right and still can’t get their card to graduate, but for the most part Disco cards have been graduating and increasing left and right lately.

BK7 DC 1/2/18 • Progress as of 6/8/21:


TCL: $49,650 • UTIL: 1% • AZEO
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XtraCredit
Established Contributor

Re: UPDATE on my Discover Secured

@CashBack no worries here. I'm confident of my rising data points and spend. I just don't feel it necessary to add to my security.
A couple of months to go! 👍😊
Starting Score: EX 641 TU 631 EQ 669
Current Score: EX 714 TU 718 EQ 713 (EQ9 735)
Goal Scores: 750


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