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Any success with cold app'ing with Amex?

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Any success with cold app'ing with Amex?

Is this a common thing to not have any prequalified offers show up on AMEX's website?

I've been trying to use their system for about a month now, I forgot I had my credit locked at first and unlocked it and tried several times again after and NOTHING.

Has anyone had success with cold app'ing with Amex?

21y/o trying to become an elite credit queen by 25.
Current: June 2019 EX 715; TU 723; EQ 720
Starting Score: TU 748; EQ 743; EX 739
Goal: 760 all round

Discover IT: (3.9k) Cap 1 QuicksilverOne: (4k) WF College Visa: (1700) Alphaeon: (14k) Credit One: (500) Nordstrom: (10k) VS Angel: (1.5k) BMW Financial Auto Loan (35k) ~ (Paid in full & Closed)
AAoA: 1y 11m
AoOA: 3y 9m
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Re: Any success with cold app'ing with Amex?

Yes, you don't need a preapproval to be approved for AMEX cards. Based on your profile you look solid for just about any card in their lineup IMO assuming you have no negative items in the past that include AMEX like BK.

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Re: Any success with cold app'ing with Amex?

I have no baddies, the only issue I run into with banks is my short history. But I dont think it should be an issie here. Another question if you don't mind me asking..... in the event that I get denied for any reason, would they be able to approve me for another card with that HP or would they have to do another HP for that?

21y/o trying to become an elite credit queen by 25.
Current: June 2019 EX 715; TU 723; EQ 720
Starting Score: TU 748; EQ 743; EX 739
Goal: 760 all round

Discover IT: (3.9k) Cap 1 QuicksilverOne: (4k) WF College Visa: (1700) Alphaeon: (14k) Credit One: (500) Nordstrom: (10k) VS Angel: (1.5k) BMW Financial Auto Loan (35k) ~ (Paid in full & Closed)
AAoA: 1y 11m
AoOA: 3y 9m
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Re: Any success with cold app'ing with Amex?

Yes, I never got any pre-apps from them since they started doing them and then cold apped them for a 10K approval.

 

No they won't reuse the HP for another card.  Once you're in though it's a SP for additional cards provide they show "pre-approved" and not "expand your membership" when you click apply.

500K+ TCL / 800+ FCOs
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Re: Any success with cold app'ing with Amex?

You should be fine cold apping for Amex with your score. Smiley Happy

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For the past 6 months or so I was trying to prequal for the amex bce with no luck. last week I gave in and cold apped, and was approved with a $10,500 Sl.

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Oh wow! Congrats thats a great SL, hopefully I get something like that or at LEASTTT $5k lol Smiley Frustrated What scores did you have when you applied?


@Andypanda wrote:

For the past 6 months or so I was trying to prequal for the amex bce with no luck. last week I gave in and cold apped, and was approved with a $10,500 Sl.




21y/o trying to become an elite credit queen by 25.
Current: June 2019 EX 715; TU 723; EQ 720
Starting Score: TU 748; EQ 743; EX 739
Goal: 760 all round

Discover IT: (3.9k) Cap 1 QuicksilverOne: (4k) WF College Visa: (1700) Alphaeon: (14k) Credit One: (500) Nordstrom: (10k) VS Angel: (1.5k) BMW Financial Auto Loan (35k) ~ (Paid in full & Closed)
AAoA: 1y 11m
AoOA: 3y 9m
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@RoseGoldSam wrote:

Oh wow! Congrats thats a great SL, hopefully I get something like that or at LEASTTT $5k lol Smiley Frustrated What scores did you have when you applied?


@Andypanda wrote:

For the past 6 months or so I was trying to prequal for the amex bce with no luck. last week I gave in and cold apped, and was approved with a $10,500 Sl.





Amex always pulls ex which was at 740. AAoA was 1y1m, youngest acount was4 months.

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I’ve cold app’d on every AMEX card I have .... 7 of them and been approved instantly every time. All with soft pulls other than the first..
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Re: Any success with cold app'ing with Amex?

yes. most of my approvals last year were all cold apps. AMEX for sure. you can read my old post if you want from 2018. anyway, yes. i got the BCE and the Delta blue skymiles. both SL $1K. wasnt much. but got my foot in the door and im gardening really well for over a year now. 

Fico 08 TU 680 EQ 682 EX 680 (4/05/18)
Fico 08 TU 668 EQ 656 EX 671 (1/13/18)
FICO 08 TU 533 EQ 512 EX 522 (2/6/17)
1 collection charge off paid April '17 ($500 GTE FCU) went over 120+ days late on it account closed. PIF to CA

NFCU Cash Rewards-$2800 (1/13/18), USAA Classic Platinum Visa-$1000 (1/13/18), Discover IT-$10,000! (1/13/18), AMEX BCE-$1000 (1/13/18), AMEX Blue Delta SkyMiles-$1000 (1/13/18), Care Credit-$7500(1/13/18), Cap1 Platinum Preferred-$1500 (1/15/18), Wal-Mart $5000 as of Nov '17 (SL $200 July '17), Dillards $1000 July '17, Several rebuilder cards closed not listed
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