I was approved for 5.5k limit SL with a 650 fico 8 score on ex. They pulled ex on me and I only have 1 INQ with utilization at 12%. I have a bk 7 showing from October 2010. Was very happy to be approved.
I tend to think cobranded cards often have looser underwriting, because the partner in question probably wants people to actually be approved for the card (assuming they are creditworthy enough to pay the bill on time). So inquiries may be less of a concern than with a flagship product.
Has anyone noticed a difference if they applied in store vs online?
applying online is the same as in store. When you apply "in store" the associate is litterally filling out the same app you would on-line.
Declined also, waiting for my letter but I'll bet it's to many inquiries and accounts, which is true. Back to the garden for me to stay for 6 months or more.