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Did I do the impossible?

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Did I do the impossible?

So I've had a capital one card for a few years. I got it as a standard platinum on credit steps at a $300 limit back in 2015 so it was assumed bucketed. It got a few increases up to $2750 where it stayed for a while. Recently I got 2 different product changes on the card within the last year once to a Quicksilver and another time to a Venture One. At the same time I got the limit increased up to $6250. Now mind you the entire time it was still a platinum mastercard. That's where this gets interesting. I just got an email from Capital One that they are upgrading my card from a Platinum Mastercard to a World Mastercard. Does this mean my card is not bucketed anymore???

10/01/18

12/07/17

VentureOne - $6250
QuicksilverOne - $500
Citi Best Buy - $2000
Discover It - $1500
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American Express BCE - $1000
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American Express SPG - $1000
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Re: Did I do the impossible?

i'm amazed that you ever even got it to $2750. how did you do that and how long did that take you? it didn't report as a new card when you switched products every time either? i'd say you aren't bucketed anymore, or they just stuck you into a bigger bucket!


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Re: Did I do the impossible?

Product changing, or even changing to a different tier of MC, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not bucketed. However, the fact that you’ve grown the card so well DOES imply that you’re not stuck in the little starter buckets. Congrats! Ya done good lol
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Re: Did I do the impossible?

It took me about 4 years to grow it where it is now. There was a 2 year drought of credit line increases. But within the last year I've gotten 2 CLIs with the most recent one being a $3k CLI.

10/01/18

12/07/17

VentureOne - $6250
QuicksilverOne - $500
Citi Best Buy - $2000
Discover It - $1500
Self Lender Account - Paid in Full
American Express BCE - $1000
American Express PRG
American Express SPG - $1000
Toyota Financial 50% Paid
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Re: Did I do the impossible?

Going from Plat MC to World MC just means you can now use it wherever the planet may take youSmiley Wink
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Re: Did I do the impossible?

Yep it took me 4 years to go from $300 to $8250 on mine.

I am still on a Platinum though. Doesn’t really make a difference to me in the end. Maybe if they open up Savor PCs I’ll get a WEMC when that happens.

Congrats on having the unicorn though, not many of us $300 cards growing so much around here. Smiley Wink



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Congrats on the progress!!! I am trying to stay in the garden, but it seems Capital One is treating their customers right!!!  Smiley Happy

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Re: Did I do the impossible?


@jgdev wrote:

So I've had a capital one card for a few years. I got it as a standard platinum on credit steps at a $300 limit back in 2015 so it was assumed bucketed. It got a few increases up to $2750 where it stayed for a while. Recently I got 2 different product changes on the card within the last year once to a Quicksilver and another time to a Venture One. At the same time I got the limit increased up to $6250. Now mind you the entire time it was still a platinum mastercard. That's where this gets interesting. I just got an email from Capital One that they are upgrading my card from a Platinum Mastercard to a World Mastercard. Does this mean my card is not bucketed anymore???


How much spend did you put on it to get it to those limits, compared to your other cards? I'm assuming you used it a lot.





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Sounds like you either somehow got out of the original bucket, got into a larger bucket, or somewhere in there the system did not bother putting you in a bucket at all. If you spend a small fortune I am sure Capitol One will give you a lot more credit than you think you can handle. If they swapped out the platinum for a World then that means they are willing to uncap your upper limit and offer the World level benefits. That is quite the achievement if done organically.

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Re: Did I do the impossible?

"The bucket" is softer and more fragile than people often think. It's not as hard to break out of it as a lot of people make it seem. Kudos OP! Not a lot of people can get their Platinum $300 card all the way up to a World MC, so you should feel proud!

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