HSBC BestBuy RZ MC posted to all 3 CR's there is no score drop for new account EQ/TU...
So what happened to 'No new accounts in 2009' pledge in your sig? Sounds like you fell off the wagon.
This was a stupid card I applied for last Nov/Dec, issued in Jan and received in Feb. Going forward, I froze all 3 reports for next 12 months.
Congrats on deciding to freeze the CRs. You're one of us now....the Stepford Freezers. Definitely helps keep the trigger-happy app finger in check (speaking from experience here).