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Welcome to Prime Land!

Established Contributor

Re: Welcome to Prime Land!

Redissochi wrote:

Ok so I first want to thank this website and ALL of the members who actively contribute because of you guys I have turned my credit score around from 545 (Jan 2011) to Well over 700. I went on letter writing campaigns, PFD letters and so on and got all my baddies removed!! Currently I have a Secured card from Crap 1 and the No hassles card, Orchard, Walmart, Car Care, Care credit, Lenscrafters, QVC, JC Penneys, Amazon and PP Smart Connect. I started with the very low limits between $400-700.Now all my limits are well over $1500 and mind you all these cards have been received this year, PP Smart connect is my oldest, apped in Nov 11 started at $800 now at $1500. I apped for prime cards earlier in rebuilding and gor denied consistantly, now yesterday I got the itch again and pulled the trigger and apped for the Discover card. Instead of getting the usual 7-10 days message it had me verify info from my credit report, I was like hmmmm interesting. Then it asked me to call a financial analyst and also set up online access. I called the analyst, he asked me about AAoA and my inquries and then told me: WELL WE CAN APPROVE YOU FOR $1000 FOR THE DISCOVER MORE CARD!!!  I nearly jumped for joy before I realized I was still at work LOL. I know its not a super high limit but I am in the door! This time last year Discover would not even let me smell one of their cards, now they are letting me in the door and I am forever grateful!!! :-)

Congrats on your credit journey, ur success, and approval with Discover. I started my history from zero back in january and now i just got my Discover in the mail today & i couldnt have done it with out this forum! Smiley Happy


Capital One QuickSilver MC $4.5K | Walmart $5K (CLOSED) | BOA Cash Rewards Sig $6.5K | BOA BBR $1K | Discover IT $13.5K | AMEX Sr Green Charge (NPSL) | PNC CashBuilder $1.5K | Paypal Extras MC $6k | PNC Auto Loan $20,038.75 | AMEX SimplyCash Biz CC $3k | BOA Cash Rewards Biz CC $3.5K | Chase Freedom Sig $8K | CapOne Spark BIZ Cash Visa Sig $5k | AMEX SimplyCash Biz CC $10k (LLC) | AMEX Everyday $2k | Sallie Mae WMC $6.4K | Citi Double Cash WEMC $6.2k | DCU Visa Platinum $1K (CLOSED0 | PSECU Visa w/PSL $8k | Chase Ink Cash BIZ Sig CC $3k | FNBO Biz Visa $9.5K | AMEX SimplyCash Plus BIZ CC $10k | Fidelity Rewards Visa Sig $4.7k | AARP Visa $500 |
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Established Contributor

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Valued Contributor

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congrats on your approval

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Moderator Emeritus

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Way to go!

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Moderator Emeritus

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Congrats on the fruits of all your hard work! Discover is a great company to do business with... welcome to the discover family!!

Starting Score: 08/29/2011 TU 671 EQ 674
Current Score: TU 754 EQ 694 EX 697
Wallet: NFCU Visa Sig 25k, Amex Lowes 22k, NavCheck 15k, Amex PRG, Amex Zync, Discover It 13.5k, Amazon Visa 5k
Platinum Spade Garden Club Member: App Free since 1/1/13. No more apps til who knows when?
MyFICO Fitness Goal: 800s Club!

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Welcome to Prime Land!

congratulations Redissochi!

you've worked hard to improve your credit and you're starting to reap the rewards Smiley Happy


hana hou (good job!)


ETA:  that's why i chose my nick here on myFICO, "Imua" - Hawaiian for KEEP GOING, GO FORWARD... i wanted and needed to keep improving my credit, going forward, not backward/// just what you've done

BofA visa $9.4k ... BofA Cash Rewards visa sig $10k ... Cap 1 Venture1 visa sig $10k ...
Chase Freedom visa $10k ... Macy's $1.5k ... Macy's Amex $5k ... Sam's Club $6.3k
myFICOs as of 3/25/14:...EX=809 .... EQ=802....TU=787
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AMEX Platinum, AMEX Blue cash (10k), AMEX Delta (10k), US Bank Premier Line (14.5k), US Bank Cash + (7.5k), Chase Freedom (5k), Fred Meyer Rewards Visa (7.5k), US Bank Flex Perks Travel Rewards (5k), Discover IT (9.5k), Chase Sapphire Preferred (8k), Alerus Financial Visa Signature issued by Elan (10k), BofA Cash Rewards (10k), Citi Thankyou Pref (6.5k) TU FICO Score = 807, EQ FICO Score = 780, EX FICO Score = 780,
CreditKarma score = 785, CreditSesame score = 773, Vantage = 903
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Valued Contributor

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And Welcome to Discover!  I agree with others that they're very decent to do business with, treat them well and they seem to do the same in return.  Smiley Happy

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Valued Member

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Congrats ! I app for 1 too and got approved for $5500 dunno how but I have 2 liens and 1 judgment that are paid 1 late in the past 12 months and lates in the past even 90 days late!! 

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Re: Welcome to Prime Land!

Welcome to the Discover family! You took the time to research this topic, and made the effort to build up the credit history! Congratulations on getting the fruits of your labor. It's harvest season!!!

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