Biggest surprise was everytime BoA gave me a CLI once it got over $40K...
I don't think I've tried for anything that's considered hard to obtain. BoA loves me, Synch hates me.. and I sleep just fine with that.
I do plan on going for the CNB Crystal eventually, but my butt is gardening until most of my current HP's come off and my AAoA hits five years. I've got plenty of options for now.
I had gone through a really rough patch financially around 2005, a divorce, lost my job, car reposessed, all my credit cards in collections. I couldn't even get a bank account because my ex had overdrawn the bank account and I ended up in the Chex system. Well one good thing about the experience. I learned to be financially responsible because I HAD to be, no credit to turn to, anything I wanted I had to save up for and pay cash. I learned to budget, live frugally, keep a savings (literally cash in my closet because no bank account) etc. Of course my credit was shot for years to come, no company would give me a nickle. Well in 2011 I finally got approved for a Kohls card with a $300 limit. I was so happy just to have credit I treated it like gold, never kept a balance, paid it off monthly. Then, the next year I got approved for a Merrick Bank Card with a $700 Limit, treated it the same way was bumped up to $1,400 a few months late.
And I kept those two cards for the next five years, never keeping a balance, paying them off the same month I used them. Then in 2016 I got a promotion at work that required a lot of travel. I needed a card with a higher balance as my company reimbused for travel after the fact. I had a checking account with USAA, so I applied for a credit card. Crossed my fingers hopping for $2,500...maybe even $3,000 if I was lucky. Application processes...."Congratulations! You have approved for a credit line of $10,000" What?!? I read it over thinking it must be $1,000 and I had read it wrong. Nope it was $10,000! The biggest line of credit I had ever had! After that I got a copy of my credit report, turns out while I hadn't been paying attention over the last few years, every negative account had fallen off my credit report and with the two accounts I had paid religously my credit score was a whopping 763!
Probably my amex bce. I had burnt amex in the early nineties. When i applied this past msy I was approved for $10,500, my largest sl at the time 61 days later, got a cli for a total cl of $25,000, my highest limit.
two cards of dw come to mind Amex Bcp 14.xx apr 15,000 limit 2 years ago. last year Chase Freedom 21,500 limit 17.xx apr