I started my rebuild after I absolutely wrecked my credit in my younger years…I started to realize that if I wanted to grow my family and get a home I needed to get my credit in check. Not one card I applied to would approve me, except Capital One. I obtained their secured platinum card and my journey began. I paid my balance in full each month and I NEVER let my UTI reach 10%. 5 months later I then obtained the Discover IT Secured (which I had been declined before) and was approved with a deposit of my choice ($300) and gardened for another 3 months. As of two days ago I applied for the Delta Sky Miles American Express and was instantly approved with a $1000 SL. So I should probably share my data points? 1 Auto Loan in current standing, 4 accounts with delinquent payments (none within the past two years), 2 open collections, CK TU: 628 EQ: 636 and wait for it…Experian 605 FICO (Discover Score Card), that AMEX pulls. I couldn’t believe it maybe it was an underwriting glitch so I applied for the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold….Another instant approval. Upon receiving my PRG (that was overnighted) it did not show the fico I was approved on but I am head over heels that I have made it this far and I am honestly ready to pay to get a real FICO at this point as CK had my odds with the Delta as “fair” and the PRG as “poor”…I’m holding both so…..I hope this helps guys good luck on your credit journey! 5 stars as I have the card in my hands expedited without request! will follow up with review as my time goes on with AMEX.
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This card is good. Airline credit pays for a portion of your annual fee. However, the Chase Sapphire card is in fierce competition with this card and the rewards and points far outweighs the AmEx card and reward system.
And, I forgot to mention the Sapphire card is beautiful and lower annual fee! Please check it out before applying for this card! Trust me. I have both. I will be canceling this card once my first year is over. :)
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