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« on: October 08, 2011, 11:53:55 PM »
HI!
Since i am new here (first post!!), I am having trouble understanding many terms like churning :-\
Would someone be able to give me a crash course?! I already read all the post rules, FAQ's....
btw i love love this forum

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Re: Basics
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 11:56:43 PM »
Churning is getting a credit card for the signup bonus, canceling it, and then applying again.... over and over.

I'm afraid that there isn't really a FAQ, though it would be helpful to many.

And... welcome!

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Re: Basics
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 11:58:47 PM »
you guys should get together and work something out  ;D

churning is when you sign up for a cc for the sign up bonus and then cancel it and then reapply for the sign up bonus again
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Re: Basics
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 12:02:00 AM »
thanks that makes things clearer!
does this hurt your credit score, closing and reopening?
btw do i have to do this verification thingy e/t i post something?!?!

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Re: Basics
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 12:04:07 AM »
http://dansdeals.com/archives/15735 talks about what it does to your FICO score. The short answer is yes, but not long term.

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Re: Basics
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 12:04:25 AM »
also to make it easier while you're trying to figure stuff out most questions can be answered with the search button or if that fails there is always google.

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Re: Basics
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 12:05:59 AM »
also to make it easier while you're trying to figure stuff out most questions can be answered with the search button or if that fails there is always google.
True.
But I think we need a thread like this. Or at least, a real FAQ.

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Re: Basics
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 12:07:03 AM »
BTW: You may want to ask the guys here about particular cards because not all cards are churnable, it seems.

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Re: Basics
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 12:07:12 AM »
True.
But I think we need a thread like this. Or at least, a real FAQ.

Try convincing someone to make a wiki page for beginners  :)

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Re: Basics
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 12:08:42 AM »
Try convincing someone to make a wiki page for beginners  :)
Sure. Where's AsherO?

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Re: Basics
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 12:10:56 AM »
Someone else also asked about churning recently. For more info, check here: http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=9.0

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Re: Basics
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 12:12:08 AM »
e/o is so helpful here!
thinking of Saphirre Preffered, Freedom or one of the AMEX
what does spg stand for?

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Re: Basics
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 12:12:52 AM »
FYI, at least for some issuers, the previous card(s) do(es) not have to be cancelled to churn.
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Re: Basics
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 12:13:34 AM »
e/o is so helpful here!
thinking of Saphirre Preffered, Freedom or one of the AMEX
what does spg stand for?

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Re: Basics
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 12:15:18 AM »
e/o is so helpful here!
thinking of Saphirre Preffered, Freedom or one of the AMEX
what does spg stand for?

Starwoods preferred guest. I'm going to guess that you're coming from the DD mainpage. Try doing a little more research before you start applying for cards

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