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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #90 on: July 14, 2010, 05:47:48 PM »
Try it and see what happens.

I did. And i plan to fight to the end for my 60k

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #91 on: July 14, 2010, 05:48:34 PM »
I did. And i plan to fight to the end for my 60k
That's the spirit...

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #92 on: July 14, 2010, 05:55:37 PM »
My thoughts are that its a different bonus and the T&C are different in that it says you cant be an "existing Starwood Preferred Guest (Business) Credit Cardmember"
If you're applying for a business card then you couldn't have had a business one before.
If you're applying for a personal card then you couldn't have had a personal one before.

It's the same credit card.
It's always possible for a churn to go thorugh, unlike 4 years ago though it's always a YMMV these days.
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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #93 on: July 14, 2010, 06:05:03 PM »
If you're applying for a business card then you couldn't have had a business one before.
If you're applying for a personal card then you couldn't have had a personal one before.

It's the same credit card.
It's always possible for a churn to go thorugh, unlike 4 years ago though it's always a YMMV these days.

It says "existing" cardmember....

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #94 on: July 14, 2010, 09:18:48 PM »
But you had cc's (credit score) before, right? I doubt my credit score has jumped from being non-exsistent to being good enough to be approved for an amex in a couple months. Could it?

Yes and no. I had a BoA for about 4 months, then closed. This was my first card. About 9 months later i responded to the AMEX delta card offer and was approved, this after BoA refused to reopen my account.

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #95 on: July 14, 2010, 09:24:22 PM »


 Plenty of people get targeted and receive Pre Approved letters, which really are anything but that. Ive read posts elsewhere where those who received such letters and applied were in the end Denied a CC even thou they were told they were Pre-Approved


Same happened with me on other cards.
But as someone recently said, in order to get a loan from the bank, you have to first prove you don't need it...
I do think there is a difference when they come after you and you innocently respond vs. you requesting the card from them. You never know though with this game.

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2010, 09:39:10 PM »
If you're applying for a business card then you couldn't have had a business one before.
If you're applying for a personal card then you couldn't have had a personal one before.

It's the same credit card.
It's always possible for a churn to go thorugh, unlike 4 years ago though it's always a YMMV these days.

 I take it you didnt read ingys blog today, he posted something from areader where they were told all that was important was that a previous CC was CXed and not active

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #97 on: July 14, 2010, 09:48:39 PM »
I take it you didnt read ingys blog today, he posted something from areader where they were told all that was important was that a previous CC was CXed and not active

What is ingys blog? (yes i googled it first, lol)

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #98 on: July 14, 2010, 11:08:54 PM »
I take it you didnt read ingys blog today, he posted something from areader where they were told all that was important was that a previous CC was CXed and not active
I dont think that will hold up at all.  SPG is not typically churnable (without a big fight) regardless of what a misinformed rep told someone.

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #99 on: July 16, 2010, 10:59:08 AM »
Could it be because people are buying large amounts from the mint right away? Or are these people who didn't even get a chance to make a purchase yet?

Would it be better to spend the $1000 in day-to-day purchases than at the mint?

Also, I heard something about the fact that the very first purchase on a new CC shouldn't be done online... True or false?

Yeah,
I got FR'd with the business card...

Acitvated the card as soon as I got it and ordered $1000 from the mind that same day...
I don't know if the mint triggered it though...
Anyone can confirm this?

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #100 on: July 16, 2010, 11:03:02 AM »
Yeah,
I got FR'd with the business card...

Acitvated the card as soon as I got it and ordered $1000 from the mind that same day...
I don't know if the mint triggered it though...
Anyone can confirm this?

I would imagine its the mint that triggered it

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #101 on: July 16, 2010, 11:09:31 AM »
I would imagine its the mint that triggered it
I've heard from 2 people who applied last month, didn't even activate it and got F/R'ed.
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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2010, 11:49:48 AM »
I've heard from 2 people who applied last month, didn't even activate it and got F/R'ed.

Interesting. My wife's Biz card was flagged before we activated it. I called and they just wanted to verify that she was really the one who applied. Hung up the phone and was then able to activate it online.

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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #103 on: July 16, 2010, 04:57:48 PM »
Flagged and FR'ed are two very, very different things.
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Re: spg 30000 point bonus
« Reply #104 on: July 16, 2010, 04:59:16 PM »
Flagged and FR'ed are two very, very different things.

Precisely why i used the word "flagged" and not FR'd. I was just informing the public what happened with us in case something similar happened to someone else.