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Last Edited by GeoffreyN February 12, 2013 at 02:39 PM
I've been checking this site occasionally to see what new credit card offers show up.

https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch

Today I received an offer for, applied, and was approved for what is the best yet (non-targeted)
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Blue Cash Everyday offer:

$150 bonus cashback with $500 spend in 3 months
15 months of 0% purchase apr, then 12.99%

This card has no annual fee and 3% cashback on groceries (first $6000 annually - meaning a maximum of $180).
I also received the following
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Blue Cash Preferred offer:

$250 bonus cashback with $1000 spend in 3 months
15 months of 0% purchase apr

This card has a $75 annual fee (probably not waived first year), and 6% cashback on groceries (first $6000 annually - meaning a maximum of $360).
You can redeem reward dollars for statement credits in increments of $25 whenever your total available reward dollar balance is $25 or more.

Worth checking if you're interested in these offers:
https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch
DO NOT enter SSN, just name and address.

You may need to click on the offer link multiple times, I keep getting "Amex cannot find the page you're looking for" or similar messages.
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Last Edited by 1dash1 February 13, 2014 at 05:24 PM
to check credit limit, call 1-866-314-0237, press 1 then enter last 4 digit of SSN and zip code.

offers are
Earn 250 Reward Dollars after you make $1,000 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership
Get 6% cash back at U.S. stand-alone supermarkets, 3% cash back on gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations and select major department stores; 1% cash back on other purchases
Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed as a statement credit
The first $6,000 of purchases at U.S. stand-alone supermarkets in a calendar year qualifies for 6% cash back; 1% thereafter
Cash back is earned only on eligible purchases
Simple and Straightforward: With the Blue Cash Preferred Card, you can start earning cash back. No rotating reward categories. No enrollment required
$75 annual fee
Terms and Restrictions Apply.

Earn 150 Reward Dollars after you make $500 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership
Get 3% cash back at U.S. stand-alone supermarkets, 2% cash back on gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations and select major department stores; 1% cash back on other purchases
Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed as a statement credit
The first $6,000 of purchases at U.S. stand-alone supermarkets in a calendar year qualifies for 3% cash back; 1% thereafter
Cash back is earned only on eligible purchases
Simple and Straightforward: With the Blue Cash Everyday Card, you can start earning cash back. No rotating reward categories. No enrollment required
No annual fee, 0% intro APR on purchases for 15 months, then a variable APR, currently equal to 12.99%, with flexibility to pay over time
Terms and Restrictions Apply.

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If Creditcards.com doesn't match you with the specific offers (possibly because you have one or more existing AmEx cards, even though they are not these particular cards), you can try the following trick:

1) You'll need to find someone and get their permission to do this trick, preferably someone with few or no existing American Express card accounts.
2) Fill in the form with that someone's information and complete the registration process at https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch. Do this in the incognito/private mode browser. (You could also try using a different browser or clearing your cookies.)
3) After completing the registration, the results should be posted on a Card Matches page. Scroll down the list of general credit card choices. Click the Apply Now link to select the card that you want.
4) You'll be linked to the specific card offer. However, the offer will be pre-filled in with the name of the person that you registered under Creditcards.com and you can't change the name. (Not yet, anyway Wink)
Now comes the trick.
5) Wait. DO NOT CLOSE THE BROWSER! The link only works from the browser that the creditcards.com search was run from due to cookies. If you try to access it from anything else, you will get an error.
6) After a period of time (20 minutes to several hours), the specific card offer page will go blank with a "SESSION EXPIRE" message. Depending on which web browser you used, either:
a. In the same browser, click on the 'Apply Now' button again from the Card Matches page. The specific card offer application form should be blank and you can now proceed to fill it all in with your info; or
b. From the "SESSION EXPIRE" page, hit the back button to return back to the specific card offer page (hit the refresh button, if prompted). Note: You may need to hit the back button more than once to return to the specific card offer page. The application form should now be blank and you can fill it in with your personal information.
c. If the form isn't blank, then keep on waiting (without refreshing your original browser) and try steps 6a or 6b again. Waiting times vary.
Note: This trick only works if that "someone" you get permission from is eligible for the offer. It's like taking advantage of someone else's targeted offer. And as always, YMMV.

Thanks to Phonic for this tip. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=64976344&postcount=527

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AMEX has a 3x Credit Limit Increase (CLI) policy (up to 25k total exposure with a soft pull only) after the 61 day of approval. If denied you must wait 90 days for another try. Try to put decent usage and a couple big payments to get the CLI. Go to myfico forums or creditboards for more info. I tripled my initial limit without a hard pull.

If anyone isn't sure about which card better meets their spending habits, here's a spreadsheet where you can plugin your annual spend for different categories and you can see which card will give you the biggest benefit (Blue Cash Everyday/Blue Cash Preferred/Costco TrueEarnings/Sallie Mae Rewards).

Input spending in the bottom fields, you'll see the middle fields change to reflect the cash back in each category, and the yellow fields will show you your total cash back taking into account the annual fee on the Blue Cash Preferred. The calculations include annual spending caps (e.g. 6% on $6k groceries, then 1%).

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#151
Glad I signed mine up. $250 after $1000 in 3 months. No annual fee. I got it long before this thread.

Anyway, my activation was a pain. I had to go to bank to get signature guarantee to prove that I was the card owner.
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#152
Is this deal dead? I don't get any Amex card offer at https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch, just a bunch of capitalone cards
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#153
Hellmex no thank you, this boat is sinking
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Quote from hanabie View Post :
Glad I signed mine up. $250 after $1000 in 3 months. No annual fee. I got it long before this thread.

Anyway, my activation was a pain. I had to go to bank to get signature guarantee to prove that I was the card owner.
Are you sure it was no annual fee? How did you search or got this offer?. The one offer we see now with this creditmatch website, is $250 bonus with an annual fee of $75
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#155
Quick question - I know we can buy giftcard at groceries stores to utilize the 6% cashback for other non-groceries purchases. However, those gift card cost like $3/each; is it still worth it? If you buy a $100 gc then you already lost 3%. Can you reload your gift card and still get the 6%? Thanks!
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#156
I think it's gone. Once I click on AmEx card it says the deal is no longer available.
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#157
I was able to go all the way through with IE. Took a couple of tries. Wasn't able to with Chrome though.


Quote from discman017 View Post :
Yeah, I'm seeing the same thing. In Chrome, I immediately get that when I click through to Amex. In IE, I can get to the Amex application and can go all the way through it, and then when I submit it I get the "not responding" error. I've been trying for the past 1.5 hours or so.
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I think it's gone. Once I click on AmEx card it says the deal is no longer available.
Oh I take that back... it actually works on IE. EEK!
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#159
Anyone has the phone number for reconsideration? I recently applied a lot of credit cards for various signup bonus and have quite some hard inquiries. AMEX declined my application because of that.
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Quote from wastedige View Post :
Oh I take that back... it actually works on IE. EEK!
How do you even get Amex card listed as an option?
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#161
i do not see any offer ,only capital one crappy offers
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#162
I have quite a few inquiries on my report but I got approved!
Didn't work with Chrome (auto-rejected), but worked with IE!
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Quote from Tazmania99 View Post :
Anyone has the phone number for reconsideration? I recently applied a lot of credit cards for various signup bonus and have quite some hard inquiries. AMEX declined my application because of that.
Try this 1-888-826-3471
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#164
Just got approved and registered but can't find what the credit limit is. Thank you Op.
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#165
I have the regular blue cash everyday card about a year ago... and still have it.
But i want the BCP as well... will i be eligible for the bonus?
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