11 approved, 2 pending

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Amex:

  • N/A

Barclays (in order):

  • Priceline – auto approved
  • Choice – auto approved
  • US Air – auto approved
  • Virgin America – auto approved
  • Best Western – pending, did not bother to call

BOA:

  • Alaska business – received call day after and was approved for both
  • Hawaii business – received call day after and was approved for both

Chase:

  • Ink Bold – approved via recon
  • Ink Plus – approved via recon

Citi:

  • Thank You Preferred 1 – approved via chat, move credit from existing account
  • Thank You Preferred 2 – approved via chat, move credit from existing account

US Bank:

  • Radisson personal – auto approved
  • Radisson business – pending, calling not useful

This teaser is all I can get out before I head to the gate for my flight to Shanghai…details to come, I learned a lot in this round.

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[…] trip to Shanghai happily disrupted life and blogging, back to the follow-up post on my recent 11 approved, 2 pending credit card churn. I will not pepper the post with affiliate links, if you are interested in any […]

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JB

Holly crap! Nice churn!

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Vard
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Vard

Did you block any credit scores from being accessed like you mentioned at the Chicago seminars?

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@Vard – yes, will detail in an upcoming post.

TravelBloggerBuzz
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ygm

thalha
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thalha

did you apply all at the same time with multiple browsers and how do you do the citibank chat, thanks

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[…] got 4 auto-approved before the 5th went pending. My buddy got 5 and gave […]

Gene
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Gene

I’m dying to hear how you got 4 cards from Barclays, all automatically approved. You had to have submitted them using the multi-browser trick.

romsdeals
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What are the perks of all these Barclay’s cards?

MrAlexMoore
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MrAlexMoore

Amazed by Barclays. They have always been a challenge in my experience. I’m looking forward to more details!

Rapid Travel Chai
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@emily – I will do a detailed follow-up post on this, as noted, I fired that off before my flight to China. Barclays in particular is quite interesting!

traveler
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traveler

did you apply for two of the same B of A Alaska Airlines Personal credit cards?

Rapid Travel Chai
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@traveler – I have never applied for the Alaska personal, I keep hoping the 40k bonus will come back so this time I did the biz, partly because wanted to test getting 2 biz from BOA, never tried any biz cards with them…chalk it up to blog research. 🙂

MilesAbound
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Wow this is all in one round? That is a lot of apps in one go. What is your frequency?

Rapid Travel Chai
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@MilesAbound – yep, all on Monday, I do quarterly but sort of missed the September round, instead I had some August with Hilton Reserve x2 and the SPG 30k biz bonus + Amex Delta Plat bonus.

emily
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emily

could you post the bonuses and spends on these?