How many times have you applied for Amex before getting approved?

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Barack Obama
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Postby Barack Obama » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:10 pm

I applied twice and was denied the first time. I was 19 during both applications and they were spaced like 4 months apart.


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Postby dickey1331 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:34 pm

I applied once. I was 24 when I got my Gold. I didnt even have that good of credit. It was around 680-690 but they were sending me flyers in the mail and I thought why not try it.
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Postby djrez4 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:49 am

The President? Denied credit? Wow.
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Postby Rina » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:37 am

I got approved the first time I applied for a platinum card.
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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:16 pm

I had 7 years of solid credit, no late payments when I applied for my green card. It was $55 a year to carry it. I approved instantly. That was 1994, and the last time I carried a balance. It was my "debit" card before debit cards, and only gave me a temporary "spending limit" of what I could afford and pay. I actually have kept all my old AmEx cards, and I had my green card for 2 years before I upgraded to a standard gold card, which was $125 a year. Back then I didn't know what a credit score was, but I had Class A credit (told to me by American Express). I kept the Gold card until I met the profile for a Platinum. That took about ten years before I started getting offers in the mail.
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Postby Socelli » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:22 am

Twice. Once, back in 1996. I was in college at the time and working part-time. A girl in one of my classes had a green card so I thought I'd give it a shot. I later found out she was just an AU on her Daddy's Amex account. Anyway, I was denied. Devastated, I spent the next 15 years "leaving home without it" because well, I didn't have it. I reapplied in 2011 and was approved. I now have the personal Gold card, Business Platinum card and the Delta Gold card. Life is good!
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FBNO: BucksBack Visa-$1K, Amex-$1.7K
GECRB: Walmart Discover-$3,7K
Barclays: Financing Visa-$3.2K, Juniper MC-$1.1K
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