juggernutB wrote:Which do you like better between Visa and Mastercard?
The specific card generally matters more than the processing network. Visa and MasterCard's benefits can and do vary a bit but, again, you'd have to specifically compare the cards you're considering. Don't just rely on the preferences of others.
As for preapprovals, if you sit around waiting you'll severely limit your options. Don't apply based on a card company's marketing. Select cards that suit you.