Carrying ~50% balance on your Venture is not ideal if you're trying to get approved for premium cards. As you were advised in the past, so I will advise again, that you should pay down as much as you can of that balance. Even with a 0% APR you should still be wary of carrying half your CL.
MemberSince99 wrote:Do you want perks or rewards
Then answer this question for yourself. Perks being: Lounge access, free checked bags, priority boarding? Rewards: Double miles, higher rewards return, etc?
Then your search will be easier. You may consider trying to PC the Slate to the CSP since the Slate isn't worth much other than for balance transfers. The AmEx Plat is getting degraded so fast it's as if everyone in the world has it out for them; wouldn't recommend that card right now. Consider an airline card if you tend to fly one or a couple airlines the majority of the time.
Citi Forward ($10.1K), AmEx Blue Cash Everyday ($30K), Chase Freedom ($12.4K), Discover it ($5.5K), Barclaycard Arrival ($12.5K), L.L. Bean Visa ($5K). FICO 806 (TU), 812 (EQ), 806 (EX).