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- Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:01 am
- Location: TX
It's the exception rather than the rule, but some cards will give you something to use until your physical card(s) arrive. For example, I recently signed up for a gold AmEx Delta Skymiles card via a link from Delta's website. Once approved, it offered me the option to get a temporary credit line, card number and expiration that was good for 15 days and that could only be used when booking through Delta's website. I took advantage of that as that was my intention of getting the card (getting rewards right away for that travel event).
In the past, I've had an occasional card offer to give you a number, expiration date and 3-digit security code so you could start using it right away, but that's been a while. I can't remember which company(ies) did that, though.
AmEx - Platinum (NPSL) , Blue Cash Preferred ($19,000), Gold Delta Skymiles ($8,500)
Chase - Sapphire Preferred ($14,000), Disney ($11,500), Amazon.com ($9,000), Freedom ($8,000)
CapOne - QuickSilver ($7,250) / Platinum Rewards ($7,250)