Whatís the best strategy to get approved for multiple credit cards in a short time period when at least one of them is difficult to get?
In my case, my six-month credit goal is to get approved for both PenFed Cash Rewards and Fidelity AmEx. Knowing how conservative PenFed can be, I worry that applying for another card anywhere near the time I apply for the Cash Rewards card could hurt my chances. Iím not sure how difficult the Fidelity card is to obtain.
So whatís the best game plan? Right now, Iím thinking Iíll apply for the PenFed first, and the day Iím sure of PenFedís final response, Iíll apply for the Fidelity. Am I going about this the wrong way? Iíd rather be patient if thatís the better course of action. The only reason I can think of to apply for the FIA card first is that I currently have open only one major credit card and one store card.
Also, my one-year goal is to get the CLs for these two new cards and my Blue Cash to at least $10K. My current Blue Cash limit is close but not quite. Is it wiser to request a CLI before or after applying for the other cards?