CitiBank TY Card vs. Chase Freedom

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Dylan1982
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CitiBank TY Card vs. Chase Freedom

Postby Dylan1982 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:07 am

I've come to the conclusion that I really do not have any use for the TY rewards that I have accrued.

Now, I am thinking about applying for the Chase Freedom card so that I can take advantage of bonus catergories through out the year as well as take advantage of the cash back program too.

I have a question, if I were to do a B/T to Chase, will that automatically ear me points, or will I only get points with new purchases?

Who here would rather have the TY card over the Freedom card?
Chase Freedom - $12,500 (2/2013)
GM Card - $7,700 (7/2002)
CitiBank (Thank You Preferred) - $6,400 (6/2012)
CitiBank (Diamond Preferred) - $4,600 (6/2012)
Rogers & Hollands - $3,300 (3/2006)
Target REDcard - $3,000 (11/2014)
BestBuy - $1,600 (9/2003)
Discount Tires - $1,000 (2/2004)
Kohl's - $300 (4/2012)


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Postby Dylan1982 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:29 am

Well I just applied for the Chase Freedom, and here is the message that I received.... Should I call the recon number??

Does anyone have the recon number for Chase??

Thank you for applying. Your application requires further review before making a decision.

Here's what you can expect:

•Our goal is to notify you in writing within 10 days; however, in some circumstances it may take up to 30 days.
•If you are approved, you will receive your card and other important information in the mail.
•Please do not resubmit this application.



Thought's as to why? I have 100% ontime payments, my CU is 12% and my credit score form crdit karma is 676 (trans union) and credit sesame is 756 (experian)
Chase Freedom - $12,500 (2/2013)
GM Card - $7,700 (7/2002)
CitiBank (Thank You Preferred) - $6,400 (6/2012)
CitiBank (Diamond Preferred) - $4,600 (6/2012)
Rogers & Hollands - $3,300 (3/2006)
Target REDcard - $3,000 (11/2014)
BestBuy - $1,600 (9/2003)
Discount Tires - $1,000 (2/2004)
Kohl's - $300 (4/2012)

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Postby Dylan1982 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:58 am

I found the recon number for chase just doing a simple search here on the forum. Should I call them later today, or wait 24 hrs?
Chase Freedom - $12,500 (2/2013)
GM Card - $7,700 (7/2002)
CitiBank (Thank You Preferred) - $6,400 (6/2012)
CitiBank (Diamond Preferred) - $4,600 (6/2012)
Rogers & Hollands - $3,300 (3/2006)
Target REDcard - $3,000 (11/2014)
BestBuy - $1,600 (9/2003)
Discount Tires - $1,000 (2/2004)
Kohl's - $300 (4/2012)


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Postby Dylan1982 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:05 pm

Just got off the phone with the recon dept. Very fast response, everyone spoke english well and had NO problems.

They just had ask me a couple of questions and verify my answers.

I got instant approved for $3,500 CL :( I was hoping for a larger amount b/c my GM Card is $7,700 and my TY card is $4,600.

I called and aske for CLI already LOL (another inquiry :( ) and I asked for a CL of $5000. My inquiry for the app went into pending status where a credit analysis will need to look at it.. Wish me luck!

All in all very happy, got worried about the initial response, then called the recon and got instant approved! :)
Chase Freedom - $12,500 (2/2013)
GM Card - $7,700 (7/2002)
CitiBank (Thank You Preferred) - $6,400 (6/2012)
CitiBank (Diamond Preferred) - $4,600 (6/2012)
Rogers & Hollands - $3,300 (3/2006)
Target REDcard - $3,000 (11/2014)
BestBuy - $1,600 (9/2003)
Discount Tires - $1,000 (2/2004)
Kohl's - $300 (4/2012)

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:06 pm

Go ahead and call them. It can't hurt anything.

The thank you card stinks, but you can redeem them for a gift card or something.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby Dylan1982 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:19 pm

FutureBillionaire wrote:Go ahead and call them. It can't hurt anything.

The thank you card stinks, but you can redeem them for a gift card or something.

See my post right before your post ;)
Chase Freedom - $12,500 (2/2013)
GM Card - $7,700 (7/2002)
CitiBank (Thank You Preferred) - $6,400 (6/2012)
CitiBank (Diamond Preferred) - $4,600 (6/2012)
Rogers & Hollands - $3,300 (3/2006)
Target REDcard - $3,000 (11/2014)
BestBuy - $1,600 (9/2003)
Discount Tires - $1,000 (2/2004)
Kohl's - $300 (4/2012)

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:00 pm

Dylan1982 wrote:See my post right before your post ;)


Congrats Dylan!
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape


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Postby Dylan1982 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:54 pm

I cannot believe that I waited so long to do this. What was I thinkning??? .01 for every $1.. WOW... LOL

It might sound like a lot, but when you use your CC for every day purchases, it will add up FAST..
Chase Freedom - $12,500 (2/2013)
GM Card - $7,700 (7/2002)
CitiBank (Thank You Preferred) - $6,400 (6/2012)
CitiBank (Diamond Preferred) - $4,600 (6/2012)
Rogers & Hollands - $3,300 (3/2006)
Target REDcard - $3,000 (11/2014)
BestBuy - $1,600 (9/2003)
Discount Tires - $1,000 (2/2004)
Kohl's - $300 (4/2012)

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Postby bisbicos » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:46 pm

Take a deep breath......
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

Future Cards
US Bank Cash +
Chase Ink

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Postby Dylan1982 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:48 am

bisbicos wrote:Take a deep breath......

LOL just excited to get this card!! Sucks that the CL is low :(
Chase Freedom - $12,500 (2/2013)
GM Card - $7,700 (7/2002)
CitiBank (Thank You Preferred) - $6,400 (6/2012)
CitiBank (Diamond Preferred) - $4,600 (6/2012)
Rogers & Hollands - $3,300 (3/2006)
Target REDcard - $3,000 (11/2014)
BestBuy - $1,600 (9/2003)
Discount Tires - $1,000 (2/2004)
Kohl's - $300 (4/2012)



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