Apply for a good Visa credit card with no annual fee?

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Apply for a good Visa credit card with no annual fee?

Postby ajumbaje » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:06 am

I am looking to upgrade from my secured card and have a visa in case my discover doesn't get accepted somewhere. I am looking at the amazon visa, then the citi simplicity. I have had credit established for about a year now.

I have applied for a couple of cards since getting my discover card earlier this month, mand have been declined. Amex blue cash everyday and Capitalone VentureOne rewards

I am currently pending on the amazon one.

Any other card suggestions? My secured card has an annual fee and I don't want to deal with that if I just have this card as backup.

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Postby smills228 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:31 pm

The Amazon Visa is pretty great, in my opinion. I don't like keeping track of the rotating programs, so I like the steady 2% on gas/restaurants/drug stores/office suppleis & 1% everywhere else. I really don't use it that much--my daily driver is an American Express--so I don't mind that I'm not exactly "maximizing" rewards.

The Simplicity card isn't the greatest because of its lack of a rewards program. I applied for it to take advantage of the 0% offer--the lack of rewards is being made up by the interest on all that money sitting in my savings account ;) . I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who doesn't need/plan on using the 0% offer, though.

It seems like you've done a lot of Credit Card applications lately (Discover, Amex BCE, Capital One, and maybe Amazon). You might find that all of those inquiries are what's holding you back. I would wait a few months to let your credit age more and put some distance between you and those inquiries, then apply again. While it'll be 2 years before those inquiries fall off, they're most damaging to your credit in this few months to a year; for all the banks know, you've got new accounts with huge credit limits from those companies that just aren't reporting yet!
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Postby DavidNY » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:36 pm

Priceline Visa has 2% rewards.

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Postby Money card » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:08 pm

HMMM have to think about this one, you want no annual fee, you were turned down for a capital1 venture1 card also the Blue cash card.

whereever you having a checking account (assuming it's not a chase branch or citibank etc) a local bank or credit union, have you asked them if they issue any visa credit cards?

since you have a Discover have you thought about any store credit cards like the Macys American Express, Nordstroms visa?

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