I've been pretty vocal for a while now about my pursuit of the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Imminent holiday spending needs reignited my interest in the card to more easily qualify for that 40k signup bonus, so after what seemed like forever waiting for my accounts cycle today was finally the day to pull the trigger. As expected, I got the "you will be contacted within 30 days" message, so I hopped on the phone with the Chase Backdoor line at around noon (to be honest I didn't even know they were open on Sundays) and after some ID verification questions the loan analyst put me on hold. Guys, I was holding my breath and crossing my fingers and toes for the longest 2-4 minutes I've had in a while. She came back on the line and congratulated me on my new Chase Sapphire account with a $5k limit! Of course I logged onto my online banking and confirmed it was the Preferred version by going to the Ultimate Rewards page and verifying that the travel rewards were discounted and that the option to transfer points to frequent flyer programs was indeed at the top of the page.
Feeling extra daring, I decided that I wanted to go for the Amazon card too because I'm starting to shop there more often now, and I could really use a $50 gift card to help me out with Christmas shopping. Lo and behold, same wait message, as expected. I called the recon line again at about 5:30 and I got the same loan analyst from my previous call. When she came back from processing the app, she let me know that the application was denied... But she recon'ed it for me and approved me for a $2k line!
So from July to now, I've gone from Chase wanting nothing to do with me after I had closed my $400 Slate card to a $1500 Freedom, $5000 Sapphire Preferred, and $2000 Amazon card. Feeling pretty good about it.