Latest round updates and I made a stupid mistake!

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I made a mistake even a  rookie  would not make, but it all worked out OK. For some strange reason my wife did not get an instant approval on all her 3 card round from last week. Now I fully expected the non-instant on the INK BOLD and with a call to Chase got the approval. The Bank of Hawaii was an instant approval and I expected instant on the Citi Hilton as well. We did not, in a day or so, get an e-mail saying “you are approved”. So we did what any experienced points enthusiast always does and called to see what the status was and found the problem. I had messed up one digit in my wife’s SSN. What a stupid mistake. CitiBank was great about it and immediately approved my wife for a $15,000 line. We are now still 100% for all approvals this year!

So what did I learn from this. One, when applying for credit cards, check the numbers – Duhhh! Also don’t be afraid to call the application status lines or the reconsideration lines as companies are willing to work with you when you work with them or make a mistake on the application. I have most of the major card’s numbers in the Best Point Cards link if you need them. Gosh I feel dumb some days – Rene


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  1. I made the same mistake once but it was on a 1040 tax return. I couldn’t figure out why the e-file kept getting rejected. Took me 3 days to discover I was one digit off on my wife’s SSN. 🙂

  2. I just did something similar with my wife’s ink bold app. But, I substituted my whole SS# for hers. Chase fraud dept requested a copy of her card so hope it all works out ok.

  3. Just did the exact same with my wife’s ssn on the ink bold. Chase was great about it.

    Best of all was making the call from the admirals club before a business class award flight to vacation in s. America. She’s come around!

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