Credit Card promotions


Dec 31st, 2011, 05:39 PM
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Credit Card promotions

I am receiving alot of promotions to sign up for credit cards & get 50.000 - 65.000

points for travel. If you do qualify for these cards & get the points then cancel the cards

does that mess with your credit report ? Thanks
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Dec 31st, 2011, 07:41 PM
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Many of these offers require that you keep the card open for a specific amount of time. Be sure to read the fine print.
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Jan 1st, 2012, 03:48 AM
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My wife and I have done 10 of these over the last 2-3 years
we do not carry balances no late payments what will ding
your score. One of the main components of your score is
your credit line versus debt use so we have lines of hundreds
of thousands through CCs and no debt has actually INCREASED
our score we are both well north of 800 FICO.Most require
no specifc time to be open in fact none I know of do.So
for me an awesome way of getting points and miles as long
as you close B4 1 years so as not to Incur fees.LOTS of
free flights 6 each for us many hotel suites for free even
a free computer for me with Amex open and $510 cash for her
with Chase Sapphire a couple of weeks ago made for a nice
Xmas bonus. So look before you leap but go for it we have
had NO problems. If you carry balances that are high or
make 1 late payment on any card how they make $
it will ding your score...but that would be true of any card.
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Jan 1st, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Terms often require that you spend X amount of dollars with the card before you are awarded the points.
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