Old Dec 22, 12, 2:53 am
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stealph
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: RDU
Programs: Delta silver, HH silver, IHG platinum, SPG gold, AMEX platinum
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Originally Posted by deant View Post
Assuming you are going for the Chase cards, make sure you don't apply for all of them at the same time. Suggest you and your wife each applying for one card immediately and then, in about 2 month intervals, apply for other Chase cards. Make sure you keep your utilization percentage very low (which means paying off balances before they are billed).

Also, with the Chase Ink cards, look at buying gift cards at Office Depot or other "bonus" locations.
Just to add...several of us have had great success applying for a Chase Business card (Ink) at the same time as applying for a personal card..so in reality you could apply for the personal/biz at the same time.

Make sure you are routing all of your telecommunication/internet/etc spend through your Ink and as mentioned above, look into the $500 dollar visa gift cards at Office Depot to use for your normal 1x purchases. Depending on your spending patterns, getting 5x on virtually everything can help nicely.

Also take a look at Amazon Payments..

Good luck!
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