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bjones2571 Jan 1, 16 5:32 pm

Wells Fargo Platinum 5x at Grocery-Gas-Drugstores(2016 onwards)
 
Anyone know if there is a way to increase the credit line without a csr looking at it? An automated option like chase has? Just completed my first month and did 3x my $7k limit, but the low limit, the slow posting of charges, and the hold on checks from my other bank into my WF checking account is holding me back.

CWAL Jan 1, 16 8:11 pm


Originally Posted by bjones2571 (Post 25947177)
Anyone know if there is a way to increase the credit line without a csr looking at it? An automated option like chase has? Just completed my first month and did 3x my $7k limit, but the low limit, the slow posting of charges, and the hold on checks from my other bank into my WF checking account is holding me back.

Can't help you with most of this, but I can say that I did multiples of my CL the first month, and asked for/received CLI near the end of the first month with no adverse effects.

Posting of charges can't be helped, other than your choice in merchants. Some merchants take 2 biz days, some take 3. Stick with the 2 day merchants where possible.

My check funds are always available next business day, both at ATM deposit and teller. If you can't seem to get WF to give you next day funds, maybe your account hasn't been open long enough? Try getting a bank that can ACH push next business day for free, that's extremely helpful.

cdog999 Jan 1, 16 9:44 pm

Just got approval from my wife to get the 5% wf card. Which one should I apply for. Visa cash back or visa signature cash back. I don't see platinum as an option.

I've had a Wells Fargo checking account with PMA/brokerage for about 6 years now. I'm interested in getting the highest CL possible. And, I'm likely not interested in using the points for travel unless I'm able to transfer the points via a broker for a higher dollar conversion.

Also, anyone have any idea if its better to apply over the phone for someone that has been with Wells Fargo for a long time but never had a credit card? Wondering if there is a way I can squeeze out some additional Credit Limit.

rburrel Jan 2, 16 10:08 am

Has anybody had trouble with bait & switch when applying for this card? I received a targeted offer in my WF banking messages for the 5% Visa Signature cash back card. I applied online and was approved with a 14k CL. The problem is that after I was approved I read over the T&C and noticed that the section referring to the 5% bonus was not included. This section can be found if you just google the credit card offer and read over the T&C attached to it. When logging into my rewards, I can't find anything that mentioned the 5% bonus as well.

I called WF and explained the Terms & conditions discrepancy. The first time I was referred to WF rewards department who said they don't know anything until I activate my card and use it. The second time I called the guy just said that the visa cash back card will have the 5% attached to it, but when I explained the missing section in the TC he just said, "Is there anything else I can help you with".

I've also sent a secure message for them to confirm the offer and if they don't I won't be activating my card.

So my question is, when I receive the card in the mail, should I try it out? Or do I maintain some leverage by not activating it. Thanks!

FYI, I've never had a WF credit card, so that's not the problem.

cdog999 Jan 2, 16 10:29 am


Originally Posted by rburrel (Post 25949548)
Has anybody had trouble with bait & switch when applying for this card? I received a targeted offer in my WF banking messages for the 5% Visa Signature cash back card. I applied online and was approved with a 14k CL. The problem is that after I was approved I read over the T&C and noticed that the section referring to the 5% bonus was not included. This section can be found if you just google the credit card offer and read over the T&C attached to it. When logging into my rewards, I can't find anything that mentioned the 5% bonus as well.

I called WF and explained the Terms & conditions discrepancy. The first time I was referred to WF rewards department who said they don't know anything until I activate my card and use it. The second time I called the guy just said that the visa cash back card will have the 5% attached to it, but when I explained the missing section in the TC he just said, "Is there anything else I can help you with".

I've also sent a secure message for them to confirm the offer and if they don't I won't be activating my card.

So my question is, when I receive the card in the mail, should I try it out? Or do I maintain some leverage by not activating it. Thanks!

FYI, I've never had a WF credit card, so that's not the problem.

Curious what you find out as I see a "0.00% introductory APR for 18 months" Cash Back Visa. Don't really need that, but I see the following under tab 2 on the offer:


Earn 5% cash rewards on gas, grocery, and drugstore net purchases for the first 6 months and 1% cash back on all other net purchases every day.Important Information and Footnotes 2

5% cash rewards (1% base plus 4% bonus) are earned for every $1 spent in net purchases (purchases minus returns/credits) during the first 6 months, from the date the credit card account is opened, at retailers whose merchant code for Visa is classified grocery stores, drugstores, and gas stations. Purchases not processed using these merchant codes for Visa will not qualify for bonus cash rewards. Wells Fargo does not have the ability to control how a retailer chooses to classify their business and therefore reserves the right to determine which purchases qualify for cash rewards. For all other purchases a 1% cash reward is earned for each $1 spent in net purchases. Cash rewards are redeemed in increments of $25 only. Certain purchases/transactions do not earn cash rewards; Please see the Summary to the Wells Fargo Rewards® Program Terms and Conditions and Addendum for the Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa® Credit Card for details.
Trying to decide right now how to apply. Over the phone or online? Through a targeted ad or just regular? And, Visa Cash back vs Visa Cash Back Signature?

rburrel Jan 2, 16 10:46 am


Originally Posted by cdog999 (Post 25949642)
Curious what you find out as I see a "0.00% introductory APR for 18 months" Cash Back Visa. Don't really need that, but I see the following under tab 2 on the offer:



Trying to decide right now how to apply. Over the phone or online? Through a targeted ad or just regular? And, Visa Cash back vs Visa Cash Back Signature?

oh boy, I did receive 0% APR for 18 months. That is the first time I have heard of this being "the" promotional offer. I'll let you know how things turn out. Make sure you read over the T&C thoroughly before applying!

Edit: Where do you see the 0% or 18 month offer. I can't find it anywhere online. Thanks.

cdog999 Jan 2, 16 12:28 pm


Originally Posted by rburrel (Post 25949727)
oh boy, I did receive 0% APR for 18 months. That is the first time I have heard of this being "the" promotional offer. I'll let you know how things turn out. Make sure you read over the T&C thoroughly before applying!

Edit: Where do you see the 0% or 18 month offer. I can't find it anywhere online. Thanks.

Products & Offers tab. I had it for the Visa Cash Back card. My wife does not have it on her account. Think I should go for this over just applying for the Visa Signature Cash Back card (the other card)? I really want to make sure and get a high CL.

I'm debating whether I should give a banker a call on Monday...

ajhardee Jan 2, 16 12:31 pm


Originally Posted by rburrel (Post 25949548)
When logging into my rewards, I can't find anything that mentioned the 5% bonus as well.

It would be under the "Activity" tab and would have a countdown of how many days the bonus has left.

rburrel Jan 2, 16 1:31 pm

I am fuming right now!!! So I've talked with about 5 different CSR's today, all of which confirming that I will get the 5x bonus even though I cant find it on my account and it's not mentioned in my T&C.

Well, I have a friend who also recently applied for the card and he went and logged into his account. Not surprisingly, his 5% bonus shows up in the account activity tab, and is also included in his T&S. Based on what I read here, I finally concluded that when I went to apply, I clicked on the 0% for 18 months targeted offer. I specifically remember clicking this offer and being confused whether or not this was the 5% card; however, on this offer, one of the bulleted items was "5% cashback for groc/dining/etc..", so I thought, "ok, that's what I want" and went ahead with the application.

So I call WF back. This time I don't give them the option to tell me that I have the 5% offer. I tell them I thought I was signing up for the 5% card, but believe that maybe I have been enrolled in the 0% for 18 months offer instead. And explain how my friends account shows the 5%, but mine doesn't. The CSR confirms that I DO NOT have the 5% promotion, but the 0%apr promotion instead!

So I explain to her that I don't give a flip about the 0%apr, and the reason I applied for the card was for the 5% promotion, so I need those switched. She then puts me on hold to talk to her supervisor. She comes back 5 minutes later to tell me that they have to request the 5% be added to my account with the executive office, and that said office will contact me within 1 to 5 business days with their decision.

I also mentioned that I would be canceling all my wells fargo accounts if this wasn't straightened up, (I have a checking account plus a sizable HSA account with them).

MG49 Jan 2, 16 1:43 pm


Originally Posted by rburrel (Post 25950373)
I am fuming right now!!! So I've talked with about 5 different CSR's today, all of which confirming that I will get the 5x bonus even though I cant find it on my account and it's not mentioned in my T&C.

Well, I have a friend who also recently applied for the card and he went and logged into his account. Not surprisingly, his 5% bonus shows up in the account activity tab, and is also included in his T&S. Based on what I read here, I finally concluded that when I went to apply, I clicked on the 0% for 18 months targeted offer. I specifically remember clicking this offer and being confused whether or not this was the 5% card; however, on this offer, one of the bulleted items was "5% cashback for groc/dining/etc..", so I thought, "ok, that's what I want" and went ahead with the application.

So I call WF back. This time I don't give them the option to tell me that I have the 5% offer. I tell them I thought I was signing up for the 5% card, but believe that maybe I have been enrolled in the 0% for 18 months offer instead. And explain how my friends account shows the 5%, but mine doesn't. The CSR confirms that I DO NOT have the 5% promotion, but the 0%apr promotion instead!

So I explain to her that I don't give a flip about the 0%apr, and the reason I applied for the card was for the 5% promotion, so I need those switched. She then puts me on hold to talk to her supervisor. She comes back 5 minutes later to tell me that they have to request the 5% be added to my account with the executive office, and that said office will contact me within 1 to 5 business days with their decision.

I also mentioned that I would be canceling all my wells fargo accounts if this wasn't straightened up, (I have a checking account plus a sizable HSA account with them).

Sounds like someone at WF may have screwed up or you may have read something incorrectly. Either way, you contacted them, figured out the issue and they are figuring out a way to fix it. Inconvenient? Yes. A reason to freak out? No. At least give them a bit of time to fix the issue. You'll have 6 months to MS with this card, missing out on the first week won't kill you.

bjones2571 Jan 2, 16 7:20 pm


Originally Posted by CWAL (Post 25947669)
Can't help you with most of this, but I can say that I did multiples of my CL the first month, and asked for/received CLI near the end of the first month with no adverse effects.

Posting of charges can't be helped, other than your choice in merchants. Some merchants take 2 biz days, some take 3. Stick with the 2 day merchants where possible.

My check funds are always available next business day, both at ATM deposit and teller. If you can't seem to get WF to give you next day funds, maybe your account hasn't been open long enough? Try getting a bank that can ACH push next business day for free, that's extremely helpful.

Hmm, anyone else have success with a CLI without adverse effects? Just worried that they'd look at the thousands of dollars spent at my local Kroger with suspicion. Maybe if they ask I tell I them I opened a food truck? Lol.

CWAL Jan 2, 16 7:42 pm


Originally Posted by bjones2571 (Post 25951643)
Hmm, anyone else have success with a CLI without adverse effects? Just worried that they'd look at the thousands of dollars spent at my local Kroger with suspicion. Maybe if they ask I tell I them I opened a food truck? Lol.

I never answered the questions they didn't ask.

bjones2571 Jan 2, 16 7:47 pm


Originally Posted by CWAL (Post 25951712)
I never answered the questions they didn't ask.

Did it require another hard pull?

CWAL Jan 2, 16 7:48 pm


Originally Posted by bjones2571 (Post 25951737)
Did it require another hard pull?

Nope, get it in within 30 days and you should be good.

travelfreaks Jan 2, 16 11:00 pm


Originally Posted by rburrel (Post 25950373)
I am fuming right now!!! So I've talked with about 5 different CSR's today, all of which confirming that I will get the 5x bonus even though I cant find it on my account and it's not mentioned in my T&C.

Well, I have a friend who also recently applied for the card and he went and logged into his account. Not surprisingly, his 5% bonus shows up in the account activity tab, and is also included in his T&S. Based on what I read here, I finally concluded that when I went to apply, I clicked on the 0% for 18 months targeted offer. I specifically remember clicking this offer and being confused whether or not this was the 5% card; however, on this offer, one of the bulleted items was "5% cashback for groc/dining/etc..", so I thought, "ok, that's what I want" and went ahead with the application.

So I call WF back. This time I don't give them the option to tell me that I have the 5% offer. I tell them I thought I was signing up for the 5% card, but believe that maybe I have been enrolled in the 0% for 18 months offer instead. And explain how my friends account shows the 5%, but mine doesn't. The CSR confirms that I DO NOT have the 5% promotion, but the 0%apr promotion instead!

So I explain to her that I don't give a flip about the 0%apr, and the reason I applied for the card was for the 5% promotion, so I need those switched. She then puts me on hold to talk to her supervisor. She comes back 5 minutes later to tell me that they have to request the 5% be added to my account with the executive office, and that said office will contact me within 1 to 5 business days with their decision.

I also mentioned that I would be canceling all my wells fargo accounts if this wasn't straightened up, (I have a checking account plus a sizable HSA account with them).

always best to get mad and blame the bank when you made the error:D


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