Nordstrom Credit

A couple of weeks ago I was shopping at Nordstrom Rack because I was in need of a few things that only "The Rack" can deliver within my price range. Namely, shoes, shirts, and underwear.

On this day I went in looking specifically for all black Calvin Klein underwear but ended up finding a pair of nice brown leather boots as well. I saw them, they saw me and I was done. I knew I had to have them!

As I approached the checkout line I thought to myself that maybe I should apply for a Nordstrom credit card knowing full well that 9 times out of 10 I'd be denied but I figured that all they could do was tell me, no, so I applied.

After about a 30-minute application process due to the new guy at the register, I held my breath for a few minutes longer and to my surprise, I was approved for a $500 credit limit! I later found out that Nordstrom cards were issued by TD Bank which also issues the Target REDcard.

My purchases came up to $80 and some change and I paid it off in full before I ever got the first bill. I did this because during my research I found out that Nordstrom is very good about converting their retail store card into a Nordstrom Visa within 6 months of on-time payments but only time will tell.

Oh, and as a final thought, when my Nordstrom card arrived in the mail it included a letter which stated that my Experian credit score at the time of approval was only 620. Hopefully, you can use this valuable information to your advantage if you are considering applying for the Nordstrom credit card.

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PayPal Credit

For those who are not familiar with PayPal Credit, it was formerly called "Bill Me Later" which would allow you to purchase a product online today and not have to pay for it until up to 6 months later with zero interest just as long as you spent at least $99 on the purchase.

Bill Me Later had denied my request for credit on several occasions in the past but since my credit had improved over the last couple of years, I thought I would give it another try. To my surprise, I was instantly approved for a $250 line of credit and although the amount is not earth-shattering, it is still $250 more than I expected, which is always a win-win!

So in short, if you are looking to make a purchase via PayPal or at any one of the many online stores that accept PayPal at checkout, then I highly recommend PayPal Credit as I feel that the approval rate is good even with a poor credit score hovering around 600.

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