Aria/GetSmart Upgrades

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by NiceGuy, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. NiceGuy

    NiceGuy Well-Known Member

    Has anyone been able to successfully upgrade their Aria (now GetSmart) accounts from the standard level (20% interest) to the platinum level, or receive any other interest rate reductions or CL increases?

    If so, did you do this via retention, or was it automatic (in the mail)?

  2. fingrrrl

    fingrrrl Well-Known Member

    I got my APR lowered from 23.99% to 16.99% and my limit increased initially from $500 to $5000 now. I paid for the $49 increases but got those all refunded via retention. The APR reduction (and subsequent refund of my annual fee) I got from continuously writing to them at Planetfeedback. I'd suggest you'd go that route first and see how much you can squeeze out of Providian. Good luck!
  3. NiceGuy

    NiceGuy Well-Known Member

    Thanks...did the $5K limit allow you to upgrade to the platinum level card?
  4. fingrrrl

    fingrrrl Well-Known Member

    No, but I'll get their eventually...with enough haggling. :) By that time though, I'll be able to scrap them and get AMEX.

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