Online: You can apply for the Walmart Credit Card online. You also have the option of checking for pre-approval if you want to gauge your approval odds. Just click on the “See if I’m pre-approved” button.
Over the phone: If you want to apply over the phone, just call customer service at (800) 903-9177. When prompted, say “apply for a credit card” and you will be connected to a live representative.
At Walmart: You can also apply for the Walmart Credit Card in store, by visiting your nearest Walmart store location.
At a branch: Finally, you can submit an application at a Capital One branch, which is the issuer of the Walmart Credit Card.
Before you apply, it’s important to note that Walmart offers two credit cards – a Mastercard and a Walmart® Store Card – but has just one application.
In other words, you can’t pick your Walmart card. Your creditworthiness decides for you. People with better credit generally get the Walmart Credit Card, while folks with fair credit usually receive the Walmart® Store Card.
Yes, you can get pre-approved for the Walmart Credit Card, through the card’s webpage. By clicking on “See if I'm Pre-Approved,” you can quickly check your odds of approval for the Walmart Credit Card before you actually submit an application. You can also get pre-approved for the Walmart Credit Card by receiving a targeted mail offer. This is how you can check for Walmart® Store Card pre-approval, too.… read full answer
How to Check for Walmart Credit Card Pre-Approval Online
Visit the Walmart Credit Card pre-approval page and click on “See if I’m Pre-Approved.”
Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security Number, contact, and financial information.
Click “See if You’re Pre-Approved” to see if you have any pre-approved offers.
If you do get a pre-approval offer in the mail, you can respond to the offer online or call the phone number included in your offer letter. The letter will also include a reservation number and an access code, which you will need to provide so that the issuer will know to flag the application as pre-approved.
Be aware that Walmart Credit Card pre-approval is not a guarantee that you’ll be approved for the card. It simply means the odds of getting the card are in your favor (90%) should you submit an application. Also, note that if you apply for the Walmart Credit Card, you are giving the issuer permission to conduct a hard “pull,” or inquiry, on your credit report. Hard inquiries will lower your credit score slightly, but only for a short period. Pre-approvals, however, do not affect your credit score, as they’re done using a soft inquiry.
No, the Walmart Credit Card will not do a soft pull. The Walmart Credit Card application will result in a hard inquiry. So, keep in mind that you will need at least fair credit (640+) to get the card. While the score is higher than what most store cards require, you will be able to use the card anywhere Mastercard is accepted.… read full answer
More info regarding the Walmart Credit Card credit inquiry
You can check if you prequalify for the Walmart Credit Card on the issuer's pre-qualification page. This inquiry will not affect your credit score as it will be a soft pull. However, if you do prequalify and want to get the card, you will need to submit an actual application which will result in a hard pull.
A hard pull usually causes an applicant's credit score to drop by 5-10 points. Most people’s scores bounce back within 3-6 months with responsible credit management, but it can take up to 12 months. You can also check out Wallethub's guide on how to minimize the credit score damage.
The Walmart Credit Card credit score requirement is 640 or higher. That means people with fair credit or better have a shot at getting approved for this card. The Walmart® Store Card also requires at least fair credit for approval.
Other things you need for the Walmart Credit Card:
You should note that while your credit score is an important factor, there are plenty of other things that will impact your chances of being approved for the Walmart Credit Card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status and housing status.… read full answer
Since all these criteria are taken into consideration, you might be able to get approved with a slightly lower credit score. But it’s best to wait to apply until you meet the Walmart Credit Card credit score requirement. You can check your credit score for free on WalletHub.
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