I have a very good credit score (just shy of excellent) and I wanted to purchase a fairly pricey item on Amazon. They have a couple of decent credit card offers, one with Chase that gives you $70 Amazon credit on approval and their store card that gives you $40. I applied for the Chase, and found out I wasn't immediately approved. So, I took the chance and applied for the store card and got instantly approved. Later that day, I got approved from Chase too.
Anyway, few weeks later I check my annual free credit report (one of them) and interestingly I have only a "hard" inquiry from chase registered. Which makes me wonder, is the other not a hard inquiry or is it delayed and will show up later? I've read online that being pre-approved for credit cards only leads to a soft inquiry and so won't effect the score. Was I "pre-approved" when I was instantly approved for the store card?