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So what do you get for having the card? These incredibly sweet benefits:
-Full United Club membership:
 This membership normally costs $395 per year for non-elites and itís the only club network that canít be accessed with the AMEX Platinum card or the Priority Pass lounge membership that comes with that card.
 A full United Club membership allows your entire family, or you and 2 guests, to enter hundreds of United and partner lounges worldwide, regardless of which airline you are flying of even if you are even flying at all!  Just show your membership card and youíre in!
 Here is a dreadfully incomplete list of lounges.  For example Iíve used my United membership card in Tel Aviv but theyíre not listed. 
-Unlimited Airport Terminal Access:  **ENDING AUGUST 2016**
 Another very nice benefit of being a full United Club member is that you can access the secured part of the airport even when youíre not flying! When I pick someone up from the airport I often like to meet them at the gate and surprise them and go for a free drink in the club. All you have to do is go to the checkin counter, show your United Club membership, and request a gate pass to get past security to access the lounge.
 This will work in any airport where there is a United or USAirways lounge.
 With free wifi, snacks, drinks, newspapers, magazines, and even showers and free ironing services in some locations, you can even make the United Club your new office if you wanted to!
 Or you can just take your kid past security to see the planes taking off when not rushing to a flight, just like in the pre 9/11 days.
 See here more detailes about this benefit.
-1.5 United Miles per dollar spent everywhere!
 This blows every other card out of the water. Youíll get 1.5 miles for every dollar you spend anywhere.  No other card out there offers anything near this earning rate on everyday purchases!  Even the great Starwood card earns an effective 1.25 miles per dollar spent and those canít be directly transferred to United (though they can be used on United via an airline like USAirways though they have harsher award policies), or the excellent Freedom card with checking offers 1.1 points per dollar spent on everyday purchases.
Itís not hard at all to get at least 1.8 cents value per mile (or much more than that), but at that rate itís a 2.7% rebate on everything you buy. Considering you can pay your federal income taxes for a 1.89% fee, you will be able to load up on miles the next time you pay taxes and be excited about getting a discounted vacation out of it!  It would come out to a cost of just 1.26 cents per United mile, which is an incredible bargain (A business class ticket to Europe is 100,000 miles with no fuel surcharges, so you would be paying just $1,260 for business to Europe or $1,512 for business to Israel or the Maldives), plus you may even be able to deduct the 1.89% fee!
You also earn 2 miles per dollar on United purchases, though that is beat by the 2.14 points per dollar offered by Sapphire Preferred.
-2 Free Checked Bags:
 You and one companion automatically get 2 free checked bags on United worldwide. If you bring 2 bags each thatís a savings of $240 domestically or a savings of $400 to most international destinations (Europe, Israel, Argentina, Asia, Australia, etc) on a round-trip.
Not only that but additional cards are free, and although additional cardholders donít automatically get 2 free bags like the primary cardholder, they will at the checkin counter by just showing the agent their United Club card. I have tested this out many times to confirm that this works. For a family of 4 with 8 checked bags you can split your itinerary into 2 after purchasing it, and then with 1 primary card and 1 additional card all 8 checked bags will be free, a savings of $480 domestically or $800 to most international destinations on a round-trip.
As the free luggage benefit can be attained by just showing a checkin agent your credit card, it will last until the cardís expiration date, which is 3 years from when you are approved.
-Premier Access and Boarding:
 Youíll get priority check-in, priority baggage handling (your bags will arrive ahead of the general publicís), and priority security line access.
 Plus you will board at the same time as Premier Silver elite members, ahead of Explorer cardholders, ahead of families with children, and way ahead of the general public, so that you will have plenty of space for your carry-ons.
-Waived Award Expedite/Close-In Fees:
 Those pesky $75 per passenger fees for booking an award ticket within 21 days (which is right when the best award availability starts to open up) are automatically waived for cardholders!
-No foreign Transaction fees:
 Get the best rates and pay no exchange rate fees.
-Hertz President's Circle Status:
 Cardmembers get President's Circle status at Hertz. After getting the card, register at https://hertzstatus.mileageplus.com/
-Hyatt Platinum Elite Status:
 Cardmembers get Platinum status at Hyatt, giving them free internet, upgrades, and bonus points. After getting the card, register at https://hyattstatus.mileageplus.com
As with the Explorer card, you also get these benefits:
-Primary CDW Rental Car Insurance:
 Almost all credit cards only offer secondary CDW rental car insurance, meaning that you must first file a claim with your personal insurance which will affect your rates. The United consumers cards cover accidents without the need to make any claim with your personal insurance and should definitely be your go-to card for all car rentals outside of Israel.
-Premier upgrades on award tickets:
 Premier members will be eligible for upgrades by being a United cardholder.
-Non-expiring miles:
 As long as youíre a United cardholder your miles will never expire.
-Last-Seat Standard Awards:
 As long as thereís a seat on the plane youíll be able to use double miles for it. This level is now capacity controlled for general members.
-Other protections:
 -Travel Accident Insurance
 -Emergency Assistance
 -Trip Cancellation Insurance
 -Lost Luggage Reimbursement
 -Delayed Luggage Reimbursement
 -Delayed Trip Reimbursement
 -Extended Warranty Protection
 -Price Drop Protection
 -Purchase Protection
 -Return Protection
 -Worldwide Emergency Card Replacement


Source
Getting the AF waived After being approved for the card, you could SM and ask for the AF to be waived for the first year.
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2012, 09:59:41 AM »
Is it possible to get it free for the first year?

I doubt it
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2012, 10:00:51 AM »
If I have the United PP Business Card which gives me lounge access, would I be able to sign up for the United Club Card Personal and get refunded the to $100 like those that already have lounge access?
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2012, 08:45:04 PM »
Is there a minimum CL for this card like there was with the PP ($8K)?
If yes, what is it? $5K or also $8K?

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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2012, 09:16:18 PM »
Does United still give a gate pass if you are a  club member?

If you are coming off a flight an have your luggage with you and want to get into the club, you'd have to go through security with the bags. Any idea what the maximum size that they allow through the machines?

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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2012, 10:43:52 PM »
I have a United RSVP code for 1st year free, till when is it good for?
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Re: Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
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I have a United RSVP code for 1st year free, till when is it good for?

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Did you win that? :)
Someone gave it to me.  :)
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2012, 12:01:02 AM »
Is there a minimum CL for this card like there was with the PP ($8K)?
If yes, what is it? $5K or also $8K?
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« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2012, 12:02:35 AM »
I have a United RSVP code for 1st year free, till when is it good for?
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2012, 01:11:42 PM »
When entering my United FFN does it have to be the same name as my name on CC?
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Re: Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2012, 12:12:39 PM »
Did you win that? :)
BTW you can go to any United Club at the airport and get an invitation code from the marketing materials advertising the credit card in the United lounge.
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2012, 12:24:08 PM »
I applied for the card April 30th received it may 2nd. The billing cycle started The last week of April so my first bill is coming may 22nd and my annual fee is due june 22nd. I called up cs and asked them if I never activated my card why did the billing cycle my start? ( actually I never received the card because they sent it to my home and I am away I will receive it in 3 to 5 days). The cs couldn't help me as to not starting billing until I activate the card. All she did was change my bill date to May 28th. Is this always how it works? Also will an AU on my account get Avis benefits and the others or only 2 free bags?
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2012, 12:32:17 PM »
I called up cs and asked them if I never activated my card why did the billing cycle my start?  Is this always how it works?

IME with Chase your first billing cycle starts shortly after your account is approved and the annual fee will post at the close of your first billing cycle regardless of whether or not the card was activated.  I went through the same thing with both of my SWA cards, although it really didn't matter to me whether the annual fee was charged before or after I activated the card.

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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2012, 09:12:34 PM »
And they are matching 1 year free!!! Here is the sm they sent me.
   "Dear JJ1000,

Thank you for contacting Chase about your MileagePlus
account.

We have reviewed the application that you completed and
the enrollment offer attached to that application states
you will receive a $95.00 statement after your first
purchase. We understand you received a new offer entitling
you to receive the first year annual fee waiver of
$395.00. We will be happy to exchange the offers and have
issued a credit for the difference of $300.00. You will
see this adjustment on your next billing statement.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Jordan Padron
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates."
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2012, 09:32:21 PM »
And they are matching 1 year free!!! Here is the sm they sent me.
   "Dear JJ1000,

Thank you for contacting Chase about your MileagePlus
account.

We have reviewed the application that you completed and
the enrollment offer attached to that application states
you will receive a $95.00 statement after your first
purchase. We understand you received a new offer entitling
you to receive the first year annual fee waiver of
$395.00. We will be happy to exchange the offers and have
issued a credit for the difference of $300.00. You will
see this adjustment on your next billing statement.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Jordan Padron
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates."

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