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United MileagePlus Explorer Guide to Benefits

Matching is not guaranteed anymore YMMV

Personal Card
Public offer in the Bank is 50K+5K                            Sign up for the 30+5K offer. You can get matched to the higher offer by sending a secure message after you are approved to be matched to the 55K + $50 offer that you say your colleague received.

If its your:
First time: After you sign for the 30k + 5k for adding an AU offer, you can SM Chase to match you to the 55k + $50 offer.
2nd+: Sign up with a new Frequent Flyer # (FFN), and SM AFTER receiving the first 30k. Make sure to create the new FFN with United BEFORE submitting the Application to Chase, or they'll default to your previous number, even if you leave the field blank.

Make sure to add an AU to receive the final 5k, for a total of 55k +$50.

Business Card
On the business card, you can get matched to 50k.
Follow the same process as the personal card.
Note: There is no 5k bonus for adding an AU to the biz card, so when you SM, make sure to ask to be matched to the 50k offer, not a 55k offer which doesn't exist for this card.


It could take up to a week to get a response from the Secure Message Center

Here is a link within your United account, which some DDFers have reported to received a 50k offer for the Explorer card, and the annual fee waived for the Club Card.

If u have a UMPE card and NO status, then you can do upgrades from a coach pts booking to bus/1st pts booking for just incremental pt + taxes, no fees. If you don't have the card they said they'd charge the all-dreaded rebooking fee of $100/person (always the chance to get it waived).
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #120 on: May 30, 2012, 04:18:13 PM »
[quoteEarn up to 60,000 Bonus Award Miles:

50,000 Bonus Miles:
With this bonus offer you will qualify and receive 50,000 bonus miles after your first use of the card. First use includes using your account for purchases or balance transfers, or using any checks that access your account; cash advances are not included. After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account. This one-time bonus offer is only valid for first-time United MileagePlus Explorer Card members with new accounts. Previous and existing United Airlines cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer. These miles do not count toward Premier® status. If your account is not open for at least six months, United and Chase reserve the right to deduct the bonus miles from your MileagePlus Program account.][/quote]
is this something new or it was always like this and they don't enforce it?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #121 on: May 30, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »
@rd - thanks! I'm also wondering what happened to the last 5k...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #122 on: May 30, 2012, 04:20:35 PM »
I got it today, although this was the sm I received:

I sent another one asking what about the remainding 5k, but I haven't received a response yet.

The original offer should've been 25k+5k for adding an AU. If you add an AU now it should trigger that 5k automatically besides for the 5k that they're going to manually add.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #123 on: May 30, 2012, 04:21:58 PM »
@rd - thanks! I'm also wondering what happened to the last 5k...

I'll update when there is one.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2012, 04:49:32 PM »
The original offer should've been 25k+5k for adding an AU. If you add an AU now it should trigger that 5k automatically besides for the 5k that they're going to manually add.

I'm not following, 25k+5k for Au=30k+20k that she said she was adding=50k. Where do you see the last 5k?

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« Reply #125 on: May 30, 2012, 06:43:00 PM »
What was the cut off date to be eligible for a bonus if you already had a continental card? I applied for the continental card in April 2011

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« Reply #126 on: May 30, 2012, 06:44:31 PM »
What was the cut off date to be eligible for a bonus if you already had a continental card? I applied for the continental card in April 2011
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« Reply #127 on: May 30, 2012, 07:58:24 PM »
Too late

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2012, 08:18:05 AM »
I'll update when there is one.

I'm still waiting for an intelligent reply from them. In the meantime I did it for someone else and got the additional 25k+$50, so it definitely is still working.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #129 on: June 01, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »
i need to fly in summer and found great flights on united if i sign up for the card 55k bouns miles will i get it right away or does it take a billing cycle?

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« Reply #130 on: June 01, 2012, 04:28:32 PM »
i need to fly in summer and found great flights on united if i sign up for the card 55k bouns miles will i get it right away or does it take a billing cycle?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #131 on: June 04, 2012, 08:30:45 AM »
I'm not following, 25k+5k for Au=30k+20k that she said she was adding=50k. Where do you see the last 5k?

5k for AU

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #132 on: June 04, 2012, 08:35:58 AM »
5k for AU
???

I'm not following, 25k+5k for Au=30k+20k that she said she was adding=50k. Where do you see the last 5k?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #133 on: June 04, 2012, 11:28:55 AM »
Whats the best way to word the SM so I get matched to the best offer(55K + $50 statement credit)? Thanks!!!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #134 on: June 07, 2012, 11:20:18 PM »
Hello everyone!

My first post at the forum!

i recently got approved for an other United card, but when i applied i put my old ff account#.

today i tried to get the mach to 55K+50$, and got back this message from chase:

Thank you for contacting Chase about your United
MileagePlus® Explorer credit card account ending in 6485.

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past. Here
is additional information to help explain the enrollment
bonus:

? The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
? Since you received a total of 55,000 bonus miles on your
previous account ending in ****, you are not considered a
first time cardmember.
? Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

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

Thank you,

Laurie Laird
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Anything i could do? any idea?

Thank you very much.