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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 #1245 on: March 14, 2013, 05:42:35 PM »
I just got a targeted offer for 50k after 1k spend. That sounds pretty good to me.
Anyone can match from 30k to 55K+$50.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1246 on: March 14, 2013, 05:43:43 PM »
Anyone can match from 30k to 55K+$50.

Is this on the business card too?

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« Reply #1247 on: March 14, 2013, 05:44:37 PM »
Is this on the business card too?
50K+$50 for that.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1248 on: March 14, 2013, 05:47:55 PM »
Just opened a UA for my wife through the UA website for 50K for $1,000.  SMed and within 24 hours, she had a $50 credit and an extra 5k pts!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1249 on: March 14, 2013, 05:51:20 PM »
Just opened a UA for my wife through the UA website for 50K for $1,000.  SMed and within 24 hours, she had a $50 credit and an extra 5k pts!

What's the extra 5 K for ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1250 on: March 14, 2013, 05:53:57 PM »
What's the extra 5 K for ?

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« Reply #1252 on: March 15, 2013, 12:09:04 AM »
thanks Dan

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« Reply #1253 on: March 19, 2013, 09:59:07 AM »
I just tried that , and I got the dreaded sent to the appropriate deptgrr answer. To which I complained my cousin got his immediately , why not me !
whatever ended up happening, did they accelerate the points?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1254 on: March 19, 2013, 10:13:03 AM »
Does it make sense that I left the FFN on the application blank and they hooked it up to my existing FFN #?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1255 on: March 19, 2013, 10:19:37 AM »
Does it make sense that I left the FFN on the application blank and they hooked it up to my existing FFN #?
Yes. That is why when getting another UA card you should make a new ffn and apply with that ffn.
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« Reply #1256 on: March 19, 2013, 10:27:14 AM »
Yes. That is why when getting another UA card you should make a new ffn and apply with that ffn.

Thanks, luckily this was my first card but will keep this in mind going forward.

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« Reply #1257 on: March 19, 2013, 10:31:22 AM »
Thanks, luckily this was my first card but will keep this in mind going forward.

Oh, so you had opened a UA account and then applied for a UA card at a later date?  Gotcha

So next time just create a new ffn....
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« Reply #1258 on: March 19, 2013, 10:41:03 AM »
Oh, so you had opened a UA account and then applied for a UA card at a later date?  Gotcha

So next time just create a new ffn....

Exactly. I opened it to be able to search for flights on my phone, the app made me have an account to be able to search. Was looking to book UA with my SQ miles.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1259 on: March 19, 2013, 11:48:15 AM »
Just realized i never sm'd chase about my biz UAMP card to match the 50k...when should i so it. Once i hit the threshold ?
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