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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 #1260 on: March 19, 2013, 12:12:05 PM »
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 ?
If it's your second round (or third or fourth ;) ), Dan recommends waiting until the 30k post and then SM-ing for the rest.
If it's your first having the card, you don't have to wait for anything.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1261 on: March 19, 2013, 05:30:59 PM »
Does the 10k bonus for 25 spend apply to the biz card or just personal?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1262 on: March 19, 2013, 05:42:41 PM »
If it's your second round (or third or fourth ;) ), Dan recommends waiting until the 30k post and then SM-ing for the rest.
If it's your first having the card, you don't have to wait for anything.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1263 on: March 19, 2013, 10:00:16 PM »
first biz

   My first UA Biz I SMed after making and paying spend , and they answered
 20 K bonus on next statement . Has not closed yet

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1264 on: March 20, 2013, 12:39:14 AM »
I need some advice here, please.  I recently applied for two cards (using the 2BM), the UA-MP and Priority Club.  I was denied for both.

I called recon., and after reallocating some CL from another card, I got the UA card approved.

I now realized, I may have made a big mistake. I don't know what I was thinking when I applied for the UA card, for some reason I entered my MP#, I completely forgot (#blondemoment? :-[) that I had opened a UA (MP) card in Nov. of '11 and closed it in July '12!  And, (I don't know if this is a factor at all, but) I'm currently a UA - Club cardholder..

Now the question is, what are the chances of me receiving the signup bonus (which is the only reason I'm applying) even though I closed a UA card 5 months ago and I entered my MP# in the application? ? ?

If its basically no chance, then I'll just go right ahead and try'n get my PC card approved (by very possibly closing my UA card by) using this one (UA) as leverage...

(OTOH, if there's still a good chance of me getting the bonus, I'd still attempt recon. for the PC card, but not at the expense of closing this one..)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!   TIA
Yup, thanks, I SM'd and was positively matched to the 50k offer :) , though it's for $1k spend :(Yes
I got this postcard from Chase (see attached image).  Should I still bother to do the spend, just in case?
Or is there no chance?
When I speak to Chase Reps, they never mention anything about me not being elegible to receive the signup bonus...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1265 on: March 20, 2013, 12:40:51 AM »
I got this postcard from Chase (see attached image).  Should I still bother to do the spend, just in case?
Or is there no chance?
When I speak to Chase Reps, they never mention anything about me not being elegible to receive the signup bonus...

Did you SM to match to a better offer before you got the bonus?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1266 on: March 20, 2013, 12:43:20 AM »
Did you SM to match to a better offer before you got the bonus?
Correct.  I never got the bonus.  I still haven't done the spending.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1267 on: March 20, 2013, 12:46:00 AM »
Correct.  I never got the bonus.  I still haven't done the spending.

If its your second card that was your mistake. I'd still spend the 1K.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1268 on: March 20, 2013, 12:47:30 AM »
If its your second card that was your mistake. I'd still spend the 1K.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1269 on: March 20, 2013, 12:58:50 AM »
If its your second card that was your mistake. I'd still spend the 1K.
Second, however not simultaneously.  Isn't that what "churning" is about?! :-\

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1270 on: March 20, 2013, 02:41:09 AM »
Second, however not simultaneously.  Isn't that what "churning" is about?! :-\
Not with the same FFN...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1271 on: March 20, 2013, 02:44:41 AM »
first biz
Send SM whenever you want. I recently did my first united biz card and SMmd right away. Got the $50 instantly and the 50k at my first statement.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1272 on: March 20, 2013, 07:41:28 AM »
Send SM whenever you want. I recently did my first united biz card and SMmd right away. Got the $50 instantly and the 50k at my first statement.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1273 on: March 20, 2013, 11:37:20 AM »
did it work did they match you?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1274 on: March 20, 2013, 12:13:35 PM »
Does the 10k bonus for 25k spend apply to the biz card or just personal?
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