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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 #1320 on: April 07, 2013, 02:27:10 PM »
quick q: i just got my UA Explorer card a month ago. i hit the spending and i got my 30k points, when i sm them for the 50k on what basis am i asking?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1321 on: April 07, 2013, 02:28:03 PM »
quick q: i just got my UA Explorer card a month ago. i hit the spending and i got my 30k points, when i sm them for the 50k on what basis am i asking?
Your friend received the offer and you would like it as well.Great customer and all....
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« Reply #1322 on: April 07, 2013, 02:28:15 PM »
quick q: i just got my UA Explorer card a month ago. i hit the spending and i got my 30k points, when i sm them for the 50k on what basis am i asking?

You got a better offer and to please match it?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1323 on: April 07, 2013, 02:29:24 PM »
You got a better offer and to please match it?
thanks, and do i ask about the 95$ credit too?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1324 on: April 07, 2013, 02:29:58 PM »
thanks, and do i ask about the 95$ credit too?

$50. Yup.
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« Reply #1325 on: April 07, 2013, 02:37:36 PM »
$50. Yup.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1326 on: April 07, 2013, 02:38:09 PM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1327 on: April 07, 2013, 02:38:15 PM »
thanks. sent. wish me luck!

G'luck. Might have to SM a few times but hopefully not.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1328 on: April 07, 2013, 08:14:45 PM »
I successfuly sm'd and got the extra 20 and the $50 credit!
Not sure if I should add me wife as an authorized user even though it supposedly doesn't hurt her at all. I just don't see a reason for her to have the extra account listed on her cr. Am I crazy?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1329 on: April 07, 2013, 08:18:26 PM »
I successfuly sm'd and got the extra 20 and the $50 credit!
Not sure if I should add me wife as an authorized user even though it supposedly doesn't hurt her at all. I just don't see a reason for her to have the extra account listed on her cr. Am I crazy?
Yes. Lol.  I put my 2 year olds name in...you think its gana hurt him?  ;)
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1330 on: April 07, 2013, 08:19:53 PM »
I don't think it always connects. Either way, if you feel better add someone else. 
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1331 on: April 07, 2013, 08:21:12 PM »
I successfuly sm'd and got the extra 20 and the $50 credit!
Not sure if I should add me wife as an authorized user even though it supposedly doesn't hurt her at all. I just don't see a reason for her to have the extra account listed on her cr. Am I crazy?

Without providing her S/N (you don't have to)  it won't be on the report.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1332 on: April 07, 2013, 08:21:43 PM »
Without providing her S/N (you don't have to)  it won't be on the report.

Sometimes IME even without giving the SSN they connect.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1333 on: April 07, 2013, 08:30:16 PM »
Sometimes IME even without giving the SSN they connect.

Is this the same with the business version?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1334 on: April 07, 2013, 08:34:23 PM »
Is this the same with the business version?

I don't know.
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