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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 #20 on: April 12, 2012, 11:30:42 AM »
The best way to reach them is the portuguese line 800-323-5359 they pick up right away and very helpful! When I put down the phone with them I was still on hold on the other line for 1 and a half hour! Bugas!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2012, 08:05:58 AM »
Not sure where to post this, but the offer was increased to 65,000 (really 55,000 w/o big spend). I saw this when I logged onto my United account.
Try sending them a SM to receive it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2012, 09:16:46 AM »
Not sure where to post this, but the offer was increased to 65,000 (really 55,000 w/o big spend). I saw this when I logged onto my United account.
Try sending them a SM to receive it.

Do you have miles in your account?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2012, 09:19:30 AM »
Do you have miles in your account?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2012, 09:30:50 AM »
65,000 to sign up for United card?  Do you think a match request will work?  I signed up for card 3 weeks ago and haven't requested any matches yet.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2012, 09:59:29 AM »
65,000 to sign up for United card?  Do you think a match request will work?  I signed up for card 3 weeks ago and haven't requested any matches yet.

Yes it should but like always YMMV.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2012, 10:08:01 AM »
and do you think i'll need to provide them a link?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2012, 10:09:18 AM »
I'm debating if I should try for this too. I was already matched once from 30k to 50k and then again for the $50 statement credit.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2012, 10:18:18 AM »
What's the debate? They don't charge a fee for SM...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2012, 10:18:57 AM »
and do you think i'll need to provide them a link?


I didn't.  But you could send a screenshot.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2012, 10:20:21 AM »
What's the debate? They don't charge a fee for SM...

Iv'e been hocking them a lot recently.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2012, 10:21:05 AM »
So what? Suck them!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2012, 10:21:36 AM »
So what? Suck them!

I don't want them to turn around and suck me.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2012, 10:22:30 AM »
Iv'e been hocking them a lot recently.


+1   And with all the A/A talk lately I'd like to stay under the radar as much as possible.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2012, 10:34:32 AM »

I didn't.  But you could send a screenshot.

I already sent them the message - couldn't wait :-) so if they ask for a link, I'll let you know.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2012, 02:21:03 PM »
They told me they'd match me, so here's hoping...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2012, 09:47:07 AM »
They told me that they're going to forward my message to a diff department and let me know within 7-10...  I never got that message before when I sent a Chase SM...

think I should send a new message?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2012, 10:03:30 AM »
They told me that they're going to forward my message to a diff department and let me know within 7-10...  I never got that message before when I sent a Chase SM...

think I should send a new message?

I got that message a few times in the last week. It took them a week to respond but they were helpful.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2012, 10:05:21 AM »
They told me that they're going to forward my message to a diff department and let me know within 7-10... 

+1
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2012, 10:06:57 AM »
They by error applied 2 $50 credits and I just asked to be matched to 55k , hope I don't get in trouble