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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 #255 on: July 16, 2012, 03:30:56 PM »
Is this card churnable? I currently have the card if I cancel now how long should I wait to apply again to get the sign up?
(also in general what is the rule with churning cards how long is the recommended time to wait before applying again?)
 

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #256 on: July 16, 2012, 03:37:29 PM »
and BTW how many times a year can i get a free suitcase?
As many as you fly United.
Is this card churnable? I currently have the card if I cancel now how long should I wait to apply again to get the sign up?
(also in general what is the rule with churning cards how long is the recommended time to wait before applying again?)
 
Yes just get a new FF# to put in. Churning depends on the person wait 1, 3 or 6 months. Depends on the card how risky you want to be etc. I'd personally wait 3 months before churning this card. Depends how many other cards I have opened...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #257 on: July 16, 2012, 04:14:02 PM »
As many as you fly United. Yes just get a new FF# to put in. Churning depends on the person wait 1, 3 or 6 months. Depends on the card how risky you want to be etc. I'd personally wait 3 months before churning this card. Depends how many other cards I have opened...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #258 on: July 16, 2012, 05:18:25 PM »
I have 4 cards with Chase Ink Bold, SP, United Club and United Explorer. AMEX - platnum, gold, SPG.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #259 on: July 19, 2012, 11:23:09 AM »
btw i just got the 55k matched today so it still is alive
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #260 on: July 19, 2012, 01:38:34 PM »
btw i just got the 55k matched today so it still is alive
Great thanks. My wife just got an invite for 55k in the mail.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #261 on: July 19, 2012, 02:02:46 PM »
btw i just got the 55k matched today so it still is alive

This is great news! I just got approved for this card but didn't receive it yet.

Does anyone know if I actually have to get the card and spent $1 before sending a secure message? Or can I just send it now?

I would hate if this deal gets killed before I receive the card.
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« Reply #262 on: July 19, 2012, 02:12:09 PM »
This is great news! I just got approved for this card but didn't receive it yet.

Does anyone know if I actually have to get the card and spent $1 before sending a secure message? Or can I just send it now?

I would hate if this deal gets killed before I receive the card.
you could sent it now
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #263 on: July 19, 2012, 05:25:52 PM »
i live in israel, and signed my wife up and still waiting for her card to arrive....so as jewda just said go for it
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #264 on: July 20, 2012, 10:05:10 AM »
you could sent it now

They just responded that they are matching me. This is so great. Thanks Jewda!

Btw, wasn't this deal actually for 65k after spending $10k? (For a total of 75k miles?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #265 on: July 20, 2012, 10:42:11 AM »
Btw, wasn't this deal actually for 65k after spending $10k? (For a total of 75k miles?
Correct. It's 65k bonus miles.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #266 on: July 20, 2012, 10:52:17 AM »
55k plus 10k for a total of 65k not 75k

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #267 on: July 20, 2012, 11:00:13 AM »
55k plus 10k for a total of 65k not 75k
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #268 on: July 20, 2012, 11:09:54 AM »
Its 55k plus a 10k bonus if you spend $25k in a Calender year + you will get 10k base points on that $10k spend. So total is 75k. CMIIW

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #269 on: July 20, 2012, 11:17:08 AM »
Its 55k plus a 10k bonus if you spend $25k in a Calender year + you will get 10k base points on that $10k spend. So total is 75k. CMIIW

If your spending $25k why are you only getting base points for $10k...