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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 #3840 on: December 26, 2014, 02:42:36 PM »
Bummer. They still won't give it to me over SM. PUTPAC?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3841 on: December 26, 2014, 02:51:45 PM »
Bummer. They still won't give it to me over SM. PUTPAC?
SM to match the 55K in-branch offer.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3842 on: December 26, 2014, 02:56:14 PM »
That's what I did, x3

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3843 on: December 26, 2014, 03:02:42 PM »
I have had terrible luck lately with chase sm to get offers matched. I think they are much stricter than they used to be.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3844 on: December 27, 2014, 07:14:40 PM »
I had to argue with them and send them many SM's to get matched. I told them that I applied through the link.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3845 on: December 27, 2014, 07:23:12 PM »
SM to match the 55K in-branch offer.
do I have to say which branch I saw it in or they all have it?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3846 on: December 27, 2014, 07:42:14 PM »
matching is dead, i tried on multiple cards all denied

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3847 on: December 27, 2014, 07:54:16 PM »

matching is dead, i tried on multiple cards all denied

A friend did it last week.
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3848 on: December 27, 2014, 08:00:15 PM »
Did you get Priority (Group 2) Boarding?
Yes.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3849 on: December 27, 2014, 09:51:57 PM »
matching is dead, i tried on multiple cards all denied
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A friend did it last week.
+1 I did it maybe 3 weeks ago

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3850 on: December 28, 2014, 01:09:46 AM »
-1+1 I did it maybe 3 weeks ago
3 weeks is an eternity when it comes to Chase SM matching policies

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3851 on: December 28, 2014, 01:12:21 AM »
Just got denied via SM. I mentioned offer in bank.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3852 on: December 28, 2014, 01:57:28 AM »
Just got denied via SM. I mentioned offer in bank.
Tried the "branch match"?
Btw I also got denied first time but huca did it the 2nd time they approved.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3853 on: December 28, 2014, 02:09:21 AM »
Tried the "branch match"?
Btw I also got denied first time but huca did it the 2nd time they approved.
also for the $50 statement credit ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3854 on: December 28, 2014, 08:45:25 AM »
Tried the "branch match"?
Btw I also got denied first time but huca did it the 2nd time they approved.
What's the difference between "bank offer" and "branch match"?