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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 #3855 on: December 28, 2014, 08:46:02 AM »
also for the $50 statement credit ?
That's been long dead

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3856 on: December 28, 2014, 08:46:59 AM »
What's the difference between "bank offer" and "branch match"?
Oops sorry I didn't realize you wrote that.
Just try again.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3857 on: December 28, 2014, 08:47:31 AM »
also for the $50 statement credit ?
I don't know I didn't try for the $50.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3858 on: December 28, 2014, 10:33:11 AM »
Does this card include Premier Access luggage check in?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3859 on: December 29, 2014, 12:35:14 AM »
A few people on FT have reported seeing a 50K offer with lower spend at airports, including EWR. Could be a better tactic to request a match to that than the branch offer which from some reports here seem to be YMMV.

ETA FT link: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-airlines-mileageplus/1626023-50k-miles-bonus-offers-mileageplus-explorer-card-2.html

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3860 on: December 29, 2014, 01:20:53 PM »
Was successful in getting it pushed through via SM x3 with very delayed responses. The offer they extended was: 50k / 2k / 2 mos. 5k for an AU. Additional 10k if $25k spent in 10 mos. To capture any of the bonuses, I need to reach out to a specific contact  - an lengthy extension was provided to Mr - via phonetic.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3861 on: December 29, 2014, 02:16:16 PM »
I found this easier than applying for 30 and matching. Create a new UA FFN. Log into the old one. Select any paid flight and click the link at the top for 50k + 5k + $50. In the app switch the FFN.


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3862 on: December 29, 2014, 02:26:09 PM »
I found this easier than applying for 30 and matching. Create a new UA FFN. Log into the old one. Select any paid flight and click the link at the top for 50k + 5k + $50. In the app switch the FFN.
You were able to change the FF# on the app? When I tried it, it wouldn't let me edit that. I sent a screenshot of the offer and that worked for me.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3863 on: December 29, 2014, 02:26:47 PM »
You were able to change the FF# on the app? When I tried it, it wouldn't let me edit that. I sent a screenshot of the offer and that worked for me.

At first no. Then I figured out a way to do it. I don't remember what I did.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3864 on: December 29, 2014, 02:29:42 PM »
At first no. Then I figured out a way to do it. I don't remember what I did.
Played with the url? I was afraid to do that in case it didn't work and I would lose the whole thing.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3865 on: December 29, 2014, 02:32:12 PM »
Played with the url? I was afraid to do that in case it didn't work and I would lose the whole thing.

Possibly or maybe something with private mode?
I wasn't afraid because worst case I would be in the same boat of applying without the offer and matching.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3866 on: December 29, 2014, 02:33:18 PM »
Possibly or maybe something with private mode?
I wasn't afraid because worst case I would be in the same boat of applying without the offer and matching.
If they link a used account then you wouldn't get any bonus never mind a match.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3867 on: December 29, 2014, 02:34:29 PM »
At first no. Then I figured out a way to do it. I don't remember what I did.
did you get the new card with the new FF i would be careful with that there is reports of using a targeted UA FF acc to apply for a different person  and app got massed up YMMV

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3868 on: December 29, 2014, 02:41:42 PM »
So you guys scared me a bit, I just got the card and activated it today. I just called in and had him read me my linked UA # and BH it's the new one!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3869 on: December 29, 2014, 02:58:31 PM »
So you guys scared me a bit, I just got the card and activated it today. I just called in and had him read me my linked UA # and BH it's the new one!
Well then now you really have to tell us what you did  :)