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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 #3870 on: December 29, 2014, 03:15:18 PM »
Well then now you really have to tell us what you did  :)

Just messed around and it came back to me: double click the old ffn in the app so it highlights it. Right click and choose "inspect element." A ton of code should come up in the bottom of the screen, find the value=oldffn and replace it with your new one.

Am I a hacker?? lol

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3871 on: December 29, 2014, 03:37:48 PM »
Just messed around and it came back to me: double click the old ffn in the app so it highlights it. Right click and choose "inspect element." A ton of code should come up in the bottom of the screen, find the value=oldffn and replace it with your new one.

Am I a hacker?? lol

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You indeed are a great hacker !!! Works !! you can also change name and make application for spouse or loved ones. now 55K + $50 offer has again become public (till they figure and fix it)

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« Reply #3872 on: December 29, 2014, 03:38:56 PM »
You indeed are a great hacker !!! Works !! you can also change name and make application for spouse or loved ones. now 55K + $50 offer has again become public (till they figure and fix it)

Yes sir. And I can confirm receipt of card with new ffn attached on back end to close the loop. Celebrate!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3873 on: December 29, 2014, 03:49:52 PM »
WTG!

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« Reply #3874 on: December 29, 2014, 04:47:33 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.


i called up and mentioned seeing this offer online when logged into my united account before signing up for the card and asked to be given the 50k+ 5k + $50 signup bonus.
She said she will forward the request to the marketing department and I'll hear from them in 7-10 days via mail.
Does this mean anything either way?

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« Reply #3875 on: December 29, 2014, 05:49:27 PM »
i called up and mentioned seeing this offer online when logged into my united account before signing up for the card and asked to be given the 50k+ 5k + $50 signup bonus.
She said she will forward the request to the marketing department and I'll hear from them in 7-10 days via mail.
Does this mean anything either way?
Standard procedure (usually) when you call them.
Rather SM usually more sufficient

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« Reply #3876 on: December 30, 2014, 02:05:18 AM »
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.

What do you mean by "Select any paid flight"?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3877 on: December 30, 2014, 02:06:02 AM »
What do you mean by "Select any paid flight"?

A dummy booking, enter any city pairs for link to come up.

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« Reply #3878 on: December 30, 2014, 02:08:51 AM »
A dummy booking, enter any city pairs for link to come up.
It comes up 30k offer.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3879 on: December 30, 2014, 02:11:10 AM »
It comes up 30k offer.

After creating a new account, logging out and signing in to the old one?

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« Reply #3880 on: December 30, 2014, 02:12:30 AM »
After creating a new account, logging out and signing in to the old one?
Oh! I have to do that to see the offer? Wierd!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3881 on: December 30, 2014, 02:13:06 AM »
Oh! I have to do that to see the offer? Wierd!

According to @Redbull3 yes.

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« Reply #3882 on: December 30, 2014, 02:14:43 AM »
According to @Redbull3 yes.
Did you try this and see if it causes a 50k offer?
I don't believe redbull meant that's how the offer pops up. He meant you need the new FF# to put into the spot where the old ff# is.
I think the key is this "paid" flight thingy.  :-\

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3883 on: December 30, 2014, 02:23:34 AM »
Did you try this and see if it causes a 50k offer?
I don't believe redbull meant that's how the offer pops up. He meant you need the new FF# to put into the spot where the old ff# is.
I think the key is this "paid" flight thingy.  :-\
A new account won't get the 50k offer even with a dummy booking. If you have an old account that was already used to get the bonus then you can't use it now. However there is a good chance that this account will have the 50k offer available. Doing a dummy booking gives you the added $50 offer.

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United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3884 on: December 30, 2014, 07:15:41 AM »
You'll probably see a 50k offer after a dummy search and it's tempting to click but don't, it'll be 30. I think you need to select a flight and then you'll see the offer again. I've also found that clicking on it ruins it, if I leave the app and come back the same way it's 30 the second time! At that point clear your history or go private and start over.

Can anyone confirm all this? I can't be the first to stumble on these sensitivities of that ad.