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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 #3885 on: December 30, 2014, 07:27:01 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.
Yea I've seen it come and go.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3886 on: December 30, 2014, 01:18:15 PM »
I've seen people say it takes some time after getting approved for it to show up on the chase website how long would that be?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3887 on: December 30, 2014, 01:35:59 PM »
I've seen people say it takes some time after getting approved for it to show up on the chase website how long would that be?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3888 on: December 30, 2014, 01:44:11 PM »
I've seen people say it takes some time after getting approved for it to show up on the chase website how long would that be?
Is there anyway to expedite United seeing that you are a cardmember. I really need some seats quickly that are only available to cardholders.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3889 on: December 30, 2014, 02:04:05 PM »

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3890 on: December 30, 2014, 02:36:12 PM »
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.
I never see the 50k on old accounts. I don't believe the 50k has to do with old accounts. Is your old account a premier account?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3891 on: December 30, 2014, 04:01:19 PM »

I never see the 50k on old accounts. I don't believe the 50k has to do with old accounts. Is your old account a premier account?

No

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3892 on: January 01, 2015, 02:09:38 AM »
No
Do you have a lot of miles in your account? I can't find the 50k offer in any old accounts of any of my family members.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3893 on: January 01, 2015, 10:52:48 AM »
Not really..? 60k

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3894 on: January 01, 2015, 06:18:28 PM »
It's not a code, it's a specific link sent in the offer. And the link prompts me to put in my FFN, so I presume (though perhaps I am wrong) nothing about the offer is shareable.
a week after trying the link and only getting the 30k offer a 50k offer showed up in the mail.
didn't have to open new account 
whats are the chances that i get matched for the 50k. i signed up a week before getting the offer do they check your FFN to see if i have the offer

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3895 on: January 01, 2015, 06:54:03 PM »
a week after trying the link and only getting the 30k offer a 50k offer showed up in the mail.
didn't have to open new account 
whats are the chances that i get matched for the 50k. i signed up a week before getting the offer do they check your FFN to see if i have the offer

Attach a picture of the mailer to your match request.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3896 on: January 01, 2015, 07:09:40 PM »
deal still going?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3897 on: January 01, 2015, 07:29:06 PM »

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3898 on: January 03, 2015, 07:11:47 PM »
Where can I find info about expanded award search availability for card members?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3899 on: January 03, 2015, 07:31:26 PM »
Where can I find info about expanded award search availability for card members?
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