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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 $100/person (always the chance to get it waived).
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #390 on: September 20, 2012, 12:55:57 PM »
+ I even didn't spend ANYTHING (not even 1$ ! )on it because I got the 50$ on my first statment!
You got the $50 without ever using the card?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #391 on: September 20, 2012, 12:56:49 PM »
+ I even didn't spend ANYTHING (not even 1$ ! )on it because I got the 50$ on my first statment!

Yes I did also, on 4 cards but did you get the sign up bonus after $1? or $1,000?

I got told that if I didn't spend the $1,000 in time I'd get the bonus.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #392 on: September 20, 2012, 12:59:48 PM »
You got the $50 without ever using the card?
Just read my post again.
 Sorry for misleading !
I did purchase something before but didn't do a payment at all!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #393 on: September 20, 2012, 01:02:08 PM »
Yes I did also, on 4 cards but did you get the sign up bonus after $1? or $1,000?

I got told that if I didn't spend the $1,000 in time I'd get the bonus.
Didn't get the extra 25.000 points yet but I got a secure message that he will apply it to my account.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #394 on: September 20, 2012, 02:23:57 PM »
I got the $50 before spend.

Also got the 50k before $1000.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #395 on: September 20, 2012, 02:27:08 PM »
You guys got the 50k after $0-1 spent prior to 3 month of account opening?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #396 on: September 20, 2012, 03:48:46 PM »
You guys got the 50k after $0-1 spent prior to 3 month of account opening?
Yes. Find a link for 30k after first use, and then ask to be matched to 55k + $50 and you should have no problem. I did it and got the $50 the next day before I used the card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #397 on: September 20, 2012, 04:07:22 PM »
I was referring to the $1k spend offer.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #398 on: September 20, 2012, 06:14:55 PM »
FIFY
just got matched yesterday!

Just matched the $50 statement credit as well.  < 5 minute turn around time from clicking send at the Secured Message Center and receiving a response.  Good stuff!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #399 on: September 26, 2012, 09:02:47 PM »
if you have 2 ffn with united and they both have the same name, email address, and username...will united automatically join them together?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #400 on: September 28, 2012, 02:48:09 PM »
i asked chase this morning to be matched to 55k+$50 after 1st spend through sm. chase replied that they will get back to me within 7 business days...should i send another one or wait?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #401 on: September 28, 2012, 02:51:58 PM »
i asked chase this morning to be matched to 55k+$50 after 1st spend through sm. chase replied that they will get back to me within 7 business days...should i send another one or wait?
wait that's the regular answer

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #402 on: September 28, 2012, 02:54:14 PM »
wait that's the regular answer
thanks. is it usually answered quickly?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #403 on: September 28, 2012, 02:57:16 PM »
wait that's the regular answer

My most recent response was via phone. I had been denied initially, after literally begging in an SM I got a call from a Senior Service Specialist

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #404 on: September 28, 2012, 03:13:21 PM »
thanks. is it usually answered quickly?
Every time something else by me