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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 #3975 on: January 22, 2015, 02:48:23 PM »
Since bonus.
Since received the bonus or applied?

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Re: 24-Month Rule for Churning United Explorer Visa
« Reply #3976 on: January 22, 2015, 04:33:45 PM »
I wasn't aware of that other thread.

I went there and some people mention you DO need to wait 24 months from when you got your last bonus. What is the verdict?

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Re: 24-Month Rule for Churning United Explorer Visa
« Reply #3977 on: January 22, 2015, 04:36:36 PM »
I wasn't aware of that other thread.

I went there and some people mention you DO need to wait 24 months from when you got your last bonus. What is the verdict?
IINM you just don't put in your FFN, let them make you a new one and you'll get it.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3978 on: January 22, 2015, 11:07:55 PM »
Anyone know how much longer the in-branch offer will remain 50k + 5k for? And do most Chase branches have this offer?
In my opinion it's probably easier to just do it that way then getting matched afterwards...

Secondly if I just go approved for both SW personals earlier this week what's the recommended wait time before applying for this one - United? (The only credit score I know of is my Transunion which is 763)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3979 on: January 23, 2015, 12:06:36 PM »
i just hit my 2k spend so i have to call up and get the additional 20k points
just SMed them, and despite the last few dollars only pending, they wrote back saying they put the 20k in my account
Anyone know how much longer the in-branch offer will remain 50k + 5k for? And do most Chase branches have this offer?
In my opinion it's probably easier to just do it that way then getting matched afterwards...
How would you then MBM?
hope that applying that day would be the same pull?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3980 on: January 23, 2015, 03:38:43 PM »
Im not so concerned about mbm ing for this one...
I pretty much have all of the Chase personal cards by now.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3981 on: January 23, 2015, 04:17:41 PM »

hope that applying that day would be the same pull?
I firmly believe that same day is enough for 1 pull.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3982 on: January 23, 2015, 04:26:13 PM »
Had no issue matching after mentioning the in-branch offer.
If they reject you just ask again so that it goes to a supervisor instead of the front-line folks.
Thank you, this worked for me after going back and forth 2-3 times, except they wont give me the $50 credit since they say it is not included in the 50,000 offer.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3983 on: January 24, 2015, 10:38:23 PM »
unitedexplorercard.com/86
50k with $2000 spend. TARGETED. I just spent miles and got this offer in the mail. when i'm logged into a differen account, it reverts to the 30k offer
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3984 on: January 26, 2015, 01:43:21 PM »
Mine was unitedexplorercard.com/83 for same terms. Targeted offer for 50K (+5K for AU) after spending $2,000.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3985 on: January 27, 2015, 08:14:35 PM »
Can I just show the card to get free luggage or do I actually have to purchase the tickets with the united card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3986 on: January 27, 2015, 08:24:48 PM »
Can I just show the card to get free luggage or do I actually have to purchase the tickets with the united card?

Purchase, but sometimes you'll get lucky and get a nice agent who will waive the fee. Not commonly done though IMO.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3987 on: January 27, 2015, 10:06:45 PM »
If i purchase my tickets with this card and then cancel the card prior to flying will i still get the free one bag

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3988 on: January 27, 2015, 10:23:12 PM »

Can I just show the card to get free luggage or do I actually have to purchase the tickets with the united card?
When I had the card, I did it numerous times and was successful. They would try checking in their computer to see if I paid with the card and if I was the primary card holder (which I wasn't, but I told them I was) and after a few minutes of checking they couldn't find anything to disprove me, so they have me a free bag.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3989 on: January 27, 2015, 10:25:34 PM »
When I had the card, I did it numerous times and was successful. They would try checking in their computer to see if I paid with the card and if I was the primary card holder (which I wasn't, but I told them I was) and after a few minutes of checking they couldn't find anything to disprove me, so they have me a free bag.
They couldn't see how you paid for the ticket ?