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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 #4005 on: January 29, 2015, 10:35:10 AM »
I'm having some really bad luck lately....
They changed my FFN to my old account where I already received the 50k bonus.
So I made a new one called up chase and gave them the new one and I called UA to close down my current account. Will that do the job?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4006 on: January 30, 2015, 03:18:07 AM »
You went from claiming an in branch offer to an online offer...
Do you think that will trip me up?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4007 on: February 02, 2015, 01:59:23 AM »
sm'ed to get the 50k branch offer matched and got a reply to send in a personal invitation. I sm'd the original message again but didn't get a response so I called and they quoted me the sm response. I now tried by sending in this old screenshot we'll see what happens.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us again in
regards to the enrollment bonus on your United
MileagePlus® Explorer credit card account.

We have reviewed the application you completed for this
account and have confirmed that you applied for the offer
that provides 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 in the
first three months the account is open and a $50 statement
credit after your first purchase.

Please understand that the MileagePlus Explorer Card offer
with 50,000 bonus miles is by invitation or must be
applied for at the local branch. Chase and United have
various offers within the marketplace. In order to receive
the applicable offer, one must apply through that
particular channel.

If you were not the recipient of the mailing, we will not
be able to process your request for additional miles. If
you have received this offer, we will be happy to honor
that new offer for up to 90 days after your account is
approved and with a copy of the new offer. The offer you
provided was incomplete. Therefore we were unable to
validate it. You may send the complete offer you received
as an attachment, or fax the information to us at
1-888-643-9628.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Sincerely,

Margaret Hugh
Quality Customer Care
Senior Financial Service Specialist

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4008 on: February 02, 2015, 06:22:11 PM »
I applied with a new FFN and they combined it with my old one and I made a new one and gave it to Chase and the same thing happened.
Any tips on what to do I want to get the bonus?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4009 on: February 02, 2015, 09:17:14 PM »
Is this card downgradable to any fee-free card?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4010 on: February 02, 2015, 09:20:38 PM »
Is this card downgradable to any fee-free card?
Nope not with United

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4011 on: February 02, 2015, 09:21:24 PM »
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4012 on: February 02, 2015, 10:13:13 PM »

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4013 on: February 02, 2015, 10:14:01 PM »
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Hmm which card does United offer that has no AF?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4014 on: February 02, 2015, 10:14:25 PM »
Is this card downgradable to any fee-free card?
yes united plus card 0.5 mile per $1 spend 0 annual fee

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4015 on: February 02, 2015, 11:42:47 PM »
yes united plus card 0.5 mile per $1 spend 0 annual fee
+1 "the united rewards card"

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4016 on: February 03, 2015, 05:05:44 PM »
Can anyone tell me what the situation is if the same FFN got linked to my credit card and it's been within 24 months?
Is their anyway to change it? I keep changing it by creating new ones and calling Chase but the just get combined.
Any tips?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4017 on: February 05, 2015, 05:09:30 PM »
Anyway to get the AF fee waived?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4018 on: February 05, 2015, 05:20:55 PM »
Anyway to get the AF fee waived?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4019 on: February 05, 2015, 05:33:57 PM »
Anyway to get the AF fee waived?


I didn't have any muck and tried several times. Got a 5,000 mile retention offer.