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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 #4125 on: February 28, 2015, 04:15:36 PM »
Used a ffn? If not then you have to wait
Yes I used FFN's. So I can call and have them expedited?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4126 on: February 28, 2015, 04:15:56 PM »
Yes I used FFN's. So I can call and have it expedited?
Yes

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« Reply #4127 on: February 28, 2015, 04:17:03 PM »
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4128 on: February 28, 2015, 04:22:51 PM »
Should I call today?
Worst comes to worst they tell you no.
When I did it, I called the next day

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4129 on: February 28, 2015, 04:23:48 PM »


Approved for two
I'm assuming for two people?

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« Reply #4130 on: February 28, 2015, 04:25:04 PM »
I'm assuming for two people?
Yes, Daughters. Need those free bags for family trip. 110k is just gravy.  :)
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4131 on: February 28, 2015, 09:38:59 PM »
Yes, Daughters. Need those free bags for family trip. 110k is just gravy.  :)
a lot of gravy adds up ;)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4132 on: March 01, 2015, 03:22:32 PM »
Whats the success rate on getting matched to the 50k offer, higher or lower than denial? Is it worth getting the card now, or better off waiting for an offer?   

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« Reply #4133 on: March 01, 2015, 03:23:58 PM »
Whats the success rate on getting matched to the 50k offer, higher or lower than denial? Is it worth getting the card now, or better off waiting for an offer?
By me it was 100% 2/2

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« Reply #4134 on: March 01, 2015, 03:24:38 PM »

By me it was 100% 2/2
Was it all on the first try?

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« Reply #4135 on: March 01, 2015, 03:36:04 PM »
Was it all on the first try?
All on the 2nd

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« Reply #4136 on: March 01, 2015, 03:45:37 PM »

All on the 2nd
How did you go about asking for it?

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« Reply #4137 on: March 01, 2015, 03:57:07 PM »
How did you go about asking for it?
Just say u saw the 55k offer in your local branch, which they will respond that you should upload the offer with your name on it, by which you respond that you can't due to it not being a targeted offer just an offer in the branch.
Don't forget to be nice and good luck!

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« Reply #4138 on: March 01, 2015, 04:00:48 PM »

Just say u saw the 55k offer in your local branch, which they will respond that you should upload the offer with your name on it, by which you respond that you can't due to it not being a targeted offer just an offer in the branch.
Don't forget to be nice and good luck!
There's 55k offer or that's including the au?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4139 on: March 01, 2015, 04:38:01 PM »
There's 55k offer or that's including the au?
5k for au. Check the wiki