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Public offer in the Bank is 50K+5K                            Sign up for the 30+5K offer. [/url]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 #5415 on: December 22, 2017, 09:40:00 AM »
Need advice/help:

I need to spend another $2000 on my Mileage plus explorer card by the end of year to earn 10,000 bonus miles (on 25,000 spend) and extra 5000 miles for spend 7500 and get 5000 miles offer. Have been out of MS for a long time. Can we still buy money orders at Walmart using Simon mall GC? Any tips/pointers? also, I still have GoBank debit card if it helps to meet the spend.

Edit: Simon malls is running a special: Save $1 on purchase fees for VisaŽ Simon Giftcards.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5416 on: December 23, 2017, 04:12:58 AM »
Need advice/help:

I need to spend another $2000 on my Mileage plus explorer card by the end of year to earn 10,000 bonus miles (on 25,000 spend) and extra 5000 miles for spend 7500 and get 5000 miles offer. Have been out of MS for a long time. Can we still buy money orders at Walmart using Simon mall GC? Any tips/pointers? also, I still have GoBank debit card if it helps to meet the spend.

Edit: Simon malls is running a special: Save $1 on purchase fees for VisaŽ Simon Giftcards.
Yes,but also varies from store to store, and the save $1 ends 12-24-2017, at least in the mall desk I buy from.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5417 on: December 23, 2017, 09:10:42 AM »
Thanks. I was successfully did 2000$ yesterday  :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5418 on: December 24, 2017, 01:55:59 PM »
Anyone know if AF is waiveable on year 1? If yes, how?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5419 on: December 24, 2017, 01:57:12 PM »
Anyone know if AF is waiveable on year 1? If yes, how?
If you sign up with an offer of it waived.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5420 on: December 24, 2017, 01:58:39 PM »
If you sign up with an offer of it waived.
Anything doable after the fact?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5421 on: December 24, 2017, 08:16:01 PM »
Anything doable after the fact?
You can SM them to waive it. YMMV if they'll waive it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5422 on: December 24, 2017, 08:18:56 PM »
Anyone know if AF is waiveable on year 1? If yes, how?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5423 on: December 24, 2017, 08:19:56 PM »


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You can SM them to waive it. YMMV if they'll waive it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5424 on: January 17, 2018, 07:42:36 PM »
What's the best current offer for this card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5425 on: January 17, 2018, 07:43:39 PM »
What's the best current offer for this card?
IINM, 50k plus AF waived.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5427 on: January 17, 2018, 08:05:39 PM »
What's the best current offer for this card?
If you start a booking on United.com you can get 40,000 + $100 statement credit. If logged in and starting a booking you might get 50K + statement credit.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5428 on: January 26, 2018, 10:35:43 AM »
For free luggage, ticket needs to be booked directly thru united, or even with Priceline as long as I use the card (same with all other airline CC)?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5429 on: January 28, 2018, 08:09:05 AM »
For free luggage, ticket needs to be booked directly thru united, or even with Priceline as long as I use the card (same with all other airline CC)?
the latter