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United MileagePlus Explorer Guide to Benefits

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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 #5700 on: September 06, 2020, 08:22:27 PM »
are you able to sign up and recieve the CC bonus to the personal and business versions of this card at the same time?
i was just approved for the personal last week.  just wondering if i can sign up for the business version as well ....

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5701 on: September 07, 2020, 01:00:09 PM »
are you able to sign up and recieve the CC bonus to the personal and business versions of this card at the same time?
i was just approved for the personal last week.  just wondering if i can sign up for the business version as well ....
This new Cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of this business credit card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of this business credit card who received a new Cardmember bonus for this business credit card within the last 24 months.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5702 on: September 08, 2020, 10:43:52 PM »
This new Cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of this business credit card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of this business credit card who received a new Cardmember bonus for this business credit card within the last 24 months.
so the answer is yes?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5704 on: November 11, 2020, 05:07:17 PM »
I would like to book travel for Sunday. Is there anyway to sign up for the card today, and still be able to get the benefits for my travel on Sunday? any way to get the number instantly or get the card overnight?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5705 on: November 12, 2020, 02:33:41 AM »
I would like to book travel for Sunday. Is there anyway to sign up for the card today, and still be able to get the benefits for my travel on Sunday? any way to get the number instantly or get the card overnight?
What perk are you looking for?
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« Reply #5706 on: November 12, 2020, 02:35:08 AM »
I would like to book travel for Sunday. Is there anyway to sign up for the card today, and still be able to get the benefits for my travel on Sunday? any way to get the number instantly or get the card overnight?
See here.

https://upgradedpoints.com/instant-credit-card-numbers-upon-approval/
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5707 on: November 12, 2020, 05:49:38 PM »
I would like to book travel for Sunday. Is there anyway to sign up for the card today, and still be able to get the benefits for my travel on Sunday? any way to get the number instantly or get the card overnight?
They let you add the card to Google wallet from the chase app even before u receive it and then u can use it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5708 on: November 12, 2020, 05:54:19 PM »
They let you add the card to Google wallet from the chase app even before u receive it and then u can use it.
Also to Apple Pay and PayPal.

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« Reply #5709 on: November 12, 2020, 06:35:40 PM »
They let you add the card to Google wallet from the chase app even before u receive it and then u can use it.
Interesting.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5710 on: November 12, 2020, 06:52:55 PM »
They let you add the card to Google wallet from the chase app even before u receive it and then u can use it.
An email I received from them in the past.
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Your new credit card ending in ... is on its way, but you can add it to your digital wallet now and start using it to pay in stores, online and in merchant apps.
To add the card to your digital wallet:
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•   Choose your new credit card.
•   Go to your digital wallet and then add your card.
Once it's added, you can start using it right away. You may not be able to use your full line of credit until you verify that you've received your card in the mail.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5711 on: December 03, 2020, 02:01:54 PM »
This question im sure was asked before but i cant find the answer. If i have the united explorer card and i book an award flight do i get free luggage even though im not paying for the flight using my card since im not paying? or do i get free luggage because im paying the 911 fee, meaning do i have to use my united card to pay for that fee in order to get free luggage?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5712 on: December 03, 2020, 02:18:11 PM »
Is the united explorer expanded availability the same as the club card? Or is it less

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5713 on: December 03, 2020, 07:21:16 PM »
This question im sure was asked before but i cant find the answer. If i have the united explorer card and i book an award flight do i get free luggage even though im not paying for the flight using my card since im not paying? or do i get free luggage because im paying the 911 fee, meaning do i have to use my united card to pay for that fee in order to get free luggage?
anybody know the answer?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5714 on: December 03, 2020, 07:25:51 PM »
Is the united explorer expanded availability the same as the club card? Or is it less
same


anybody know the answer?
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