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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 #675 on: November 07, 2012, 10:22:18 AM »

any way i can get anything extra out of this?
The only thing is that you could spend the 1k on better CC ( united club ,etc, )

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #676 on: November 07, 2012, 01:59:07 PM »
I just signed up and SMed them for 50K (plus on first spend plus $50 credit. They said the first spend promo is done, but they can give me the $50 and the 50K when I spend $3,000 in 3 months. Responded to them that I dont know if I will be able to spend that much. Waiting for the them to respond. hopefully they can lower that amount...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #677 on: November 07, 2012, 06:29:52 PM »
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14560.msg320051#msg320051
i just  got approoved for this card when do i do this link to get the 55K bonus instead of the 30 ? thanks

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #678 on: November 08, 2012, 12:18:26 AM »
i just  got approoved for this card when do i do this link to get the 55K bonus instead of the 30 ? thanks
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #679 on: November 08, 2012, 08:13:56 PM »
After I asked to be matched from $2,000 to $1,000 I got the following:

Dear JEWDA,

We?re writing in response to your recent question about
your United MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past. Here
is additional information to help explain the enrollment
bonus:

?The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
?Since you received 25,000 enrollment miles on March 01,
2012 on your previous account ending in XXXX, you are not
considered a first time cardmember.
?Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

Thank you for being our customer. We appreciate your
business.

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

Thank you,

Brittany Navarro
Customer Service Specialist

Should I just send another SM?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #680 on: November 08, 2012, 08:20:13 PM »
After I asked to be matched from $2,000 to $1,000 I got the following:

Dear JEWDA,

We?re writing in response to your recent question about
your United MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past. Here
is additional information to help explain the enrollment
bonus:

?The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
?Since you received 25,000 enrollment miles on March 01,
2012 on your previous account ending in XXXX, you are not
considered a first time cardmember.
?Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

Thank you for being our customer. We appreciate your
business.

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

Thank you,

Brittany Navarro
Customer Service Specialist

Should I just send another SM?

You used a different ffn?


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #681 on: November 08, 2012, 08:47:15 PM »
After I asked to be matched from $2,000 to $1,000 I got the following:

Dear JEWDA,

We?re writing in response to your recent question about
your United MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past. Here
is additional information to help explain the enrollment
bonus:

?The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
?Since you received 25,000 enrollment miles on March 01,
2012 on your previous account ending in XXXX, you are not
considered a first time cardmember.
?Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

Thank you for being our customer. We appreciate your
business.

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

Thank you,

Brittany Navarro
Customer Service Specialist

Should I just send another SM?

I thought everyone knew it was a big no-no to SM about the UA card if you've had one in the past. This always happens when you do.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #682 on: November 08, 2012, 08:49:44 PM »
You used a different ffn?
ding ding ding ding.  Is there anything I can do now?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #683 on: November 08, 2012, 08:50:59 PM »
ding ding ding ding.  Is there anything I can do now?
"o crap" is all I can say

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #684 on: November 08, 2012, 08:53:43 PM »
Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. Should of been happy with the 2k spend

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #685 on: November 08, 2012, 08:58:32 PM »
Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. Should of been happy with the 2k spend
I don't think he decided that I don't get the bonus...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #686 on: November 08, 2012, 09:43:30 PM »
I don't think he decided that I don't get the bonus...

+1, the $2k spend bonus will kick in automatically once you spend the $2k.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #687 on: November 08, 2012, 09:44:50 PM »
+1, the $2k spend bonus will kick in automatically once you spend the $2k.
you think there's a chance even though I left the ffn empty?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #688 on: November 08, 2012, 09:46:56 PM »
you think there's a chance even though I left the ffn empty?

If they matched you to a new one then you're fine. If they found your old one then they might consider it a churn and the automatic algorithm won't award you signup points.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #689 on: November 08, 2012, 09:49:35 PM »
If they matched you to a new one then you're fine. If they found your old one then they might consider it a churn and the automatic algorithm won't award you signup points.
will it help to ask them to link it to a new ffn?
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