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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 #3990 on: January 27, 2015, 10:34:06 PM »

They couldn't see how you paid for the ticket ?
I never had an agent tell me that I didn't pay for the ticket with that card, when I didn't buy it with that card. I agree that it's weird that they couldn't see it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3991 on: January 27, 2015, 10:45:16 PM »
first sm for matching was a failure "we cannot see any promotions for you" and i was asking to be matched to the branch offer DRO(P)SMR will see what happened on second round :)   

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3992 on: January 27, 2015, 10:52:56 PM »
Business is now officially upped to 50k after 2k spend
https://www.theexplorercard.com/Business50kLTO
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3993 on: January 27, 2015, 11:26:17 PM »
Business is now officially upped to 50k after 2k spend
https://www.theexplorercard.com/Business50kLTO
I just cancelled my regular explorer card 2 weeks ago, would I get approved for this because "I want to separate my spending for selling on eBay"?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3994 on: January 27, 2015, 11:27:23 PM »
wish the personal will fallow :P

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3995 on: January 28, 2015, 02:06:42 PM »
Tweet the basic issue with their username in the tweet, like @Chase I'm having a problem getting... And they will follow and ask you to direct message them more info. Direct messages can only be seen by them and not the rest of twitter but either way they never ask for your whole card number etc.
how long it take for chase to reply? i didn't get a respond so far

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3996 on: January 28, 2015, 02:28:12 PM »
wish the personal will fallow :P
I got a targeted offer for personal...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3997 on: January 28, 2015, 03:00:54 PM »
does this card get you and a guest in the LGA united lounge?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3998 on: January 28, 2015, 03:03:08 PM »
does this card get you and a guest in the LGA united lounge?
sort of.
The card gives you 2 one time passes.
So you can bring a guest with the second pass.
But no more lounge access till card renewal
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3999 on: January 28, 2015, 03:04:10 PM »
sort of.
The card gives you 2 one time passes.
So you can bring a guest with the second pass.
But no more lounge access till card renewal
ok so not worth going in for 10 minutes before a florida flight

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4000 on: January 28, 2015, 03:08:11 PM »
ok so not worth going in for 10 minutes before a florida flight
nope. Save it
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4001 on: January 28, 2015, 03:51:02 PM »
just had them match me after they denied me a few weeks ago by mentioning the 50k public offer

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4002 on: January 28, 2015, 03:57:04 PM »
ok so not worth going in for 10 minutes before a florida flight
correct, but you need the club admittance card that they mail you, i dont think that they let you in with just the CC.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4003 on: January 29, 2015, 06:29:17 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.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4004 on: January 29, 2015, 07:31:03 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.

You went from claiming an in branch offer to an online offer...