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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 #4095 on: February 20, 2015, 05:05:03 AM »
Is there anything to do now or should I just give up?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4096 on: February 20, 2015, 06:12:18 AM »
different address and different number.
I think it's not a game changer. However if you push too much(in my case 2-3 SM) to get matched they look thoroughly in to your account info, and that's when problems start.
Thanks. So is it no longer advisable to SM one time for 55k?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4097 on: February 20, 2015, 06:26:46 AM »
Thanks. So is it no longer advisable to SM one time for 55k?
To counter that one. I just got matched today with a second SM after first being declined.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4098 on: February 20, 2015, 06:51:00 AM »

Ah. I take it uve had the bonus b4?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4099 on: February 20, 2015, 06:52:36 AM »
Is there anything to do now or should I just give up?

Trying to figure out what the problem is. You can't be upset that they enforce their own rules

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4100 on: February 20, 2015, 06:59:47 AM »
Trying to figure out what the problem is. You can't be upset that they enforce their own rules
True. But how how many times have you gotten the same bonus within 24 months?
I'm just upset I lost points that were given to me.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4101 on: February 20, 2015, 07:11:07 AM »
True. But how how many times have you gotten the same bonus within 24 months?
I'm just upset I lost points that were given to me.

Me personally, none. But plenty have done it, and we can discuss that in the ethical thread.

My point here is  that I just don't think you should be upset when all they did was enforce the rules

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4102 on: February 20, 2015, 07:26:37 AM »
Ah. I take it uve had the bonus b4?
I believe we've discussed this  ;)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4103 on: February 21, 2015, 09:51:26 PM »
Any get matched recently?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4104 on: February 22, 2015, 02:33:34 AM »
Any get matched recently?
To counter that one. I just got matched today with a second SM after first being declined.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4105 on: February 22, 2015, 04:36:08 AM »
I believe we've discussed this  ;)
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4106 on: February 23, 2015, 12:29:37 PM »
Just got approved for another UA for my wife she hasn't received the bonus in the last 24 months.
What's the current game plan SM right away using the in bank offer?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4107 on: February 23, 2015, 04:23:56 PM »
i never set up my UA account. i got the 30k plus 5k plus 20k so i want to have them in my united account. how do i set up an account to link to those rewards?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4108 on: February 23, 2015, 04:34:16 PM »
i never set up my UA account. i got the 30k plus 5k plus 20k so i want to have them in my united account. how do i set up an account to link to those rewards?
They automatically open an account with United where the points are sent.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4109 on: February 23, 2015, 04:35:09 PM »
They automatically open an account with United where the points are sent.
so how do i log in to it?